Bounce Notes

The possibility to Bounce Notes, saving clips with the notes resulting from note FX devices. This would also allow easy editing of said clips, adding variation, additional effects, etc, on top of the foundation created by note FXs.

The workflow could just follow the Bounce Audio feature, bouncing the resulting note clip in a new track. If deemed useful, Bounce Notes in Track could be available as well.

The current Bounce dialog, for reference:
Screenshot from 2022-02-04 23-34-35

What problem(s) would this feature resolve?

Inability to quickly save the result of work of note FXs into a note clip. To achieve this result, users need to go through several steps described below.

How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?

Bitwig put an emphasis on quick workflows. This request is an optimization of an existing feature, saving many clicks to users.

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

Yes. It can be done by creating a separate instrument track, routing note input from the source track into it, and recording the notes output in real time to the new track. This feels like a cumbersome workaround, compared to an item in a menu or a shortcut, just like bouncing audio.

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?

Probably not

Are there other products that offer this feature?

Not sure

Relevant links (optional)

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Studio One offers this feature “bounce MIDI”

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