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Bitwig Studio Tutorial

Bitwig Studio Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Setup and Installation

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    Activation

    See how easy it is to activate your copy of Bitwig using your registration information from the Bitwig website.

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    Setting Up

    Explore the Audio Interface and Controllers section to set up your rig right. See what the main options are so you can adjust BWS to your workflow. You’ll learn how Bitwig allows you to install essential and optional content over the internet, straight from the app if you don’t have a boxed copy.

Chapter 2 : Interface Overview

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    Navigating Around

    Learn the basic controls, the footer panel icons, the Commander, and some handy mouse and key commands for navigating around Bitwig. You’ll also discover how the horizontal timeline works, and get the low down on the Beat Grid, View Toggles and Track Headers.

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    Header Interface Overview

    Check out the major sections of the Window Header area including the toolbar, transport controls, metronome, project tabs, and the main display.

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    Browser Access Panel Overview

    Learn what each section of the right hand Access Panel holds in store. See how to manage devices, samples, clips and other files.

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    Tracks Overview

    You’ll learn about the 5 different types of 'tracks' that Bitwig Studio offers and what you can expect to do with each of Bitwig Studio’s 5 signal paths.

Chapter 3 : The Arranger

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    Arranger Clips

    Discover how easy it is to get sounds from almost anywhere, into your Arranger. Learn about creating your own clips plus using and searching via Bitwig Studio’s tagging function.

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    Manipulating Arranger Clips

    Learn how to move, adjust, snap, copy, consolidate and loop up your Arranger Clips.

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    Arranger Clip Inspector

    See the functions available to you in the Arranger Clips Inspector including Timings, Loops, Offsets, Shuffle, Accents, the Function Buttons, and more.

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    Cue Markers

    Learn how to create, edit and delete Cue Markers in Arranger View.

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    Recording Arranger Clips

    Explore the recording capabilities of the Arranger View, see how to set the inputs and outputs of Note and Audio clips, and use the built in keyboard functionality.

Chapter 4 : Clip Launcher

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    Clip Launcher Overview

    See what the Clip Launcher is, and go through all the interface options.

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    Modifying Launcher Clips

    Learn how to Create, Add, Copy, Delete Launcher Clips. We’ll also discover how to copy clips between the Launcher and Arranger and vice versa.

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    Launcher Clip Inspector

    Discover whats on offer in the Launcher Clip Inspector, and see the important differences between the Arrangers version. You’ll learn about the Launch Quantization, Quantize to Loop, and Next Actions.

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    Launch Clip Recording

    Here you’ll explore the Record options for Launcher Clips, as well as see how to record Clips to the Arranger.

Chapter 5 : Mix View

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    Basic Mix Parameters

    Discover all the basic mixing functionality including Track Headers, metering, sends, I/O, mute, solo, record arming, and panning.

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    Other Mix Sections

    Explore the Device and Pre/Post Sends area of the Mix View, as well as some very valuable key commands and the various places in Bitwig the mixer may appear!

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    Master Track Routing

    Learn how to configure your Master Track Routing, set up multiple output monitors and other multichannel goodies in the Studio I/O Panel.

Chapter 6 : Audio Clips & Events

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    Audio Clip Detail Panel Overview

    You’ll learn about the Audio Clip Detail Editing Panel, Multiple clip editing, Clip aliases, snap settings, Clip Editing button, and the relationship between audio events and audio clips.

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    Audio Event Expressions

    Learn all about Bitwig Studios powerful Audio Event Expressions including Gain,Pan,Pitch. You’ll also learn about the Onset and Stretch Expressions, and how to manipulate their corresponding event markers.

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    Audio Event Inspector

    Discover the options available to you via the Audio Event Inspector panel, then go one step deeper by revealing options only available when selecting an audio event itself. Learn all about Splitting at Onsets, Preserve Onsets, Stretch Modes and more.

