Multi-platform music creation system for production, performance and DJing!

Bitwig Studio for Mac

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Bitwig Studio for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Bitwig Studio 5.1.3 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.14 Mojave or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Bitwig GmbH / External Link

  • Filename

    Bitwig Studio 5.1.3.dmg

Bitwig Studio for Mac is a dynamic software for creation and performance of your musical ideas on stage or in the studio. Discover the new standard in customized workflow. Bitwig Studio for macOS inspires you to take greater control of your music, giving you access to every aspect of your production. Streamline your creative process and quickly evolve your ideas into complete songs, tracks and compositions. Record and arrange, improvise and perform, or do it all at once. Welcome to the next generation of music creation and performance software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Bitwig Studio for macOS comes loaded with industry-standard to industry-leading features, designed to meet the demands of present day musicians, producers and sound designers. Amazing multi-platform music creation system for production, performance and DJing!

Features and Highlights

Customized workflow to match any style
The software features a flexible panel based user interface; you have the power to choose what you wish to see depending on task, on up to three monitors.

Your limitless creative space
The Detail Editor optimizes audio editing by allowing you to perform non-destructive edits within a clip. This allows you to stretch, split, pitch, pan, copy, reverse, add, move and re-arrange audio as you choose. Edit multiple tracks in the same view, notes using audio as a reference, isolate your view to one clip or expand it to see the everything in the entire track.

The most expressive DAW in the industry
Besides standard note editing features, and per note expressions such as Velocity, Gain, Pan, Timbre and Pressure, the studio features unique tools like micro pitch and sophisticated layered editing, and is a forefront runner in supporting MPE.

A device in a device in a device in a device
Device Nesting is a powerful feature for sound design with any combination of Bitwig devices and VST plugins. From Container Devices to FX slots, virtually anywhere you imagine another device could go, it probably will. Nesting Devices means that you can place a device in a device in a device... theoretically, this can go on forever.

Modulation redefined
Modulating one parameter from the next often means losing hands-on control – until now. The software is hard-coded with a Unified Modulation System, allowing you to easily link any device parameter, including nested internal devices and VST plug-ins, without losing hands-on control. Never before has modulating virtually any parameter between devices been so simple. Nothing is locked, so you can manipulate on the fly to find the perfect range of modulation. Make your devices take on a life of their own, create dynamic relationships between sounds, and hear your music begin to breathe.

Bitwig Studio connects your eco system
The tool plugs right in to your existing setup. With modern software architecture 32-bit and 64-bit VST plug-ins are natively supported, no third-party bridging is necessary to run your favorite plugins side-by-side. Dedicated Hardware Instrument and Effect devices allow you to control your hardware synthesizers, drum machines and effect racks from within your project.

Damage Control
Never again will a single plugin take down your entire project. The “sandboxing” feature built-in to the program ensures plug-in crashes will not interrupt valuable production time, or your performance on stage. The music studio protects your workflow while efficiently running your VSTs for non-stop creativity.
 
Limited to one idea? Think again
The bassline from your last session could be the missing piece of your current project. The rhythm section in your latest song carries perfectly over to the next. No need to close anything or dig through complex file structures. With BitwigStudio, open multiple projects at the same time and drag-and-drop between them.

Mission Control
The dynamic Inspector panel is a workflow accelerator. It changes depending on where you are and shifts focus with you, to give you easy access to the tools you need. The Inspector allows you to simultaneously edit multiple notes, Events, Clips or Tracks. The Histogram is a feature of the Inspector panel that offers a unique way of working with randomization and variation.

Simplify your mix
Group Tracks is a tried and true way to quickly manage multiple parts of a mix at once. Grouping similar tracks together allows them to be controlled together as a unit and is a great help in organizing your workspace.

Browse, Audition, Insert, Swap
The Pop-Up Browser makes auditioning and selecting Devices, Presets, VSTs and Samples fast, intuitive and inspiring. With powerful search and filter tools it’s never been easier to locate, or discover the sound you're looking for.

Note: In demo version saving and exporting are disabled.

Also Available: Download Bitwig Studio for Windows

  • Bitwig Studio 5.1.3 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

New Features:
- Swapping from one filter module to another now finds the best match for any filter mode and/or slope parameters

This works for the following filters when in Polymer (Synth), Filter+ & Sweep (Filter), or any device using The Grid:
- Sallen-Key
- XP
- SVF
- Rasp
- Low-pass LD
- Low-pass MG (when switching from this module to another)
- Low-pass (available in The Grid)
- High-pass (available in The Grid)

- Controller script added for Akai APC64

Improved:
- Note In (I/O) Grid module: Now has an option to receive both Note On & Off Velocities
- This is off by default when loading the module, providing only note on velocities
- Note Grid (The Grid) device: Default patch has the new Note On & Off Velocities setting on by default, setting note off velocities thru for further use
- Velocity In (I/O) Grid module: Now has an option for which messages to respond to:
- Note Ons (the default setting) provides velocities from note on messages
- Note Offs provides velocities from note off messages
- Ons and Offs dynamically provides both note on velocities and note off velocities
- CLAP: Updated to version 1.2.0
- Controller Scripts: Novation Launchpad Mini Mk3 and Launchpad X: Added Session Overview Mode

Fixed:
- Chebyshev (One Knob Shaper) Filter+/Sweep/Grid module: Remove DC filter is now inactive when loading older projects
- When swapping to Chebyshev in Filter+ or Sweep (or within The Grid), the Remove DC option will be enabled
- Bouncing now considers any input dependencies from track modulators
- Improved GUI performance for projects with a large number of scenes and a large number of tracks
- Instrument Selector, FX Selector, and Note FX Selector (Container) devices: Now uses the correct MIDI channel for Keyswitch, CC, and Program Change voice modes
- DAWproject: Arranger Cue markers are now properly imported
- ALS import: Fixed an error with projects created by Korg Gadget
- Pasting notes was not allowed in some cases
- Keyboard shortcut to Remove/restore Stop Button of Clip Launcher slots now works
- Toggling a Launcher slot's Has stop/rec button parameter and then undoing the change would show the wrong state in the Inspector Panel
- Detail Editor Panel no longer scrolls slightly when transposing note selection that is longer than the visible area
- Hardware Controller API: Manual mappings from a button with a light to a toggle also visualizes the state on the light
- macOS: On Monterey, plug-ins should no longer crash when showing the system's open/save dialog
- Fixed rare crashes when invalid data is sent from some USB devices
- Controller Script: Launchpad X: Send B is working properly now in Mixer Mode

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