Bitwig Improves Plug-in Hosting & Crash Protection

US      18/03/19

Bitwig has been in touch to tell us tha,t for their update Bitwig Studio 2.5, they have overhauled their plug-In hosting and crash protection and they have posted a video about it. Here's the details in their own words:

Overhauled Plug-in Hosting and Crash Protection
Bitwig Studio’s architecture has always supported 32-bit and 64-bit plug-ins (VST2.4 and VST3) natively. All VST formats can run side by side without any bridging technology. And with Bitwig’s advanced use of sandboxing, no plug-in is able to crash the whole project, or even stop the project’s audio.

For Bitwig Studio 2.5, two additional plug-in hosting modes were added to work with the latest industry developments, and we also improved the memory usage of our VST hosting in general.

In the Bitwig Studio Dashboard, five hosting modes now determine how plug-ins are handled, ranging from resource-saving to super-secure:

  • Within Bitwig. Plug-ins are loaded along with the audio engine. This requires the least memory, but any single plug-in can crash all audio.
  • Together. Plug-ins are sandboxed together, separating them from the audio engine.
  • By manufacturer. Individual sandboxes are created for each plug-in manufacturer. (This can be necessary when plug-ins need to communicate with one another.)
  • By plug-in. Individual sandboxes are created for each plug-in used. When a plug-in is used multiple times, its instances are sandboxed together, reducing the required memory.
  • Individually. Individual sandboxes are created for each plug-in used. This is the most memory-intensive option, but the safest.


Pricing and Availability:

The overhauled plug-in hosting and crash protection is part of Bitwig Studio 2.5, a free update for all license holders with an active Upgrade Plan.

More information:


Bitwig Social

< More From: BITWIG
Even more news...


Get Our Newsletter


Featured Video

Brand new super-synth from UDO

Featured Video

Virtual knobs and jacks controlling over 160 virtual modules

Featured Video

Now ready for preorder

Featured Video

The sampler pedal that listens and moves with you

Featured Video

The Mantis has arrived

Featured Video

Bi-timbral noise-based soft synth with a wide range of possibilities

SUPERBOOTH 2024: UDO - Super 8 Polysynth 

Brand new super-synth from UDO

5 Minutes With - Wavesequencer Hyperion 

Modular soft-synth

Superbooth 2024: Dreadbox Murmux Adept 8 voice Poly 

Limited Run- the final in the Murmux Trilogy

5 MORE Firmware Updates that Totally Changed the Game 

Part 2 on revisions that made synths into brand new machines

The Magic of 1980's Pinball Soundtracks 

Suzanne Ciani's captivating sci-fi soundscape

Raspberry PI5 Hardware VST Host 

Floyd Steinberg gets the gear together