The option to enable bitwig’s time stretching algorithms in the sampler to enable timestretching instead of just speeding samples up and slowing them down when playing them chromatically.
What problem(s) would this feature resolve?
Bitwig’s sampler can’t time stretch samples instead of speeding them up and slowing them down. This limits the possibility of the sampler when it comes to playing chromatically with samples.
How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?
Bitwig does time stretch. Bitwig has a sampler. The sampler should be able to time stretch.
Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?
Not unless we count manipulating samples directly on the timeline. Which would defeat the point of having the sampler as an option in many cases.
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?
Yes, soft-samplers usually have this option.
Are there other products that offer this feature?
Akai MPC (where this feature is also called “warp”), and more.