Bitwig Studio Devices

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In Bitwig Studio, devices are virtual instruments, audio effects, and other tools to create and process sound.

Each device in Bitwig Studio was designed in-house using the modular framework that is the foundation of 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.

Below are some highlights; scroll down farther for the complete list.


Phase manipulation synthesizer.

Meet Phase-4, a four-oscillator synthesizer powered by phase modulation and phase distortion. Drawing inspiration from legendary digital synths like Yamaha's DX7 and Casio’s CZ series, Phase-4 is capable of vintage sounds that we know and love, but it goes further, greatly expanding on these phase manipulation concepts.

Check out the sound examples below:


Sampler, resampled.

The Bitwig Studio Sampler is a powerful tool for playing and manipulating audio. It boasts several playback modes (including traditional pitch-based, granular or wavetable options), advanced looping features with crossfades, endless modulation possibilities and more.

With an advanced multisample editor, creating large and sophisticated patches is fast and effortless.

Read more on Sampler here...


Subtractive synthesizer, and then some.

Polysynth is a very capable and great-sounding subtractive synthesizer. With two flexible oscillators at its core, it offers numerous blending and modulation options, drive, feedback, and a lush filter.


Flexible and powerful amplifier simulator.

Inject a bit of virtual analog grit into your sounds with the Amp device, a remarkable piece of amplifier-simulation technology. The Amp consists of pre and post sections with individual EQs, a drive section with 8 drive types, and a cabinet simulation offering advanced cabinet, coloring, and mix settings.

A Universe of Modulators

A new modulation paradigm.

Bitwig Studio has one of the most flexible and powerful modulation systems of the industry,
offering nearly endless possibilities; a big step towards a fully modular device architecture.

Each device in Bitwig Studio 2 (whether internal or an external plug-in) has modulation slots where you can load individual modulators. Bitwig Studio 2 comes with 30+ brand-new modulators; from standard modulators like envelopes and LFOs to more unique modulator types like Random, Select-4, and Math.

Add an unlimited number of modulators to a device, and assign each modulator to any number of parameters with ease and flexibility. Modulators can also be interconnected for truly dynamic and expressive sound design possibilities.

Here's the complete list with screenshots and descriptions...

Hardware Integration Devices

Next-level hardware-software integration.

Bitwig Studio offers many ways to connect and control external hardware. Our dedicated hardware devices can send and receive MIDI notes and clock, CC, CV/Gate, or analog clock. This allows for advanced control, combining the strengths of two worlds.

We're dedicated to giving you the best in terms of control and usability—with creativity always in focus. Combine our hardware control devices with audio and note effects, and the extraordinary modulation system of Bitwig Studio, for incredible creative fun.

HW Instrument and MIDI Devices

Make Bitwig Studio your MIDI powerhouse.

The HW Instrument allows you to send notes and MIDI clock from your project to hardware such as synthesizers, drum machines, and the like. You can route the audio back into the same track for convenience, and even let Bitwig Studio automatically set latency compensation.

Additionally there are several other MIDI devices for other use cases, such as MIDI CC that can send continuous CC to any hardware, enabling automation and modulation for next-level hardware-software integration.

HW CV Instrument

Digital control of analog hardware.

With this device, you can send notes from Bitwig Studio as CV and Gate through an audio output on your audio interface, to control analog synths, eurorack modules, and other CV/Gate-ready hardware.

Send audio from the oscillator back into the device to tune things properly, with a detailed pitch offset graph.

HW CV Out & HW Clock Out

Immediate and creative control.

HW CV Out is a simple device to send a CV signal to an output on your audio interface—essentially a software knob to control hardware via automation, modulation, and expression.

With the HW CV Clock device, you can send CV clock and reset to audio outputs, with numerous time settings.


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 are many cases where this technology is extremely useful. Nested devices can be moved together in or between projects and of course saved and recalled as one preset.

All Bitwig Devices

82 devices and counting.

Below is the complete list of all devices you get with Bitwig Studio. We are continuously adding things to the list, so be sure to check back and stay tuned for product news from us.

  1. Audio Effects

    37 Devices
    • Amp
    • Bit-8
    • Blur
    • Chorus
    • Comb
    • Compressor
    • DC Offset
    • De-Esser
    • Delay-1
    • Delay-2
    • Delay-4
    • Distortion
    • Dual Pan
    • Dynamics
    • EQ-2
    • EQ-5
    • EQ-DJ
    • Filter
    • Flanger
    • Freq Shifter
    • Gate
    • Ladder
    • Oscilloscope
    • Peak Limiter
    • Phaser
    • Pitch Shifter
    • Resonator Bank
    • Reverb
    • Ring-Mod
    • Rotary
    • Spectrum Analyzer
    • Test Tone
    • Time Shift
    • Tool
    • Transient Control
    • Treemonster
    • Tremolo
  2. Hardware Devices

    8 Devices
    • HW Clock Out
    • HW CV Instrument
    • HW CV Out
    • HW FX
    • HW Instrument
    • MIDI CC
    • MIDI Program Change
    • MIDI Song Select
  3. Instruments

    11 Devices
    • E-Clap
    • E-Cowbell
    • E-Hat
    • E-Kick
    • E-Snare
    • E-Tom
    • FM-4
    • Organ
    • Phase-4
    • Polysynth
    • Sampler
  4. Note Effects

    11 Devices
    • Arpeggiator
    • Diatonic Transposer
    • Multi-Note
    • Note Echo
    • Note Filter
    • Note Harmonizer
    • Note Latch
    • Note Length
    • Note Pitch Shifter
    • Note Velocity
    • Transposition Map
  5. Modulators

    30 Devices
    • 4-Stage
    • ADSR
    • AHDSR
    • Audio Rate
    • Audio Sidechain
    • Beat LFO
    • Button
    • Buttons
    • Classic LFO
    • Envelope Follower
    • Expressions
    • HW CV In
    • Keytrack
    • LFO
    • Macro-4
    • Macro
    • Math
    • MIDI
    • Mix
    • Note Sidechain
    • Polynom
    • Quantize
    • Random
    • Sample and Hold
    • Select-4
    • Steps
    • Vector-4
    • Vector-8
    • Voice Stack
    • XY
  6. Containers & Routers

    15 Devices
    • Audio Receiver
    • Chain
    • Drum Machine
    • FX Layer
    • FX Selector
    • Instrument Layer
    • Instrument Selector
    • Mid-Side Split
    • Multiband FX-2
    • Multiband FX-3
    • Note Receiver
    • Replacer
    • Step MOD
    • XY Effect
    • XY Instrument