Yesterday, we posted Dubspot’s video introduction into Bitwig Studio, now we found some more tutorials going more into detail. The guys from Sonic Academy do a nice job in explaining how to do things in Bitwig… They prepped seven videos for us (about 02:30h in total)… Check them out here: 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.
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.
The Berlin based company Bitwig has eventually presented some details about their upcoming music software BitwigStudio. Bitwig Studio is targeting at professional and semi-professional musicians for producing and using live.
Features in Version 1.0
In addition to what people would expect like VST support, there seem to be some groundbreaking new features to be coming already in version 1.0:
- dual heading for the use of several displays
- Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and LINUX support (!!)
- working on multiple documents
- multiple automizations
Upcoming Features After Version 1.0
Bitwig also announced features to be upcoming after version 1.0:
- LAN multi-user jamming
- multi-user music production via Internet
- Native modular synthesizer/effects system
The Bitwig company has been founded by former Ableton developers in 2008. They are located in Berlin/Germany.
Closed Beta Test
Although there is no reliable information at the moment about release dates, you can apply here for a beta test starting soon.
Update [Jan 28, 2012]
Forum threads indicate there is a tiny chance that Ableton might sue Bitwig for cloning parts of Live’s GUI, in legal terms for violating the protection of registered designs.