DAW Of The Year 2017

“The second full version is an absolute belter, adding a wealth of enhancements and tweaks, and introducing a new modulation architecture that’s sure to be copied by other DAW developers in the future.”

We’re delighted to share the news: Bitwig Studio 2 has been named DAW of the Year 2017 by Computer Music magazine.

Released back in 2014, Bitwig Studio was the first music production software to combine linear and non-linear sequencing on Windows, macOS, and Linux. With technologies like plug-in crash protection and a highly flexible user interface, alongside a lightning-fast workflow experience for keyboard, mouse, and touch screens, Bitwig Studio has attracted a large and steadily growing user base all over the world.

From the beginning, the idea of modularity has been central to Bitwig Studio. While digital audio workstations (DAWs) aren’t known for taking a modular approach, creating Bitwig Studio from the ground up allowed us to rethink previous assumptions. This led us to focus not just on individual devices but on strengthening the ways they interact with and support one another, which ultimately led us to the new modulation system and Modulators we introduced in Bitwig Studio 2.

Bitwig Studio 2 also offers a number of ways to integrate with other hardware and software technology: MIDI, MIDI clock master/slave, MTC, CV & Gate, hardware audio clock, and Ableton Link.

...and so much more.

Read about the complete feature set of Bitwig Studio here.

Thank you, Computer Music, for the award, and a big thank you to you—the Bitwig community—who helped us shape Bitwig Studio 2 and the subsequent releases 2.1 and 2.2 with the massive amount of trust, feedback, and encouragement we received from you.

Get the print edition 251 of Computer Music magazine to read the full verdict.

December 7, 2017


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