Bitwig Studio 3 has been announced. Here's the story in Bitwig's own words...
Released in 2014, Bitwig Studio 1 was the first music production software to combine linear and non-linear sequencing on Windows, macOS and Linux. It paired cutting-edge technologies — like plug-in crash protection, nested devices chains, and a highly flexible user interface — with a lightning-fast workflow for keyboard, mouse and touchscreen.
Bitwig Studio 2 arrived in February 2017 featuring modulators, which could be added to any device or plug-in. Along the way, version 2 added additional audio stretching algorithms for various situations, an advanced phase-modulation synthesizer (Phase-4), our Sampler reborn with wavetable and granular options, and native integration with modular hardware via control voltage (CV) and gate signals.
Today, we are announcing Bitwig Studio 3, which opens a new window for working with sound: The Grid.
As was hinted at from the start, Bitwig Studio was always intended to provide a fully-modular sound design option, and this has become reality with The Grid.
The Grid is an open modular environment built in to three new devices: Poly Grid, Mono Grid and FX Grid.
While all Grid devices work in the same way, each allows for different configurations. Want to build a polyphonic synth? Start with Poly Grid. Need an adaptive audio effect with your signature sound? FX Grid will chew up incoming audio, either gently or otherwise. In the mood for cascading drones? Mono Grid is a great workbench for you. And when your idea morphs, just take what you’ve made and move to a different device.
Sporting a bevy of Grid modules and a supersonic patching workflow, The Grid is a truly modern modular patching environment that lives within its family of new devices. Ideal for designing sounds and harnessing synthesis.
Natively part of Bitwig Studio
As a new, native element in Bitwig Studio, The Grid is accessible in myriad ways:
Under the Hood
The technology powering The Grid is as it should be: working, felt, and transparent.
Here’s a taste of what we’ve done.
Pricing and Availability:
Bitwig Studio 3 will be previewed at NAMM (January 2019).
Expected release of Bitwig Studio 3 is Q2 2019
White iLoud monitors and a new modelling guitar pedal
CV controlled mixing console and some distinctly dirty effects
Flexible and responsive polyphonic controller that you can hit with sticks
Ensembles and solos - coming soon
The new spectral oscillator
Audio interface too