Bitwig allows MIDI notes to be bounced in place which renders the MIDI as audio and converts the instrument track to a hybrid track (if it wasn’t one already). Making this process reversible would mean that the bounced audio would return to the MIDI notes which generated it, perhaps by replacing the audio clip with a previously hidden copy of the original MIDI clip.
What problem(s) would this feature resolve?
After bouncing a MIDI clip to audio, the MIDI clip is lost so you cannot return to it to make changes and re-bounce.
How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?
It extends the bounce-in-place functionality by making it more flexible and easier to work with.
Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?
Currently if you wanted to be able to return to the MIDI notes which created the bounced audio, you would have to have made a copy of the MIDI clip before bouncing, mute it and move it out of the way, and remember it’s there. Being able to simply reverse the bounce would make it much easier to return to the original MIDI clip, make changes, and then re-bounce if desired.
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?
Are there other products that offer this feature?
Some DAWs create an audio track for the bounced audio and automatically mute the MIDI clip. However these DAWs don’t have hybrid tracks so the issue of the MIDI clip being replaced is moot.