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Bitwig Studio

Today it’s possible to make music with any DAW. What sets each one apart is workflow, how quickly you can realize your ideas, and the freedom to choose how you produce and perform.

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. Welcome to the next generation of music creation and performance software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Bitwig Studio comes loaded with industry-standard to industry-leading features, designed to meet the demands of present day musicians, producers and sound designers.

FLEXIBLE USER INTERFACE

Customized workflow to match any style.

Bitwig Studio features a flexible panel based user interface; you have the power to choose what you wish to see depending on task, on up to three monitors.

In Bitwig Studio, use the Clip Launcher alongside your arrangement to draft your song‘s layout on the fly, or use it exclusively as a performance tool.

DETAIL EDITOR

Your limitless creative space.

The Detail Editor optimizes audio editing by allowing you to perform non-destructive edits within a clip. This allows you to stretch, split, pitch, pan, copy, reverse, add, move and re-arrange audio as you choose. Edit multiple tracks in the same view, notes using audio as a reference, isolate your view to one clip or expand it to see the everything in the entire track.

EXPRESSIVE MIDI SUPPORT

The most expressive DAW in the industry.

Besides standard note editing features, and per note expressions such as Velocity, Gain, Pan, Timbre and Pressure, Bitwig Studio features unique tools like micro pitch and sophisticated layered editing, and is a forefront runner in supporting MPE.

 

MPE stands for Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression. By supporting the MPE standard, Bitwig Studio is among the first DAWs capable of capturing and utilizing the precise features of the most advanced MIDI controllers available on the market today, such as Roli Seaboard and the Linnstrument.

 

Device Nesting

A device in a device in a device in a device...

Device Nesting is a powerful feature for sound design with any combination of Bitwig devices and VST plugins. From Container Devices to FX slots, virtually anywhere you imagine another device could go, it probably will. Nesting Devices means that you can place a device in a device in a device... theoretically, this can go on forever. There many cases where this technology is extremely useful. A Container Device is a simple example of nesting. For a more complex and detailed example, check out Cristian Vogel's "Deep Freeze" to see how far the rabbit hole goes.

UNIFIED MODULATION SYSTEM

Modulation redefined.

Modulating one parameter from the next often means losing hands-on control – until now. Bitwig Studio is hard-coded with a Unified Modulation System, allowing you to easily link any device parameter, including nested internal devices and VST plug-ins, without losing hands-on control. Never before has modulating virtually any parameter between devices been so simple. Nothing is locked, so you can manipulate on the fly to find the perfect range of modulation. Make your devices take on a life of their own, create dynamic relationships between sounds, and hear your music begin to breathe.

VST PLUG-IN AND HARDWARE SUPPORT

Bitwig Studio connects your eco system.

Bitwig Studio plugs right in to your existing setup. With modern software architecture 32-bit and 64-bit VST plug-ins are natively supported, no third-party bridging is necessary to run your favorite plugins side-by-side.
Dedicated Hardware Instrument and Effect devices allow you to control your hardware synthesizers, drum machines and effect racks from within your project.

 

Plug-In Sandboxing

Damage Control.

Never again will a single plugin take down your entire project. The “sandboxing” feature built-in to Bitwig Studio ensures plug-in crashes will not interrupt valuable production time, or your performance on stage. Bitwig Studio protects your workflow while efficiently running your VSTs for non-stop creativity.

 

OPEN MULTIPLE PROJECTS

Limited to one idea? Think again.

The bassline from your last session could be the missing piece of your current project. The rhythm section in your latest song carries perfectly over to the next. No need to close anything or dig through complex file structures. With Bitwig Studio, open multiple projects at the same time and drag-and-drop between them.

Dynamic Inspector

Mission Control

The dynamic Inspector panel is a workflow accelerator. It changes depending on where you are and shifts focus with you, to give you easy access to the tools you need. The Inspector allows you to simultaneously edit multiple notes, Events, Clips or Tracks.

The Histogram is a feature of the Inspector panel that offers a unique way of working with randomization and variation.

Group Tracks

Simplify your mix.

Group Tracks is a tried and true way to quickly manage multiple parts of a mix at once. Grouping similar tracks together allows them to be controlled together as a unit and is a great help in organizing your workspace.

Bitwig Studio allows you to freely route audio and notes, create Groups inside Groups and work on and save grouped content as meta clips.

 

Pop-Up Browser

Browse, Audition, Insert, Swap

The Pop-Up Browser makes auditioning and selecting Devices, Presets, VSTs and Samples fast, intuitive and inspiring. With powerful search and filter tools it’s never been easier to locate, or discover the sound you're looking for.

The Pop-Up Browser is nothing less than your own personal content management system.

