A Bitwig-Studio Controller Script for Yamaha MX49 and MX61 (Version2)

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-10-20T07:51:25+02:00

I made an update to my bitwig mx49/61 controller script. I finally worked out how the cubase plugin controlls the text that is displayed on the lcd by tracing through huge piles of captured systex messages using a hex editor.

The new version can be Downloaded on my github page

to install it unzip the files to the "Bitwig Studio/Controller Script"-Folder

Now the script displays the name of the current device when you switch it.

Then the labels of the macro knobs are shown in the display. If a macro is unassigned the knob is shown as "disabled" on the display

bitwig device

mx61 display

bitwig device

mx61 display

as in the previous version I have

mapped the 4 knobs to macro 1-4 on page 1

to macro 5-8 on page 2

and to volume, pan, send1 and send2 of the selected channel on page 3

"AddInst Track" creates a new Instrument Track

and "VSTi Window" opens the device browser.

Have fun!

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New Song - The Unscratchable Itch

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-06-24T10:28:55+02:00

the unscratchable itch - the small but constant itching you normally don't notice because its so common to you - but its always there to remind you that being alive means to accept things that wont't change

The song was recorded in bitwig-studio only using bitwig internal instruments or effects

The Unscratchable Itch

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Launchpad Jam Session 2016-06-05

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-06-05T15:23:13+02:00

I recorded a jam session using a Volca Bass, a Volca Keys, a Streichfett, 2 Launchpads, u-he ACE and Bitwig Studio. I learned that I need to place my camera very carefully when recording these sessions to prevent my neon-lights or the launchpad led repeat frequency to interact with my camera. And I learned that a DSLR is very unforgiving to dust on a synth :-)

Launchpad Session June 05

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Bitwig SpaceReverb

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-03-01T07:38:07+01:00

I created a Preset for the Bitwig-Studio Reverb Device for my latest song and have been asked several times if I would share it. So I decided to write a short tutorial how I created the effect.

And while you read this article you can listen to my track "Vast Space Ahead" so you know how it sounds like

To create the effect I used a Reverb device in "Hall"-with a very large Size and maximum Width

SpaceReverb

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New Song - Vast Space Ahead

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-02-29T07:55:33+01:00

an electronic track exploring the possibilities of pitch modulated stereo reverbs in bitwig-studio

Vaste Space Ahead

Sadness

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-02-03T06:00:59+01:00

a music video for my track "Sadness" made with blender

Sadness

New Song - Moment to Moment

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-01-15T08:22:50+01:00

Moment to Moment is a berlin-style chilly electronic synth track with a meditative bass loop

Moment to Moment

New Song - Bells

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-01-04T07:16:13+01:00

I created bell sounds in bitwig-studio using a short noise pulse and some resonator banks. This is the first track I'm using them on

bells

New Song: unspoken words

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-11-27T06:28:20+01:00

An electronic track using the u-he ACE plugin, a Yamaha B55 organ. Recorded and mixed in bitwig-studio

unspoken words

New Song - Where Opposites Meet

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-11-12T06:41:57+01:00

I made a new ambient track in bitwig-studio featuring 4 artificial voices exploring opposite pairs

where opposites meet