When comparing Bitwig Studio vs Magix Samplitude, the Slant community recommends Bitwig Studio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Bitwig Studio is ranked 6th while Magix Samplitude is ranked 23rd.
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Pro Very intuitive/user-friendly
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 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 Supports expressive MIDI - MPE
Makes use of the Seaboard, Linnstrument, Continuum and other modern expressive controllers.
Pro Highly modular
Pro Object based editing
No other DAW provides Object FX automation.
Pro Simple, accessible track and effect automation
Nearly everything is possible. Even the onboard plugins are excellent. Multitrack recording and automated mixing at the same time. All plugins are usable object based. Depending on the capabilities of the computer, it's possible to providing headphone mixes with very low latency right through the machine. Even using the onboard Variverb.
Pro Advanced object editing
Cutting, slicing, duplication, control, effects, wave editing and more.
Pro Runs 64 and 32 bit plugs
Pro Very MIDI friendly
MIDI is a breeze in this program, especially with the MIDI editing tools and object based editing, it makes the workflow so much smoother.
This feature is not found in other DAW's novadays. You can just drag'n'drop, copy/paste objects, tracks, whatever inbetween multiple projects. You might have 4 or more projects where you want to interchange content. Nothing as simple as that in samplitude.
Pro Incredibly stable compared to other DAWs
Pricey in comparison with other major DAWs.
Con Unreliable for professional production
Full of random bugs. Bad performance when using many tracks.
Con Very buggy
Con Very bad performance when working with several tracks
Con UI gets frozen, VSTs crash all the time
Very frustrating to work with.
Con MIDI Sync
The Bitwig DAW is still very new, and currently can only act as a MIDI sync master, but not a slave.