Bitwig announces Bitwig Studio 1.2

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Bitwig has announced it will present the forthcoming Bitwig Studio 1.2 update at NAMM 2015 from January 22nd – 25th (Booth 4901 in Hall C).

Bitwig Studio 1.2 sneak preview

Following the announcement, Bitwig will offer a sneak preview detailing the all-new features scheduled for the next major update, free for all Bitwig Studio license holders. Additional surprises can be expected on the actual release date of Bitwig Studio 1.2

Highlight of Bitwig Studio 1.2

  • Group Tracks — Consolidate and simplify your mix.
    In our next major update you can dramatically improve the navigation of numerous tracks in every view of your project while consolidating the signal flow of multiple sources through a single Group Track. The feature introduces a new style of editing in the Arrange View called “Meta Clips.” Meta Clips allow easy editing of clips from multiple tracks in group track timelines. Group Tracks also expand upon Bitwig Studio’s Multi-out VST functionality, providing a convenient way to setup tracks for multi-timbral VST instruments, and useful functions to organize and consolidate your entire mix.
  • Audition Browser — Browse, Audition, Insert, Swap
    You created the part and now you need the proper sound, groove, or melody. To accelerate the browsing workflow, all devices in Bitwig Studio 1.2 feature an Audition icon. By clicking Audition, your entire catalog of sound becomes available. Browse, audition, swap and insert anything from presets and samples to full clips of sounds during playback. Whether or not in use, the Audition Browser can be hidden completely from view to save on precious screen real estate. Bitwig Studio’s advanced browsing eliminates the boundaries between devices to offer a meta view of all available sounds in one category. Searching for the right bass? It doesn’t matter if it’s a Polysynth preset or a sample, you now have the freedom to audition all your content in place, on the fly, to find sounds quickly and to get back to what is most important, making music.
  • Factory Content Update — Demo songs, amazing presets, and all new sounds.
    The launch of Bitwig Studio introduced us to artists and producers around the world making the most of the devices included with Bitwig Studio. Since then, our Sound Team has been hard at work creating new standards that provide a fluid experience when navigating from one preset to the next. These standards were presented to several new partners to develop an extraordinary new addition of content and workflow to the Bitwig Studio Factory Library, sure to inspire music makers and sound designers everywhere. We are proud to introduce three new demo songs, over 500 fully-functional presets, and optimization of every preset in our Library with the help of Detunized, Mode Audio, Sample Magic, and Overclock Inc. as part of the Bitwig Studio 1.2 update.
  • Support for High-DPI and Retina Displays — Experience our next generation user interface in brilliant detail.
    Bitwig Studio 1.2 is optimized for Macbook Retina and Windows High-DPI displays for a graphical user interface that is sharper than ever before.

Bitwig Studio 1.2 is a free update for all Bitwig Studio license holders. The Bitwig Studio 1.2 Beta will be available in February to select license holders.

More information: Bitwig

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Sample Magic releases Jack House & Big Bass Patches

Sample Magic has launched Jack House and Big Bass Patches, two new sound packs.

Jack House is a sample pack featuring raw rhythms and analogue jams.

Sample Magic Jack House

Chicago meets Panorama Bar in this 400MB jack-a-thon of machine drum grooves, acidic basslines, pitch-bent synths, sampler-saturated stabs and retro vox distilled for maximum dancefloor functionality.

The pack is available to purchase for £16.90 GBP. Click+Mix pack are also available.

Big Bass Patches features 101 patches for the Native Instruments Massive and Lennar Digital Sylenth virtual synthesizer instruments.

Sample Magic Big Bass Patches

From big and bold to deep and dark: Big Bass serves up 101 expertly sculpted Massive and Sylenth patches primed to deliver instant bassline satisfaction in everything from deep house and garage to tech-house and techno.

The soundset costs £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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