Linuxmusician01 wrote:[maybe off topic] What do y'all like better in Bitwig than in other DAW's?
I am not and was not, really, a 'DAW shopper'. When I find one that works reasonable well I stick to it since th emain prupose is creating music. I have used Muse (long time ago), Ardour, Mixbus and Bitwig and am now using Bitwig for creation and Mixbus32C for mixing/mastering.
It's not possible to compare Bitwig with Mixbus32C/Ardour since they do not have the same set of features, to a point that they are different in function. The Scenes/Clips in Bitwig, and their recording in the Arranger in real-time (optionally using a Launchpad) is unique for creation. MIDI controllers are a no-brainer. Set once and forget. MIDI editing and audio editing is easy. When creating, Bitwig makes many actions and processes easy. Modulation support is extensive. OTOH, Bitwig is not very good at mixing. First of all it does not have a monitor bus which is essential as it relies on users having one of those external audio interfaces with a big volume knob on the top. No good. The audio interface I use is a PCI card. And even with a Big Knob, I rely on Mixbus' monitor bus and precise volume settings so that every mix outputs at the same dB level basically. The second point has to do with the sound itself and the 32C feature of Mixbus: a mix sounds better.
And now with the Grid that seems to offer a good working range of sounds and expressions (also applies to effects) the set of features just made a jump.
I started to get more serious with music with Bitwig about 3 years ago. Bitwig opened to doors of creation. Before that I was using Ardour to create, recording tracks using the well-known tape recorder metaphor. Re-recording tracks until they sound good, then painfully adding some MIDI instruments with very limited editing, and not so easy at that. Editing tracks part way some times, creation got done, and since this is all that I knew, I coped with it. But it was slow and did not lend itself to experiements, to easily try out things. Bitwig changed all that.