Bitwig Studio
Bitwig Studio
3.0.2

1.5

Bitwig Studio free download for Mac

Bitwig Studio

3.0.2
28 August 2019

Highly customizable audio DAW.

Overview

Bitwig Studio is a dynamic software solution for music creation and performance to realize all of your musical ideas in every stage of production.

From sound design to music creation, discover the new standard in customized workflow. Bitwig Studio inspires you to take greater control of your productions, giving you access to every aspect of your workflow as needed. Streamline your creative process and quickly take your music from ideas to complete songs, tracks and compositions. With Bitwig Studio, you're in command of a workflow that works best for you.

Record and arrange, improvise and perform, or do it all at once. Choose between several display profiles. Design your own sounds with dedicated container devices. Combine built-in instruments, effects, and VST plug-ins. Bitwig Studio's unified mapping system allows you to modulate any device or VST parameter using macro controls and modulator devices.

Explore a new world of creative possibilities, including audio and note expressions, histogram-based value editing, layered editing, extensive bounce-in-place functions, automatic slicing, smart controller integration, and the Open Controller Scripting API. Every feature in Bitwig Studio was developed by musicians, for musicians. Welcome to the next generation of music creation and performance software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

What's new in Bitwig Studio

Version 3.0.2:
New Features:
Launcher clips now offer a third Play Mode setting:
  • From Start, triggering the clip from the top each time
  • Continue, taking over from the previously playing clip at the same relative position
  • Continue Quantized, taking over from the previously playing clip at the clip quantize interval
Improvements:
  • When multiple Launcher clips are selected, pressing [ENTER] now launches all selected clips
  • When adding samples to a drum machine, key tracking is now off
  • When slicing to multisample, the loop region now defaults to the slice region instead of to the whole sample duration
  • When setting Launch Quantization for Launcher Clips to Off it is now completely off
  • Improved the appearance of the Mappings Browser Panel
  • Windows and Linux: Improved file dialogs
  • Windows: New ASIO audio setting to Override Driver Timing, for rare cases where MIDI and synchronization isn't acting correctly (or at all)
  • Nektar controllers: improved scripts and documentation for the SE25 and SE49, as well as the GX and LX+ product lines
Fixes:
  • Audio stretched with Elastique modes could randomly become silent in rare situations
  • Crash when assigning a channel to multiple selected notes that have different channels but are equal in time/key
  • Sample stop time marker disappears when resizing new raw audio clip
  • MIDI import: notes might get truncated when there is another note at the same time/key but on a different channel
  • Time selection was sometimes not preserved after duplicating a time selection including group tracks
  • Some graphical elements & transitions didn't get affected by the Contrast controls
  • Dragging mouse outside of a text entry popup and releasing would cancel the text input and all other popups
  • Was only possible to type in a value for a parameter (like Shuffle in the Play menu) if the mouse remained inside the text entry area
  • Pressing ESC while entering a value for a parameter (like Shuffle in the Play menu) would cancel the play menu popup too. Now it just cancels the entering of the value and second press of Esc will then cancel the play menu popup
  • A control script that performed some error on startup would notify the user twice
  • If a control script file is not properly encoded in UTF-8, give a useful error message
  • Any errors found scanning control scripts are shown in the Global tab of the control script console
  • Crash when dropping a note clip into the empty area below the tracks while the note editor is open (in clip content / drum mode), and then hitting undo
  • MIDI channel information was not shown in the Mappings Browser Panel for MIDI mappings
  • Notification that files were missing could be shown when bouncing and recording audio in some cases
  • Relative clip automation (additive [+] or multiplicative [×]) didn't work in some cases
  • Fixed potential errors that could happen while recording or bouncing audio
  • Deleting a Grid module could create an illegal connection in some cases
  • Deselecting a Grid module with the [ESCAPE] key didn't redraw that patch
  • When playhead follow is on and stop is pressed (to set the playhead to top of arrangement), include a small visual margin to the left of the playhead
  • MIDI CC device: Could send the wrong values when automated
  • Note LEDs in Device Panel could get stuck when playing the same note on multiple channels
  • Linux: Harrison Plug-ins no longer crash after opening the window
  • LinnStrument help file couldn't be opened from Bitwig Studio preferences
Regressions:
  • Since 3.0: Some modulation mapping didn't sound correct after duplicating a device