Chapter 7 : Note Events

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    Note Edit Panel Overview

    Discover how the Detail Editor Panel and the Edit Panel Layout will help you to lay down all of your musical MIDI ideas. Learn how to view and/or edit multiple tracks or clips simultaneously in a single editor. See how to harness this powerful feature by using Target Tracks, Background Displays and more.

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    Per-Note Expressions

    Explore Bitwig Studios new Per-Note Expressions including Velocity, Gain, Pan and Timbre.

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    Micro-Pitch Editing

    Learn about Bitwig Studios Micro-Pitch Editing modes, and say see you later to semitones!

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    Note Inspector

    Dive into the myriad of features located in the Note Event Inspector. We’ll cover timing, note properties, the Expression area and the Function Buttons.

Chapter 8 : Shared Audio/Note Features

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    The Edit View

    Learn how to access the third main layout in BWS, the Edit View!

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    Bounce

    Learn all the ins and outs of this extremely handy, and powerful, set of options. We’ll cover the Bounce function as well as Bounce in Place.

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    Histogram

    Discover the powerful Histogram, available whenever a group of numeric values are selected. It can modify values, or even create values where none existed before. Learn how to use the Histogram to change the values of your target parameter.

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    Slicing

    See how to get the most out of Bitwig Studios built in chop-shop. Discover how easy it is to chop anything up into a Sampler, or into a Drum Machine.

Chapter 9 : Project Features

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    Project Panel

    Explore the Project Panel, which contains all your project information, as well as the Used Files and Used Plugins tab inside it.

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    Global Groove

    In this video you’ll learn how to get just the right amount of shuffle and groove injected non-destructively into your project.

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    Multiple Projects

    Discover Bigwigs unique ability to have tabbed projects open simultaneously. Learn how to copy clips and devices from one project to another.

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    Exporting Audio

    Learn all you’ll need to know to export your number one hit.

Chapter 10 : Devices

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    Device Overview

    Learn about the various Device Types, and the various ways to to load Devices.

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    The Device Panel

    Most Devices in Bitwig Studio share a lot of common properties, here we’ll look at some of those, including Note Indicators, Add Device Button, Audio Meters. We’ll cover some of the container objects for instruments and FX so you can nest, layer, mix, pan, mute, solo and chain devices.

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    Feedback & Device Presets

    Learn about Feedback FX and Wet FX.

Chapter 11 : Automation & Modulation

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    Unified Modulation System

    Discover how the UMS works in Bitwig Studio. You’ll learn all about assigning, modifying, clearing, mapping, unipolar and bipolar modulation.

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    Arranger Automation

    Discover how to use the parameter chooser, Pin Parameter button, Add Lane Button, Show Favorites button in an Arranger Track. Then we’ll add, delete, edit, move and transition in some automation as well as investigate the 'Joker Lane'.

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    Recording Automation Types

    Investigate Bitwigs 3 modes of Automation, Latch, Touch and Write.

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    Track & Clip Automation Editing

    Here we’ll take a look at the main differences of Track and Clip Editing modes and when you’d want to use them.

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    Relative Automation

    See how the Launcher view uses automation, then learn all about the Relative Automation abilities in Bitwig Studio.

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    Device Panel Mapping

    Discover how Bitwig Studios color based device panel mapping can ease the pain of MIDI mapping. You’ll also find out how easy it is to map any non-supported controller to existing controls on pretty much any device.

Product Overview


Bitwig Studio is a new, dynamic software solution for music creation and performance to realize all of your musical ideas in every stage of production, and studio wiz Timothy Allan is just the man to show you how it all works! This is the most comprehensive Bitwig Studio video title available, so follow along and see just how awesome this DAW really is.

Tim starts at the very beginning, showing you how to Install and Activate Bitwig Studio, and then how to set up an Audio Interface and MIDI Controller so they're recognized by the software. Tim then rolls up his sleeves and shows you how to Navigate around the DAW, all about the Header Interface, Browser Access Panel and Tracks Overview. This will get you going fast and give you a solid operational foundation for Bitwig Studio.

