Bitwig Studio
Bitwig Studio
3.1.3

5.0

Bitwig Studio free download for Mac

Bitwig Studio

3.1.3
11 March 2020

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 3.1.3:
New features:
  • New Arturia MicroLab controller extension
Improvements:
  • Grid modules: Virtually all pre-cords now have their own help info
  • Grid modules: Various interface improvements, such as pre-cords and other toggles that glow on hover (to show they are clickable)
  • Envelope modulators: Poly (per-voice) parameter is on each modulator's main interface now
  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina) compatibility: Application bundle is now notarized by Apple
Fixes:
  • Rare crash when double-clicking in master track automation lane
  • macOS: Fixed some random crashes
  • Some WAV files generated by Xfer Records' Nerve could not be read
  • Pre-roll might not engage in some cases due to external physical inputs
  • Controller API could not access FX slot for a plug-in device
  • Controllers using the new hardware API would only work when the engine was connected to a project
  • Launchpad Pro script: Application crashes when using the DrivenByMoss extension and pressing the Note button
  • Launchpad Pro script: Could record some random unwanted automation when pressing buttons around the sides while recording a clip in a Launcher slot

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8 Bitwig Studio Reviews

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DJSquint
05 May 2019

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An awful attempt of creating a DAW. Ableton is what you need.
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Version 2.5.1
skysplitterink
26 January 2020
Bitwig is THE most fun and inspiring DAW there is. And have almost all of them. :^)
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Version 3.1.2
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.
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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.
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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.
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Version 1.0.1