Ask.Video 301: Exploring CVs and MIDI

With the resurgence of analog synths and drum machines, and the growing popularity of Eurorack modules, it's quite an exciting time for electronic musicians. But how do you control all that great sounding external gear from a computer? With Bitwig Studio, that's how ... And Thavius Beck is here to show you exactly how it's done!

First, Thavius explains how to configure your hardware with Bitwig. Using Modal's CRAFTsynth and Roland's SP-404 as examples, he demonstrates how to control, modulate, sequence and record external MIDI synths and effects right from Bitwig. With the help of the powerful 0-COAST desktop synth from Make Noise, Thavius then explains how Bitwig communicates with your synths via CV/Gate. Continuing with the course, you also learn how external sync works, how to sequence and modulate software instruments with your external gear, and more...

So join Bitwig Certified Trainer Thavius Beck in this 20-tutorial course, and experience the synergy of hardware and software with Bitwig Studio!

Content overview:

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Bitwig Controlling MIDI Gear
    • HW Instrument
    • Sequencing the Craft Synth
    • Note FX With Hardware
    • MIDI CC
    • Modulators With Hardware
    • Recording a Hardware Instrument
    • Program Change
    • HW FX
  • Section 3: Bitwig Controlling CV Gear
    • HW CV Instrument
    • Sequencing a CV Instrument
    • HW Clock Out
    • HW CV Out
    • Modulating CV Out
  • Section 4: Bitwig Controlled by┬áMIDI Gear
    • External Sync
    • Sequencing a Polysynth With Octatrack
    • Modulating a Polysynth With Octatrack
    • Multi-channel MIDI Out
    • Multi-channel Drum Machine
    • Multi-channel MIDI CC

Watch the teaser videos, and grab the course from our webshop.


AskVideo 301: Exploring CVs and MIDI

Get to know the hardware integration features of Bitwig Studio and how to include hardware instruments and effects into your workflow.

29.50 USD / 29.50 EUR

Further Previews

Hardware FX

A look at how to integrate hardware effects into your Bitwig Studio workflow.

Sequencing a CV Instrument

Learn how to use the HW CV Instrument in Bitwig Studio to play hardware synths and other instruments via control voltage, and record the results into your project.

April 4, 2017

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