19525 posts since 4 Sep, 2001, from Melbourne Australia
So I have to say, i couldn't control myself. Quick summary with in depth to come (including performance tests).
1) Time stretch to this day (in HD mode) is the best I have ever heard. By far. I'm stunned. I was lowering 130 bpm complete songs to 100 and they sounded identical, just at a new tempo. I guess since something (now inferior) like radius used to cost 399 as a plugin on it's own, this goes a long way to justify the bitwig price
2) Very easy to use, inviting, slick interface.
3) Unfortunately, I can't get anything but distorted sound at anything under 128 samples on my mac,even playing a single audio file, so performance testing will be interesting to say the least.
From what I am gathering so far, if they add some of the missing stuff many of us here have mentioned, it will be one of the best hosts around. So how's that for a 360 from me. That said, it really DOES need those extra features. But this is the first time i'd consider something else other than logic.. when it has the features I need.
"Just call me shitload, cause I own a shitload of plugins!"