Requirements for Bitwig Studio

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

7 Bitwig Studio Reviews

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DJSquint
28 March 2014

Most helpful

I was looking forward to give this a swing. Playing for about 2 days with it for hours but sadly it cannot convince me to switch from Ableton Live. Although it is obvious Bitwig is made by ex-Ableton coders the new approach has many quirks that slow down my process. There are some good ideas thrown in (changing pitches for sample loops is nice) but it just doesn't feel solid. The lack of Max support is incredible disappointing. Max for Live is so powerful and amazing tool I could not live without (and I guess many others will agree). About performance: Did several tests with projects that are about the same for Live and Bitwig (mostly simple projects without effects) and Bitwig uses about 20% more CPU time on my i7 MBP to play it. So there is definitely room for improvement here. Anyhow, Bitwig was very long in development but I guess we still have to wait several point versions and see if they catch up with Ableton Live. For now Ableton Live is so much better and there is no need to switch to Bitwig for me. Maybe next time.
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Version 1.0.1
DJSquint
05 May 2019
An awful attempt of creating a DAW. Ableton is what you need.
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Version 2.5.1
Tommy-Gun
12 November 2016
Some guys at Ableton left the company and thought they could make a better DAW. They tried, added new features, add bugs (a lot), created a messy GUI. Thet thought wrong. Bitwig Studio is an awful attempt for being a DAW that is loaded with bugs, incredible unstable and counter productive to say the least.
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Version 1.3.14
Cjbolland
17 April 2014
Sorry, this Ableton Live clone does not cut the pace. Two days ago we tried to figure everything out in our studio. All attendees agreed, Bitwig is plain trash. We could forgive all the crashes we had because it is still v1 but we never felt at home with it. It does it very best to be better compared to Live but it never does. Instead loving it by using it more, I was hating it all over the place. Good try but it does not deliver. One star is even generous. Just leave it alone and keep using Ableton Live.
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Version 1.0.1
Thomas1977
04 April 2014
Don't like it. It is in fact a Ableton Live ripoff - something Ableton should take to court. One thing I do think is cool: you can have multiple audio file in one clip. I suggest Ableton take a look at this and copy it too. :)
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Version 1.0.1
Steeps-Patrick
31 March 2014
Very much hyped but does not deliver. Incredible poor GUI design (what where they thinking when developing this???) that tries to catch Ableton Live success. Do we really need another DAW if we already have Cubase, Logic and Live? Maybe, but Bitwig is certainly not a competitor in any way. Tried it, ditch it, moved on.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.1
Funjoy
29 March 2014
Buggy, incomplete (one example: no AU support?). Hard to believe this has been in development for 4 or 5 years.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
DJSquint
28 March 2014
I was looking forward to give this a swing. Playing for about 2 days with it for hours but sadly it cannot convince me to switch from Ableton Live. Although it is obvious Bitwig is made by ex-Ableton coders the new approach has many quirks that slow down my process. There are some good ideas thrown in (changing pitches for sample loops is nice) but it just doesn't feel solid. The lack of Max support is incredible disappointing. Max for Live is so powerful and amazing tool I could not live without (and I guess many others will agree). About performance: Did several tests with projects that are about the same for Live and Bitwig (mostly simple projects without effects) and Bitwig uses about 20% more CPU time on my i7 MBP to play it. So there is definitely room for improvement here. Anyhow, Bitwig was very long in development but I guess we still have to wait several point versions and see if they catch up with Ableton Live. For now Ableton Live is so much better and there is no need to switch to Bitwig for me. Maybe next time.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.1
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