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https://www.bitwig.com/en/16/bastl-promo.html

 

 

 

Buy Bitwig Studio between June 1st and June 5th, 2016 (23:59 CET), and get a Bastl Trinity hardware synthesizer for free. Pick one of three Bastl Trinity modules: Drum, Mono FM and Poly.

 

Any Bitwig users here? Pros and cons?

 

I'm not a fan of writing in Ableton, but use it for live jamming.

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The touchscreen stuff for the Windows version had me interested when I saw it a year ago or something (though my tablet is only 8" and not fast enough I'm guessing, you would ideally want something Surface-sized to get the most out of it, Asus coming out with some similar (cheaper) tablets soon), but since then I bought the latest Cubase, so not really looking to buy anything new now. Next version looks like it'll have a buzz-like fully editable modular backend, which would be pretty great.

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  • 6 years later...

Anyone currently using Bitwig as their main DAW? Running demo and love how open and inviting the modulation is and I haven't even touched the grid yet. I'm about ready to switch over from Ableton but am curious to hear a critical view from active users.

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active user.  there's very little I can fault. 

Piano Roll can be frustrating, being simultaneously cutting edge (e.g. chance logic, 2 axes of per-note modulation plus Gain and Pan for internal and CLAP plugins) and clunky (mouse pointer hotzones for drag/shift etc are easy to miss, not much in the way of note manipulation processes)

Also, plugins can only have 4 channels of audio input (Stereo in + Stereo sidechain) which gets right on my nerves sometimes

These are small potatoes though, compared to all the good and unique things it can do.  Selling Ableton was a very easy decision to make.  It's a very good fit for me (preferring to take the approach of building a track like a giant "machine" rather than laying down and arranging static events on a timeline) but of course a lot of people prefer a more trad/linear experience (which it can also do of course, but perhaps in a less distinguished way)

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Running demo mode and yeah, piano roll was something that jumped out at me. Probably just used to ableton rn and need to get used to bitwig but it felt kinda clunky/glitchy.

One thing I'm trying to figure out is if you can do ableton style clip modulation. Like drawing modulation evelopes on the clip. I know Bitwig can do automation but I like the modulation behavior on a clip by clip basis in ableton. 

5 hours ago, xy_politics said:

These are small potatoes though, compared to all the good and unique things it can do.  Selling Ableton was a very easy decision to make.  It's a very good fit for me (preferring to take the approach of building a track like a giant "machine" rather than laying down and arranging static events on a timeline) but of course a lot of people prefer a more trad/linear experience (which it can also do of course, but perhaps in a less distinguished way)

I've always felt paralized by the timeline but building a "machine" is definitely what I'm going for. Good to hear

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