Bitwig (!/?)

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PaulSC
KVRian
1185 posts since 13 May, 2004 from SF Bay Area, California

Post Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:09 am

http://bitwig.com/

A new sequencer/host paradigm? Not enough details yet to really form an opinion.

Anyway, plenty of talented programmers have a hand in this, should be interesting to see it develop. I only hope Claes Johanson manages to keep Vember Audio going at the same time; would be a shame if development of Surge came to an end.
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funkadil
KVRAF
2029 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:29 pm

Its definitely a sequencer of some kind.

quote from Claes concerning development of SURGE: "I'm currently working on a new product, a sequencer with my new team (bitwig), so it should be no big shock that there's not a paid-for "megaupdate" of surge in the works as I won't have that much time to work on it. However, it's still supported, bugfixes will be released when needed and there's a good chance for new features (some really cool oscillators/effects are the hottest candidates)."


check out their blog: http://bitwig.com/blog/
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stanlea
KVRAF
4678 posts since 11 Feb, 2005 from Bordeaux France

Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:51 pm

Some hints ! Some hints ! Some hints ! Some hints ! Some hints !
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brok landers
KVRAF
6088 posts since 26 Sep, 2003 from right here, as you can see ...

Post Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:45 pm

a new approach on music making on a computer??? not interrested at all, got used to the timeline approach so deeply, i doubt i could ever be convinced in a better approach as there is already ... but one should never say never, so ... yeah ... ah, and, i hope it's not a cpu pig as the vember audio stuff is (as good as sc an surge sound), as then it's not really usable ...
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funkadil
KVRAF
2029 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:15 pm

Well, its not just him who is working on it. Its him and I think 3 other guys who used to also be Ableton developers.

I don't really agree that the CPU usage for surge is high. I mean, it has the potential to get VERY high just because of the scalable nature of the synth. But for most of my purposes it doesn't seem too bad. I usually end up using at least 4-5 instances of it(along with other synths) and it seems fine, on a 1.5 or 1.6 Ghz single core cpu.
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MitchK1989
KVRAF
2574 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:57 pm

Yeah, Surge is fine on CPU here too.

I can't decide if I should hold off before switching from logic to live to see if more info about this comes out first.

jens
KVRAF
18946 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:48 am

Video-Interview with Volker Schumacher here (in German):

https://it-gipfelblog.hpi-web.de/tag/bitwig/


The chick interviewing him asks him somewhere in the middle of her interview if they intend to be a competitor to record-companies. :dog: :shock:

Bet she still got paid for the embarrasingly and scandalously poor job. :tantrum:
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shamann
KVRAF
12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:46 pm

Anyone heard anything more about this? Most I could find was this:
claes wrote:We're keeping the details of our product concept to ourselves to be safe until we're closer to a finished product but yes, it'll be cross-platform. It does includes "tone-generation", in fact the way it interacts with sequencing is pretty central to the concept. So you will not only have lots of sound-design tools & toys built in, you will also be able to control them in your compositions in a more natural way.
Over here. But that was a while ago.

Jman101
KVRist
42 posts since 1 Jan, 2010

Post Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:10 pm

brok landers wrote:a new approach on music making on a computer??? not interrested at all, got used to the timeline approach so deeply, i doubt i could ever be convinced in a better approach as there is already ... but one should never say never, so ... yeah ... ah, and, i hope it's not a cpu pig as the vember audio stuff is (as good as sc an surge sound), as then it's not really usable ...
I do not think that is fair to Clas and Vember audio but since i have not played around with Surge that much i can not comment on it.

On the other hand the soundquality of samples played thru his freeware sampler Shortcircuit beats any other, ive compared it back in the days of 98 with what was available samplers/sampleplayers/loopers, signum1100, fruity loops, acid, vsampler, gigastudio and they sounded like shit compared to it when it come to sound quality of the played sample.

I was amazed by how much filtering going on within a simple sample player.

JT

ckatrun411
Banned
4076 posts since 7 Nov, 2007

Post Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:16 pm

Looks COOL.....


Some people love to buy compressors, some people love to buy eq's, some people love to buy sample packs, thats why sound design is huge. I'm a sucker for a really cool host, thats definitely my soft spot, I've owned 4, or 5, or 6 of the things, I go through hosts like pot.

Can't wait to check this out!!!!!!!!!!

Xenakios
KVRian
1161 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:25 am

Nothing has happened with that sequencer for years. (It's been the same web page since 2008 or maybe even earlier.) I doubt anything will ever be released. But if they do in fact get a product out, it's going to be interesting to see if they really can pull out something radical and useful.

mrdr
KVRist
203 posts since 13 Aug, 2003

Post Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:27 am

Xenakios wrote:Nothing has happened with that sequencer for years. (It's been the same web page since 2008 or maybe even earlier.) I doubt anything will ever be released.
:roll:

http://www.whois.net/whois/bitwig.com

Domain Information
===================
Domain.......: BITWIG.COM (DOM-267159)
Status.......: OK
Amended......: 2009-02-23 10:48:29
Created......: 2009-02-23 10:48:28
Expires......: 2010-02-23 10:48:28

Xenakios
KVRian
1161 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:32 am

mrdr wrote:
Xenakios wrote:Nothing has happened with that sequencer for years. (It's been the same web page since 2008 or maybe even earlier.) I doubt anything will ever be released.
:roll:

http://www.whois.net/whois/bitwig.com

Domain Information
===================
Domain.......: BITWIG.COM (DOM-267159)
Status.......: OK
Amended......: 2009-02-23 10:48:29
Created......: 2009-02-23 10:48:28
Expires......: 2010-02-23 10:48:28
I have seen that same webpage years ago, it doesn't relate to their web domain stuff. So roll eyes to you too. :P

PaulSC
KVRian
1185 posts since 13 May, 2004 from SF Bay Area, California

Post Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:09 am

Xenakios wrote:
mrdr wrote:
Xenakios wrote:Nothing has happened with that sequencer for years. (It's been the same web page since 2008 or maybe even earlier.) I doubt anything will ever be released.
:roll:

http://www.whois.net/whois/bitwig.com

Domain Information
===================
Domain.......: BITWIG.COM (DOM-267159)
Status.......: OK
Amended......: 2009-02-23 10:48:29
Created......: 2009-02-23 10:48:28
Expires......: 2010-02-23 10:48:28
I have seen that same webpage years ago, it doesn't relate to their web domain stuff. So roll eyes to you too. :P
Just quoting this now so I can have the pleasure of reviving, pointing, and laughing when the Bitwig sequencer is released.
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funkadil
KVRAF
2029 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:28 pm

man i'd love to hear some news about this.
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