Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

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wizetek
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11 posts since 24 Dec, 2012 from GTA, Canada

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:50 am

8-track comes bundled with hardware. I'm under the impression it's more like a demo than anything else. I get it, it's business and the company wants people to spend money and get the realthing(tm) next tier product or better.

I'm compelled to use this thread to collect votes for a petition to Bitwig to consider removing this VST restriction while keeping the rest of the castration in place. Who's with me? :pray:

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antic604
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4017 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:09 pm

Just get the full DAW. You can find one 2nd hand in the Buy/Sell subforum for half the price.
Bitwig 3 // Reason 11 // Studio One 4 Pro @ Lenovo Y730 15'' i7-8750h
my music - https://soundcloud.com/antic604

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wizetek
KVRer
11 posts since 24 Dec, 2012 from GTA, Canada

Re: Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:08 pm

For my modest usage the full thing is overkill and I can't justify the cost. I come from Amiga Noisetracker 4 channels background! My goal is to learn and get used to a piano roll in a mainstream product that will see continuous development and support. For my needs - to paraphrase a famous figure - 8 channels ought to be enough for everyone. But 2 VSTs is nonsensical and crippling.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
15753 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Pretty sure they now sell a cut-down version, also :tu:

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stamp
KVRian
749 posts since 10 Sep, 2014

Re: Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:33 pm

You know that 8-track is nearly free?
viewtopic.php?t=513886

If you want more juice have a look at this
https://www.bitwig.com/en/16-track.html

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wizetek
KVRer
11 posts since 24 Dec, 2012 from GTA, Canada

Re: Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:47 pm

That other thread answered a lot of my questions. Cheers for that.

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stamp
KVRian
749 posts since 10 Sep, 2014

Re: Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:00 pm

You're welcome.

dellboy
KVRian
1200 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Re: Bitwig Studio 8-track usable with 2 VST plug-in limit?

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:10 am

Forget about using Bitwig 8 or 16 track for serious music,they are both more akin to demos. Both are restricted to 16 bit audio export which is just plain silly in the day and age. If you want to use Bitwig you will have to cough up for the full version.

Ableton Live Lite 8 is a far different DAW as it allows audio export of up to 32bit and all tracks can use VSTs. If 8 tracks are enough for your compositions then its a genuinely good way to add pattern based composition to your toolbox. It comes free with hardware or is often sold here for $10 or so.

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