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Bitwig 8-Track

The Compact Edition of Next Generation Workflow

Bitwig 8-Track, the trim and effective digital audio workstation to start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro. 8-Track includes the entire collection of Bitwig Studio devices for use on up to eight project tracks with audio or MIDI. Also included, the Bitwig Essentials Package, a versatile selection of presets and sounds handpicked from the flagship Bitwig Studio Library. Connect your controller, record your instrument, produce simple arrangements, design new sounds, or just jam.

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 8-Track’s unified mapping system allows you to modulate any device or VST parameter using macro controls and modulator devices. Explore a new 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 8-Track is developed by musicians, for musicians.

Bitwig 8-Track is the sketch pad for your musical ideas featuring the acclaimed workflow of
Bitwig Studio.

GETTING STARTED
Installing Bitwig 8-Track

 

Log into your
Bitwig user account
and enter your 8-Track
serial number.

Download Bitwig 8-Track from your profile page.

Install 8-Track from the downloaded installer.

Open 8-Track and activate when prompted.

  1. WORLD CLASS INSTRUMENTS & FX

    Designed by Bitwig.

    In 8-Track, you have access to all the devices Bitwig has to offer. Over 50 of them, designed with great detail and precision by our team here in Berlin. We took care to include all the tools you need to not only make your sound, but inspire you to push it into new territories. Also included, the Bitwig Essentials collection containing presets for our devices alongside a handpicked selection of loops, clips, and samples to help your music go where you want it to.

    To see the complete details of devices and features from Bitwig, visit the Bitwig Studio feature page.

     

  2. COMMUNITY LEARNING

    Everything you need to get started.

    The dedication of the Bitwig Community to share knowledge is awesome. There's so much out there, so we make a constant effort to gather channels for you in the Community Learning section of our site.

    Discover mixing and performance techniques, tips, tricks, and the unique workflow possibilities as told by talented people out there producing, performing, and designing sounds everyday. Even though the Community Learning page is focused on Bitwig Studio, you will find the concept and workflow the same as Bitwig 8-Track.

     

Feature Comparison

Features Bitwig 8-Track Bitwig Studio
Project Tracks 8 Unlimited
Effect Tracks 2 Unlimited
Scenes 8 Unlimited
VST/VSTis 2 Unlimited
Hardware Instruments 1 Unlimited
Hardware Effects 1 Unlimited

*8-Track Audio Export limited to 16-bit Integer

What are the system requirements of Bitwig 8-Track?
Mac PC Linux
OS Version Mac OS X 10.7 or later Windows 7 32/64-bit
Windows 8 32/64-bit
Ubuntu 12.04
CPU 64-bit Intel CPU Dual-core AMD or Intel CPU or faster with SSE3 support 64-bit dual-core or better x86 CPU with SSE3 support
Display Minimum 1280 x 768 pixel screen resolution.
RAM Minimum 2GB RAM.
Disk space Minimum 5GB free disk space.
Internet Decent connection to download bundled content (not included with installer).

About Bitwig

Created by musicians, for musicians.

Bitwig is an international music software company based in Berlin. The company was established in 2009 by four music enthusiasts with extensive experience in the music technology industry and a strong vision about new cutting-edge methods of music production, performance and collaboration. Bitwig has 11 employees dedicated to changing the way the world uses software to design sounds, perform and create music with Bitwig 8-Track and our flagship product,
Bitwig Studio.