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Bitwig is an international music software company based in Berlin.
The company was founded in 2009 by a team of music enthusiasts with extensive experience in the music technology industry and a strong vision about new cutting-edge methods of music production, live performance and collaboration.

Products by Bitwig

Latest reviews of Bitwig products

Bitwig Studio
Reviewed By Bucnasty
April 26th, 2023


Switching from Ableton everything made sense and was intuitive. Workflow is much smoother for me.

I dont use The Grid so i cant attest to that.

+ The browser is Godly making it very easy to have everything organized (Specifically the 5.0 beta is awesome for organizing).

+ Stability. Never had Bitwig crash on official releases. Plugin Sandboxing is next level.

+ CLAP integration.

+ Modulate everything.

+ Audio Comping is very easy.

Some requests i have for the devs.

- MIDI Capture / Comping (I'm not that great of a keyboard player).

- A Single button for Low latency mode.

- Better Piano Roll functionality (Scales, etc.).

- I really miss a Slicer (Ableton Simpler) device.

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Bitwig Studio
Reviewed By ThrashJazzAssassin
April 26th, 2023

Unbelievably slick, smooth and intuitive. Everything is so well thought out, it's a joy to use.

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Bitwig Studio
Reviewed By grubezebro
July 5th, 2022

It's simply the best DAW. It's the most coherent, logical, not bloated as many others. Sounds great and let's you create great sounding stuff easily. UI simply makes sense, the simplicity of using modulations and the way they're visualized makes you be able to understand more and create more. After using Ableton and Logic for some time I finally found the perfect one for me. And pricing really makes sense. Just go ahead and buy it.

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Bitwig Studio
Reviewed By Fraggle
May 7th, 2022

Bitwig is perfect for my needs.
It is what Ableton should have evolved into.

I used Ableton from version 4 to 11 - I even read the manual cover to cover way back in 2005 -

Max4live was it's Achilles heel. This was because, if you were an artist and mainly interested in spending your time making sounds and songs - you just wouldn't invest the time in learning how to program M4L devices. As a result, if you wanted the flexibility that M4L offered you had to buy those devices. But since version 4 max for live devices had (on a regular basis) crashed live.

The workaround was to constantly save projects, especially just before you inserted a M4L device.
unfortunately, opening projects with such devices also caused Ableton to crash (about a third of the time I opened such a project).

I read in many places that my experience was common, and cannot fathom why it was never fixed.

maybe it just cannot be.

simply and succinctly- bitwig does not crash on me and I get more freedom in creative sound design.

the grid is for artists like myself that want the power of modular without the infuriating time sink of the Reaktor/M4L learning curve.

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Bitwig Studio
Reviewed By melodyz
January 1st, 2021

I will give it a 4 because its so cool. The modulators and clip area is why its great. They do provide the Grid which is pretty cool as well. If you have ever used VCV Rack then the Grid is for you.

Been using it for about 1 year now up to most recent version. Here are the cons - There are still some bugs in it and it needs better workflow enhancements to avoid using the mouse so much when selecting devices and layered devices etc. Moss scripts for various controllers saves Bitwig. Without his scripts I dont think Bitwig would work as well for me as I want to use an integrated controller. They should take his scripts and make it a permanent part of Bitwig.

And even then Bitwig is still not flawless. The more you use it the more you find these small oddities here and there as to things not displaying correctly or plugins not responding 100% correctly. You just need to be aware going into it. Bitwig does eventually respond to support emails but they dont address if they are going to do anything to address your issues or feedback. Its all on their timetable if and when they update. At least they take feedback requests. My advice is every user should immediately report to them when you find these bugs or oddities. Do not settle with these quirks until Bitwig runs flawlessly for you.

The point is there is currently no perfect one fit solution DAW. But Bitwig comes closest IMO.

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Bitwig Studio 16-Track
Reviewed By harrism76
December 11th, 2020

Super Duper for beginners, ability to run unlimited vst/ plugins, if you operate on multiplatform win/mac/ LINUX this is a great DAW. I own PropellerHead Reason also, these are all great DAW but if you operate a multiplatform studio this would be the DAW to get for 79 tokens can not beat.

Also when coupled with KXstudio Carla you can integrate multiplatform plugins, as an example windows VST under LINUX. Easy to navigate and use interface, yes i have tried lmms, waveform, etc.... for multiplatform DAW but for the price 16 tracks and unlimited plugins excellent choice.


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Bitwig Studio
Reviewed By psydave
February 23rd, 2019

For me Bitwig Studio is the no #1 choice if you are an electronic producer who want to enjoy as much freedom as possible.

Bitwig is so "open"and versatile. There isn't any other DAW on the market that offers such a freedom. You can modulate everything and there are so many possibilities of customisation. Also the dev-team is very responsive, bringing constantly great updates and they are listening to the customers. It's a mixture of pure awesomeness and freedom. Thanks Bitwig.

