When comparing Bitwig Studio vs Zynewave Podium, the Slant community recommends Bitwig Studio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Bitwig Studio is ranked 6th while Zynewave Podium is ranked 19th.
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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 Excellent navigation
Using the navigator at the top of the screen, Podium users can click and zoom, adjust the edges of the viewed area, or click a programmable button to the left of the navigator that jumps to a selected view.
Pro Works with advanced mice
Mice with 4-way scroll wheels are compatible with Podium.
Pro Embedded editor
Zynewave plugins use custom editors that are built in to the inspector's rack panel, allowing users to adjust settings without having to open a new window.
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 Low compatibility
Podium is for Windows only.