There are many use cases and workflows for each DAW when integrating Sessionwire for remote collaboration. We have created a basic template for each DAW to give an idea of what routing should look like in order to avoid feedback loops between users connected in Sessionwire Studio.

Each user may be using a different DAW or may/may not be using an audio interface - therefore, each user will need to reference the correct signal flow diagram for their particular DAW and setup.

Below are common setups when using Sessionwire alongside BitWig Studio.


Sending Audio from BitWig Studio

(To send audio from BitWig Studio to a peer and listen to their remote audio)

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This workflow is the simplest way to get up and running with BitWig alongside Sessionwire. Simply placing the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Master channel of a BitWig project will produce the same results as in the downloadable template.

  1. Set Sessionwire's Talkback Microphone and Talkback Speaker exactly as you would any video conferencing software - in the above image, the input is a webcam microphone and the output is the system's default (an audio interface in this instance).

  2. Ensure the HQ Audio Source is set to Sessionwire Send Plugin.

  3. Ensure the HQ Audio Destination is the system's default output.

  4. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Master channel in the BitWig session.

The Sessionwire HQ Audio Destination is set to the system audio output device - this way any audio streamed from the remote end of the call is sent straight out of the output device. No need to route incoming audio into BitWig Studio.


Sending and Receiving Audio within BitWig Studio

(To send audio to a peer and receive remote HQ audio in BitWig Studio)

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This workflow will allow the sending of audio from a BitWig project while simultaneously receiving remote HQ audio directly into a BitWig project.

  1. Set Sessionwire's Talkback Microphone and Talkback Speaker exactly as you would any video conferencing software - in the above image, the input is a webcam microphone and the output is the system's default output (an audio interface in this instance).

  2. Ensure Sessionwire's HQ Audio Source is set to Sessionwire Send Plugin.

  3. Set Sessionwire's HQ Audio Destination to Sessionwire Receive Plugin.

  4. Add every channel in the project that is to be streamed to a new Group.

  5. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Group's governing channel.

  6. Create a Stereo Audio Track and set the output of the track to the Master Track - label the track "SW HQ Receive". This track will NOT be a part of the Group created above.

  7. Insert the Sessionwire Receive plugin on the "SW HQ Receive" track.

To record HQ audio from the remote connection, simply use BitWig's built in routing to select the SW HQ Rcv return track as the input of the destination track.


Using an Audio Interface for All Audio

(Users with advanced hardware setups)

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In this workflow, it is assumed that an audio interface is being used as the input and output device of BitWig. A talkback mic is plugged into any channel of an audio interface and the input of the SW TB Send track is set to the corresponding channel (circled in image above).

  1. Set Sessionwire's Microphone input to Sessionwire Talkback Send Plugin.

  2. Set Sessionwire's Speaker output to Sessionwire Talkback Receive Plugin.

  3. Create a Mono Audio Track whose input is the audio interface channel that the talkback microphone is plugged into, and whose output is the Master channel - label this track "SW TB Send". Input arm this track and mute it to avoid local feedback.

  4. Insert the Sessionwire Talkback Send plugin on the "SW TB Send" track.

  5. Create a Mono Audio Track whose input is No Input and whose output is the Master channel - label this track "SW TB Receive".

  6. Insert the Sessionwire Talkback Receive Plugin on the "SW TB Receive" Audio Track.

  7. Create a Stereo Audio Track whose output is the Master channel - label this aux "SW HQ Receive".

  8. Insert the Sessionwire Receive plugin on the "SW HQ Receive" track.

  9. Add every channel in the project that is to be streamed to a new Group.

  10. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Group's governing channel.

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