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Bitwig Studio
Reviewed By capracan
September 9th, 2018

Das Rating ist so, weil ich es für mich in dem Umfang nutzen kann, ohne größere Defizite zu haben. Weiterhin, weil auch die Lizenzphilosophie für mich aktuell okay ist. Die Bitwigger leisten sehr gute Arbeit auch mit der Community, die wirklich schnell gewachsen ist. Natürlich hat jeder Newcomer seine kleinen Defizite, doch ich bin sehr optimistisch, dass da noch einiges gutes ansteht.

Ich habe seit Jahren FL benutzt. Die losen Fenster, die grafischen Dinge vor allem, sind leider nicht schön. Dinge, die man auch nicht einfach modifizieren kann. Seit Bitwig als Nebenspieler zu Ableton, hat mich dann doch sehr überzeugt, eine andere Strategie zu versuchen und mich nicht mit dem umherschieben der Fenster zu beschäftigen. Wer schon mal eine DAW unter den Fingern hatte, wird relativ intuitive mit Bitwig arbeiten können. Sicher war es in FL auch nicht so kompliziert. Ich bin fähig mit allen DAW's wenigstens die Basics zu verstehen, da ich fast alle probiert habe. Somit war Bitwig kein Problem. Ich kenne DAW's die sind da anders.

Als nun Bitwig ins Haus kam, konnte ich relativ fehlerfrei meine Plugins implementieren, 32 und 64-bit, meine Samples einfügen und schon loslegen. Super einfach, mit geringem Grundwissen über das Programm. Die feste Struktur und GUI macht es sehr einfach Überblick zu bekommen und zu behalten. Die Chains sind wirklich wahnsinnig hilfreich, wenn man Effekt-Ketten hinter seinen Synthies legt. Das Anreihen von Tools ist einfach und übersichtlich. Und alles in einer Chain-Datei speicherbar. Somit hat man immer das komplette Paket und kann seine favorisierten Sounds jederzeit finden und wieder benutzen. Jedes Plugin wird in eine Bitwig-Eigene Form gebracht, die nur aus Knöpfen besteht, somit muss die GUI des Plugins nicht offen sein. Leider kann diese Knopf-Liste unangenehm lang werden, wo man sich gerne mal eine zweite oder dritte Reihe wünscht. Jedes Plugin startet in einer Sandbox, somit muss man bei Fehlern nicht das Programm neu starten, sondern nur das Plugin. Super .

Warum ich nicht Ableton nahm? Ich habe Ableton probiert, kam damit klar konnte es mir aber nicht leisten. Der Reiz des neuen hatte mich auch fasziniert und außerdem hat Ableton genug Nutzer, weswegen ich mich auch wirtschaftlich gesehen lieber für Bitwig entschied, das war kein Fehler. Die 12 Monatslizenz mag ein wenig unangenehm sein, aber wer es sich leisten kann und die Updatedate-Philosophie bisher okay fand wird gerne ein paar Credits für den next level sh*** hinlegen. Bitwig ist wirklich gut im Rennen und steht den anderen DAWs, bis auf wenige Dingen, in nichts nach. Es gibt da draußen sicher Musiker und Experten die evtl. spezielle Anforderungen haben, die Bitwig noch nicht erfüllen konnte oder erst noch wird, doch für mich reicht das zurzeit völlig aus, um komplexe Beats zu bauen in einem angenehmen Arbeitstempo.

Go Go Bitwig u have my Voice.



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Plugin failing to load (Viper 1.2)
by SpaceCadetOnLeave at 3 Jun 2023, 15:11
Duplicate Track without regions on it
by Children of our Stars at 3 Jun 2023, 14:32
Beta 7 crash
by pdxindy at 3 Jun 2023, 13:24
Obnoxious Feedback with Beta 8?
by bigbot at 3 Jun 2023, 07:21
Global modulations - how to midi them ?
by pizzatime at 3 Jun 2023, 05:06
Collaboration features in Bitwig 6
by buhrmi at 3 Jun 2023, 04:37
Bitwig 5 is up
by neverbeeninariot at 3 Jun 2023, 01:32
Bitwig 5.8 Beta Audio Engine Dropouts
by neverbeeninariot at 3 Jun 2023, 00:48
Push 3 for Bitwig - is it going to happen?
by BobDog at 2 Jun 2023, 22:44
Automation View // Opening Automation Lanes
by Children of our Stars at 2 Jun 2023, 16:14
CPU spikes Soundtoys filterfreak
by olaims at 1 Jun 2023, 10:33
filter pitch bend
by pikey at 31 May 2023, 14:49
instrument selector bug
by pdxindy at 31 May 2023, 07:27
Creating custom device panels?
by catzilla at 31 May 2023, 06:33