Bitwig Studio v5.0.4 [WIN macOS LINUX]
FLARE | 1 AUGUST 2023 | WIN: 288 MB | macOS: 380 MB | LINUX: 269 MB
Bitwig Studio is the single solution for realizing any musical idea across every stage of production with Powerful Editing Tools, Expressive MIDI Support, Instruments & Effects.
Bitwig Studio 5 is OUT NOW and it introduces five new MSEGs
Developing this family of modulators and modules led to a major upgrade for our entire modulation system. In version 5, modulators can do more, like control track- and project-level parameters and expand into pop-out windows. We also created new ways to perform live with our software, and overhauled the browsers to make it easy to find what you need.
The browser improvements are more than just a fresh coat of paint. Now, search results for plug-ins, presets, and wavetables (etc. etc.) all live in one place. The updated browsers also provide better ways to find our devices, customizable shortcuts, and a more visual way to browse your content.
The modulation system in Bitwig Studio allows you to use Macro controls, Note Expressions, LFOs, and Envelopes to modulate any device, VST plug-in, or hardware parameter. With 30+ modulators (and counting) the potential for creative expression is endless. Bitwig Studio enables microtuning along with a world of other ideas. Since the arrival of the Micro-pitch device, each update to Bitwig Studio has included more presets for it.
Hardware integration is a large part of what makes Bitwig Studio unique. MIDI handling, note timing, and latency compensation are aspects of this. Other prominent features include MIDI Clock Sync and Ableton LINK. But where Bitwig Studio really stands out is our collection of hardware integration devices.
Enter The Grid
The Grid is a sound designer’s dream. It can be a synth, an audio effect, or most things you can imagine. It’s a modular sound design environment, open for you to build your own creations from scratch.
Audio That Works For You
Audio clips are your musical blocks, and edits can be made within them. Split at onsets, repitch with curves, or scale and stretch in various ways. And when the tempo changes, your audio will match it, courtesy of time-stretching options from us and Zplane.
Notes That Do More
Our notes are dynamic, allowing micro-pitch, pressure, panning, and more for each individual note. So get true polyphony from Bitwig’s instruments, or send these notes as MPE or CV signals. Or even add some musical logic with Operators, modulating when and how notes play.
Audio Comping, Anywhere
Comping is a clean workflow for recording and then combining the best parts of many takes. This works on any audio clip in Bitwig, so move freely between the Arranger and Launcher. Even drag in long audio to “fold” a new comp, exploring old tapes in a new way.
Instruments & Effects
With over 90 different instruments, audio and note FX, container devices, and signal routers you can translate any idea into music.
Meet Bitwig Studio’s Sampler, featuring several playback modes, dynamic note-based modulations, and a powerful multisample editor.
Comping In Action With Tauri
Learn how experimental pop duo Tauri used the comping workflow in Bitwig Studio 4 when producing their song “In The Dark.” The song is out on all major music platforms, and it’s also available in Bitwig Studio 4 as a full Bitwig demo project for you to explore and remix.
Meet Tauri and get a behind-the-scenes view of their comping workflow in this in-depth artist story.
Operators: Maybe the Best Loops Don’t
Modulation has always been a centerpiece of Bitwig Studio. Modulators have been there all along, putting device parameters into motion. And now with Operators, sequenced note and audio events can become electric too. This leads to clips that go to different possibilities and timelines, either by programming, by performance control, or by destiny.
Bitwig Studio 4 sees the arrival of comping for audio clips and Operators for all sequenced events. The brand-new sound package Anti-Loops uses these features to push the idea of what a loop is to the breaking point, with 100+ clips crafted by expert sound designers like Cristian Vogel, Pat Cupo, Polarity and others.