Jack is what ReWire dreams of becoming when it grows up. And then it breaks down in tears when it realizes it never will.
of course I can setup a rewire connection with a few mouse clicks, don't get me started on jack Jack.
Here's not saying that one is better than the other, but there is something to be said for a new product which has yet to prove itself to abide by well known standards AS WELL as introduce new ones.
To me, but I'm uberly sceptical now (this is not a troll, but fanboyism speaking:) I get the feeling the group which left had some Ableton experience yet didn't have anything on Rewire. From a programmer perspective (seriously:) adding a 3rd party solution is commonly much easier than applying / abiding-by set out standards on your own.
My 2 cents; I would have been more impressed if Bitwig would have gone head first by both supporting currently accepted standards such as rewire as well as
supporting / "introducing" Jack.
Ok, and now for the weekend trolling... Slightly meant serious but with a bite to it..
If jack would really be the next best thing I would have expected the Propellerheads to have picked this up already by now. In some ways those guys tend to set out a standard in my opinion.
Then again, who needs bitwig by now? As someone else already mentioned; Live now already has theme's which makes it almost look as if it were bitwig
(yes, that was a bit of a troll; With all due respect; if you respond to this I'm afraid the joke is on you).