Default settings for piano roll view

Different users set different configurations in the piano roll when creating a new track. Bitwig should be able to remember these options, either in the preferences or as a “save as default view” option.

What problem(s) would this feature resolve?

It would save time and tedious repetitive actions when setting up a new project or creating new tracks. Currently these options are not saved when saving a project as a template.

For example, every time I open the piano roll on a new instrument track I have to change some settings:

  • Disabling the note audio preview when selecting a note
  • Showing the velocity lane
  • Adding a CC1 automation channel
  • Pressing D a couple of times to make the piano roll occupy all the available space

How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?

Bitwig puts an emphasis in productivity and customization. Many configurations can be saved as default, or as part of a template / a preset.

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

Not that I know of.

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

Not that I know of.

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

Not that I know of.

Are there other products that offer this feature?

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