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A MESSAGE FROM MR. VOGEL

Clouds of quantized dust and rainbow icicles for all of us.

"I’ve been making music with computers and machines since the early 90’s.
I love discovering new ways of making crazy sounds in the studio and out on the stage. 

Last year Bitwig gave me a call and invited me to spend a few months experimenting with their software. I worked closely with their developers basically pushing it to the limits. They were really interested to see what I would come up with, and I found out Bitwig can be lots of things. I mostly like the way that it’s a kind of modular effects rack with a lot more possibilities than first meets the eye. Actually, if you’re into making patches or modular synths, then you’ll get it straight away. You can wrap elements inside of other elements and control many parameters with just one turn. Really, you can imagine and invent all sorts of things... pretty wild combinations.

So after a few late nights of patching stuff up using only the built-in FX modules and some samples from my own archives, of course, I started to come up with unique inventions: like a kind of Bitwig-only-style crazy granulator. It chops up samples into little grains which turn into long clouds that rain down into a quantized dust and gets frozen into rainbow icicles … sort of thing.

I had a lot of fun.

Well, now we invite you to explore my presets, sketches, and tracks. Just discover for yourself some of what is possible with Bitwig.

There’s a lot of possibilities, I can tell you."

- Cristian Vogel, Artist

 

THE CRISTIAN VOGEL BITWIG LAB

Bitwig Artist Collection

Electronic music innovator, producer and performer Cristian Vogel has created the first contribution to the Artist Collection in Bitwig Studio, the "Cristian Vogel Bitwig Lab." This original package is free for the Bitwig Community, featuring nearly 1 gigabyte of signature clips, samples, FX, and device presets designed exclusively for Bitwig Studio.

Discover how Mr. Vogel uses Bitwig Devices to create granulation, deep freeze reverb, wavetable synthesis, beat generating modulators, and more. Each device preset and clip can be expanded to view the complexities at work, or minimized for performance with complete macro controls. This is your ticket to take a journey with Bitwig Studio into the unknown. Download "The Cristian Vogel Bitwig Lab," combine it with your favorite projects, and enjoy the ride.

  1. Download Instructions

    Available now and free for Bitwig Studio license holders.

    Downloading and installing the Cristian Vogel Bitwig Lab is simple:
     

    1. Open Bitwig Studio
    2. Go to File>Package Manager
    3. Navigate to Artist Collection>Cristian Vogel Bitwig Lab
    4. Click the "Install" button to download and install the package.
    5. In the Library, type "Vogel" in the search field.
    6. Let the journey begin.

WE FOUND CRISTIAN VOGEL'S NOTES

...and you might want to have a look.

To test out ideas and the function of his sounds and presets, Cristian Vogel created sketches in Bitwig Studio. These are essentially mini-Bitwig projects that offer a glimpse at what each of his presets is capable of doing. Each sketch contains clip scenes or arranges that showcase his presets of instruments and effects. There's some crazy routing, ungodly mapping, and dizzying clip actions. Opening up the "Info" tab in the "Project Panel" (Arrange window, bottom right) reveals the occasional note Mr. Vogel left behind about a particular project or idea. Since these sketches were "collected and saved," the projects open not only for our customers, but also for demo users. That means everyone can find out what the "Cristian Vogel Bitwig Lab" actually is. Spoiler alert: it's another world, and he left it for you here.

About Mr. Vogel

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BIO
Cristian Vogel is a composer, music producer and performer, known worldwide for his improvisational concerts, compositions for contemporary dance and many studio productions.

He has been a long-term innovator in the composition, mixing and performance of electronic sounds. Spanning a 20 year career at the vanguard of european electronic music, his work has been acknowledged as an outstanding influence in the fields of composition for stage, club culture and studio.

Born in Chile 1972 and raised in the UK, he is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Station 55
Station 137
Shitkatapult
Sub Rosa

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