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Corpus for Bitwig

Tutorial | May 27, 2024

In this video, I explain how to replicate the functionality of Corpus in Bitwig Studio. Corpus is essentially a resonator with specific frequencies, and by adjusting parameters like type, resonance, and in-harm, you can create different resonances and effects. I also provide a preset that emulates Corpus within Bitwig Studio and offer the option of using AAS's Object Delay if you want to achieve the exact same sound.

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In this video, I demonstrate how to replicate the Corpus resonator effect from Ableton Live within Bitwig Studio using a custom preset. This preset emulates the various resonator types and parameters of Corpus, enhancing sounds to mimic real physical objects. You can download the preset from my Patreon.


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Maybe you dont watch the video, here are some important takeaways:

What is Corpus in Bitwig Studio and how does it work?

Corpus is a device in Bitwig Studio that acts as a resonator with specific frequencies. It can be used to add peaking frequencies or resonances to audio signals, giving them a more realistic or object-like sound. Different types of resonators can be selected, and parameters such as in-harm, decay time, and detuning can be adjusted to further shape the sound.

How can Corpus be used in Bitwig Studio?

Corpus can be applied to audio signals, such as a kick drum, to add resonances and enhance the sound. By selecting different resonator types, adjusting parameters like in-harm and decay time, and using features like morphing or key tracking, users can create a variety of unique sound effects or emulate the sound of real objects.

Is there a way to replicate the functionality of Corpus in Bitwig Studio without using the device itself?

Yes, the functionality of Corpus can be replicated to some extent using the "Object Delay" device in Bitwig Studio. Object Delay, made by the same company as Corpus, has similar resonator types such as beam, drumhead, plate, and string. By using Object Delay and adjusting its parameters, users can achieve a sound similar to Corpus in Bitwig Studio.

What are the limitations of replicating Corpus in Bitwig Studio?

While the Object Delay device can provide a similar sound to Corpus, it may not be able to achieve a perfect replication. Corpus uses internal feedback networks and specific processing techniques that may not be fully replicable with other devices. However, by experimenting with the available parameters and settings, users can come close to achieving the sound and functionality of Corpus in Bitwig Studio.


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[00:00:00] Over the recent years, some people asked me about corpus and how to replicate it inside
[00:00:07] of Bitwig Studio and today I want to share a preset with my Patrons that tries to emulate
[00:00:14] or simulate what corpus does inside of Bitwig.
[00:00:19] And here we are in Able to Live version 11 and we have corpus here on a kick drum.
[00:00:26] So without corpus it sounds like this.
[00:00:28] And then we bring corpus in and you can hear the peaking frequencies, right, or the peaking
[00:00:34] resonances.
[00:00:36] So at its heart corpus is basically just a resonator with specific frequencies.
[00:00:41] And you can change the type here of the resonator by just selecting a different type, beam,
[00:00:48] marimba, string, membrane, plate and so on.
[00:00:56] So just different configurations of resonances.
[00:01:00] And we can also treat this here, for instance, with this in-harm parameter.
[00:01:10] Or change the decay time, which is just a feedback or the resonance.
[00:01:15] So it rings out a bit longer.
[00:01:17] You can also detune it.
[00:01:22] Right?
[00:01:24] But at its core it's basically just a resonator.
[00:01:29] Internally I don't think they use bandpass filters.
[00:01:33] I think they use probably some feedback networks for that.
[00:01:39] And it's made also here by AAS.
[00:01:43] And I can show you how this sounds like now in Bitwig here.
[00:01:48] I have also your kick drum in there.
[00:01:53] Just the kick drum.
[00:01:54] The master there's a pick limiter.
[00:01:56] Okay.
[00:01:57] And then we put here the corpus preset on it.
[00:02:00] And it sounds like this.
[00:02:03] And this is full wet here.
[00:02:04] You can also bring in here a bit of the dry signal.
[00:02:10] You can change the type here or the resonance.
[00:02:30] You can also change here the in-harm parameter or make it stereo.
[00:02:43] You can also change here the pitch.
[00:02:47] So zero is basically C3 and then you can go from there maybe one octave lower.
[00:02:56] And then you can set it in.
[00:03:06] So you can make basically sounds or use sounds and send it through this preset.
[00:03:11] And then it sounds like an object or it sounds like a real thing that is played back inside
[00:03:18] of a corpus.
[00:03:20] Kind of.
[00:03:21] That's how it's used.
[00:03:22] In this preset here I also use some additional things.
[00:03:26] You can for instance switch on Morph.
[00:03:31] And this changes basically the behavior of this type parameter here.
[00:03:37] So we can Morph now between these different types.
[00:03:50] So you can have something in between the membrane or the plate or the beam.
[00:03:57] So you can Morph between these types.
[00:04:00] And if you switch this off you basically switch.
[00:04:08] So you have like clear separate things and Morph just Morphs between these.
[00:04:14] And then there's also key track here.
[00:04:16] So normally when you play different notes on the keyboard, right, it's always the same
[00:04:21] pitch with key track on.
[00:04:28] You can play basically notes if you want to.
[00:04:33] Different type.
[00:04:46] It's not perfect because like I said it's just using bandpass filters basically inside
[00:04:53] of the grid here.
[00:04:55] But it gets close.
[00:04:56] I try to basically get all the right frequencies, the picking frequencies out of the Ableton
[00:05:03] Live version into the corpus device.
[00:05:05] So it should sound kind of roughly the same.
[00:05:10] It's not 100% perfect but it's not really possible.
[00:05:14] If you want to go a bit deeper and you don't want to use a preset, you can always use the
[00:05:20] so-called object delay here.
[00:05:24] And this one is also made by AAS.
[00:05:28] So it's the same company that also does basically here the corpus device.
[00:05:33] And it also features here a filter LFO which we don't need in the delay in the mixer.
[00:05:40] And here we can switch between beam, drumhead, plate and string.
[00:05:44] And then you can also use this.
[00:05:52] Maybe switch this to plate.
[00:05:57] Drumhead.
[00:06:06] So it's kind of the same sound.
[00:06:08] If you want to have 100% the same sound of corpus inside of Bitwig, you can use object
[00:06:15] delay.
[00:06:17] And if you are just happy with my preset, you can just use my preset.
[00:06:21] As I said, I put this on my Patreon.
[00:06:24] You can download it there.
[00:06:26] And this is also made inside of Bitwig Studio 5.2.
[00:06:32] So you need the beta version because it happens to be the case that I had this open yesterday
[00:06:38] and I made it basically in Bitwig 5.2.
[00:06:42] So yeah, this is basically corpus for you.
[00:06:44] It's just a bunch of resonances that you can tweak here with these parameters.
[00:06:50] In my opinion, it sounds nice and you can make sounds more like real things that sounds
[00:06:58] like real objects.
[00:07:01] That's it for this video.
[00:07:02] Thanks for watching.
[00:07:03] Leave a like, leave a subscription, head over to my Patreon, download the preset and
[00:07:06] have some fun and give me feedback if you want to.
[00:07:09] Thanks for watching and bye.