What if you had mix tools within each sound? Say hello to Spectral Suite, a bundle of devices for Bitwig Studio 4.4 that offers a new level for mixing and sound design. It’s time to unlock your audio.
Smart Splits for a New Mix
By working in the frequency domain, these devices split your audio into hundreds of frequency bands for analysis, and group similar elements together onto channels. From there, you mix the channels as you normally would — adjust the volume, move the panning, or insert Bitwig devices and plug-ins to customize each level of sound.
Four Ways to Go Spectral
Each device targets a different musical element, allowing for subtle mix tweaks or creative sonic ruptures.
Divides percussive transients and tonal sounds. Stuttering only the drum hits in a full loop might be nice. Or separating instruments from percussion means mixing the way you want to.
Separates the quiet, mid, and loud elements within a sound. Cranking up the softest parts of a sound will instantly transform it. Or let a thin section of the sound ring out without breaking the mix.
Harness the power of sophisticated spectral analysis with Outer Spectra, the accompanying sound package to Bitwig's Spectral Suite. It includes over 70, mostly audio FX presets for Freq Split, Harmonic Split, Loud Split and Transient Split, and a few synth presets with spectral devices in the FX slots.
Spectral Suite Walkthrough
See these four new devices in action, and how they allow a new way to work.
The best way to try Spectral Suite is to download the Spectral Suite Demo Project and open it up (with Bitwig Studio 4.4 or later). Send us a postcard from wherever you land.
Spectral Suite is now part of Bitwig Studio 4.4, it's out now and it's a free update for anyone with an active Bitwig Studio Upgrade Plan.