Bitwig Studio 4

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Bitwig Studio 4 is the single solution for realizing any musical idea across every stage of production. Streamline your creative process and quickly evolve your ideas into complete songs, tracks, and compositions. Now with Native Apple M1 support!
Free U-he plugin with bitwig studio 4 license purchase

Bitwig Studio 4 offers intuitive tools to record, edit, and arrange any material. 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.

Bitwig Studio 4 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

They want to help you make your musical ideas happen, in as few steps as possible. Focus on the music, not the tool.

 Audio Editing

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

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

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 flavors.

 

Instruments & Effects

 Polymer

Polymer

Polymer starts simple: 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

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

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. Bitwig · "Synth Extreme" - Phase-4 Demo



EQ+

EQ+

EQ+ is a feature-packed graphical equalizer with up to 8 bands, mouse gestures, and excellent visualization and algorithms. Bitwig · "Funky Guitar Loop" - EQ+ Demo



Drum Machine

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

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

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

Amp

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


 Bitwig · "Various Sounds Through the Amp" - 2.1 Demo

Enter the Grid

The grid is a sound designers dream. It can be a synth, an audio effect, or most things you can image.

The Grid

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.

Bitwig · "Blue Spess" - Grid Demo

 

 

 

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.

Bitwig Studio offers a state-of-the art modulation system, that is not only advanced and flexible, but also intuitive and genuinly fun. Watch the video playlist below to get started:

 

Hardware Integration

Bitwig Loves hardware and they love software too. That's why they want 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 them 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 touch points, gestures, pen support, and simulated pressure), Bitwig Studio is on 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.

 

Rich Library of Sounds

Bitwig have 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.

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. Right out of the box!

Get Parallel Aggressor from BABY Audio

BABY Audio is a young plug-in manufacturer with a team from all around the world. They describe themselves as "a collective of passionate optimists with wildly different musical preferences and diverse life backgrounds, united by a joy for creating audio products and researching new technologies." In other words, they’re a perfect match for us!

Parallel processing plays a fundamental part in getting a "big" mix sound. By processing multiple copies of the same track and blending them together you can add more punch to a mix – in a more natural-sounding way. Parallel Aggressor is based on this simple concept.

The plug-in splits your audio into three equal copies that can be processed separately to squeeze out every drop of sonic juice from your track. Parallel Aggressor comes loaded with 25 presets created by BABY Audio and some notable friends.

Parallel Aggressor loads seamlessly as a VST or VST3 plug-in in any project in Bitwig Studio, and it's compatible with macOS or Windows. 

BABY Audio · Parallel Aggressor - Audio Examples

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Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"...a fresh approach to audio and clip arrangement that made many of the established DAWs feel sluggish and, quite frankly, a bit old-fashioned by comparison." - MusicRadar

"...Bitwig has delivered what could be argued as the most fun, creative and powerful DAW on the market today." - MusicTech

"I've been growing more fond of Bitwig Studio through the years as it has matured from DAW into a well-rounded compositional system..." - Nick Rothwell | Sound On Sound

Tech Specs

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DAW

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System Requirements

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)