Controller Config | Project Tab | Mixer Tab | Clip Launcher Tab | Remote Controls | Settings
To use the R-KONTROL Connector extension in Bitwig Studio, follow these steps:
- Download the R-KONTROL Connector extension and save it to the Bitwig Studio extension folder on your computer.
- Open Bitwig Studio and go to the "Add Controller" section in the settings menu (Dashboard).
- Select "R-KONTROL" from the list of available controllers, then choose "R-KONTROL Connector" from the submenu.
- The controller extension will now be active and ready to use with the R-KONTROL app.
Note: If you have trouble locating the extension folder or activating the controller extension, consult the Bitwig Studio documentation for more information.
- Enter the IP address (
Send to address) of the iOS device where the R-KONTROL app is running.
- If necessary, adjust the remote and local ports to avoid conflicts with other applications.
- Save your changes and restart the controller extension by disabling and re-enabling it.
Note for Microsoft Windows Users: If you are unable to connect Bitwig with the app, you may need to enable the local port (8500) in your Windows firewall settings. This will allow the app to communicate with the controller extension.
The "Detect my IP address" button is a useful feature that allows you to quickly and easily find the IP address of your computer. This information is necessary when configuring the app to connect to Bitwig Studio. If it does not provide the information you need, there are several other ways you can find your computer's IP address. The following links provide step-by-step instructions for finding your IP address on different operating systems:
- How to find your IP address on macOS
- How to find your IP address on Linux
- How to find your IP address on Windows
To configure the R-KONTROL app and connect it to Bitwig Studio, follow these steps:
- Open the app and go to the "Settings" tab. The current IP address of your device will be displayed here.
- Tap on the "Configuration" button to access the app's settings.
- In the configuration sheet, you can adjust the local port and remote address where Bitwig is running, as well as other settings such as the device sleep mode and local network port.
- Make any necessary changes and save your settings.
- Use the IP address and port information from the app's settings to configure the Bitwig Controller in Bitwig Studio.
The project tab in Bitwig Studio is a central location for accessing many of the DAW's key functions and features. In particular, the project tab provides access to the following actions:
- Project Name: The name of the current project.
- Beat time position and time position display: These fields show the current position of the playhead in the project, both in beats and in time (hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds).
- Long tap on the (...) button to open a context menu where have access to: Activate Audio Engine, Undo, and Redo. The other button saves the current project.
- Transport buttons: These buttons control the playback and recording of your project, including play, stop, record, fast forward, and fast backward. Other transport options, such as arranger write automation, arranger overdub when recording, and groove, can be enabled or disabled using the corresponding buttons.
- Additional actions: These buttons provide access to additional actions, such as opening the remote control parameters of the currently selected device, leaving a group, and unmuting, unsoloing, or unarming all tracks.
- Display: This section includes the tempo (long tap on it to make changes), loop start and end positions, and other settings such as punch-in/out, metronome, and looper.
- Cue Markers: The "#" button allows you to prefix active cue markers with their numbered position, and the (flag+) button creates a new cue marker at the current play position.
- Actions: These buttons allow you to show or hide cue markers, follow the playhead, switch between panels (arranger, mixer, and edit), show or hide the clip launcher and arranger.
- Actions with no status (depending on the current panel): These buttons provide access to panel-specific actions, such as toggling the arranger time ruler, toggle the mixer, devices, automation or the note editor and zoom to fit.
In the Mixer view, the Instrument, Audio, Group, Effect tracks, and the Master track are displayed. You'll notice the groups above the tracks - this is the track bank navigator, which allows you to quickly jump to pages with a set amount of tracks.
- The track head shows the track name and type
(audio, instrument, group, fx, or master).
- To access actions like delete, deactivate, or when the track is a group track: enter group, expand/close group, perform a long tap on the track header.
- The FX Sends, Arm, Solo, and Mute buttons are located in this area.
- The track's volume is controlled here.
- The track's pan is controlled here.
- To reset the pan knob to the default value, perform a double tap on it.
- A long tap on an inactive track will bring up a context menu where you can activate or delete the track.
REMOTE CONTROL PAGE PARAMETERS
The remote control parameters sheet provides an overview of the devices available on the selected track. It includes the following information:
- Available devices on current track
- Available remote control pages for the selected device
- Available device slots (FX or other chains: when there are devices in a slot, a tap on the name will select the device and a "Back" button will appear)
- Remote control parameter: top shows the name and bottom the current value
The clip launcher tab gives you access to your Bitwig project's scenes and clips. If your project has more scenes than are displayed in the tab, you can swipe up or down with your finger to access the others.
- Scene actions
- Add scene
- Create scene from currently playing clips
- Use the Stop button to stop clips (or all scenes), or return to the arrangement
- Use the Launch button to play a clip, or queue it for recording