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Bitwig Studio 4 Upgrade from Bitwig 8-Track

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Upgrade Note: This is an Upgrade for owners of Bitwig Studio 8-Track. The full version of Bitwig Studio 4 is also available.

Welcome to Bitwig Studio 4, the Software Made for Modern Music Production and Performance.

Customized Workflow To Match Any Style

Bitwig Studio is the single solution for realizing any musical idea across every stage of production.

Discover Bitwig Studio 4, the innovative music creation and performance software. Record and arrange in the timeline, perform in the Clip Launcher, and build audio devices in The Grid. Bitwig Studio takes your musical ideas through each stage of production.

Record & Arrange

  • Streamline your creative process and quickly evolve your ideas into complete songs, tracks, and compositions.
  • Bitwig Studio offers intuitive tools to record, edit, and arrange any material.

Improvise & Perform

  • Take your music out of the studio and onto the stage.
  • Bitwig Studio is built for live performance, let your music flow, always on the beat.

Design Sounds

  • Bitwig Studio is a sound designer’s dream, with modular device architecture and a wealth of instruments and effects.
  • Browse a rich library of presets and sounds, or build your own instruments and FX from scratch using The Grid.

Powerful Editing Tools

Bitwig Studio is here to help you make your musical ideas happen, in as few steps as possible. Focus on the music, not the tool.

Audio Editing

The Detail Editor optimizes audio editing by letting you make edits within a clip. This allows you to stretch, split, pitch, pan, copy, reverse, add, move, and rearrange audio as you choose.

Expressive MIDI Support

In addition to standard note-editing features and per-note expressions such as velocity, gain, pan, timbre, and pressure, Bitwig Studio features unique tools like quick actions, micro pitch, and sophisticated layered editing, and is a forefront runner in supporting MPE.

Time-Stretching

Keep your audio material in time regardless of project tempo using Bitwig Studio's state-of-the-art time stretching. Let Bitwig Studio analyze and automatically stretch your audio, or take full control and use our advanced stretching and editing tools.

Bitwig Studio comes with 8 different time stretch algorithms to cover all your musical needs, including the renowned Zplane Elastique in four flavours.

Instruments & Effects

Here’s a taste of the vast and ever-growing device library that comes with Bitwig Studio. With over 90 different instruments, audio and note FX, container devices, and signal routers you can translate any idea into music.

Polymer

Polymer starts simply: pick an oscillator, a filter, and an envelope generator. Swapping out Grid modules within a dedicated synthesizer is both fast and quick, helping you craft production-worthy sounds from minimal controls immediately.

Sampler

The Bitwig Studio Sampler is a powerful tool for playing and manipulating audio. It boasts several playback modes, advanced looping features with crossfades, endless modulation possibilities, a massive multisample editor, and more.

Phase-4

Meet Phase-4, a four-oscillator synthesizer powered by phase modulation and phase distortion. This unique synth can do classic, modern, and beyond.

EQ+

EQ+ is a feature-packed graphical equalizer with up to 8 bands, mouse gestures, and excellent visualization and algorithms.

Drum Machine

The Drum Machine is a container device that you can fill with sonic goodness. It's never been easier to create unique and great-sounding kits.

Arpeggiator

Individual controls for step velocity, note length, and pitch. 17 note patterns, and three modes for handling octaves. Full MPE support. Even modulate the timing for shifting patterns. Holding chords has never been so musical and dynamic.

Micro-Pitch

Micro-pitch is a Note FX device that allows you to re-tune your note streams in new ways. Transform scales, fine-tune individual notes, shrink or expand octaves, or even slice the octave into a different number of pieces. Play something unimaginable, today.

Amp

Inject a bit of virtual analog grit into your sounds with the Amp device, a remarkable piece of amplifier-simulation technology.

Enter The Grid

The Grid is a sound designer's dream. It can be a synth, an audio effect, or most things you can imagine.

The Grid is a modular sound design environment, open for you to build your own creations from scratch. It's also an expressive instrument with hundreds of high-quality patches for you to explore, ready to play.

