Bitwig release date march 26

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Bitwig release date march 26

Post by minidog » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:00 pm

BITWIG STUDIO is a new and innovative music creation, recording, and performance software that supports all three major computing platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Combining traditional arrangement sequencing with modern performance-oriented clip launching workflows, BITWIG STUDIO is the ultimate solution for realizing all your musical ideas across every stage of production.
BITWIG STUDIO offers a state-of-the-art audio engine under the hood, with full multi-processing support, a unified modulation system, 32/64-bit VST plugin bridging, and VST plugin crash protection.
BITWIG STUDIO comes with over 50 included devices. Conventional Instruments (Polysynth, FM-4, Organ, Sampler and analog-style Drum Modules) and FX (Delays, Equalizers, Compressors), as well as Container devices (to build parallel instrument or effect chains), Note FX, and Modulator devices (additional controllers like LFOs, envelope followers and step sequencers for modulating any other device). Extend this collection with your favorite VST effects and instruments, and use them side by side with BITWIG STUDIO internal devices.

Bitwig Studio features
Cross-platform DAW (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux).
Intuitive non-linear sequencing for the studio and beyond.
Full multi-core and multi-processor support.
VST 2.4 support with built-in 32/64-bit bridging and plug-in crash protection.
Proprietary time-stretching technology.
Multi-display support for up to 3 displays.
Tabbed document interface for multiple projects open at once with drag-and-drop between them.
Over 50 included devices, including conventional Instruments (Polysynth, FM-4, Organ, Sampler and analog-style Drum Modules) and FX (Delays, Equalizers, Compressors), as well as Container devices (to build parallel instrument or effect chains), Note FX, and Modulator devices (additional controllers like LFOs and step sequencers for modulating any other device)..
Unified Modulation System: Use Macro Controls, Note Expressions, LFOs, and Envelope Followers to modulate any device parameter, including nested internal devices and even VST plug-ins.
Advanced layered editing.
Note and Audio expressions, including per-note Micro-Pitch Control.
Dynamic Object Inspector: Select multiple notes or events and edit them together with the interactive parameter histogram, easily adding variations as you go.
Automatic sample slicing to both Sampler or Drum Machine.
Multiple audio events per clip: Automatically cut up samples and rearrange them on the fly in the Detail Editor.
Dedicated Device Panel Mappings with color-coded knobs and buttons for an overview at a glance.
Support for various MIDI controllers out of the box.
Sound Content: Over one thousand presets and sounds, 3 GB of factory content: Drum Machines (808, 909… Percussion), Acoustic Drums, multi-sampled instruments like Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Vibraphone, Marimba, Acoustic and Electric Bass, Sampled Drum and Instrument loops, Various Sound FX, and additional partner content.
Open Controller API: Create and customize functionality for virtually any MIDI controller, including scripting access to nearly every feature of BITWIG STUDIO.

Upon release, Bitwig Studio will be available to purchase for $449.99 USD (MSRP)/$399.99 USD (MAP)/329 EUR. The download version will cost $399 USD/299 EUR.
Bitwig will showcase its debut product during the Winter NAMM 2014 in Anaheim (Hall C, Booth 5000)Bitwig staff will be available for product demonstrations, and to answer questions regarding BITWIG STUDIO. Attendees will get a first look at the possibilities using the Open Controller API included in BITWIG STUDIO, which allows for custom controller integration above and beyond standard static midi control templates.

Bitwig’s partners Nektar, Livid Instruments and Novation are among the first to offer products that not only work with standard note and controller input, but offer a deeper integration within BITWIG STUDIO. Dedicated mixer control, clip launching, step-sequencing, device navigation and dynamic device parameter mappings – Bitwig’s Open Controller scripting API offers unprecedented possibilities to integrate hardware and software. The API, documentation and the scripts are accessible to everyone, from the end user to third party companies.

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by Ryder17 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:15 pm

Yadda Yadda Yadda...

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by beats me » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:29 pm

I hope they have a demo with built-in tutorials because that’s what sold me on Live back on version 5. I didn’t just buy it and then pop on the internet with “can’t wrap my head around it” posts.

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by CFM » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:17 pm

Demo on there website?
Would be interesting to test against Live, however got other things to spend £300.
I've always stated they need a very good cross grade price and the above is not it.

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by beats me » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:27 pm

I don’t really get this cross grade discount expectation for owning software made by a competitor. Does any other developer do that?

Also consider the years of development they put into it while making zero revenue. It’s not like they have a stockpile of cash to dip into from other products allowing them to deeply cut the price on some new product.

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by stringtapper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:36 pm

beats me wrote:I don’t really get this cross grade discount expectation for owning software made by a competitor. Does any other developer do that?
Yeah it's fairly common.
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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by beats me » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:46 pm

stringtapper wrote:
beats me wrote:I don’t really get this cross grade discount expectation for owning software made by a competitor. Does any other developer do that?
Yeah it's fairly common.

Well then, I stand corrected. I've never seen it or taken advantage of it.

Pay full price, bitches!

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by eyeknow » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:55 pm

Can haz more threads about bitwig pleaze?!!!!

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by puzzlefactory » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:01 pm

stringtapper wrote:
beats me wrote:I don’t really get this cross grade discount expectation for owning software made by a competitor. Does any other developer do that?
Yeah it's fairly common.
Who's done it? I've never seen it offered before...

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by Ryder17 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:21 pm

puzzlefactory wrote:
stringtapper wrote:
beats me wrote:I don’t really get this cross grade discount expectation for owning software made by a competitor. Does any other developer do that?
Yeah it's fairly common.
Who's done it? I've never seen it offered before...
I've only ever seen banks and energy companies do that kinda shit. For a company to offer such underhand incentives, it would have to be run by a complete pack of knobs,

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by regretfullySaid » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:29 pm

I thought anyone who mentioned a cross-grade discount was joking...

400 seems fair compared to other daws, not just suite, and also compared to the other 'highest' versions.
And no secret cryptic bs about dealing with the api /dreamy sigh

I still expect some limits that have me on the fence though, like I remember reading about how limited the routing may be...
Hope there's a demo.
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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by 102455 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:38 pm

puzzlefactory wrote: Who's done it? I've never seen it offered before...
Steinberg for one. There's still a page up on their site offering a crossgrade (in 2012) from Pro Tools to Cubase or Nuendo.

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by stringtapper » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:03 am

puzzlefactory wrote:
stringtapper wrote:
beats me wrote:I don’t really get this cross grade discount expectation for owning software made by a competitor. Does any other developer do that?
Yeah it's fairly common.
Who's done it? I've never seen it offered before...
The devs of Finale and Sibelius both do it for each other's product.

The dev that makes DSP-Quattro did it for Peak users when Bias went under.
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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by qwerty rapper » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:12 am

attention: crossgrade from AUDACITY to BITWIG is Three Ninety nine
look at my smile shine
the money i save i will wine and dine
no deal? fine, you get yours, i'll gets mine
"My fellow ABLETONS, ask not what your SESSION VIEW can do for you,ask what you can do for your SESSION VIEW."

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Re: Bitwig release date march 26

Post by Angstrom » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:16 am

If the two companies have a gentlemans agreement between them regarding the relationship between Bitwig Studio and Ableton Live I think a crossgrade campaign to entice customers from one to the other might fracture that.

But who knows, perhaps there is only seething hatred between the two companies and we will see RRPs spiral down in a vicous price and feature war until Live pays you to use it, and Bitwig free updates are delivered daily by golden winged sex goddesses who will crouch and empathetically listen to the feature grievances of "producers" unhappy about the existence of latency.

We can only guess what the future may hold

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