If you needed another reason to love the revolutionary ROLI Seaboards, here's some great news - They now include Bitwig 8-Track, FREE for new and current customers.
Seaboards are brilliant instruments for anyone who wants to make incredibly expressive music, and now it’s easier to do that right out of the box! Bitwig 8-Track now ships for free with every Seaboard RISE 25, Seaboard RISE 49, and Seaboard GRAND! You can use this DAW to record, edit, and layer the sounds generated through Equator, ROLI's software synthesizer that comes with every Seaboard. Bitwig 8-Track is a beautifully designed DAW, which allows you to record and arrange, improvise and perform, or do it all at once! Choose between several display profiles. Design your own sounds with dedicated container devices. Combine built-in instruments, effects, and VST plug-ins. Bitwig 8-Track’s unified mapping system allows you to modulate any device or VST parameter using macro controls and modulator devices.
Explore a new world of creative possibilities, including audio and note expressions, histogram-based value editing, layered editing, extensive bounce-in-place functions, automatic slicing, smart controller integration, and the Open Controller Scripting API. Every feature in Bitwig 8-Track is developed by musicians, for musicians.
It’s brilliant for Seaboards in particular because it’s built for Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), a type of music hardware and software (including Seaboards and Equator) that lets you control timbre, pitch, amplitude, and other sound parameters within each note polyphonically. So you can not only strike, glide, slide, press, and lift all ten fingers across your Seaboard’s surface, creating an incredible variety of sounds; you can also turn those sounds into tracks using the recording and editing capabilities of a great DAW.
Every Seaboard now includes a license for Bitwig 8-Track. Creators who already have a Seaboard RISE 25 or Seaboard GRAND can get their license today. Just follow the simple steps outlined on ROLI's Support page.
ROLI have worked with a lot of software, and always liked what their friends in Berlin are doing both with Bitwig 8-Track and Bitwig Studio. Now that Bitwig 8-Track is MPE-enabled, they’re pleased to include it with every Seaboard.
Seaboards and Equator still work with a wide variety of other DAWs across Windows and OS X platforms, of course. Visit the ROLI's Support page and type in the name of your favourite DAW to make sure it is getting the most out of Equator’s of MPE capabilities.
And remember - you can also share your Bitwig tracks on the Blend website!