Team FLARE | 12 October 2022 | WiN: 296 MB | macOS: 380 MB | LiNUX: 274 MB
RELEASE NUMBER: FLARE-1895/FLARE-1896/FLARE-1897
Bitwig Studio 1 was hello, world! Version 2 brought program-wide modulators and CV integration. Version 3 saw the birth of The Grid, our modular sound-design environment. And for version 4, new musical timelines have arrived.
What if you had mix tools within each sound? Say hello to Spectral Suite, a bundle of devices for Bitwig Studio 4.4 that offers a new level for mixing and sound design. It’s time to unlock your audio.
Smart Splits for a New Mix
By working in the frequency domain, these devices split your audio into hundreds of frequency bands for analysis, and group similar elements together onto channels. From there, you mix the channels as you normally would ù adjust the volume, move the panning, or insert Bitwig devices and plug-ins to customize each level of sound.
Four Ways to Go Spectral
Each device targets a different musical element, allowing for subtle mix tweaks or creative sonic ruptures.
Divides percussive transients and tonal sounds. Stuttering only the drum hits in a full loop might be nice. Or separating instruments from percussion means mixing the way you want to.
Distributes a sound across four channels, like a set of filter banks. With random delay times and panning on each channel, we’ve got a spectral delay. Or use Bitwig’s modulators to shuffle through a different effect on each channel to create a new kind of phaser.
Separates the quiet, mid, and loud elements within a sound. Cranking up the softest parts of a sound will instantly transform it. Or let a thin section of the sound ring out without breaking the mix.
Spreads harmonics into two groups and collects non-harmonics into a third channel. We could isolate the fundamental frequency and give everything else some distance. Or maybe distorting the even harmonics and adding chorus to the odds is the new cool thing?
Harness the power of sophisticated spectral analysis with Outer Spectra, the accompanying sound package to Bitwig’s Spectral Suite. It includes over 70, mostly audio FX presets for Freq Split, Harmonic Split, Loud Split and Transient Split, and a few synth presets with spectral devices in the FX slots.
After some hard work we’re proud to present a fully working non-timebombed release!
We hope you will enjoy this release & remember if you like it, buy it!
We are also happy that Bitwig did the right thing and included spectral suite for free to existing customers in their newest update