The Arranger is now revealed and Tim leaves no stone unturned. You'll learn all about Clips and how to Arrange them, Launch, Manage and Manipulate them and more. The Mix View is then shown and Tim covers the basic Mix Parameters, Pre/Post Sends, Master Track Routing, and valuable Key Commands for making mixing fast and easy.

Audio Clips and Events are then focused on, and you'll learn all about the Audio Clip Detail Panel, Audio Event Expressions and Inspector, followed by tutorials on the Note Edit Panel, Micro-Pitch Editing and more. Now Tim unveils the 3rd main layout window in Bitwig Studio, the Edit View, all in great detail. You'll also see how to Slice, Bounce and use the powerful Histogram feature which allows you to modify values, or even create values where none existed before.

Tim then sets his sights on Project features such as the Project Panel, Global Groove, Multiple Projects, Exporting audio and more. The various Device Types and ways to load them are looked at, followed by Feedback FX and Wet FX. Wrapping up the series Tim demonstrates and explains all the different types of Automation & Modulation found in Bitwig Studio, allowing you to squeeze every last drop of creativeness and power out of this flagship DAW by Bitwig. If you're ready for the next generation of music software, get the next generation of training for it... Get "Bitwig Studio Explained" today.


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ravi
Submitted 7 months ago

Great tutorial

Very well explained. I would like to know however more on keyboard shortcut and how to nudge around the playhead with keyboard shortcut.

I am a: Hobbyist


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Bitwig convert
Submitted 1 year ago

okay

Presenter's manner of presentation was too distracting, as he conveyed the feeling that the subject manner was trite and too simple for him to be serious with the material. (Presenter should review videos by Kenny Gioia, as an example of invaluable tutorials)

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for your review!
I'm very sorry you didn't like the authors presentation of the material but I feel as you go through the videos further you will find the content to be very valuable when getting up and running on this software. He goes through most of the basics and will have you using Bitwig Studio in no time!

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TonyM
Submitted 2 years ago

Really good starting point for Bitwig

Good overview to get started. Does not go into the more complex audio and midi routing side.

I am a: Musician


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Sonicorchestra
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and concise

Great tut that will get you through the basic startup of Bitwig.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Sound Designer


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nyproductions
Submitted 3 years ago

Thorough introduction to Bitwig

This is a well structured introduction to the Bitwig DAW. The pacing is good and the presenter's style is pleasant, which is important considering that there are a lot of topics to cover.

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound for Film/TV


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Stephen
Submitted 3 years ago

I Feel Better Now!

I like the way Tim takes you through every nut and bolt of Bitwig Studio. Really helped me quickly get on board with it. Before this tutorial I was just staring at Bitwig and going, "how in the world am I gonna figure this thing out with these millions of little icons all over the place?" Well now I got it clearly and quickly thanks to this tutorial. I feel so much better now. I love Groove 3. Thanks!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist


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thegerman1220
Submitted 3 years ago

Excellent primer for an excellent DAW

This set of tutorials is a great starting point for this newly developed DAW. The instructions are clear and cover all the main aspects to get you going. Some features have been added to the current version (1.3.8 at the time of this review), so I expect more great videos to come!!!

I am a: Producer, Hobbyist


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ravi
Submitted 7 months ago

Great tutorial

Very well explained. I would like to know however more on keyboard shortcut and how to nudge around the playhead with keyboard shortcut.

I am a: Hobbyist

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Bitwig convert
Submitted 1 year ago

okay

Presenter's manner of presentation was too distracting, as he conveyed the feeling that the subject manner was trite and too simple for him to be serious with the material. (Presenter should review videos by Kenny Gioia, as an example of invaluable tutorials)

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for your review!
I'm very sorry you didn't like the authors presentation of the material but I feel as you go through the videos further you will find the content to be very valuable when getting up and running on this software. He goes through most of the basics and will have you using Bitwig Studio in no time!
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

TonyM
Submitted 2 years ago

Really good starting point for Bitwig

Good overview to get started. Does not go into the more complex audio and midi routing side.

