Possibility to quickly add an audio effect to one or more selected clips in the Arranger. This would bring a faster and smoother workflow when the user just wants to add a specific effect to a specific clip or a selection (i.e. saturation).
This could be achieved through right-click on the clip and then select an “Add device” option. Selecting this option would open the browser, where the desired device would be selected. This would add the device to the chain, automated to be active for the duration of the clip. Further fine tuning of the effect could be done through the regular workflow in the Device Panel or the track’s automation lanes.
What problem(s) would this feature resolve?
If a user just wants to add an effect for one clip, they need to add the device to the chain for the whole track and then use an automation lane to activate it only while the clip is playing. These are several clicks in two different windows that could be saved.
How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?
Bitwig is really good for creative work and getting thing fast. This improvement would contribute to a quicker workflow and to achieving a better arrangement.
Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?
Yes, as explained above, but it takes many clicks and manual selections that could be spared.
Are there other products that offer this feature?
Cubase - simply clicking on the audio clip, and then you choose the effect you want, and you can also preview.
Relevant links (optional)
See how this works in Cubase: