Setting up with Bitwig

In this page we’ll be getting Dubler 2 set up in BitWig Studio.

First make sure that you have the Dubler application open, and that you’ve followed the in app steps to calibrate a mic. If you need, we have set up guides for calibrating your mic on both Mac and Windows.

Once this is done, open BitWigs Settings under the file tab in the top left corner, then head to the Controllers tabs. You can then select Add Controller -> Generic -> Controller and click Add.
Now your MIDI controller is set, you need to select ‘Dubler 2’ from the drop down menu. 
Once this is done you can now navigate to the Audio tab in Settings. Here we can set our output and adjust the buffer size to 128 Samples or below in order to ensure the latency is as low as possible when using Dubler.
IMPORTANT: If you're on windows and you don’t have an audio interface that comes with it’s own ASIO drivers you'll need to use ASIO4ALL as your output in Ableton in order to get low latency. You can find out how to set up ASIO4ALL here. Once your audio driver is selected make sure the buffer size for the driver matches the buffer size in Ableton.

You can now exit the preferences.

You can change the MIDI channel your active track is receiving information from by clicking on the 'From' drop down on the left hand side.
By default, Channel 1 receives MIDI information from the PITCH side of Dubler and Channel 10 receives MIDI information from the TRIGGERS side of Dubler. You can change this in the Assign Tab in Dubler.
After this, make sure the track is armed and Dubler is now ready to use with the selected MIDI channel.

MIDI Capture

Dubler MIDI Capture is an instrument plugin in Bitwig that works alongside our standalone application. You can see the full tutorial on what the MIDI capture plugin does here

Within Bitwig, click on the + button to open up the instrument racks and select ‘Vochlea’ → Dubler MIDI Capture.
(NOTE: Dubler MIDI Capture is an Instrument plugin not a MIDI or Audio Effect)
In order for MIDI Capture to work it must be connected to the Dubler 2 app. You can do this by selecting ‘Open Dubler 2’ in the VST. Once Dubler is connected it will display ‘Connected to Dubler VST’ in the app.
It’s also important to note that for MIDI Capture to work smoothly, you must be in a Key Lock and have the Play tab open in the Dubler app
MIDI Capture will reflect any changes or settings that you have selected in the Dubler app such as Key Restrictions. Once connected, you’re ready to record.

You can set up a separate track with any sound you want to control, and arm it to receive MIDI info in real time from Dubler 2 as per the instructions above. The track containing MIDI capture does not need to be armed or have the input set to Dubler2.

All you need to do is then press the spacebar to start recording with MIDI Capture. You do not need to press record in Ableton, unless you also want to record your idea in real time as well.
The recorded clip will be visible within MIDI capture which you can click and drag into Bitwig.
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