Bitwig Studio 5 is now officially available, and it brings plenty of new features. From new modules and performance features to more streamlined browsing, there is certainly enough for users to get excited about.
Bitwig Studio is the DAW with a difference. On each channel, you can create customizable modulation chains between your instruments and effects plug-ins. What’s more, excellent hardware integration and live performance features make it even more worthwhile.
What’s new in Bitwig Studio 5?
For starters, Bitwig has added 5 new MSEGs. These multisegment envelope generators are similar to those used in Spectrasonics instruments and allow you to draw custom envelope shapes and unique loop patterns for modulation and automation.
The 5 MSEGs include:
- Segments: a node-based envelope tool with looping, can be used as a Grid or Polymer module or to control any parameter as a modulator
- Curves: an LFO modulator and Grid module with beat and groove sync
- Scrawl: an anti-aliasing oscillator for The Grid and Polymer
- Slopes: a pattern sequencer for The Grid with stereo phase features
- Transfer: a waveshaping tool for working with incoming audio and other signals in The Grid
You can now save your MSEG shapes as BWCURVE files and the preset browser lets you recall them whenever you need. In addition, modulation destinations have been expanded to include controls on the mixer.
Any of the 40+ modulators can now interact with the mixer’s controls including panning, sends, and other parameters. MSEGs also feature Pop-out Editors with resizable panes for more effective editing.
Moreover, modulators like Steps, Keytrack+, and The Grid‘s data sequencers also now have these editing windows for more streamlined workflows.
Another useful addition is an onset detector that analyzes any audio you add to your projects for increased performance and accuracy. Overall, there are some great new features across the board, making Bitwig Studio more impressive than ever.
Pricing and availability:
Bitwig Studio 5 is currently available for order from Thomann, and this includes the new Freeform sound pack.
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