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Bitwig Studio Music Creation System for Mac, Windows, and Linux

B&H # BIBITWIGSTUD MFR # BITWIG STUDIO
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Product Highlights
  • Multi-Track Recording
  • Arrangement and Mixer Clip Launching
  • Hybrid Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Layered Editing and Clip Automation
  • 32- and 64-bit VST Support
  • Integration With Nektar Controllers
  • Unified Modulation System
  • Metadata Browser
  • Exchange Music Between Documents
  • Open Source JavaScript Controller API

The Bitwig Studio Music Creation System for Mac, Windows, and Linux is a production and performance DAW designed for electronic and recording musicians. The software features an intuitive layout designed to optimize and accelerate artist workflows within a multi-track recording environment. It is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

The recording environment utilizes an object based system for editing tracks, clips, virtual instruments, effects, and individual notes. Built-in parameter histograms provide visual feedback of how setting changes influence parameters such as gain, velocity, panorama and more. In addition to the traditional linear multi-track recording view, the software offers an arranger clip launcher for experimenting with non-linear looping while producing and a mixer clip launcher view for live performance.

The program supports audio tracks with time stretching and transient detection, instrument tracks with per note micro-pitch control, and hybrid tracks that can accept both audio and MIDI instrument information. This enables bouncing note clips to audio in place and slicing audio to send to a sampler or drum machine. Multiple tracks can be edited simultaneously using layered editing and automation can be applied at both the clip and track level. A suite of virtual instruments is included as well as full support for 32- and 64- bit VST plug-ins. VST plug-ins are opened as a separate process to prevent Bitwig from crashing in case the VST plug-in crashes. Any device parameter, nested device, or plug-in can be modulated with macro controls, LFOs, note expressions, and envelope followers.

Workflow enhancements include multi-monitor support for up to 3 monitors, 3 GB of factory content such as drum machines (808, 909, etc) and multi-sampled instruments (Rhodes, Wurlitzer, etc), a metadata-based browser system for tagging music content, and the ability to drag, drop, copy and paste between multiple simultaneous documents. The software supports many popular MIDI devices out of the box, such as full integration with Nektar's Panorama and Impact controllers, and also includes an Open-source JavaScript API for programming controller functionality.

Multi-Track Recording
Enables recording and production of music in a flexible intuitive workflow
Arranger Clip Launcher
Trigger clips in real-time within a non-linear work environment for rapid song sketching and experimentation
Mixer Clip Launcher
Launch clips in alignment with the mixer for live performance
Hybrid Tracks
Accept both MIDI and audio information for bouncing note clips to audio in place
Clip Automation
Program automation changes within clips
Instrument Clips
Includes clip and track-based editing, assignable note expressions, per note micro-pitch control, and event inspector with parameter histograms
Audio Clips
Assemble multiple audio events with time stretching and transient detection as well as split and rearrange events automatically with full control of clips using parameter histograms
Layered Editing
Edit the content of multiple tracks simultaneously with the ability to isolate only the ones you are working on
Bounce and Slice
Renders and bounces audio from a selected clip and bounces it to a new track as well as provide a way of slicing audio material to use in the drum machine or sampler
World-Class Sound Devices
Provides modular instruments and effects with device nesting and layering
Unified Modulation System
Uses macro controls, LFOs, envelope followers, and note expressions to modulate any device parameter including plug-ins and nested devices
32/64-Bit VST Support
Allows you to utilize 32-bit and 64-bit VST plug-ins, with a safety feature that prevents DAW from crashing and losing your work if the VST plug-in should happen to crash
Metadata-Based Browser
Add tags, search by content, and find musical material quickly
Open Multiple Documents
Exchange musical content back and forth between multiple documents with drag, drop, copy and paste controls through the tabbed document interface
Multi-Monitor Support
Configure up to three monitors with flexible screen sets
Nektar Controller Integration
Provides deep integration and control using Nektar's Panorama and Impact series of MIDI controllers including hands-on mixer control, patch selection, patch parameter adjustments, and clip launching
3 GB of Factory Content
Provides Drum Machines (808, 909, percussion), acoustic drums, multi-sampled instruments such as Rhodes, Vibraphone, Marimba, Sampled Drums, Instrument loops, FX, and more
Multi-Core and Multi-Processor Support
Harnesses the full power of your CPU to accelerate and expand workflow
Advanced Controller Support
Use popular controllers and modify controller functionality with open JavaScript API
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
64-bit capable Intel CPU
Minimum 2 GB RAM
Minimum 2 GB free disk space
Minimum 1280 x 768 pixel screen resolution
High speed internet connection for bundled content
PC Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows 8 32/64-bit
Dual-core AMD or Intel CPU or faster with SSE3 support
Minimum 2 GB RAM
Minimum 2 GB free disk space
Minimum 1280 x 768 pixel screen resolution
High speed internet connection for bundled content
Linux Requirements Ubuntu 12.04
64-bit Dual Core or better x86 CPU with SSE3 support
Minimum 2 GB RAM
Minimum 2 GB free disk space
Minimum 1280 x 768 pixel screen resolution
High speed internet connection for bundled content
Support VST(i): 32- and 64- bit support
AU: No, possible in future version
OSC: No, possible in future version
ReWire: No
JACK: Yes
ALSA: Yes
LADSPA: No

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