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Bitwig Bitwig Studio

Bitwig Studio, General Sequencer from Bitwig.

Bzrk 08/29/2014

Bitwig Bitwig Studio : Bzrk's user review

" Adopted!"
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I use Linux exclusively Bitwig, so I talk about my experience on this system.
I bought it the day of release, the installation is very simple on Ubuntu.
I record mostly guitar, bass, vocals and I do the battery with a plugin.

There were bugs in the beginning but the team reacted very quickly and chained corrections, a very good point. The software is stable, with the latest versions, I have not had a problem.
It must be one of the few soft for which I read the manual. I am a beginner in terms of DAW.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Desktop has 4 cores 3.5 Ghz with a NVidia 680GTX card and 2TB disks.
For audio:
- Before: Native Komplete Audio 6 + Eleven Rack connected SPDIF.
- Now: Fractal AXE FX 2 XL (with the drivers that go well) dirrectement USB on the PC.

The prefs are excellent, no problem, the app is stable. I made long recording sessions. Ettention a quality USB cable. A rotten cable may cause clicks in the sound (more isochronous transmission, the lost packets are not re-issued), of course it does has nothing to do with the app, it's the grub driver and USB.

The app handles all sampling frequencies and so the 48k Fractal smoothly.

The only plugin I use, this is Steven Slate Drum 4 with a VST bridge Windows / Linux (SSD4 does not being released under linux). It works fine except the Drag & Drop but it will bypass, it is possible that this fixed with the latest version of the bridge, I have to check.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months.
Before, I had a small windows partition with ProTools 10 This is probably a good software but it is complex for a beginner and not running linux.

What I like most:
Editing audio segments. It's simple powerful friends, I set up models of pieces very quickly. Tools for handling samples on the tracks are great.
The simplicity of bounce afternoon around audio (right click!) The tracks are hybrid MIDI Audio, ca simplifies things.
Some complain that it has less features compared to competitors. Not having much experience, I do not would pronounce on this point, except for me, I get to learn more than what I was doing with ProTools (with whom, it is true, I have not really dug) without taking my head.

The virtual instrument system is very nice. It will expand in future releases.
I would like more packages of instruments and downloadable samples from Bitwig. But you can already do many things without special plugins.

In short, I passed!