 

Touch Integration

Music at your fingertips.

With a touch screen and the dedicated touch display profile the full power of Bitwig Studio is literally at your fingertips. We’ve developed complete multi-touch functionality to quickly identify gestures for the most unique and intuitive workflow ever: multi-touch support, our unique radial gestures menu, touch keyboard and pen control (Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Book).

Open Controller API

Control scripting with ease.

“Smart controller“ takes on a new meaning in Bitwig Studio. Freely edit existing control scripts direct from the companies that design your controllers, or create your own. Get the most out of your gear with hands-on control of the parameters that mean the most to you, and take full advantage of every pad, knob, button, and key at your fingertips.

Wait, There's More...

Other notable features
  • 32-bit floating point audio processing
  • Audio sample rate up to 192 kHz
  • Retina/High DPi Display Support
  • Audio import: WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC
  • Bounce and Bounce in Place
  • Unlimited Audio-, Instrument- and Effect Tracks
  • Fully customizable keyboard shortcuts & action mappings
  • Fast and flexible MIDI Mapping tool
  • Audio and MIDI export
  • Choke Groups
  • Scalable GUI
  • Hybrid Tracks
  • Project Templates
  • Clip- and Track Automation
  • Tracks, Chains and Devices can be deactivated to save CPU
  • Plug-in Delay Compensation
  • Jack support including Jack Transport on all platforms
  • Micro Pitch in Note Editor
  • 7 Display Profiles for up to 3 monitors
  • Over 8 GB of world-class content

 

BITWIG STUDIO DEVICES

Homemade in Berlin.

Each device in Bitwig Studio was designed in-house using a modular system integrated in the application. Our selection of devices demonstrate the power hidden beneath the hood of Bitwig Studio. This extensive array of devices will cover all your sound design needs, from the subtle to the extreme.

  1. Audio Effects

    28 Devices
    • Bit-8
    • Blur
    • Chorus
    • Comb
    • Compressor
    • De-Esser
    • Delay-1
    • Delay-2
    • Delay-4
    • Distortion
    • Dynamics
    • EQ-2
    • EQ-5
    • EQ-DJ
    • Filter
    • Flanger
    • Freq Shifter
    • Gate
    • Ladder
    • Oscilloscope
    • Peak Limiter
    • Resonator Bank
    • Reverb
    • Ring-Mod
    • Rotary
    • Tool
    • Transient Control
    • Tremolo

     

  2. Instruments

    11 Devices
    • Drum Machine
    • E-Clap
    • E-Cowbell
    • E-Hat
    • E-Kick
    • E-Snare
    • E-Tom
    • FM-4
    • Organ
    • Polysynth
    • Sampler

     

  3. Modulators, Generators, Note FX, Routers

    14 Devices
    • Arpeggiator
    • Audio MOD
    • Audio Receiver
    • Diatonic Transposer
    • Hardware FX
    • Hardware Instrument
    • LFO MOD
    • Note Filter
    • Note MOD
    • Note Pitch Shifter
    • Note Receiver
    • Step MOD
    • Test Tone
    • Transposition Map

     

  4. Containers

    10 Devices
    • Chain
    • Drum Machine
    • FX Layer
    • Instrument Layer
    • Mid-Side Split
    • Multiband FX-2
    • Multiband FX-3
    • Replacer
    • XY Effect
    • XY Instrument

     

FORTHCOMING

Our vision.

Bitwig Studio is designed with a long-term vision in mind - that people can build their own instruments and effects right inside the software, share them with others effortlessly and collaborate in a room or over the internet in real-time.

Although these features are not available in version 1.0 of the software, the technical foundation is in place, and we are prepared to release these significant features in future versions. Read more about our vision below.

INTEGRATED MODULAR SYSTEM

All 62 devices found in Bitwig Studio were designed using a modular device creation environment which is integrated in the application. Unlike other software, this feature is at the heart of the code running Bitwig Studio. In the next major release, anyone with Bitwig Studio will have access to the integrated Modular System, enabling the modification of existing devices, or the creation and design of entirely new ones.

NETWORK SYNC

Collaboration should be as simple as picking up your instrument and making music. We have developed a system that will allow you to do just that. No more complicated connections, no more falling out of sync, all you will need is two or more computers running Bitwig Studio. Multiple users can jam on the same document, and everything is captured in the document's arrangement.

ONLINE COLLABORATION

Soon the ability to collaborate on projects in real-time will open from those working next to you, to your friends connected online around the world. Bitwig Studio will make it easy for you to work on ideas with others, wherever they might be. The multi-user online collaboration feature means music production over the internet. Multiple users can compose music in the same project from different locations, while Bitwig Studio keeps everything and everyone in sync.