I originally reported on the Live 9 and Push being available for preorder at major retailers back in December. Now it looks like Guitar Center and Musicians Friend has updated their expected availability / shipping date for the Ableton Push controller and Ableton Live 9.
Rejoice! A new video of the Bitwig Studio beta has found it’s way out from the team in Germany onto the internet. It is becoming more and more clear that the workflow in Bitwig redefines what ‘nonlinear’ and ‘hybrid’ means in many ways. Take a look at little trick made possible by having both the scene view and the composer view visible at the same time at 0:56. This is doable in other DAWs too, but looks a lot more intuitive this way.
The per-note automation and modulation stuff demos that start around 1:58 also look really awesome.
Finally, another highlight worth mentioning is the ‘detail editor’ (2:54) that is layered to let you edit several tracks at the same time! :)
Personally, the more I see the more impressed I am with this software. I can’t wait to get my hands on it…
After the last couple of posts about the relationship between Bitwig Studio (the new non-linear DAW in development by the German startup with the same name) and Ableton Live, I have received word directly from Bitwig that clears the fog further.
The two DAWs, while somewhat similar on the surface, are two entirely different applications.
The two companies have no relationship to each other.
See the quote below:
Bitwig Studio has nothing to do with Live 8 or Live 9 technically or otherwise. Ableton and Bitwig are completely separate companies and Bitwig Studio has been newly developed from ground up using our own framework.
So what does this mean? Well, for one thing it makes the future DAW landscape even more exciting since we now have both the next version of Live (9 hopefully) and a completely new player on the field to look forward to!
Which software are you most excited about? Holding your breath for Bitwig or keeping your stakes with Live?