Bitwig intros Bitwig Studio multi-platform music production software

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Bitwig has introduced Bitwig Studio, a new and powerful multi-platform music-creation-system for composing, performing and DJing.

We are very proud to announce our first upcoming product: Bitwig Studio, the next-generation music-creation software, developed and built by passionate musicians wanting a more natural way to create music and sound.

Bitwig Studio

Bitwig Studio features

  • Multitrack recording – Record and produce your music in a super-fast, intuitive workflow. Bitwig Studio’s arranger is a perfect mix of editing power, ease of use and flexibility.
  • Arranger clip launcher – A non-linear environment that lets you trigger clips in real-time. Perfect for sketching your songs more spontaneously.
  • Mixer clip launcher – An alternative view of the clip launcher aligned with the mixer, optimized for live performance and DJing.
  • Generic tracks – Tracks accept any kind of material. Audio and notes can live on the same track. You can bounce note clips to audio in place.
  • Clip automation – In addition to traditional track automation, automation can also be recorded and packaged inside clips, both on the clip launcher and the arranger.
  • Per-note automation – Pitch variations can be applied to individual notes directly in the piano roll. You can also edit a note’s panning, timbre and volume curves.
  • Simultaneous multitrack editing – Edit contents of multiple tracks together. You can see them all juxtaposed and isolate only the ones you want to edit.
  • Multiple audio events per clip – An audio clip can contain multiple audio events. You can chop and edit audio files inside a clip non-destructively and loop it all as a package.
  • Real-time time stretching – Bitwig Studio’s proprietary technology lets you match any audio material to the document tempo and get everything in sync.
  • World-class sound devices – Let’s put it this way: You’re gonna love these instruments and effects. Get great sounds in a matter of seconds.
  • Device nesting – Devices can contain other devices, and the whole package can be saved as a preset. Many of our instruments and effects use nesting in new and powerful ways.
  • 32/64 bit VST support – Use your beloved VST plug-ins. In case of a plug-in crash, a protective mechanism prevents the application from crashing and you from losing your work.
  • Metadata-based browser – Find your musical material quickly. Add tags and search by content type.
  • Open multiple documents – Exchange musical material between documents. Drag and drop, copy and paste back and forth.
  • Multi-monitor support – Bitwig Studio offers flexible screensets to take full advantage of your monitor configuration.
  • Slick user interface – Bitwig Studio’s user interface has been meticulously crafted to make your music creation experience fun and intuitive.

Features coming after the 1.0 release:

  • LAN multi-user jamming – Multiple users can jam on the same document, and everything can be captured in the document’s arrangement.
  • Multi-user music production over the internet – Multiple users can compose music on the same document from different locations. Bitwig Studio keeps everything in sync.
  • Native modular system – Create your own instruments and effects or modify existing ones. Design their appearance and share them with the world.

A beta testing period for Bitwig Studio will start soon. Pricing and release date will be announced at a later date.

More information: Bitwig

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  • http://rekkerd.org Ronnie

    Wow, pretty impressive set of features. Doesn’t look bad either!

  • Mario Severin

    Half Reaper half Ableton :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/lemar.sain Lemar Sain

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • Alvfaria

    I need it! And I need NOW!!!

  • DaveC

    One hopes they can add spline options for automation :)

    No listed AU support

    Unsure why they’d bother with linux (the lack of 3rd party plugs would make it unusable for me at least)

    All in all, interesting for a 1.0 product, looking forward to seeing what transpires! With ex developers from Ableton and the Venber Audio Surge fellow, this could be very cool.

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