It's precisely because you work with Cubase that Bitwig should be much closer than Ableton Live. So if I were you, I'd try Bitwig 3.1 before looking after Ableton Live. Things like a real mixer, fade editing, MIDI editing (even if always denounced) far more exciting than the still primitive Ableton Live options after all these years, Bounce in Place (better than in Logic or Pro Tools), fantastic browser at eye sight with the MediaBay (actually much simpler, but just as capable as), absolute and relative automation, best stretching algos (implementation) out there (even more comprehensive and better sounding than Cubase, no slice type there after all these years), auto tempo detection of whole tracks, comping via layered editing, not to mention the completely easy but super comprehensive grid etc.4damind wrote: ↑Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:41 pmI don't know any statistics about Bitwig's growth. For me it was just too immature and buggy with version 1, so I quickly left Bitwig.
Would I give Bitwig another chance today? I think not. I've been using Cubase for so many years and I would simply miss too many features.
Otherwise I would rather give preference to Ableton. Bitwig is not an option for me.
After I could hardly work with it on macOS til now, I'm back on track with Metal support since Bitwig 3.1 and enjoy the super effective workflow as a electronic music producer. Of course there are still one or two things missing. But what's there is already quite upper edge stuff (e.g. browser, stretching quality, fantastic routing options, multiple instruments on one track, note fx, insane modulations due to a plethora of modulators usable with any plug-in, insane side-chaining options, oversampled grid (modular system) etc.)