I did my first music on the Commodore AMIGA long time ago. There was a type of music arranger that was called “Tracker”. The workflow was to edit “patterns” with a specific length (similar to a clip in Bitwig) and then you wrote a sequence of patterns to make a song.
It would be a nice feature to have a “Clip sequence track” where you can launch clips of a specified track with the same interface as the piano roll or drum pattern editor. Only difference would be that there are no notes but clip numbers corresponding to the clip launcer (e.g c-0 is clip one, c#0 is clip 2 etc.).
What problem(s) would this feature resolve?
This would be no problem solver, just a nice addon for clip launcing.
How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?
This would make it possible to do tracker like arrangements and bring back that tracker feeling.
Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?
Not as far as i know.
Could it be implemented using Bitwig components or APIs, without Bitwig team’s support?
I don´t think so
Could it be provided by a VST or something else reasonably integrated with Bitwig?
May be a vst that imitates the behavior of a launchpad controller.
Are there other products that offer this feature?
There is a tracker based DAW called “Renoise” and there was an old VST with a tracker like GUI that send midi data to a track.