James Bernard of Dubspot kindly provides us with two introduction tutorials into the newest DAW in the market. He explains, how to use Bitwig and what outstanding new features it contains.
So, if you didn’t have the chance to check Bitwig Studio out yet, you should consider taking these 11 minutes in total for both tutorials and learn about Bitwig Studio’s (if you ask us: awesome) possibilities. Stay tuned… Continue reading →
One of the most promising tools of the last view years – the platform independent DAW Bitwig Studio has eventually been released yesterday. It is available for MacOS, Windows and Linux. Bitwig is a Berlin based company, originally founded by former Ableton developers. The relation to Ableton is something that put the expectations of Bitwig to a comparative high level in the field of DAWs.
We’re gonna check out Bitwig in depth during the next few days and let you know what we think. In the meantime: get yourself a demo run for free. Since the save and export feature is disabled in the normal demo version, we recommend to go for a trial license, which requires registration. Head over to https://www.bitwig.com/en/account/register.html and give the next generation of platform independent DAWs a serious go.
Bitwig‘s press division just released the official release date for Bitwig Studio: March 26, 2014…
It looks like Bitwig Studio will be available from the very beginning aswell for Windows, as for Mac, as for Linux.
many avoidable (stupid) situations arise from hectic rush: we for instance accidentally deleted an ableton set (.ALS file extension) from a local NAS server
without going too deep into detail: since we don’t have a RAID based NAS we could recover (some parts of) the desired .als file by putting the NAS’ drive into an old PC and restored the found data with UFS/XFS-Explorer (absolute recommendation) to an external USB drive
after loading the recovered ALS file, we encountered the corrupt file error from Ableton
The following article is written by a Mac user, but many (if not all) things should most likely be able to be applied to Windows aswell. Continue reading →
Until March, 5th Ableton Live 8 and Ableton Suite 8 are available with a 25% rebate! Don’t miss the chance to get Ableton Live or Suite 8 including a free upgrade to Ableton Live or Suite 9 for such a fair price. The boxed version is even more rebated when you buy it via Thomann. So folks enjoy…
Since Ableton’s announcement that the Push controller and Ableton Live 9 are gonna be released in Q1/2013 some videos surfaced on the net explaining how to use Push. Pricetag for Push is $599/€499 including Live Intro.
Although Push looks similar to well known Live controllers like AKAI’s APC series or Novation’s LaunchPad, it features certain details, the other controllers don’t have.
powered via USB, brightness gets increased when using the included power supply
2 x footswitch (custom assigned)
64 pads: velocity and pressure-sensitive, RGB backlight
11 touch sensitive encoders
4 line LCD display
12cm touch strip for pitch bend/scrolling
24 LEDs for navigation
(it seems it has been designed in cooperation with AKAI)
The Berlin based Music software company Ableton AG just announced the most anticipated update of their flagship Live and a hardware device named the Push controller. Both releases are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2013, though Ableton did not officially provide an exact release date as of yet.
According to an interview Gerhard Behles gave the Deutsche Welle in 2010, Ableton sold more than 1 million copies of Live until then.
Live 9 Features
automation is now recorded in clips. Automation can be moved between arrangement and session view and vice versa. Edit automation with curves.
sth. many ppl. wanted to see: searching and finding instruments, effects, samples, packs VSTs is now made easier than ever before. Instant search as you type. And sort by various categories.
updated and new effects:
the effects have been reworked. Ableton added an analogue modelled Glue Compressor and a Convolution Reverb (Max4Live), Ableton updated the EQ8 to display a spectrum view and the Compressor to feature Gain Reduction
audio to MIDI. Melodies and Drums can now be extracted to MIDI. Harmony-to-MIDI extracts notes and chords from audio stems.
Max 4 Live:
the integration of M4L that has started in 2009 has now been completed. M4L is now part of Ableton Live Suite
Ableton Live 8.3 Update
Berlin based music software company has just released the Ableton Live Update 8.3, now featuring Soundcloud integration and autoupdate. Ableton Live now comes with 6 months premium membership for SoundCloud.
Ableton Live Lite For Soundcloud Members
For all the SoundClouders Ableton gives away for free a copy of Ableton Live Lite 8.3. This might be especially interesting for producers using a different DAW like Emagic’s erm Apple’s Logic, Steinberg’s Cubase or Propellerhead’s Reason at the moment. This offer is valid until May, 31st. If you don’t have a SoundCloud account, it’s time to get one, now :-) You may also register at SoundCloud using your Facebook account.