When comparing Bitwig Studio vs Tracktion 5, the Slant community recommends Bitwig Studio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Bitwig Studio is ranked 5th while Tracktion 5 is ranked 21st.
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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
Self contained modular environment for hooking up processing chains of plugins or instruments in any way you want.
Pro Very compatible
Tracktion 5 is now compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Pro Bundles with Melodyne for no cost
Melodyne is a pitch correction software that now comes free with Tracktion 5. At $60, Tracktion 5 with Melodyne costs about half as much as the standalone version of Melodyne.
Pro Multi-channel MIDI support
Multiple MIDI instruments can be recorded in different tracks at the same time.
Pro MIDI to audio feature
Traktion 5 now has a MIDI to audio function so users can quickly freeze MIDI notes and manipulate them as audio clips.
Pro Single screen interface
Everything that is needed is within easy reach, no deep diving in menus or pop up windows.
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.
Con Cluttered interface, not user friendly
Con Lack of drivers for Linux
There are no official drivers for any multi-channel audio interfaces, putting Linux users at a disadvantage.