Soo…I just got both the M:S and Bitwig. This took me wayyy too long to figure out so for anyone looking for answers here you go.
Not a huge fan of Video tutorials for something that doesn’t take that long and can actually be easier to just read real quick. I have a programming background and video tutorials are honestly hit and miss and usually a waste of time
So figured I would try this format. You will either like it or you won’t.
Nothing complex but it can be very frustrating so hope this helps someone
Model Samples and Bitwig
A how-to for gear I don’t really understand yet…
This tutorial is setup to have the Model:Samples control Bitwig Start/Stop as well as send basic MIDI notes to it. You can of course have Bitwig talk to the M:S instead but this tutorial is just for getting started and learning something new
The Project on the M:S will not focus on any on board samples for this tutorial. It will be used purely as a MIDI controller.
The idea of this tutorial is to make fun sounds using Bitwig so that you can then import the saved files into your M:S later and use the live performance knobs to tweak and have fun.
Make sure these next steps are taken care of before we begin!
- Up to date firmware on the Model:Samples
- Connect Model:Samples to your computer via USB
Now we begin!
On the Model:Samples
Start a New Project
Then on Track 1 turn down the volume of the sample to 0 if you are monitoring your M:S in another program (Audacity/whatever else)
Go Into MIDI Config
MIDI Sync Clock IN to OFF
MIDI Sync Clock OUT to ON
MIDI Sync Pitch IN to OFF
MIDI Sync Pitch OUT to ON
Enter TRACK SETUP and check the MOUT box
Go to your Settings and open the Play Keys project:
Activate the Audio Engine (Top Left)
Go to Controllers and add a new Generic Device
Now Click Add (either option will work)
We aren’t going to map knobs or anything. Just pure note data.
Once Added, click the dropdown and select the Elektron Model:Samples
On the M:S
Click any of the trigs below the track pads and you should hear notes!