“It captures my imperfections which is what I like...I like things being loose, I like to record straight in and not have to worry about it.”
Since the launch of Bitwig Studio a growing number of artists across all musical genres have adopted Bitwig Studio for their production and performance. We'd like to introduce you here to some of the amazing talents, who embraced Bitwig Studio since its launch and share their stories.
“It captures my imperfections which is what I like...I like things being loose, I like to record straight in and not have to worry about it.”
"Dialling through Bitwig’s resonator banks, reverb, blur effects and frequency shifters, to distortion presets and the system’s modulation abilities, the thing that jumped out at me are the subtleties I am able to achieve while processing field recordings.”
“It’s really simple, and extremely powerful. It changed everything”
“The elegant part of Bitwig for me is I only need one channel to do so many things.... and I can use modulators to modulate my hardware which is just incredible,” he says. “So I’m still learning on this never ending journey, but definitely less is more.”
"Bitwig definitely makes it easier for me to get ideas from my head to sounds I can record and use”
“Bitwig feels much more like a modular instrument than a classic DAW.”
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"Bitwig is a great DAW for a starting up producer like me. What I like the most about it, is that it really is straight - forward, and easy to understand. It is also quite quirky which opens up a window to unlimited possibilities and exploring. It's in sync with my ideas and matches my personality really well. That is what I look for in a DAW. Strongly recommend to a junior or experienced music producer."
Mamiko Motto is a DJ, producer, composer and founder of the GASS record label. Her leading radio show on NTS is recognised for breaking some of the biggest underground artists in electronic music and she is, as Frank 151 describes—“A Swiss Army knife of the music industry.” An international touring DJ, Mamiko produces and composes under various monikers including Wednesday Nite, with previous releases on Warp and Big Dada. Her sound design for video games has been featured in “Butterstar Galactica” by Hudson Mohawke and other audiovisual projects.
"Bitwig picks up where Ableton left off for me, combining the speed and flexibility with advanced features I’m yet to see in any other DAW (nested FX chains, built-in modulation). The only limit is your imagination!”
Andrei Eremin is a Melbourne-based engineer and producer whose work includes releases for grammy nominated band Hiatus Kaiyote, Chet Faker, Ta-ku, Miami Horror, Wafia and more. Eremin also releases his own music under his own name and the alias Ghosting.
Harnessing a wealth of experience obtained through years of working in the studio across countless genres of music, Andrei composes uniquely accessible experimental electronica, exploring abstract arrangement while still maintaining an air of familiarity and timelessness.
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"Bitwig Studio has a unique ability to respond to the emotions and sensitivities of musicians and music creators."
Read more and download the free Bitwig project file here.
"Bitwig has given me the ability to take my sound design and composition to whole a new level. The modulators enable me to turn the sounds I have in my head into actual usable elements in songs. There's a real level of musicality at the soul of this software, which I love."
Guy Andrews continues to carve his way into the electronic music scene, exploring a new sonic palette with his début album out on Houndstooth Recordings in March 2016. Ignoring previously used DJ-friendly structures, tempos, and mix downs, ‘Our Spaces’ breathes a new power and directness, as Guy has re-focused his approach and style. This paradigm shift is immediately evident from the album’s opening bars, with its emphatic percussion and reeling distortions a perennial feature throughout the album. This sonic aggression, however, is paralleled with a sensitivity and zeal that really adds a level of depth that is often hard to communicate consistently in album format.
"When it comes to producing or creative working , Bitwig is my choice! I love the workflow combining classic horizontal arranging with vertical jamming and clip based composing. The software looks fresh and sounds super clean and especially the modulation options in any direction is a huge plus on my work.
Bitwig delivers everything to support a modern way of writing and producing electronic music. Big fun is guaranteed!"
Martin Eyerer has been a DJ and producer for more than 20 years. His body of work includes over 100 releases for various UK and Australian labels (including Renaissance, Buzzin Fly, Great Stuff, Boxer, Audiomatique, Bedrock, Rejected, Second State and his very own Kling Klong records) and a top-three US Billboard Chart ranking. In addition to being a producer, he runs his own label (Kling Klong), operates an analog mixing and mastering studio, and is one of the three driving forces behind Riverside Studios.
"The more I use Bitwig, the more I realise its potential to assist me in having an original sound. I also feel more joy and fun using Bitwig than any other DAW I have used in the past.
It’s inspiring, intuitive and I’m finding that the more I discover within Bitwig, the less I need to reach for 3rd party instruments to achieve the results I’m looking for. Bitwig has also encouraged me to be more adventurous and imaginative with live performance and I really enjoy preparing live sets now.
I feel really excited to be using this new DAW because it seems to have been designed with the intention of having none of the limits of the classic DAW’s I’m familiar with."
