The Future of Art – and does it have one?

Recently I encountered some interesting bits of news that made me think about the future of art-as-we-know-it – and the question if it has one. Humanity so far was quite sure, that the one thing computers can’t do is art. Machines just follow their programming and do not have what it takes to … Continue reading

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Surround Sound in Bitwig Studio
Part 2 – Groups and more…

In the first part of this series I showed you some basic components and ideas to create surround projects in Bitwig Studio 1.1 despite it not being surround capable in the normal sense of the word. In the meantime, version 1.2 of BWS introduced group tracks, which offer a much … Continue reading

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Using Madrona Labs “Virta” in Bitwig Studio

Madrona Labs had two very interesting and creative virtual synthesizers available for quite a while now, the legendary west-coast style “Aalto” and the physical modelling based “Kaivo“. Now they introduced the all new “Virta“, and while some of the GUI concepts look familiar if you used one of the others before, … Continue reading

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Surround Sound in Bitwig Studio – Part 1

Bitwig Studio doesn’t support Surround Mixing natively, but with it’s extremely flexible routing one can come up with quite interesting solutions.

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Bitwig Studio: Tips and Tricks (2)

Another round of frequently asked questions, random findings and other lore from the realms of Bitwig Studio! :-)

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Bitwig Studio Tutorial 4:
Observers

Bidirectional Communication with your Controller. On KVR, many users wanted to simply map CCs freely in Bitwig, but have bidirectional communication, so that motor-faders, LEDs or virtual controls in apps like the Lemur react and reflect the current state of things in Bitwig Studio and vice versa. For this to … Continue reading

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Bitwig Studio: Tips and Tricks (1)

Now that Bitwig Studio is out for 3 Weeks, I see certain Questions pop up quite regularly on the Forums at KVR. While some Concepts in BWS are very similar to Ableton Live and other DAWs, others are new and/or somehow not so obvious or obscured by how People are … Continue reading

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Der Warenhäusler

Mist. Der Kaffee ist schon wieder alle! Also gut, Schlappen an und runter in die Lebensmittelabteilung. Hätte er auch gestern dran denken können, als er die Sachen für’s Abendessen geholt hatte… 4 Rolltreppen oder den Lift? Der Lift war ganz am anderen Ende der Etage und irgendwie muffig. Also die … Continue reading

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Bitwig Studio Tutorial 3:
Separate Midi Channels

In this Tutorial I want to explain how you can create separate Midi Channel Inputs for your Controller and also go over some basic concepts. As an example I use a Script I created for the use with the CopperLan Virtual Midi Cables VMidi1 and VMidi2. I needed separate Midi … Continue reading

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Bitwig Studio Tutorial 2:
Autodetect Controllers

Bitwigs Controller API can auto-detect Devices based on the names of their USB connections. So instead of selecting your Devices from the manual dropdown, you just press the auto-detection button in Preferences and your Controllers get added to the list and connected to the correct USB ports.

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