Berlin February 15, 2022 — What sounds good? We got inspired by some classic audio effect units and then made a suite of excellent effects for Bitwig Studio 4.2. Please welcome new choruses, flangers, phasers, and just one more note FX to the family.
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They may look like three new devices — Chorus+, Flanger+, Phaser+ — but they're really more like 12. Each device has four unique Characters that have their own DSP architecture, similar to different eras of vintage studio hardware. And each was designed to have range and sound good. Like, really good.
CE - A synth-style friend, with different tone inspirations
DD - Subtle, 80s, and coming from all sides
8v - Eight voices swirling thru caverns of feedback
x2 - Classic voice doubling circuit
DP - That digital, scrapy cousin who chews up sound
MX - A firm, pedal-style classic
TFX - Smooth and sparkly, with some edge
WA - Stronger, but subtly delicate
GS - Our spikey #1 friend
EHx - Classy and smooth, with silky motion
MX - A raspy devil, but solid
MF - Pleasantly greasy and deep
We spent a lot of time and care shaping each Character, including the LFOs that make each sound move. But you can also “override” Flanger+ or Phaser+ and get direct control. By mixing and matching LFOs, step sequencers, and any of Bitwig’s 38 modulator devices, you are free to animate our algorithms and make them your own.
And Chorus+, Flanger+, and Phaser+ are also available as Grid modules. So throw these full effects into any Grid patch, with the freedom to craft a stereo modulation signal or make it fully polyphonic. As always, whatever you can imagine is possible in The Grid.
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The Grid is Bitwig Studio's modular sound-design environment, where building instruments and audio effects with Poly Grid and FX Grid is effortless, intuitive, and fun. Bitwig Studio 4.2 introduces a third device: Note Grid. With access to The Grid’s 184 modules and polyphonic structure, Note Grid is made to process notes or even generate them.
With the new Note Out module, connecting a gate signal will start outputting notes. Pitch, velocity, and channel can be set manually or with dynamic signals. And since Bitwig fluently speaks MPE, unfolding Note Out allows signals for each note’s timbre, pressure, gain, and panning expressions. As with all other Grid modules, Note Out(and CC Out) are available to Poly Grid and FX Grid as well.
Eight musical presets are included today, including new kinds of arpeggiators, swarming polyphonic randomness, modular drum sequencers, and even music-generating patches. The presets are production-ready, and together they show a range of possibilities with Note Grid.
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4.2 has some further miscellaneous updates to mention.
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