Pspiralife has always been involved in music from a young age, in 2004 he began studying latin, jazz and funk, and then found a deep passion in psy trance and electronic music production over the course of the next years.
Since then he has been busy focussing on creating his own style of Zenonesque fused with Full On PsyTrance elements, while also incorporating a subtle touch of many other EDM styles, Classical, Orchestral and Cinematic.
Releasing music on various record labels and touring since his first album "Self Similar" was released on Zenon Records in 2012, Pspiralife is has gained recognition worldwide for his high quality original sound, detailed production, and omni-directional story telling, live sets.
"Finally a DAW that understands the way I am thinking‚ modular based chaining is so much fun!!"
For the past 20 years, Jeroen Verheij aka Secret Cinema has been regarded as a key figure of the Dutsch techno scene and a steady producer of countless techno classics.
He recently gave a Computer Music Masterclass tutorial about his music production workflow with hardware and Bitwig Studio.
"Bitwig can be quick for creating material you can accurately control and mix with straight away. It's also quirky enough to explore unconventional modulations."
Cristian Vogel is a composer, music producer and performer, known worldwide for his improvisational concerts, compositions for contemporary dance and many studio productions.
Read more about Cristian Vogel and his amazing
Bitwig Artist Collection here.
"Bitwig is the most exciting and mind-blowing music software I have ever used. After thirty years of tinkering with sequencers I should be totally bored with them by now, but I just got Bitwig 2.0 and suddenly making electronic music is as exciting and experimental as the day I started out. Amazing."
Ott is a British record producer and engineer who has worked with Sinéad O'Connor, The Orb, and Brian Eno, and has achieved recognition since 2002 for his own psychedelic dub tracks and his collaborations with Simon Posford (Hallucinogen / Shpongle).
He has released two albums on Twisted Records: Blumenkraft (2003), Skylon (2008) and two albums on Ottsonic: Mir (2011) and Fairchildren (2015).
Read Ott's first impressions of Bitwig Studio in this brilliant Facebook post from 2014.
"Bitwig Studio has the most inspiring workflow that lets me compose and produce my ideas instantly and offers fantastic instruments, effects and editing tools, that provide infinite ways to produce sounds. It's always a pleasure to dive into the bitwig universe."
Katrin Schüler-Springoum studied music at the renowned Vienna Music Academy. She works as a guitarist, producer, arranger, songwriter and producer for film and tv-documentary scores (ZDF/WDR) and audio dramas (WDR/NDR/RBB) as well as a composer for Universal Publishing Production Music and Popvirus Library. Her live project "On Behalf Of Rosy" started in January, 2019 with Zurich-based vocalist Silv Widmer, live electronics (Bitwig Studio), and guitar. Katrin is a Bitwig certified trainer and lives currently in Berlin.
"Bitwig embraces artists who think 'out of the box' and intuitively integrates the likes of Eurorack Modular, hardware drum machines, vintage instruments, et al into its workflow. Bitwig does not insist its own ecosystem on the creative, instead it allows the creative to be the architect of your own personalised workflow."
The further you look into “TB Arthur” the murkier it all becomes. Rather like the story of the mysterious “Lewis” in a very different area of music, it all seems a bit too perfect. The over-amped analogue machines, the extraordinary psychedelic qualities of the music, the stories of dusty warehouses and hints of distant raves, the messages in run-out grooves like secret messages from times past: it's all so perfectly designed to press the buttons of techno vinyl fetishists it can't be real. Can it?
Our contacts at Hard Wax are not the most communicative – like Hard Wax ever has been, right? But the one thing they have been absolutely emphatic about is that despite forum chatter, this is not some secret project for Adam X, or Shed, or anyone else. To be precise: “TB Arthur is TB Arthur and will remain so despite the speculations”.
"I love Bitwig. it's the ultimate electronic playground. Before you know it you find yourself in very unexpected places!"
Eldad Guetta is a Los-Angeles based film composer, music producer and multi instrumentalist. His most recent projects include co-producing the music for the multiple Oscar Winning film "La La Land", as well as working for LucasFilm, Rufus Wainwright and co-producing a new album for Chrissie Hynde.
"I've been using sequencers since hardware. Bitwig's concept blew me away from day 1. Truly a huge step forward. It's like they read my mind."
Luke Slater has been quoted by FACT Magazine as one of techno’s most consistent and respected practitioners, and has been instrumental in reinvigorating the techno landscape for the past two and a half decades.
Slater chases that fundamental wave - seeking new sounds while staying true to the original P.A.S. ideology and channels an on-going search for new ground into cutting-edge modern music, from non-conformist techno to exquisite electronica.
