Bitwig Summer Sale Extended: Save up to $100 USD on Bitwig Studio 3

Bitwig Summer Special

Bitwig has announced it has extended its Summer Special sale with a few more days. With Bitwig Studio 3 out we want to celebrate some more. We’re extending our summer special! There’s still time to save big on Bitwig Studio. Bitwig Studio 3 is on sale at up to $100 USD / 100 EUR off […]

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Bitwig Studio 3 Now Available, Introduces Deep Modular Features

Bitwig Studio 3 opens up the underlying modularity of the DAW, via The Grid.… Read More Bitwig Studio 3 Now Available, Introduces Deep Modular Features

Bitwig Studio 3 out now, incl. The Grid fully-modular sound design environment

Bitwig Studio 3 out now

Bitwig has announced the release of Bitwig Studio 3, the latest version of the innovative music creation and performance software. Bitwig Studio 3 opens a new window for working with sound: The Grid. As was hinted at from the start, Bitwig Studio was always intended to provide a fully-modular sound design option, and this has […]

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Let’s Build a… Synthesizer [BITWIG STUDIO 3] & Modular Concepts

Published on Jul 10, 2019 bitwig

“This tutorial constructs a basic synthesizer. Taking a classic approach of three mixed sound sources, we explore oscillator detuning, amplitude vs. filter envelopes, waveshaping, modulation, and even injecting audio samples. A good example of turning an idea into a new instrument in Bitwig Studio and The Grid.

0:30 – Just one oscillator to start
1:11 – Source

Save up to $100 USD on Bitwig Studio in a Summer Special sale

Bitwig Summer Special 2019

Bitwig has announced the launch of its 2019 Summer Sale, offering discounts of up to $100 USD off on its Bitwig Studio music production software for a limited time. It’s summer time and we celebrate with fantastic prices. Buy Bitwig Studio and save big, you’ll get Bitwig Studio 3 for free when it comes out. […]

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Bitwig launches Summer Sale with up to 25% off Bitwig Studio

Bitwig Summer Sale 2019

Plugin Boutique has announced a Summer Special on Bitwig, offering discounts of up to 25% off on the Bitwig Studio music production software. It’s summertime and Bitwig are celebrating with this fantastic deal… Buy Bitwig Studio and save up to 25% off. You’ll later receive Bitwig Studio 3 upon its release. This is a limited […]

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Your music software goes modular: builder-friendly Bitwig 3 beta is here

It may have been in the temple of wires and racks, but Berlin’s Bitwig chose this weekend’s Superbooth to launch a public beta of their all-modular DAW, Bitwig Studio 3. It lets you wire together with hardware, or just inside software, or as a combination.

It’s called The Grid – and it’s all about patching inside your music workflow, so you can construct stuff you want instead of dialing up big monolithic tools and presets. And that sounds great to builders, I’m sure.

Going modular was really the promise of Bitwig Studio from the start – something to rocket the software from “oh, hey, I can run something kinda like Ableton on Linux” to … “wow, this is something really special.”

The idea is, get a music making tool that not only behaves like a set of tracks and channels, or a bank of patterns and samples, and more like a toybox that lets you built whatever you want from various blocks. And before anyone tries to launch another of those “hardware versus software” debates (yawn), a friendly reminder that computers used a modular generator model for digital audio in the late 1950s – years before any recognizable hardware modular was even a thing. (Okay, granted, you needed a stack of punch cards and access to an IBM mainframe or two and the user base was something like ‘people who happen to know Max Mathews,’ but still…)

Bitwig Studio 3 is in beta now, so you can toy around with it and see what you think. (Bitwig are very clear about not putting important projects in there.)

I wrote about this at the start of this year.

Bitwig Studio is about to deliver on a fully modular core in a DAW

But now there’s a friendly video to walk you through how it all works:

Basically, think friendly musical blocks for pattern and timbre, pre-cords so things are patched easily, and powerful features with phase.

With Beta 1, we also see some specifics – you can produce your own stereo synths and effects with the two Grid devices:

Patching may be a nerdy endeavor, but Bitwig’s design makes it much friendlier – and there’s already great tutorial documentation even in the beta.

Poly Grid: “for creating synthesizers, sequenced patches (like a beatbox), droning sounds, etc.”

FX Grid for effects

Signal/modulation I/O – including pressure, CV (like from hardware)

Visualization (labels, VU, readouts)

Phase – loads of stuff here, as promised: Phasor, Ø Bend, Ø Reset, Ø Scaler, Ø Reverse, Ø Wrap, Ø Counter, Ø Formant, Ø Lag, Ø Mirror, Ø Shift, Ø Sinemod, Ø Skew, Ø Sync

Oscillators (including Swarm, Sampler)

Random

LFO

Envelope / follower

Shaper (ooh, Chebyshev, Distortion, Quantizer, Rectifier, Wavefolder)

Filter (Low-pass LD, Low-pass SK, SVF, High-pass, Low-pass, Comb)

Delay types – need to dig into these; they look promising

Mix – Blend, Mixer, LR Mix, Select, Toggle, Merge, Split, Stereo Merge, Stereo Split, Stereo Width

Level – Level, Value, Attenuate, Bias, Drive, Gain, AM/RM, Average, Bend, Clip, Hold, Lag, Sample / Hold, Level Scaler, Bi→Uni, Uni→Bi

Pitch scalers and tools

Math operators

Logic operators

— all in all, it’s a really nice selection of tools, and a balance of low-level signal tools/operators and easy convenience tools that are higher level. And it’s also not an overwhelming number – which is good; it’s clear this should be its own tool and not try to replicate the likes of Max, SuperCollider, and Reaktor.

More improvements

Also in this build:

Reworked audio backends for every OS (good)

UI overhaul

Ableton Link 3 support with transport start/stop sync

And – a little thing, but you can view the timeline with actual time (minutes, ms) …

More on this soon.

Beta users will find a really nice, complete tutorial so – you can start practicing building. Have fun!

BITWIG STUDIO 3: NOW IN BETA

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Bitwig launches public beta of Bitwig Studio 3 incl. The Grid modular sound design environment

Bitwig Studio 3 Grid GUI

After announcing The Grid this January, Bitwig has now launched the public beta of Bitwig Studio 3, which starts today. This beta is available for all Bitwig Studio license holders with an active Upgrade Plan within their user accounts. The Grid As was hinted at from the start, Bitwig Studio was always intended to provide […]

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Bitwig Studio 3: Getting Around In The Grid

Published on May 8, 2019 bitwig

“In this tutorial we take a look at the basics of The Grid, the modular sound design environment new in Bitwig Studio 3.

Topics covered:
0:32 Loading The Grid devices
0:47 Exploring the default patch
1:20 Wirelessly make common connections, using Pre-cords
2:20 Module Inspector and focused view
2:55 Voices and polyphony
3:13 Inserting, replacing, swapping

ESI’s new U22 XT cosMik Set home recording solution is available mid May

U22 XT cosMik Set Bundle 2

ESI has announced its new U22 XT cosMik Set, an all-in-one solution for home recording, including an audio interface, microphone and headphones. The bundle includes a professional 24-bit USB audio interface (U22 XT), a condenser microphone (cosMik 10) including a table stand and an XLR cable as well as headphones (eXtra 10). All product designs […]

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