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.
WINDOWS, MAC OS X, LINUX
All for one, one for all.
The next generation of software for sound and music creation is available on all three major platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Produce, share, and collaborate from completely different machines. When it comes to which operating system you wish to use with Bitwig Studio, the choice is yours.
INTEGRATED USER INTERFACE
Customized workflow to match any style.
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. 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.
This is one of many features that demonstrates Bitwig Studio’s seamless integration of multiple views into your workflow as needed, the way you want it.
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 better yet, your performance on stage. Choose 32-bit, 64-bit, or choose both. No third-party bridging is necessary to run your favorite plugins side-by-side. Bitwig Studio protects your workflow while efficiently running your VSTs for non-stop creativity.
UNIFIED MODULATION SYSTEM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Per Note Expressions
Notes are not created equal.
Note Expressions are parameters that can be set for each individual note, such as Velocity, Gain, Pan, and Timbre. Many of these parameters can change over the course of the note, making them like specialized automation curves. One note expression can be edited at a time, and you pick which expression to view by clicking its name in from the list below the Note Editor.
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 in Bitwig Studio. 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. However, 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.
Dynamic Object Inspector
The hyper-focused randomizer.
Start with a groove or motif, take the idea that inspires you from the start and quickly transform it into a new building block for your track. The Dynamic Object Inspector allows you to select multiple notes or events and edit them together with an interactive histogram, easily adding variations as you go.
BITWIG STUDIO DEVICES
Homemade in Berlin.
Each device in Bitwig Studio was designed in-house using a modular system integrated in the application. The modular system will be available to anyone using Bitwig Studio in the future. A simple click will allow you to modify any existing device, or create your own. Our selection of current devices demonstrate the power hidden beneath the hood of Bitwig Studio.
MODULATORS, GENERATORS, NOTE FX, ROUTERS
The best of the best for Bitwig Studio.
We’ve partnered with some of the best sound designers in the business to give you over a thousand quality presets right out of the box. Extend your library with offerings from our partners who have painstakingly created loops, presets, and sampled instruments for Bitwig Studio.
ModeAudio is among our featured collaborators, consistently designing amazing sounds with authentic style while clearly demonstrating the power of Bitwig Studio.
Download the ModeAudio demo song for Bitwig Studio from our download page, or search for ModeAudio presets in the Bitwig Factory Library.
Irrupt is a premium sound design and production company based in Denver and Berlin. Irrupt create and curate sound elements for electronic music producers and performers. Their creative sounds are designed to inspire studio compositions, performances, and DJ sets to reach beyond what is formulaic, routine, and typical. Irrupt curated sounds and collections represent a new digital audio format of a granular loop structure.
The depth and history of Detunized has produced an outstanding catalog of sound. Detunized has taken their expertise to Bitwig Studio, and the result is an addition that truly showcases what Bitwig Studio is capable of right out of the box.
Since 2009, Detunized has developed sample-based and software instrument libraries for artists and music technology companies throughout the world.
Search your Factory Library in Bitwig Studio 1.2 for Detunized presets, or visit their website for more.
Fresh off the production of a Bitwig Studio project for the Arturia Producer Pack, Overclock Inc. has supplied Bitwig Studio 1.2 with a prime selection of versatile sounds in the Factory Library.
Overclock, Inc. is a group of like-minded individuals interested in every step of the music making process. From the creation of downloadable sample sets and plugins, to live studio engineering, mixing, and programming, we take pleasure in all things production.
Tolcha is an acoustic/electronic four piece band based in Berlin. Their sound is best described as an ever evolving future-vintage Sci-Fi movie score with a hint of Film Noir and a heavy Dub signature. The project originally kicked off as a 3 piece around the year 2000. Since the very beginning their live shows incorporated self produced synchronized videos – a signifier for the love of cinema, which is still the main inspiration for their music.
After several visits to Tolcha's studio, three of their outstanding instruments can be found among our sound content packages: the String Orchestra, Clavinet, and ever-important Fender Rhodes.
There are some sounds a library can't do without, such as the classic Wurly sampled to perfection. Our good friend Stephen Grawe let us sample his freshly refurbished Wurlitzer e-piano. Download the package within Bitwig Studio to experience four velocity layers over five octaves of pure funk.
Nektar Technology has taken the time to create a large collection of acoustic drum kits offering a variety of sticks and articulations. The Nektar Acoustic Drums collection features four velocity layers of high-quality drum samples. Each sample was recorded with great detail and precision by Nektar Technology.
JoMoX is a German electronic musical instrument manufacturer founded in 1997 in Berlin.
JoMoX supplies true-analog synthesizers to the world. The XBase 09 was the first product offered from JoMoX, and it continues to be the most requested device from their product line. Download the JoMoX package for a sampling of their unique synth loop recordings to use in your Bitwig Studio Library.
Earth Moments was created to offer unique collections of high quality samples of ethnic sounds and signatures of instruments from all over the world.
All their authentic, royalty-free samples have been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound. The samples were recorded using tube pre-Amps and mics on 96kHz in studios across India, exclusively delivered by top Indian percussionists in the Indian music scene today.
Freak Ass E is a DJ, producer and instrumentalist from Berlin, and cool enough to let Bitwig sample two of his instruments for our library collection. When downloading packages from inside Bitwig Studio 1.0, be sure to check out the sounds of his vibraphone and marimba.
Hip-hop and R&B inspired drums, breaks, and cuts.
Raw Cutz is a company built from over 35 years experience releasing world-class and highly regarded sample packs for Producers, DJs and musicians worldwide.
Raw Cutz inspires musicians old and new to make exciting Hip Hop, House, Drum and Bass and other experimental forms using inspirational sounds, swung beats, processed kits and found sounds that Raw Cutz and its Producers release regularly on its imprint.
For Bitwig Studio, you will find a free high-quality sampling of their catalog that features acoustic drum loops for hip-hop and R&B styles of production.
The Loop Loft offers a range of loop collections for drums, percussion, guitar, bass, saxophone, and more. Its productions are recorded using only real musicians, not machines. “We don’t use samplers. We don’t program beats. We just record the best musicians in the world to bring you loops that feel and sound human.”
A boutique sample shop, The Loop Loft records the best musicians on the planet to create the highest quality loops & Multitrack Sessions.
Wave Alchemy is an innovative sound design company based in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. They specialize in the development of cutting-edge sample libraries which are produced to perfection using a collection of highly sought after vintage and new-age studio equipment.
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 54 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.
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.
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.