"I'm a huge fan of Bitwig. It has cemented itself as a highly creative and future proof DAW that is simple to use but allows advanced users to get deep with Bitwig's modular architecture. The modulators are such a unique and powerful feature that can yield extremely creative results with even the most vanilla plugins. I also love the MPE support especially with Bitwig's Polysynth. I truly believe that it's only a matter of time before MPE replaces the MIDI standard and so far Bitwig has implemented MPE in the most simple and user friendly way." edIT/ The Glitch Mob
The Glitch Mob – the Los Angeles-based trio comprising Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer. Boreta, edit, and Ooah came together around 2006, passing through various members until settling on this core trio of musicians. Together, they combined their different skills and aesthetics into the compellingly collaged whole that has become one of the most beloved live electronic acts, and distinctive recording artists, working today.
"Bitwig is the first DAW that can truly move at the speed my brain does. No more workflow issues that tend to create a creative block. It allows me to be ten steps ahead of everyone else in a demanding session. It is with no question the best tool out there for creating music."
Alex Niceforo is a Producer/Songwriter/Remixer who has produced for Britney Spears, Robin Thicke, Ariana Grande, Miguel and submitted official remixes for Chris Brown, Kid Ink, Red, and Escape The Fate.
"The [Bitwig Studio] touch integration gives me a completely new way to control my virtual instruments and be fully expressive without needing a MIDI controller... besides, very few MIDI controllers would even give me that level of expressive control (and the few that do are about 4 to 5 times the cost of Bitwig)."
Thavius Beck is an electronic musician/producer/programmer as well as an electronic music educator who has worked with various artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Saul Williams to singer/songwriter Skylar Grey.
Learn more about Thavius Beck on his Certified Professional profile page here.
"Bitwig is by far the best decision I've ever made. Its not easy switching programs, but it was worth it.
The sound engine, the user interface, the overall layout and effects capabilities are unrivaled. I'm Ned Cameron and I swear by this program, thanks Bitwig!"
Ned Cameron is a grammy nominated, multi-platinum, and official producer / Songwriter for Tha Alumni Music Group. He has worked with artists such as Ne-Yo, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Ink, Chris Brown, Tyga, Soulja Boy, DJ Felli Fel, E40, Machine Gun Kelly, T Mills, Chris Webby & more.
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"The main thing I love about Bitwig is the workflow. You guys have put so much thought and effort into making things as easy to do as possible...
Bitwig has been a breath of fresh air in this respect and I really enjoy using it, this makes a huge difference to the creative process."
Celebrating his 20th year in music and having conquered a number of different dance music genres, this talented versatile producer turned his full attention to drum & bass in the latter half of the 2000's culminating in signing an exclusive deal with Andy C's Ram Records.
Read the full interview with Hamilton, talking production, inspiration and of course Bitwig Studio here.
"Bitwig makes me enjoy spending hours in a DAW again. It’s intuitive, the workflow is superb and the summing out is warm and true. When I initial purchased Bitwig the customer service & forums helped me find answers to things really quick, which cut down the learning curve. Nice to feel a company listening and constantly developing a DAW along side their user bases feedback. It feels fresh and alive. I’m all Bitwig'd now!!"
Producer | Frase • Dub Fx • Pete Philly • StarFighterz • KilaFaux
"Switching to Bitwig felt like a fresh start and to this day feels like the best decision ever. Once I got used to the interface and devised a template for myself, my workflow and the amount of work I could do per day tripled in speed compared to last year."
Xilent is an Electronic Music, Dubstep and Bass producer and a much in demand remixer with everyone from Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran to Sub Focus, Hadouken! and Excision. His original tracks and remixes also continue to be featured heavily in the sets of the worlds biggest DJ’s with artists such as Skrillex, Knife Party and Flux Pavilion all being long term supporters.
Read the interview About the Creative Process and what he says about Bitwig here.
"...The workflow is optimized in many details, especially the modulation and routing capabilities are well thought out and inviting for experimentation. It is smart, easy, and simply fun to work with!"
Falko Brocksieper started DJ’ing techno & house in the early 90’s, and got into music production shortly after.
Learn more about Falko Brocksieper on his
Certified Professional profile page here.
"...I've never been as productive, and motivated for working with music as after i switched to Bitwig Studio. It fits my mind, and my way of thinking, just perfectly.
Love the flexibility, the experimentation-inviting interface, the fast work-flow, the audio-mangling features..."
Tor-Helge is part of various projects such as the Black Metal band Manes and Lethe, a metal/triphop/electronic/pop/experimental band project with Anna Murphy.
"Bitwig is fantastic! It has become my primary creation DAW. I've always judged an instrument by whether it made me play something I hadn't played before--Bitwig is the digital equivalent. The ease of use, creative FX, depth of functionality, processing power, and fact that the program itself never completely crashes allow me to stay in the creative zone, work quickly, stay inspired, and not get caught in a troubleshooting trap. It's visually fresh as well, which is fun. The Bitwig developers know what the modern producer/engineer wants."
