Bitwig Announces Bitwig Studio 3.1, Expands Pitch Features
Bitwig has announced Bitwig Studio 3.1, an update that introduces a variety of new pitch features including Micro-pitch, a new Note FX device that allows you to re-tune your note streams in new ways. The update is currently in beta.
Expanded Pitch Features
- New device: Micro-pitch, allowing micro- and macro-tuning of each note type, octave interval, and Scala (SCL) file import (for scales of seven or 12 notes)
- New modulator: Pitch-12, providing a modulator source for each pitch class (C, D, etc.) when played
- New Grid module: Transpose (Pitch category), for creating chords with or without signal input (with Stereo-ness options)
- 30+ tuning presets are already included, of various origins:
- Theory-based tunings, using the overtone (Otonal) and undertone (Utonal) series, Quarter-tone ET, and even A4 = 432 Hz
- Historic temperaments, including scales from Pythagoras, Werckmeister, Broadwood, Euler, and more
- Cultural tunings, including a number of traditional Chinese instruments (such as Ti-tsu 7 (flute), Yang-chin 7 (dulcimer), and Yün-lo 7 (gong-chime)), as well as the Javanese Chromatic 7, which is the source for various mode (like pelog, dangsoe, bem, barang, etc.)
- Artist-made tunings, either as concepts (Ives’s Stretched Major, Wendy Carlos Optimized, and Johnston that blends the overtone and undertone series) and scales used for particular works (Partch from Harry Partch’s “Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales”, and Blues – Harmonic, used in Ben Johnston’s “Suite for Microtonal Piano”, Wendy Carlos’s “Beauty in the Beast”, etc.)
- Original performance-minded tunings, which reshape the keyboard and coax new and unexpected outcomes from even experienced players (such as Beating Lydian, Phrygische Mütze, and Constant Portamento, which glides every note from a defined root)
- All of these presets are tagged with scale and tuning
- For frequency parameters (like filter frequency or EQ band), the window footer now shows frequency + pitch
You can visit the Bitwig website to read the full release.