Incoming Midi Tempo Recording

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I want to record a hardware gear set with tempo changes, and have the tempo map recorded for post production. Bitwig already can run as a midi clock slave and can assign an midi automation for a tempo map, so it seems like an essential, easy to add feature people using outboard gear would want. There is not any way to do this in bitwig now or any workarounds with plugins or hardware. Logic and Cubase pro have this feature!

Hi @SoundSnakeStudio! Welcome to Bitwish.

In the master track you can record the Transport > Tempo automation. Isn’t this providing the result you need?

No, I need the external master clock to automate the tempo recording on the tempo automation lane your talking about, and that isnt mappable within bitwig, I hit up bitwig about it and they said it isnt possible yet, but maybe to make a feature suggestion, so here I am. However, I got it working pretty archaically with bome midi translator pro, but its extremely complicated so I found a rule script that did something similar and tweaked it to work for my needs, got it receiving midi clock and everytime it receives 23 “F8” (clock) signals it send a keyboard command for ctrl+alt+space (I know it’s supposed to be 24 but this runs accurately and that doesn’t, I tested it with multiple source clocks) and that is working better than anything else that exists to do this very basic thing wich nothing else seems to do, I pulled up manuals for every other daw that had mention of a similar feature and none of them will let you record incoming midi clock as a tempo map automation, which seems like a feature everyone could use, so im very surprised by this realization, and happy that I found a workaround, but adding it natively to the daw would still be better, now that I own the bome midi translator pro plugin, I’m going to try to write a script that will emulate a potentiometer turn and my theory is that will be smoother, but I have to learn more of this script language first, if anyone wants it, I can post whatever works best after some more testing

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Oh, you’re right. I had assumed it was mappable but I was wrong. It’s good that you have contacted Bitwig support.

I have re-added the template that all feature requests in Bitwish follow. Can you adapt your initial post accordingly, please?

The paragraph i had written answers all the questions, I would really appreciate it if you didnt randomly edit my posts, thank you. I dont know how the tags work, please remove all of your edits and just add appropriate tags, thank you