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MEET THE MODULATORS

A new class of devices

With Bitwig Studio 2 we introduce a brand new class of devices: Modulators. Modulators can be loaded into instruments, audio FX, plug-ins and hardware devices to modulate and control any parameter. This list of 29 modulators will expand as Bitwig Studio grows even further.

  1. 4-Stage

    4-Stage is an advanced envelope that can be synced to tempo and looped.

  2. ADSR

    ADSR Envelope inspired by and modelled on old analog classic synth envelopes.

  3. AHDSR

    Attack-Hold-Decay-Sustain-Release envelope with slope settings.

  4. Audio Rate

    Grab any audio signal in your project as a modulation source. The power of true audio rate frequency modulation at your fingertips.

  5. Audio Sidechain

    The Audio Sidechain modulator allows you to use any audio input (in the track or external) as a modulation source.

  6. Beat LFO

    A simple yet powerful beat-synced LFO with expressive controls for wave shape and timing.

  7. Button

    A simple button to control any parameter.

  8. Buttons

    Two buttons, freely assignable to any parameter.

  9. Classic LFO

    A highly configurable LFO with numerous available waveforms and polyphonic capabilities.

  10. Envelope Follower

    An envelope modulator controlled by audio input.

  11. Expressions

    With the Expressions modulator you can assign up to four expressions (velocity, timbre, release, pressure) to any parameter in your device chain.

  12. HW CV In

    Modulate parameters in Bitwig Studio 2 from hardware via CV using this Modulator.

  13. Keytrack

    Modulate any parameter by key of incoming notes, with curve settings.

  14. LFO

    A free-running LFO that can be shaped in many ways.

  15. Macro

    A simple macro knob.

  16. Macro-4

    Four macro knobs in one modulator.

  17. Math

    A choice of adding, subtracting, multiplying or min/max-ing two parameters.

  18. MIDI

    This modulator allows you to modulate any parameter using MIDI CC, Pitch Bend or Aftertouch data from an external source.

  19. Mix

    With Mix you can control a parameter with two faders and a crossfader. Useful to create complex interconnecting relationships.

  20. Note Sidechain

    The Note Sidechain modulator allows you to use any note input as a modulation source.

  21. Polynom

    Feed your modulation signals into mathematical formulas to achieve sophisticated and flexible transformations.

  22. Quantize

    Reshape any modulation signal and give an edge to smooth curves with the Quantize modulator.

  23. Random

    Useful for giving a parameter a random value every time you play a note, at a given time interval or to provide some smooth sweeping chaos.

  24. Sample and Hold

    A real classic in the analog synth world, the Sample and Hold modulator lets you introduce chaos and breathe life into your modulation setup - as random or ordered as you like.

  25. Select-4

    Select-4 is a morphing modulator, letting you set four stages, with each stage modulating any number of parameters. You can then morph between the four stages using a fader.

  26. Steps

    Modulate any parameter with a step sequencer. You can set speed, number of steps, direction and smoothness.

  27. Vector-4

    An X/Y matrix where each of the four corners can be assigned to control any parameter.

  28. Vector-8

    Similar to Vector-4 but with eight assignable points.

  29. XY

    Assign each axis to any parameter and use as a X/Y pad with great expressive potential.

How Does it All Work?

We have collected a number of resources to get you up to speed on how modulations work in Bitwig Studio.

Check out this great Modulators tutorial...