Ability to freeze, i.e. bounce and unload, tracks with a single click.
It can be necessary to bounce and unload tracks to reduce CPU load. Other DAWs offer a one click solution for it while Bitwigs workflow is more clumsy.
It fits in the streamlined workflow of Bitwig.
One can right click on a clip and select bounce. This then creates a new Clip that gets placed on a new track as default. One can then deactivate the old track.
Functionality wise this is similar to a freeze function but has disadvantages workflow wise.
- If placed on a new track one has an additional track, decoupled from the original track.
- If placed in the clip launcher one has an additional clip.
In both cases this can get messy easily when freezing and unfreezing multiple tracks multiple times.
In theory an API script should be capable to do a clumsy workaround. Saving the original midi clips somewhere far out of sight on the timeline or in the clip launcher and deactivating the track.
Since this requires the permission to change clips on Bitwigs timeline, no.
Most DAWs do. For example Cubase, Ableton or Logic.