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BITWIG STUDIO 1.3

Touch Bitwig Studio

Today 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. If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to get your hands on Bitwig Studio, now is the time.

Bitwig Studio 1.3 is available now for all three platforms, including multi-touch on Windows, Linux, and optimized with a special display profile for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Book. Mac OS X does not fully support multi-touch at this time, but Bitwig Studio is ready when that day comes. In the meantime, Mac users will be happy to find several bug fixes and the new E-Cowbell device while they wait.

The latest version of Bitwig Studio, featuring multi-touch, tablet display profile, gestures, pen control, and more cowbell.

Bitwig Studio 1.3 is available now.

Greetings from Berlin,
The Bitwig Team

Download Bitwig Studio 1.3 here:

 

Release Notes

1.3 KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE

  • Multi-Touch
    Control multiple faders, knobs, and device displays at the same time. Multi-touch is limited only by the capabilities of the hardware on which Bitwig Studio is installed.
  • Radial Gestures Menu
    Press and hold anywhere on the screen for a quick access menu for multiple actions.
  • Touch Keyboard
    An integrated keyboard that includes X/Y axis controls independent for each finger. An additional dimension, "Pressure" is available when using the Touch Keyboard with Pen and Microsoft Surface Pro.
  • Track Header
    One single button has effectively replaced four.  Simply tap and swipe in a direction to activate  
  • New E-Cowbell Device
    You've got a fever, and the only prescription ...is more cowbell.

 

Introduction

Bitwig Studio 1.3 Feature Overview

Bitwig Developer Claes Johanson provides an overview of the key features in Bitwig Studio 1.3 on Microsoft Surface Pro. Check out the new tablet display profile, Bitwig Radial Menu functionality, Touch Keyboard, and more.  Watch the following videos for detailed descriptions of multi-touch with the Arrangement, Drum Editor, Note Editor, Mixer, and playing Bitwig Studio as an instrument.

 

Arrangement

Gestures for super-fast compositions.

The Arrangement in Bitwig Studio can be manipulated in new and intuitive ways using gestures and multi-touch. Claes demonstrates the new methods of workflow using the Microsoft Surface Pro and Bitwig Studio 1.3. Watch and discover how easy it is to stretch clips, copy and duplicate entire segments of your Bitwig Studio Project in the latest update.

PLAY

Bitwig Studio Touch Keyboard

The Bitwig Studio 1.3 tablet display profile includes an easy to use keyboard layout to perform Bitwig Studio as an instrument directly on your project. When combined with Pen technology, Claes shows us how pressure can be applied for expressive performance using traditional and non-traditional keyboard layouts.

Mixer

Multi-touch for the perfect mix.

Bitwig Developer Claes Johanson provides an overview of the key features in Bitwig Studio 1.3 on Microsoft Surface Pro. Check out the new tablet display profile, Bitwig Radial Menu functionality, Touch Keyboard, and more. Watch the following videos for detailed descriptions of multi-touch with the Arrangement, Drum Editor, Note Editor, Mixer, and playing Bitwig Studio as an instrument.

 

NOTE EDITOR

Making use of the Bitwig Radial Menu.

Claes quickly creates, copies, arranges and deletes notes using gestures combined with the actions of the Radial Menu in Bitwig Studio 1.3. Using one or multiple fingers, editing notes can be performed fast and with ease.

Drum Editor

Get your hands on the groove.

Following suit with the Note Editor, the Drum Editor shows each drum hit as notes, and additionally includes a pad layout for performing drum patterns directly onto your Bitwig Studio Project. Claes shows the benefits of both detailed and performance-based editing and pattern creation in Bitwig Studio 1.3

RADIAL GESTURE MENU

Bitwig's new tool for touch displays.

Bitwig Studio 1.3 consolidates multiple functions into a new addition to our graphical user interface. The Radial Gesture Menu is accessed with a simple press-and-hold on any location of your touch display. Doing so activates a primary ring with options to guide your gestures toward an intended action. A secondary ring is also visible in certain instances, which can be used when applying a second finger to the Radial Menu.

We've created infographics below for an overview of the Radial Gesture Menu used in different scenarios of Bitwig Studio 1.3

BITWIG STUDIO FEATURE COMPARISON

Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
Windows Mac OS X Linux
Bitwig Studio: "professional grade" software for creation and performance
of your musical ideas on stage or in the studio.
Yes Yes Yes
Audio Driver Support Wasapi
Jack
ASIO
Core Audio
Jack
Jack
ALSA
Multi-Monitor Support Up to 3 Up to 3 Up to 3
High Resolution Support/Retina Yes Yes Yes
Flexible Window Scaling Yes Yes Yes
Tablet Display Profile Yes Yes Yes
Radial Gesture Menu Yes No Yes
Multi-touch Input Yes No Yes
Pen Input Support MS Surface Pro and Surface Book Series No No
MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) Yes Yes Yes