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Setting Up Your ERAE Touch in Bitwig - MPE


While setting up my controller in Bitwig for MPE operation. I noticed the provided guide only seems to work if you are using VST instruments which have MPE functionality. For the stock instruments in Bitwig which are always MPE enabled, it does not work. Note, I have tried setting the channel to "Same", but the P. Bend range is limited to -24/24, and not the expected -48/48.


Note, I have found a temporary solution, by specifying the controller as "Roger Linn Design -> Linnstrument". This has the benefit of working out of the box, without having to change channel settings constantly. However, I am a bit unsure if this leads to the controller working as it should, especially by using a script for a different vendor and device.

One would assume the 
Roger Linn Design -> Linnstrument script could be forked and adapted as required. See: It would therefore be nice if we could have an official controller script for Bitwig, so there is a more permanent solution.


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As I got no response here, I took it upon myself to create my own Bitwig controller extension.

I have now open-sourced it on GitHub so that everyone else can benefit from it:

Check the README for installation instructions.

The release notes for v0.1 are available here:

The extension is nothing special, as it is just an adaptation of the Linnstrument script, which I alluded to in my previous post. The main motivation here was to have a dedicated extension with automatic detection of MIDI ports, and the correct sending of initialisation messages. No more messing around. Everything should work out of the box.


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This will be amazing! Thanks for your hard work. I just picked up bitwig as I'm slowly moving away from a dawless setup, so this will be incredibly useful for me when the erae ships out. I really appreciate you!

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