Bitwig Studio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bitwig Studio
Developer(s)Bitwig GmbH
Initial release26 March 2014; 9 years ago (2014-03-26)
Stable release
5.0 / 29 June 2023; 5 months ago (2023-06-29)
Written inC++, Java[citation needed]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Linux
TypeDigital audio workstation

Bitwig Studio is a proprietary digital audio workstation developed by Bitwig GmbH. Bitwig is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Bitwig is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering. It offers a suite of controls for beatmatching, crossfading, and other effects used by turntablists. Bitwig supports both traditional linear music arrangement and non-linear (clip-based) production. It has multi-monitor and touch screen support. Bitwig is notable for its strong modulation,[1] and automation capabilities.[2] The current stable version of Bitwig is "Bitwig Studio 5.0.x". In 2017, Bitwig Studio was named DAW of the year by Computer Music magazine.[3][4]


Bitwig was founded and developed in Berlin by Claes Johanson, Pablo Sara, Nicholas Allen and Volker Schumacher in 2009.[5] Since 2010, Placidus Schelbert has been the CEO after he left his position as an International Sales Manager at Ableton, in the same year.[6]

In 2022 Bitwig GmbH was one of the main sponsors for a new audio plug-in interface, CLAP.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rothwell, Nick. "Bitwig Studio 2".
  2. ^ Staff (26 March 2014). "Bitwig Studio review". MusicRadar.
  3. ^ "Bitwig | News | Daw of the Year".
  4. ^ "DAW of the Year - Winner - Bitwig Studio 2". Computer Music. No. 251. United Kingdom: Future Publishing. January 2018. p. 65.
  5. ^ "BITWIG – About us". 7 August 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Placidus Schelbert". LinkedIn.
  7. ^ Kirn, Peter (15 June 2022). "CLAP is a new open-source plug-in format from Bitwig, u-he – do we need it, and who will use it?". CDM. Retrieved 19 June 2022.

External links[edit]