BW and Arturia Keylab?

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gerryp650
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119 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Post Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:06 am

I currently have a KeyLab 25 with updated firmware and Midi Control Center software.
All the knobs and sliders work in Reaper. (Also the latest Demo of Ableton)

In BW, the keyboard, Transport controls, and Volume work. None of the sliders or knobs work.

Can anyone who has this working in BW let me know if there is some workaround, some software or some settings I may be missing?

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Tj Shredder
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3364 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:48 am

Which script are you using?
You could assign also to your liking all knobs and buttons with the Flexi script from Moss...

gerryp650
KVRist
119 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:03 am

I'm not using any script. There was one listed on the BW site for Arturia but it's a dead link. I have a ticket into support.
But as I said, Reaper and Ableton (demo) have no problem communicating with it.

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Tj Shredder
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3364 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:43 am

You always have to choose a script. Either one of the generic ones or Mossgrabers Flexi which is customizable. The scripting system has a lot of advantages. You do not want to Midi learn for each project, but rather assign your controls the same for your personal workflow...

gerryp650
KVRist
119 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:41 am

Thanks TJ. I meant I am not using any 3rd party scripts, only the one showing in the Add Controller section, which is KeyLab25. This is the one that doesn't work for me. It works in Reaper and Ableton DEMO.
Surely there must be an existing mapped script for KeyLab and Bitwig.

What script are you using for your KeyLab?

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Tj Shredder
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3364 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:52 pm

I don‘t have a Keylab, but as its just Midi there is a way to make it work for sure...

gerryp650
KVRist
119 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:59 am

Anyone using KeyLab with BW?

MoodyB
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83 posts since 30 Jun, 2005 from Scotland

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:05 am

There's on script on Github for the 88 key version here :

https://github.com/maranite/Keylab88forBitwig/

Its worth a try to see if it works on the 25 key version.

You might need to comment out the 8th line in KeyLab88.controls,js for it to detect your keyboard, and also change both instances of "KeyLab 88" on line 7 to "KeyLab 25".

gerryp650
KVRist
119 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:22 pm

MoodyB wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:05 am
There's on script on Github for the 88 key version here :
Thanks for the reply. I didn't have any luck with this running BWS3.0.1 Demo. :(

MoodyB
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83 posts since 30 Jun, 2005 from Scotland

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:59 pm

Did you put the 3 .js files in your "Bitwig Studio/Resources/Controllers/Arturia" folder?

gerryp650
KVRist
119 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:29 pm

Yes, I did. Although one of the sliders adjusts volume, it does not show at all in the VST GUI nor is it the actual parameter being adjusted.

So, I now have the Bitwig DEMO (which removed my actual BW2.4.3 when I installed it) that won't run my main percussion instrument StylusRMX, along with my Arturia Keylab25 controller that can't be configured to BW.

Benutzername
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369 posts since 23 Jan, 2008 from Hamburg, Germany

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:50 pm

The Bitwig 3.1 beta works great with the KeyLab Mk II right out of the box (including clip launching). I don't know if this also holds true for the MKI or the smaller versions. The documentation is not very clear in this regard. :(

gerryp650
KVRist
119 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Re: BW and Arturia Keylab?

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:17 pm

They only have the Bitwig 3.0.3 DEMO available for download.

Can you tell me what the name of the controller in the list that you are using? In mine there are only KeyLab25...KeyLab88, MiniLab and MicroLab.

I have a ticket into Arturia even though they no longer support the KeyLab25.

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