Arturia Beatstep and Beatstep Pro support is here

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moss
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1391 posts since 13 May, 2004

Post Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:45 pm

Hi Bitwigglers!

I implemented a controller script which allows to use the Arturia Beatstep controller with Bitwig. It supports to control track parameters, devices, transport, session view, play the pads and has a drum and note sequencer.

Get the latest stable release from: http://www.mossgrabers.de/Software/Bitwig/Bitwig.html

There is also a series of in-depth tutorial videos available: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... hSBWqd0vDK

Enjoy!
Last edited by moss on Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:47 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Granum
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29 posts since 6 Dec, 2014

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:11 pm

Hey thanks very much for this. I'm curious about the drum sequencer..how does it work, it doesn't use the sequencer in the beatstep does it? Does it just make a midi track that you program a step at a time?

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moss
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1391 posts since 13 May, 2004

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:26 am

Granum wrote:Hey thanks very much for this. I'm curious about the drum sequencer..how does it work, it doesn't use the sequencer in the beatstep does it? Does it just make a midi track that you program a step at a time?
The documentation was a bit sparse so far. I improved it now:
https://github.com/git-moss/Beatstep4Bitwig/wiki

Hope this helps.

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irre
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4385 posts since 21 Jan, 2008 from oO

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:38 am

Awesome Moss! Get them all.. ;)

Granum
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29 posts since 6 Dec, 2014

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:01 am

Wow, great and quite helpful thank you again for doing this! :)

maschinelf
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784 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:20 am

Thanks! Looking forward to check this out.

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moss
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1391 posts since 13 May, 2004

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:44 am

Little upate is here to make it compatible with 1.1.6.

Get the latest stable release from: http://www.mossgrabers.de/Software/Bitwig/Bitwig.html

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moss
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1391 posts since 13 May, 2004

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:05 am

I did a tutorial video which explains the usage of the Beatstep controller with Bitwig:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36tfcTLi7gI

Enjoy!

turbo_kev
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491 posts since 18 Dec, 2014

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:32 am

Hi I have installed your beatstep script
But the BIG KNOB to change the mode does not work
I can only use the 1st first mode ?

Am I missing something or doing something wrong
I am on bitwig v116

thanks for your time
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moss
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1391 posts since 13 May, 2004

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:31 am

turbo_kev wrote:Hi I have installed your beatstep script
But the BIG KNOB to change the mode does not work
I can only use the 1st first mode ?
Have you installed the specific template for the Beatstep?
See
https://github.com/git-moss/Beatstep4Bi ... stallation

Litex
KVRer
15 posts since 28 May, 2009

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:09 am

First off, thank you so much for all of your effort to develop and document this script. It turns the Beatstep into quite an awesome, and portable, Bitwig controller. (Particularly awesome since I scored the Beatstep on sale at Guitar Center for $60. Woo!)

I'm having a bit of an issue on my system that I hoped you could shed some light on...

Using Bitwig 1.1.10, Beatstep Firmware 1.1, and either the released or Github master branch version of the BeatStep4Wig and the Beatstep template, I cannot play any notes. Play mode doesn't work, Drum mode doesn't work... None of them. Everything else seems to work just fine.

If I play the notes on another controller, I SEE the Beatstep lighting up appropriately in play mode, but it refuses to trigger anything.

Is there something I can check on my system? Am I the only one with this issue?

Thanks again for everything.

- Eric

Litex
KVRer
15 posts since 28 May, 2009

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:01 pm

I have Maschine4Bitwig running alongside BeatStep4Bitwig, and it can trigger things just fine. Very odd!

- Eric

m83nyc
KVRist
84 posts since 1 Apr, 2014

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:49 pm

Moss I am wondering how on the Sequencer part I can use it like it is used as a plain step Sequencer mode. I just wan to use the default values in this part to control Sequencing and use the nobs to control the notes. Can this be done ? I love all the other pages you made , Play , drums, session etc but in Sequencer mode i want to be able to use the nobs to change pitch of notes.

Great work !

m83nyc
KVRist
84 posts since 1 Apr, 2014

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:59 pm

PS anyway we can turn this unused one into a mute button ? : ] ?

You can tell me the code here and what line and file to put it in save you the trouble : ]





Track (and Transport)
Volume Pan Mute Solo CrossMode Tempo PlayCursr MasterVol

Send 1 Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 -EMPTY- Crossfade

SelTrack1 SelTrack2 SelTrack3 SelTrack4 SelTrack5 SelTrack6 SelTrack7 SelTrack8

Play Record Repeat Metronome Tap Tempo -EMPTY- Bank Down Bank Up





the one next to tap tempo a mute button ?

Litex
KVRer
15 posts since 28 May, 2009

Re: Arturia Beatstep support is here

Post Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:17 am

... I think it's time to learn me some Javascript. :)

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