The newest major DAW on the market, with a focus on a quick workflow and allowing you to do what you want, when you want it, and how you want it done.
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Pro Cross platform and highly compatible
The Bitwig DAW runs on Mac, PC, and, Linux. This DAW also has the distinction of being one of the only DAWs that can run 32 bit and 64 bit plugins at the same time.
Pro Very intuitive/user-friendly
Pro Supports expressive MIDI - MPE
Makes use of the Seaboard, Linnstrument, Continuum and other modern expressive controllers.
Pro Supports multiple midi instruments on one track
Being able to add multiple midi instruments on the same track is a nice feature. It allows for much easier setup for VSTs like Cthulhu. It's also nice to be able to have multiple instruments setup that can be toggled.
Pro Highly modular
Pro Very efficient preset browser
Pro You can write your own controller support in Java
Pro Ableton Link Support
Pro Touch screen support
Pro Great modulation system
Pro Open multiple projects
Pro Very good integration with Eurorack
Pro Powerful devices/presets/sample browser
Pro State of the art time stretching
Pro Very active development
Pro Plugin Crash Protection
Plugins can be sandboxed
Pro Many high quality free sound packs
Pro Very powerful voice stacking mechanism
Pricey in comparison with other major DAWs.
Con Very bad performance when working with several tracks
Con Unreliable for professional production
Full of random bugs. Bad performance when using many tracks.
Con UI gets frozen, VSTs crash all the time
Very frustrating to work with.