Bitwig Studio is dynamic software for creation and performance of your musical ideas on stage or in the studio. Discover the new standard in customized workflow. Bitwig Studio inspires you to take greater control of your music, giving you access ...
In this Instagram photo posted by TERRAVITA, they show a screenshot of them using Bitwig Studio DAW to create a track. The photo is captioned, "This new track we are making for @shambhala_mf is so filthy it's destroying my house." (Instagram posted July 2014) In the comments of the photo, in answer to people asking if Bitwig is in fact the pictured DAW, they answer, "Yes it's Bitwig. Lots of fun!"more
"They originally sent me a free copy when it first came out, in exchange for any technical feedback I could give them, so I dived in and really liked what I found. [...] I’m raving about it because I think it is the first genuinely innovative sequencer I’ve used since Ableton Live, thirteen years ago, and they seem genuinely interested in what their potential users think of their software. [...] Tabbed projects, hybrid tracks, clips AND arrangement on the same screen, totally interconnectable and modular by design [and set to become more so, if their press is to be believed] and no fucking MAX MSP in sight! The arrange window ‘reads’ left to right, with the mixer controls on the left like EVERY other sequencer EVER [Ableton, wtf were you thinking?] and the plugin delay compensation works so well I completely forgot to think about it. It would appear that Bitwig have been listening more attentively to Ableton Live’s user-base than Ableton have."more
Bitwig Studio is dynamic software for creation and performance of your musical ideas on stage or in the studio. Discover the new standard in customized workflow. Bitwig Studio inspires you to take greater control of your music, giving you access to every aspect of your production. Streamline your creative process and quickly evolve your ideas into complete songs, tracks and compositions. Record and arrange, improvise and perform, or do it all at once. Choose between several display profiles. Design your own sounds with dedicated container devices. Combine built-in instruments, effects, and VST plug-ins. Bitwig Studio’s unified mapping system allows you to modulate any device or VST parameter using macro controls and modulator devices. Explore a world of creative possibilities, including audio and note expressions, histogram-based value editing, layered editing, extensive bounce-in-place functions, automatic slicing, smart controller integration, and the Open Controller Scripting API. Every feature in Bitwig Studio was developed by musicians, for musicians. Welcome to the next generation of music creation and performance software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Bitwig is in version 1.2 now and still misses little things that other DAWS can, but it's by far the most forward thinking DAW and we love to be a part of it. The modulation system is crazy and also the programmability of things.
Bitwig Studio is the best alternative to ableton live and has some advantages over it. As it is pretty new and it is a new concept of daw it has also some shortcomings: no midi tracks for use with external midi gear. No support for recycle files. You may argue that it has midi tracks, but no, they are called instrument tracks and are not midi compatible as the developers chosen higher resolution for the timing among other improvements. You have a translator device called hardware instrument which when put on an instrument track produces a midi output. I would prefer to have a midi channel like in ableton live. Bitwig offers loop chopping into different devices or racks just like ableton live except it does not read .rx2 and .rex files. This can be a huge pain if you have a library of chopped loops all saved as .rx2. It's built in devices and synths are pretty nice sounding and the fact that it doesn't crashes when a plugin does is a huge advantage! It is a great piece of software but more for "inside the box" users and less for external hardware fans.
This is the best DAW I've used. The integrated devices (plugins) are great too! Things I miss is a Match EQ, recording like the one in Logic Pro and better compatibility with the waves plugins.
The built-in instruments really amazed me, they sound great. I don't really like the keyboard shortcuts however and the interface can be a bit confusing. MIDI usage still needs a lot of developement and is not what I expected it to be. I still prefer Ableton over Bitwig, but I love to use Bitwig on my other laptop while I'm traveling.
Been working with Cubase from 1997 then on Reason and FL Studio.. never been much of Ableton fan but in 2014 when i tried Bitwig i never looked back... use it with all my hardware and soft gear..
As someone who has tried many Daw's in the past i came to bitwig because i had outgrew my ableton live intro license but was unable to afford the upgrade. I originally learned some of the basics in logic but got a live intro license just to see if a different way of working suited me more which in this case it did but ableton was so expensive that although i liked some aspects of the workflow it wasn't going to be in the budget so i looked for alternatives and found out about bitwig. I've been a user since 1.1 and I've never bought a software from a developer that works on the software constantly making new improvements in updates as fast as Bitwig does it. Their support services are top notch and you get an email within a day actually getting clarifications from a human being about a problem you are having and possible solutions . AS for the software itself to me it is a big mix of all of the daws I've tried in one truly unique software. The gui is super sleek and the search function is probably the fastest one i've ever used in any software and the ability to tag any sound based on its characteristics and mark some of your favorites makes it super fast to call up a plugin or preset you might have without having to scroll through and open a bunch of folders like you typically would do in Logic or Ableton. Modulation is another key feature in Bitwig that I believe separates from any other daw out there . Its basically a lot like plugins like massive but in Bitwig I can use any sort of modulation source like an lfo or audio from another track to modulate any number of parameters within a device chain which in my experience has allowed me to come up with sounds that I never would have come up with in other software just because It's so easy to experiment in Bitwig without having to draw 50 something lanes of automation. The effects in my personal opinion as someone who isn't the greatest mixer in the world can be a little complex to me because they use a lot of terminology that isn't really shared in other daw's but I'm sure a more experienced mixer would have no problem figuring them out but the ones I do understand sound incredible. Lastly the instruments are killer both the polysynth and the fm 4 have a multitude of sounds a lot of which are inspired from the underground scene specifically from the artists that are in their area Berlin which makes it a techno dudes dream. Bitwig all in all is in my opinion very different then anything else out there and I know for a fact that it will continue to grow a larger and larger following as time goes on you owe it to yourself to just research it I can't really do it justice cause I'm not very good with words but there are just so many things that set it apart from other software.
I used to use logic, then someone told me to get Bitwig and i haven't looked back at all. i had a problem choosing between logic and ableton, and bitwig was the in between. It has been the daw i've been looking for. 100% my favourite music production software without a doubt
too many features to list, but per note-automation on VSTs (mono, so far, but still awesomesauce) via the NoteMod device and Timber automation in the midi clip = amazing
Midi Sync Slave - Fix/Implement this. Andernfalls ist die Software nur Spielerei. Ich meine, wie soll man denn vernünftig in einem Studio synchronisieren, wenn jeder seine sinnfrei und un/gewollt DAW abschottet . So wie es im aktuellen Zustand ausgeliefer twird 1.3+ ist es leider noch nicht nutzbar. (asphyx)