Richie Hawtin Live Performance and Rig Tour


The video above captures a live techno set by Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, with a system based around Bitwig Studio.


In the second video below, Hawtin discusses his setup, including his custom API scripts for the Novation Launchpad Pro, AKAI Fire and a custom Yaeltex MIDI conroller to suit his workflow:


Richie Hawtin uses three different controllers for three different tasks:


  • The Novation Launchpad Pro provides direct access to Bitwig’s per-note Operators, so he can manually program rhythms for sounds;
  • The AKAI Fire acts as a classic drum machine sequencer; and
  • His custom Yaeltex externalises his use of Bitwig’s Arpeggiator to write melodies.


Take a look at how Hawtin uses his custom Yaeltex controller:


Find out more on the Bitwig website for details on his setup.


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