Bitwig Studio would auto-save the active project at regular times. Ideally, the interval could be specified by the user. As a result, there would be always a back-up of any work done.

What problem(s) would this feature resolve?

Currently Bitwig stores a number of backups, but only when the user manually saves the project. In case of a crash or something unexpected in the system, Bitwig has a recovery function, but it is not reliable and it doesn’t save all the project information.

The fact is that sometimes users lose work, and this could be prevented with an auto-save function that is pretty frequent in software applications for creative work.

How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?

This is functionality that is common to many types of software, not just DAWs.

Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?

Manual saving and auto-back-ups.

Could it be implemented using Bitwig components or APIs, without Bitwig team’s support?


Could it be provided by a VST or something else reasonably integrated with Bitwig?


Are there other products that offer this feature?

Pro Tools allows you to specify the interval and the number of saves to keep. Despite Avid referring to the function as Auto Backup, it is more of an auto-save.

Auto Backup" feature in Pro Tools

FL Studio has this feature too.

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