The almost-released new entrant in the DAW world, Bitwig Studio, is finally announcing a real release date, March 26, 2014. After nearly two years of development, the software will arrive on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Bitwig’s team will be on the NAMM convention floor this week showing off near-final versions of the software, including an Open Controller API that allows “custom controller integration above and beyond standard static MIDI control templates”. We’re hoping it will be a bit more of a dynamic mapping interface than Ableton Live’s – something more like the power of Traktor and Mapulator. Here’s what the press release says about it:
Dedicated mixer control, clip launching, step-sequencing, device navigation and dynamic device parameter mappings – Bitwig’s Open Controller scripting API offers unprecedented possibilities to integrate hardware and software. The API, documentation and the scripts are accessible to everyone, from the end user to third party companies.
Bitwig is also announcing that Nektar, Livid Instruments, and Novation will have controllers that integrate into the DAW – we’ll find out which at tomorrow’s opening of the show.
In terms of price, the software will run USD $399.99 MAP, €329 EUR (including VAT) for a boxed version – or you can download it for USD $399 / €299 EUR
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Hi, Hope you can show the People more about Bitwig s mapping & automapping (blue hand) feature.
Its absolute AWESOME & Deealbreaker
Better then Ableton Live mapping Features in Ten years !
Every controller have its own macro Controllerbank, no Rack is needed.
Second Crazy feature …
every instrument can be on the line configurated for the midicontroller not otherwise like in Live 9.
Settings for automape (selected device) can be customized & saved direct in the device .
No Python cryptic customizing , this time is now history..
Third you can use for example 16 APC midicontroller and you can use it map it without hassle.
No chance in Ableton Live.
That only 4 feature and this alone Kicks all other in the but
P.s. Best feature you can save your controller settings on the device and thats Bitiwig 1.1
The future possiblities are entless in Bitwig without Programming skills.
“Bitwig is also announcing that Nektar, Livid Instruments, and Novation will have controllers that integrate into the DAW – we’ll find out which at tomorrow’s opening of the show.”
I read somewhere : more than 50 controllers will be integrated at launch. I hope some Akai… but they are good friends of Ableton…
The hell? It was supposed to be priced at less than $100? Where’s that gone?
had the same first thought
Where are you getting your info from? There was never a price set before now.
I think my decision on this will be make by any review you guys do on this… Hope you can get an early look at the finished product!