+1 for ghost clips & automation clipspdxindy wrote:Bitwig has the Clip Launcher, multi-clip editing, you can copy paste automation regions, duplicate them, you can loop each individual parameter automation lane with its own loop length, you can layer multiple automations of the same parameter using relative and multiply modes to create complex automation shapes.Scoox wrote:For me this is the one feature that's holding me from getting Bitwig, and it's the top reason why I bought FL Studio only a few months ago, which currently suits my workflow needs best.
The ability to manage automation as blocks that can be easily manipulated is a huge bonus:
Also especially valuable for electronic music producers, is the "DRY rule" (Don't Repeat Yourself), essentially ghost copies, all of which share identical data, clip title and color.
Note FL Studio's clever implementation, which allows two instances of the same clip to be resized to different lengths.
You can put automation clips in the Clip Launcher and trigger them whenever you want.
Of course you are free to use whatever software works for you... but I think there's a tendency to get used to working a certain way and then have a hard flowing with different software that has other creative potentials and ways to accomplish stuff.
I think Bitwig automation and the flexibility of its various tools are quite powerful.
Normally I'd agree, but I don't think this is a case where functionality overlaps and is treated in different ways. Without ghost/alias clips, if you have something repeated in Bitwig in many locations, there is no way around having to remember to change them all if you change one. No amount of nesting, clips, automation (free looping or not), or crazy routing will get around this. Those FL studio gifs are great - I would love automation clips too!
I'm sure it's on their todo list, and just like all the other features in BWS, I'm sure they'll go above and beyond what people are expecting.