It's sophisticated yet easy and fast at the same time. Explore it, build it, play it.

Modulation Heaven

The modulation system in Bitwig Studio allows you to use Macro controls, Note Expressions, LFOs, and Envelopes to modulate any device, VST plug-in, or hardware parameter. With 30+ modulators (and counting) the potential for creative expression is endless.

Hardware Integration

Bitwig loves hardware. Bitwifg also, loves software. This is why Bitwig wants to blur the boundaries between the two.

Let Bitwig Studio control your hardware, or let your hardware control Bitwig Studio, or both, via MIDI, CC, CV, Gate, analog and MIDI Clock, and MIDI Timecode. Enjoy a collection of straightforward tools that allow you to take advantage of the best of two worlds, and that scales with your setup.

Modern Foundations

Building a DAW from the ground up allowed Bitwig to think differently and solve old problems in new ways.

Bitwig Studio is made for the future...

Crash Protection

Bitwig Studio handles VST plug-in hosting in a unique way, allowing for different hosting modes and plug-in crash protection. With plug-ins, the audio engine, and other processes running in separate threads, a technical issue won't bring your whole project down.

Touch Support

With extensive touch-screen support (multi-touch with unlimited touchpoints, gestures, pen support, and simulated pressure), Bitwig Studio is at the forefront of new ways to create music. Overall, the user interface of Bitwig Studio is touch-friendly; in addition, there is a dedicated tablet display profile, perfect for any touch screen, or devices such as Microsoft Surface computers.

A Rich Library of Sounds

Bitwig has partnered with some of the best sound designers in the business to give you several thousand quality presets, Clips, and samples right out of the box.

Extend your library with offerings from hand-picked partners and artists, who have painstakingly created loops, presets, and sampled instruments for Bitwig Studio. All are high quality and free to use.

Sound Content

A full starter kit right out of the box: Over 2,000 sounds and factory presets, including Drum Machines, Acoustic Drums, Multi-Sampled Instruments, Instrument Loops, Sound Effects, Various Synth Presets, and curated Artist Collections.

Future-Proof

All software updates in the following 12 months are FREE.

Features

  • High-performance audio software, with full multicore and multiprocessor support.
  • ASIO, Core Audio, and JACK support including JACK transport on all platforms.
  • 32-bit floating-point audio processing, up to 192 kHz audio sample rate.
  • Scalable vector-based GUI.
  • Unlimited Audio, Instrument and Hybrid Tracks
  • Unlimited Effect Tracks
  • Unlimited Group Tracks (with Groups in Groups)
  • Unlimited Scenes 
  • VST plug-ins (with 32-/64-bit bridging, delay compensation, and crash protection)
  • Unlimited VST plug-in multi-out and side-chain support        
  • Audio Comping        
  • 16-bit, 24-bit or 32-bit Audio Export (including Multi-Track Export)
  • File Import - WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, MIDI        
  • Audio I/O Busses
  • Time Stretching - 8 Algorithms: Stretch, Stretch HD, Slice, Cyclic, Elastique, Elastique Solo, Elastique Eco, Elastique Pro
  • Slice to Multisample and slice to Drum Machine        
  • Layered Editing (Notes and audio)        
  • Bounce and Bounce in Place        
  • Multiple Projects        
  • Expanded Remote Control Editor        
  • 7 Display Profiles - Single & Multi-Display
  • Load and Save Project Templates
  • Seamless Integration of Clip Launcher and Timeline        
  • Touch Integration        
  • MPE Support (Playing, Recording, and Editing)        
  • Plug-and-Play MIDI Controller Support        
  • Open Controller API        
  • MIDI Clock Sync        
  • Ableton LINK

System Requirements

  • 12 GB free disk space required (for full content installation)
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • macOS 10.13 or later (Intel and Apple Silicon / M1 Macs supported) (64-bit only)
  • Linux Ubuntu 17.04 or later (64-bit only)

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