Bitwig Studio 4 promises to unlock ‘new musical timelines'
Future Music|August 2021
Version 4 brings new sequencing and probability tools, plus native support for Apple Silicon

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Bitwig Studio, having awarded the DAW multiple Platinum Awards and several Gear Of The Year accolades in the relatively short seven years since it launched. So we’re always excited to hear of new updates on the horizon. Enter Bitwig Studio 4 – the latest iteration of the Berlin brand’s eponymous application, which its creators promise will let users explore “new musical timelines”.

Arguably, new version announcements aren’t quite as much of an ‘event’ for Bitwig Studio as they are for some other DAWs; the software is sold using an update plan model, where users buy into 12 months of updates rather than simply buying the latest version. This means that significant updates such as new instruments or effect devices often roll out as ‘point’ updates between versions, rather than being held back for the big reveal. But while there’s nothing here quite as groundbreaking as the modular Grid system that launched with Bitwig Studio 3, v4 still has plenty for users to get excited about.

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