Bitwig Studio Update: VST Support + Crash Protection
Remember Bitwig Studio, the new DAW teased way back in January? While Bitwig has been keeping the private beta of their software very selective, they’ve finally released a new video showing off a few great new features of their software and the level of thought they’re putting into building a new software from the ground up.
We’re especially excited by the second half of the video below – showing off the crash protection that’s built into the entire plugin engine. It’s a call back to when multi-processing first showed up in computer application systems – that the crashing of one app wouldn’t freeze the entire computer. Especially when you have very VST-intensive sessions, it’s a serious possibility that you could have a plugin die on you – which is one of the reasons a lot of producers who play live bounce their tracks to audio before playing a show.
If the crash protection works as advertised, we could see way more producers manipulating their tracks in a new live fashion without fear for their entire set to come crashing down. That’s the kind of progress we like to see!
There’s still no official announcement of when the software will move out of beta and move towards a release, but we’re expecting as the end of the year gets closer we’ll have a much better idea.