Bitwig Studio 4 Now Available With Apple Silicon Support, New Operators & More

Bitwig has announced that Bitwig Studio 4 – a major update to their flagship digital audio workstation – is now available.

Bitwig Studio 4 introduces comping for audio clips, both in the Clip Launcher and the Arranger; a new set of Operators, for changing the chance, recurrence, and more of any note or audio event; Random Spread for any expression point (like per-note pitch, or audio panning); and Native Apple Silicon support on Mac, even allowing Intel and ARM plug-ins to work side-by-side.

Here are demos of the major new features:

Comping in Bitwig Studio 4:

Operators in Bitwig Studio 4:

Anti-Loops in Bitwig Studio 4:

Pricing and Availability:

Bitwig Studio 4 is available now with an intro price of $299 USD (normally $399). The upgrade is free for existing users with an active Upgrade Plan.

16 thoughts on “Bitwig Studio 4 Now Available With Apple Silicon Support, New Operators & More

  1. Been using the beta for a while now, Bitwig is a spectacular DAW. There are some hiccups in some places with clip editing and a few thing sin the arrangement view but the modular customization of the effects and the ability to take a very simple sound into many different sonic territories makes it a fun DAW to use. Its pretty close to ableton if Max for Live devices were native. Witht he addition of the poly grid, tinkering for new sounds is endless. Most DAW’s ive used were just to gett he job done, this one is fun so the only downside is not getting as much of the job done as id like. Just learned to sidechain the EQ so a certain frequency can get ducked rather than the volume. Getting lost in the software is a blessing and a curse.

    1. > The best DAW

      lmfao.. no! still no groove extraction function. with ableton live (and others) i can make quantize templates from audio and midi clips. bitwig studio has nothing to offer in that regard. bad.

      1. There are things Ableton can do that Bitwig can’t do. There are things that Bitwig can do that Ableton can’t. There are things that Digital Performer can do that neither Ableton or Bitwig can. Bitwig is the best DAW for me, and the ability to make quantize templates is most definitely not something that I need, even though you do.

      2. i remember you complain about this on the last bitwig article too, give it a rest ragnhild, it’s all very subjective since every daw have something other don’t have and you can focus on the “extracting groove” like it’s the holy grail for daws but it’s clearly not for everyone.
        bitwig is the best for some not because of what it lacks, it’s what it got that make it so wonderful.
        same with ableotn.

        1. This gave me a good chukcle. “…give it a rest ragnhild”, as a suggestion, is about as likely to be heard/heeded as “don’t believe everything you read on the internet” is when you say it to that one family member who can’t stop re-posting waaaaay-off-the-wall posts to your FB feed.

  2. i love bitwig and wish i had more time to dig into it. Im a power ableton user, I need to make music quickly for work, and i dont have enough time to fully learn a new DAW. maybe someday…

  3. I had some issues with the beta versions so I’ll install this when I’ve heard enough positive feedback. I love Bitwig, I’m just tired of uninstalling buggy versions and reinstalling v3.

  4. Big news… which might have gotten lost because many of us were already using the beta version.
    Can’t say I’ve had much luck with .als imports, so far. (Even with the release version.)

    A pretty good week for DAWs, especially for those with MPE support.

    1. Yeah, .als import is wonky or just doesnt work. I only tried it to see if it would work but i couldnt see myself just transferring an old ableton project to bitwig unless i just exported raw stems and re-mixed the tracks using bitwigs plugins. Everything is so ableton now with integrations, we sure know which software the industry selected, just wished they would get away from MaxForLive, its like reason and rack extensions. Just so much and sometimes just working natively with plugins you purchase is fulfilling enough. Its like LEGO software.

  5. 10+ year Logic user, my music is mostly a mix leaning heavily toward DI guitar with lots of sound design and mangling/sampling. Bored, I tried Ableton Live on a lark and the sound design possibilities were an epiphany… but the price was prohibitive.

    Tried Bitwig and it’s been a 180° from Logic but pure joy. Some niggles here and there but overall it’s a blast to use. Bitwig is solid enough that I doubt I will upgrade my Live 10 Suite license.

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