Add automation clips capability to automation lanes in the arrangement view similar to FL Studio and Reason. Currently, automation is linked to the track or a clip that’s shared with the notes and other parameters. This feature suggestion is to decouple the automation from the current clips and have the ability to add separate clips for each automation lane.
The full wishlist:
Ability to loop clips
Ability to slice/join
Ability to color clips
Ability to mute clips
Ability to add common default shapes - Ramp up/down, LFO, etc.
Ability to resize (scale) the clips and its events with a modifier key - like Audio
Ability to comp clips with take lanes. Envision an automation shape library that could be dragged into take lanes and comped together. This would be hugely creative.
Ability to drag clips between different device automation lanes - similar to Reason. This could factor in the min/max values of the initial parameter and scale to the parameter it’s being dropped on e.g. 0-127 > 0-10 would keep the same relative automation curve adjusted to the new values.
It makes for a much simpler and modern workflow to treat automation as clips similar to Midi and Audio data. Instead of having to select automation nodes, you can group them into clips. Then duplicating, moving, etc is simple and quick.
How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?
It would speed up our workflows by enabling an automation clip library with reusable shapes.
Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?
The two automation lanes all contain the same automation curve which I drew once. Using the resize, reverse, and duplicate commands, you can easily manipulate that one shape to create a range of automation easily.