I am a: Musician

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Sonicorchestra
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and concise

Great tut that will get you through the basic startup of Bitwig.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Sound Designer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

nyproductions
Submitted 3 years ago

Thorough introduction to Bitwig

This is a well structured introduction to the Bitwig DAW. The pacing is good and the presenter's style is pleasant, which is important considering that there are a lot of topics to cover.

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound for Film/TV

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Stephen
Submitted 3 years ago

I Feel Better Now!

I like the way Tim takes you through every nut and bolt of Bitwig Studio. Really helped me quickly get on board with it. Before this tutorial I was just staring at Bitwig and going, "how in the world am I gonna figure this thing out with these millions of little icons all over the place?" Well now I got it clearly and quickly thanks to this tutorial. I feel so much better now. I love Groove 3. Thanks!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

thegerman1220
Submitted 3 years ago

Excellent primer for an excellent DAW

This set of tutorials is a great starting point for this newly developed DAW. The instructions are clear and cover all the main aspects to get you going. Some features have been added to the current version (1.3.8 at the time of this review), so I expect more great videos to come!!!

I am a: Producer, Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

As a very young kid my parents signed me up for piano lessons. My mom said if I quit that I would regret it later on in life, but I thought piano lessons were boring! Electronic music was a natural progression for me from those early days, it let me combine my love of technology and all things nerdy with a love of loud and strange noises.

2. What training have you had?

I've had years and years of training from a good friend of mine named "The Internet", and before him my other good pal "Trial and Error". 

3. When did you get into recording?

The wonder of synthesis and certain electronic music is that you never really have to record anything if you don't want to! Although I do remember way back in the day recording found sounds on an old garage sale cassette recorder I bought, and using those samples in old school Trackers on the Apple II.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with, and for, a whole bunch of fantastic people so far. Some of the more popular ones include Empire of the Sun, Dirty South, Ash, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Kennedy, Hong Kong Blondes, Loverush UK, Molly Bancroft, Made by Monkeys, Tiff Lacey, Marcie, Offer Nissim and Kirsty Hawkshaw. Madonna chose a track I made for a compilation she released, although she never called or took me for lunch! That really doesn't count as 'working with' does it!?

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I'm good at training people because I remember what it was like to be the newbie, and I try and go over things that I would have found interesting and cool, back when I was starting out. I take the time to learn the techniques inside and out, and then break that down quickly for people.

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    Bitwig Studio is a new, dynamic software solution for music creation and performance to realize all of your musical ideas in every stage of production, and studio wiz Timothy Allan is just the man to show you how it all works! This is the most comprehensive Bitwig Studio video title available, so follow along and see just how awesome this DAW really is.

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Bitwig Studio Explained® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Very well explained. I would like to know however more on keyboard shortcut and how to nudge around the playhead with keyboard shortcut.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Really good starting point for Bitwig Good overview to get started. Does not go into the more complex audio and midi routing side.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and concise Great tut that will get you through the basic startup of Bitwig.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough introduction to Bitwig This is a well structured introduction to the Bitwig DAW. The pacing is good and the presenter's style is pleasant, which is important considering that there are a lot of topics to cover.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I Feel Better Now! I like the way Tim takes you through every nut and bolt of Bitwig Studio. Really helped me quickly get on board with it. Before this tutorial I was just staring at Bitwig and going, "how in the world am I gonna figure this thing out with these millions of little icons all over the place?" Well now I got it clearly and quickly thanks to this tutorial. I feel so much better now. I love Groove 3. Thanks!
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent primer for an excellent DAW This set of tutorials is a great starting point for this newly developed DAW. The instructions are clear and cover all the main aspects to get you going. Some features have been added to the current version (1.3.8 at the time of this review), so I expect more great videos to come!!!
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from okay Presenter's manner of presentation was too distracting, as he conveyed the feeling that the subject manner was trite and too simple for him to be serious with the material. (Presenter should review videos by Kenny Gioia, as an example of invaluable tutorials)
Date published: 1969-12-31
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