It is one thing to make a wonderful sound, but keeping it interesting minute after minute is a hard task. To coincide with our recent Bitwig Studio update and its broader modulation possibilities, we present a package of Evolving Sounds and Sequences. Along with our friends Polarity and the irrepressible Joerg Sunderkoetter (aka “Jurgis”), 68 new presets have arrived, each bringing inevitable motion and a range of possibilities.
Some are soundscapes, which twist and grow over time. Sometimes they operate in musical time (quarter notes, bars, etc.), and other times they work independent of that.
Others are sequences, giving rhythmic force or regularity to the sound. This could come from an Arpeggiator, or even a bank of them, turning each note into flowing expressions. Or it could come from modulators (like Steps and ParSeq-8) or any of the data modules in The Grid. Often, a number of tiny wheels are spinning at different rates, weaving these sounds together.
And some do a bit of shuffling, cycling various sources or effects to create a mélange of sound. This is often achieved with our Selector devices and their assorted voice modes, but Bitwig’s Unified Modulation System makes all manner of swaps possible. Because sometimes each new note (or audio event) deserves a new way of thinking.
This means pads that chirp on each beat. Strings that change texture with each note played. Note effects that sort each key played into undulating polyrhythms. Even algorithmic drum beats that shift their pattern with each new note, or oscillators that grow tendrils and thorns the longer they are held. Life does find a way.
Download “Evolving Sounds and Sequences” from the Bitwig Studio Package Manager today, find the range of each preset with its friendly Remote Controls, and instantly turn a few common notes into a wave of textures, just as subtle or glaring as you like.
- Open Bitwig Studio
- Go to Dashboard> Package Manager
- Navigate to Essential Collection> Evolving Sounds and Sequences
- Click the "Install" button to download and install the package
- In the Pop-up Browser, select the Presets tab and search in the Bitwig Studio Preset Location for "Evolving Sounds and Sequnces"
Evolving Sounds and Sequences is a free Bitwig Studio package for all customers with a valid Upgrade plan. The required version is Bitwig Studio 3.2 or higher.
Renew your Upgrade Plan or upgrade from 16-Track or 8-Track here.