When a team that includes former Ableton developers announces that it's launching a new piece of music production software, you have to sit up and take a little bit of notice. This is precisely what's arrived in the shape of Bitwig Studio, a new application that's designed for composers, producers and DJs.
Bitwig Studio bears some of the hallmarks of Ableton's Live, but it'll aim to plough its own furrow. Some of its feature highlights include:
Arranger- and Mixer-based clip launching
Generic tracks - audio and MIDI notes can exist on the same track
Per-note automation - apply pitch variations to individual notes in the piano roll, and edit each note's panning, timbre and volume curves
Multiple audio events per clip – chop and edit audio files inside a clip
"World-class" instruments and effect devices
Device nesting - devices can contain other devices and be saved as a preset
32/64-bit VST support
Metadata-based browser - add tags and search content by type
Open multiple documents - Drag/drop and copy/paste between projects
Slick user interface - designed to be fun and intuitive
Features slated to arrive after the version 1.0 release are:
LAN multi-user jamming – multiple users can jam on the same document and capture everything in its arrangement
Multi-user production over the internet – work on the same document from different locations, with everything kept in sync
Native modular system – create your own instruments and effects or modify existing ones
I've been knowing about Bitwig for a long time and am really eager for this project. Being a huge fan of Vember Surge and Vember SHortcircuit 1 and 2 (made by a swedish guy) this can only be awesome!
It's quite rare that I'm this exstatic about things.
Well, this seems rather interesting. Ive never used Ableton so I cant really make any comparison to it, however it does seem to have similarities of FL studio and Acid Pro. It may not be a good analogy, but from that short preview they come to mind. Thanks for sharing that