We're proud to present a new Bitwig Studio package: Audio FX - Space, Time, Color.
Discover 150+ Audio FX presets that each cast a mood onto any audio or virtual instrument output. Explore a large selection of modelled reverbs (built from the ground up in The Grid) and spread your vocals through amazing spaces. Chop your rhythms up and get creative in the time domain using repeater and stutter effects. Give your bass extra punch, add width and color to any sound, or crunch things into glitchy destruction.
Some presets add a unique character to common effects, while others use sequenced modulations to turn an incoming sound into a new rhythmical texture. And as always, eight top-level macros help you quickly find the range of each preset, and then season it to taste, choosing as much — or as little — depth to make the part stand on its own beside your other tracks.
Download this free* package from the Bitwig Studio Package Manager.
- Open Bitwig Studio
- Go to Dashboard> Package Manager
- Navigate to Extended Collection> Audio FX – Space, Time, Color
- Click the "Install" button to download and install the package
- In the pop-up browser, select Device Type "Audio FX", the Presets tab and search in Preset Location for "Audio FX – Space, Time, Color"
*Audio FX - Space, Time, Color is a free Bitwig Studio package for all customers with a valid Upgrade plan. The required version is Bitwig Studio 3.1 or higher. Renew your Upgrade Plan or upgrade from 16-Track or 8-Track here.
A few words on Modularity
The Audio FX package highlights Bitwig Studio's unique modular structure:
One of Bitwig Studio’s design principles has always been modularity. This is seen in modulators, which provide a small army of note values (like pitch, velocity, MPE pressure, etc.), LFOs, envelope generators, and step sequencers that can control the parameters of any device and plug-in. But this also includes the ability to side-chain any parameter, to use an external CV source as modulator, or even to blend modulators in unique ways for otherwise impossible sound design.
Bitwig's device structure is further example of modular thinking, with most of the devices able to contain other devices or plug-ins. This means that instruments can include note FX (like an arpeggiator), side-chain signals can have their own processing, and hardware CV instruments have a special place for sending modulator signals out as analog CV. And when a preset is saved in Bitwig Studio, all of these nested devices and modulators are included, since they are part of that sound.
Nested device chains also make unique routings possible, whether it is creating a stack of parallel chains with the FX Layer, fading between processing options with FX Selector, only processing the wet signal (like the Wet FX chain on many devices), or even inserting devices or plug-ins into the feedback loop of any delay or reverb device. This structure makes for simpler devices and greater sound design flexibility.
Learn more about Bitwig Studio devices here.