Jimmy Deer is a producer, composer and performer with mastery of guitar, bass, keys, vocals and drums along with 10+ years experience in the studio mixing. His credits include India.Arie, Three 6 Mafia, and Seal as well as Billboard Dance #1 remixes with Roy Davis Jr. His production and composition work in many genres (from Indie and Electronic to R&B or Country) has earned him over 150 Film and TV placements to date.
"For me, Bitwig has completely opened up the creative processes of music production to allow me to think in different ways. From its deep routing options, to its control of unlimited parameters, I feel like I can really push things in a direction that would have never occurred to me before in any other DAW. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference, and Bitwig has so many!"
As an artist, 2016 has seen Dom Kane signed to mau5trap, with his music having previously been heard globally in DJ sets from the likes of Dave Seaman, Deadmau5, Orbital, and James Zabiela to name a few, with international radio plays on BBC Radio 1 & Sirius (Pete Tong), Capital FM (Andi Durrant), and Apple Beats 1 (Deadmau5). Dom has also engineered for several UK Top 40 artists recording vocals and instrumentation including Sian Evans (Kosheen), Chris Jones (Armada), and more.
As a sound designer, Dom Kane has appeared in factory presets for synthesisers including FXpansion (D-CAM & Geist), Xfer (Nerve/Serum), Ohm Force (Ohmicide), Cakewalk (Rapture Pro), and the legendary hardware synth company Moog (Animoog, Little Phatty, Slim Phatty, Sub 37 Tribute).
"I had always wanted software that would pick up where my hardware left off...
Bitwig has finally put me back on that track. Thank you Bitwig for giving me hope for the future of sound."
Abe Duque has been at the head of the acid-house and underground-techno table since his earliest releases way back in 1992. He has created hugely successful remixes of acts like the Chemical Brothers, Moby and Pet Shop Boys while continuing to work right across the techno world.
Check out Abe Duque's Certified Professional profile here.
"The plug-in sandboxing and overall stability in Bitwig is great; I’ve never lost any work when plug-ins have crashed with Bitwig. The workflow and the flexible modulation capabilities are another fantastic selling point and I can’t wait to see how this DAW grows!”
Sweden’s Erik Pettersson is better known as Sonic Union, a prolific progressive house, tech house and techno producer and DJ. With over 150 releases to his name to date on lauded labels such as Anjunadeep, Sudbeat, Replug, Tulipa Recordings and Global Underground, he has seen continued support from world class DJs such as Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J & Nick Warren. Erik also owns and manages well-established label Lowbit Records, which recently celebrated its 7th birthday.
"Having been Logic guys from the Atari days, we switched to Bitwig on day one. The architecture of the program is just perfect for electronic music producers. Also switching back & forth between multiple open songs exchanging instruments, tracks and plug ins has been a major gain for me. The workflow is much faster than i experienced in other DAWs, due to endless routing possibilities. The audio engine sounds fantastic as do the instruments and plug ins. All recent Kaiser Souzai releases and remixes have been produced with Bitwig Studio."
Kaiser Souzai have been around since the early 2000s, working in the studio mainly, thus being a recording project only. They have released on labels like Trapez, BluFin & Yellow Tail, Natura Viva, Go Deeva, Sprout, Definitive, Blaufield, Tulipa, Schallbox, Plusquam, Subliminal, Kinetika and remixed artists like Booka Shade, Dave Seaman, Olivier Giacomotto and John Acquaviva.
"Since i tested Bitwig Studio, i cant get enough of the program. The workflow is incredible fast and speeds up the whole production process. It sounds amazing and i love the modulation possibilities. Thanks for thinking about musicians Bitwig, you rock."
Have a look at Ralph's Certified Professional profile page here.
"When it comes to modulation capabilities, Bitwig is a paradise for sound designers. Quickly after I got it, I found myself routing one thing to another, continuously making extremely elaborate chains (sometimes even with random LFO shapes and having an audio track record the madness). I would go into another DAW later and think '...how do I replicate what I did in here? How did I even make music before the capability to modulate everything so easily?' Modulations aside I love Bitwig especially due to the immense amount of tools you're given. It makes double digit automation lanes, manual band splitting and manipulation, third party bridging, plugin crashes, and so many other things a thing of the past. It just makes making music easier and so much more fun."
"We bought Bitwig in the first week of release persuaded by promises of enhanced workflow and never-before-seen modulation and routing capabilities. We truly haven't looked back since! Our work rate has increased immeasurably thanks to Bitwigs slick workflow and the opportunities for sound design presented by the mod containers and advanced routing system leave us drooling with delight, and still we are yet to scratch the surface. All of this plus the excellent, customer focused attitude of the developers means in our studio, Bitwig is here to stay.... we really couldn't recommend it enough!"