Visible Gridlines Behind Clips

Adding a bit of transparency to clips in the Arranger, so that gridlines are visible through them.

What problem(s) would this feature resolve?

Editing clips in the Arranger is not easy when the screen is full of clips. It’s easy to get lost because gridlines are hidden by clips.





How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?

Improves usability.

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


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?

Live, FL Studio, Studio One…etc

Actually Live reverted its new flat clip design in version 10 because people complained about not being able to see gridlines through clips.

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+1 I’m trying to move away from Ableton and its slowing down my workflow a lot


I think we should all write to Bitwig collectively.

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I made and account and came here for exactly this missing feature. I am coming from Live, learned in Live, and it is impossible for me to do any arrangements in Bitwig because of this. It puzzles my mind that this not the number 1 public asked missing feature, it goes against any sense of logic to make the grid disappear behind clips.

Sorry Bitwig, I wanted to like you! But this together with the dragging in clips not snapping to the grid is a clear no no for me. Wont buy the full version until this will be implemented. Super duper extra dissatisfied, disappointed and totally confused.


(I have moderated the last message(s). After many months we have kept a respectful and constructive level in this forum and we want to keep it this way. The comment makes a clear point as it is now.)

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4.3 out and still not fixed. I dont understand theese developers. This should be really easy to implement, and just make it optional. It could be SO simple.

I’ve been waiting for this feature for years. Instead of adding up more rants here, you can email devs. (not the regular channel because it’s beta period. I do this when a new major beta comes out. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the most effective way to get requests heard.

Implementation should be simple, but choosing to do so may be not that simple. I see possible performance issue when this implemented naively.