Bitwig Studio 2.4 Is HereLet's Go Samplin'
Bitwig Studio 2.4 features our Sampler reborn. Now equipped with granular and wavetable techniques, new sounds are at your fingertips and performance-ready. Throw in visual crossfading and a revamped multisample editor, and Sampler has gone from trusted sideman to solo act.
But Bitwig Studio 2.4 has a lot else going on. Below is an overview of what's new, followed by some deeper explanations…
- Sampler overhaul
- Extended MIDI channel support
- New modulators: ParSeq-8, Note Counter
- New devices: Note FX Layer, Channel Filter, Channel Map
- Resizable tracks in Mix view
- Resizable scenes in Arrange view
- Colorable scenes
- Controller take-over modes
- On-screen controller visualization
- Interaction-based hints
- New quick start templates
- Modulation workflow enhancements
- New artist package: Claude Young - Cinematic Synth Sounds
- Read the full release notes...
Presenting The Sound of 2.4Cinematic Synth Sounds by Claude Young.
Coinciding with Bitwig Studio 2.4, we're proud to present a brand new artist package, the result of a unique collaboration between Bitwig, Reverb.com, and influential Detroit producer Claude Young.
This package uses material from Claude Young | Detroit Sound Science Vol. 1 - Cinematic Synth Sounds released on Reverb.com. It merges Claude’s own samples and presets made in collaboration with Bitwig. The results are evocative, warm sounds, animated by Bitwig Studio 2.4’s revamped Sampler. Ready to lend subtle emotion to any track, this package shows what can be achieved with solid audio and modern digital tools. Learn more about Claude Young here…
The Claude Young - Cinematic Synth Sounds artist pack is available now. Install Bitwig Studio 2.4, open the Package Manager, and download the package, search for creator “Claude Young” in the pop-up browser and get inspired.
Channel Support, Program-Wide
MIDI coming into Bitwig Studio now preserves its channel data by default. Layered editing can now work by channel with intuitive view/edit modes and various options for how notes are colored.
Channel data can be useful to hardware MIDI devices, VST plug-ins, or internal Bitwig Studio devices, like Instrument Layer. And the new Channel Filter and Channel Map devices can make channels dynamic within a chain. Whether you are using MIDI or not, channels can be a welcome addition to your workflow.
New Modulators & Device Enhancements
ParSeq-8 is a unique parameter modulation sequencer, where each step is its own modulation source. It can use the project's clock, advance on note input, or just run freely in either direction. As it advances, each step's targets are modulated and then reset. A great way to make your project dynamic, whether in the studio or on the stage. (Along the way, our Steps modulator got some improvements such as ping-pong looping so check it out too.)
Use Note Counter to create cycling modulation patterns as each new note arrives.
Sampler, Channel Filter, and Channel Map aren't the only devices to receive attention. Our audio degrader, Bit-8, has gained new quantization methods and parameters, providing dirtier or even cleaner modes of destruction. Joining our other layer devices is Note FX Layer, good for creating parallel note effects. And with hovered parameters and their values now displayed in the window footer (beside all available click actions), devices have been reworked in ways big and small.
Resize and Color
Change track widths in the Mix view or change scene width in the Arrange view, and enjoy larger clip views and waveforms. You are in control of what and how much you see. In Bitwig Studio 2.4, you can also give scenes their own color, to help you manage those complex live projects.
On-Screen Controller Visualization
On-screen visualizations of hardware controllers now appear directly in the Bitwig Studio window. So when you turn a knob on your controller, its effect is visible right on screen.
New controller takeover modes also define how the hardware controls and software parameters interact, and these on-screen visualizations show you the full relationship at a glance.
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