Shop, License and Activation

Who's eligible for the EDU (educational) discount?

Students, faculty, staff and administration attending and/or working at an accredited educational institutional facility: private/public school, college, and university.

How does the educational (EDU) verification process work?

Send us your educational documents for verification, along with the reference code you get when purchasing an EDU license, and your Bitwig account info.

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On how many computers can I activate Bitwig Studio?

Bitwig Studio and EDU can be activated on three computers.
Bitwig Studio 8-Track and 16-Track on two computers.

How does the 12-month Upgrade Plan work?

All Bitwig Studio (and Bitwig Studio Essentials and Producer) licenses include a 12-month Upgrade Plan. This means that any new version released within 12 months of your registration will be available to you, free of charge.

When your Upgrade Plan expires, your license will continue to work with the latest version of Bitwig Studio that you received. You can renew your Upgrade Plan at any time to resume getting new updates for another 12 months — or renew your Upgrade Plan ahead of time (extending your expiration date by 12 months) to always be up to date.

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Can I continue using the software after my Upgrade Plan expires?

Yes, you can. This is not a subscription; you own a perpetual license. The Upgrade Plan is only required for access to the latest release.

Will I get bug fix updates after my Upgrade Plan has expired?

Yes, all minor updates will be available to you until the next major update. So if you are on version 2.3 when your plan expires, you will be able to download and use 2.3.1, 2.3.2, and so on. But version 2.4 will be unavailable until you renew your Upgrade Plan.

Can I Upgrade an EDU license?

Yes, license upgrades are available at the standard license upgrade price.

Is there a Bitwig certified trainer program?

Yes, we certify Bitwig trainers and we regularly organize certification events.

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How can I try Bitwig Studio?

You can download the demo from our website, a fully functional version with save and export disabled.

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Can NFR, EDU, Crossgrade licenses be transferred?

Bitwig Studio NFR (Not For Resale) licenses cannot be transferred.

For EDU (and Crossgrade) licenses, we can transfer licenses, but the same applies as for a new purchase. This means that the new owner must prove their status, prior to the transfer.

Can I use the EDU version commercially?

Yes, you can.

How does the offline activation process work?

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I can't activate Bitwig Studio on my new computer. What now?

You can manage your registered computers from your user account:

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Deleting a Bitwig Activation file on my computer

The activation file in Bitwig stores information on your license. In some rare cases it can be useful or necessary to delete your activation file. After doing so, when you start the app, you'll then be able to login to your Bitwig user account to activate your computer again.

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Bitwig Studio Trial

The Bitwig Studio trial lets you try out the full version of Bitwig Studio free for 30 days without limitations.

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FAQ: Bitwig Studio Rent-to-Own on Splice

These are the minimum requirements to run Bitwig Studio via a Splice Rent-to-Own license:

- Bitwig Studio 4.2.2 or later
- The Splice desktop app must be installed and running*
- An active internet connection
- A Bitwig user account

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Will my license be automatically registered after purchase?

As of November 2022, your license is automatically registered in your Bitwig account after purchasing via the Bitwig webshop.

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16-Track is no longer available for purchase

With the introduction of Essentials and Producer, 16-Track is no longer for sale. 16-Track will continue to work, and 16-Track Upgrade Plans remain active — but users won't be able to renew them when they expire.

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How much does it cost to upgrade from one edition (flavor) to the next?

We offer upgrades between all editions (flavors) of Bitwig Studio so that you can take your own path with no overall increase in cost. Maybe you'd like to start with Essentials and eventually make your way to the full version of Bitwig Studio via Producer. You can always step up one or more flavors.

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Didn't find what you're looking for?

Get in touch with us if you need help with a technical issue, if you have questions about licenses or your account, or any other inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you.