Hapax Bitwig basic USB connection

New user here.
trying to connect Hapax to Bitwig to trigger vsts.
I have looked and have found no information on what settings to use in Bitwig… controller vx keyboard…mc midi setup to do or not… need help from anyone that has done this… wish the manual had more info on connecting to software like ableton or bitwig

currently i am using a generic keyboard template… wi\ll this allow program change and access to all midi parameters versus just notes ?

thank you

Hi there! I have successfully used it. One of the things that always messes me up is disambiguating usb “host” from “usb” device. Does “host” mean the hapax acting as the host, or acting as the device? The manual doesn’t clarify but it actually means the host in reference to the hapax. So firstly set that to host for for midi sync in (or out, I use sync in because I control the transport of hapax w/ bitwig via a presonous faderport 8).

Do you want to be able to control start/stop in bitwig from the hapax? I will put some screenshots of my setup later today.

Hey @intervallux , I just got the hapax and want to use it with bitwig. Can I request to have a private chat with you about how to get things set up in the most effective and creativity inducing way. Would you be willing to do a zoom call or something where we can discuss things in detail. Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

connect the usb device port to your computer from hapax

set hapax to synch with bitwig. Settings >> Synchronization send it midi clock

set hapax synch to external midi clock

create midi keyboard or controller in bitwig midi settings and point to hapax

Make instrument track in bitwig and add VST

set input of that track to hapax(the midi keyboard or controller you setup) channel 1 and arm it and make sure monitor is on

make track on hapax set out midi to USB device channel 1

play VST in live mode and step sequence it as well.

Adjust compensation as needed in bitwig via the the midi clock on synchronization menu or on hapax settings compensation usb device channel 1

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Hey mate.

I went into SETTINGS > SYNC IN , there I set the CLOCK SOURCE to USB DEVICE and I also tried USB HOST but hapax does not play when I press play on bitwig.

Also where exactly can I find the “Channel” assign in Bitwig so I can send different tracks in hapax to different instrument tracks in bitwig. currently all tracks in hapax are sending notes to all tracks in bitwig when they’re armed in bitwig

Never mind , figured it out, Thanks anyway!