The underrated DAW now boasts a fully modular sound design environment called The Grid.
Announced back in January, the boundary-pushing music software has now reached its goal of supplying a modular sound design environment called The Grid. Featuring 154 individual modules and two host devices for building instruments or effects processors, the Grid can build anything from simple synths and samplers to evolving generative patches.
The emphasis is on connectivity—Grid devices live beside normal Bitwig plug-ins and can interact with modulator devices, plus they can send and receive control voltage signals, allowing you to integrate your hardware modular into the process. While it's capable of complex routings, Bitwig say The Grid is user-friendly for beginners, with each module containing helpful descriptions of every parameter. It also ships with over 200 presets to help you get started.
Studio 3 costs $299 but it's a free update for all existing Bitwig users. You can also try it for yourself with a demo trial.
Check out everything Studio 3 has to offer on the Bitwig website.
Watch a guide to building instruments in The Grid.