Bitwig has announced Bitwig Studio 2.2. The update adds Ableton Link, new devices and modulators, a new display profile, an on-screen keyboard panel and fixes and improvements.
Here’s what’s new in Bitwig Studio 2.2:
Ableton Link Support – Effortless sync across ecosystems
Since its release, Ableton Link has changed how musicians sync workstations across
- Time Shift – This device allows for fine-grained time adjustments anywhere in your device chain, useful for getting things in time or as a creative tool in the mixing process.
- Audio Rate – Grab any audio signal in your project as a modulation source. The power of true audio rate frequency modulation at your fingertips.
- Polynom – Feed your modulation signals into mathematical formulas to achieve sophisticated and flexible transformations.
- Quantize – Reshape any modulation signal and give an edge to smooth curves with the Quantize modulator.
- Sample & Hold – the Sample and Hold modulator lets you introduce chaos and breathe life into your modulation setup – as random or ordered as you like.
- On-Screen Keyboard Panel – This input panel, now included in all display profiles, gives you a handy way to play notes directly on your screen, using touch or mouse. It allows for multidimensional polyphonic expression (or MPE) input and doubles as a visualization of note playback.
- New Display Profile – touch input optimization on one screen, and full feature view on the other.
- New Sound Content – 3+ GB of multi-sampled instruments and presets. Rare Organs and Keys and a Bösendorfer Grand Piano will make keyboardists and lovers of harmony and melody happy, plus legendary 606 drum machine. This sound content update is free for all Bitwig Studio license holders with an active upgrade plan.
Bitwig Studio 2.2 is now starting beta testing. The company plans to release the update in October, 2017.