Apr 28, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I showed how to create interesting rhythmic effects by using various modulators, such as the ramp modulator, the beat LFO, and the scalar. I demonstrated how to use the ramp modulator to modulate a filter, how to blend in different rhythms with the LFO, and how to use a replacer to create note-generating signals. Additionally, I showed how to use the Poly-Grid to trigger notes and modulate their speed, as well as how to use a delay to create off-grid high hats.
Sep 21, 2021 Tutorial
I created a new preset called "Groove Machine" which adds a groove to note clips. The main feature of this preset is the step sequencer, which allows you to dial in delays of up to 90 milliseconds to push and pull notes. Additionally, you can dial in randomization and different step patterns to create unique grooves. I showed how to use it on a drum loop and a bass line to demonstrate how it works. You can download this preset and experiment with it to create your own unique grooves.
Nov 25, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I shared some tips on how to use the new Bitwig 4.1 FX Note-FX devices. I showed how to use the note-repeater device to create an interesting sound, how to use the arpeggiator to get different rhythms and timing settings, how to use the ricochet device to modulate panning and tremolo, and how to use the multi note device to get different triplet rhythms using velocity.
Jan 31, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I showed how to create generative music in Bitwig Studio without using the grid. I showed how to use the Grid Node Out preset, which can be used to get node information out of the grid into the Bitwig world. I also showed how to use a Polymer synth and a small delay, as well as how to use the steps mode, the LFO, and the Key Filter to modulate the pitch and gate. Finally, I showed how to use a Node Clip and an ABit Creator to generate random nodes.
Mar 21, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I discussed how to extract grooves from drum loops. I showed how a Transient Control can be used to detect transients within the drum loop, and then how that signal can be routed through a Note Grid and converted into a gate signal. I then discussed a more complicated method which involves creating a chain device, putting an audio receiver and transient controls in each band and using a node receiver to grab the signal from each band. I also discussed a solution to preserving note lengths when using the clock quantizer. Finally, I showed how the resulting signal can be delayed to create unique grooves.
Apr 20, 2022 Tutorial
I love the clock quantizer in Bitwig Studio, as it allows me to quantize signals to a steady trigger so that I can create interesting rhythms. I demonstrated how it can be used to delay manual triggers, to quantize two triggers, to create vinyl crackle, and to extract grooves from drum loops. I highly recommend using the clock quantizer to create interesting rhythms in your music.