Know Your Sampler

A video tutorial series.

With Bitwig Studio 2.4 we’ve introduced a revamped and more powerful Sampler.

To help you get to know this sophisticated instrument, we’ve created a series of video tutorials that goes from essential features to play modes and other advanced topics. Watch below.

Sampler Part 1

The Basics.

In this first video, we look at the basics of Sampler:

  • Loading samples
  • Keytracking
  • Sound shaping with the filter and envelopes
  • Swapping samples
  • Adjusting sample play times
  • Loop modes, loop times, and crossfading

Sampler Part 2

Modulation, Offset and Freeze.

In this second video, things get more advanced. Topics include:

  • Using modulation
  • Controlling playback via the offsets
  • Modulating the playback offsets
  • Freezing the playhead

Sampler Part 3

A dive into the Cycles play mode.

Get familiar with Sampler’s Cycles mode, and use it to create complex, musical timbres from any sample:

  • Cycles mode as a wavetable synthesizer
  • Automatic tuning to the sample
  • Formant shaping for sound control
  • Bitwig Studio’s voice stacking

Sampler Part 4

Granular sound design with the Textures play mode.

Exploring the Textures play mode, putting granular synthesis at your fingertips:

  • Basics of granular synthesis
  • Independent pitch and speed controls
  • Taking control of the playhead with Freeze
  • Exploring grain size and motion parameters
  • Creating movement via modulation
  • Creating density with voice stacking

Sampler Part 5

Making A Multisample

 It’s time to get started with multisamples:

  • Creating a new multisample:
  • What are Zones?
  • Keyboard splits and the grid view
  • Using drag-in gestures
  • Setting up Velocity Layers
  • Detail editing with List view
  • The Select parameter

Sampler Part 6

Advanced Multisampling

Advanced tricks and features for multisamples:

  • File metadata for placement
  • Crossfades between Zones
  • Distribute range equally
  • Round-robin Zone logic
  • Using Zone groups
  • Per Zone modulations
  • Modulating the Select parameter


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