Tempo follower

A tempo follower device capable of adjusting the tempo to an incoming audio or midi signal. It main use would be to adjust tempo in real time when performing live with a band. This way the tempo could be adjusted to the rhythm of an incoming instrument like a bass or a kick.

What problem(s) would this feature resolve?

Adjusting the tempo of a project on the fly is not easy, even less during a live performance.

How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?

Bitwig Studio is built for live performance, let your music flow, always on the beat.” This feature would make this statement true when the beat is defined by a human and not by the clock.

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

Kind of, but it is cumbersome as you need to line up tap tempo, with the Tool, Replacer, and HW Instrument devices to make it work. See Make your Project Follow YOUR Playing with TEMPO FOLLOWER - Tutorial Monday - YouTube.

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

Probably not.

Could it be provided by an STV or something else reasonably integrated with Bitwig?

Probably not?

Are there other products that offer this feature?

Ableton Live

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Sadly, the video with the workaround has been taken down. :frowning: Would anyone mind to explain me how it works?