The core developers left Ableton in 2009, which is why Ableton Live hasn’t have much new features coming in the recent years – well, that’s what people say anyway.
On the other hands, those developers started a new company and have been busy developing a new music production software – Bitwig Studio. It is in beta testing phase.
It supports 64bit which something Ableton Live doesn’t have. It seems Ableton is under pressure and had to make an announcement Ableton Live Beta with 64bit support.
Bitwig screens looks like those in Native Instruments Traktor.
Is Bitwig working closely with Native Instruments behind the scene? Or, is it just me?
They are both German companies so it’s not that impossible for them to work closely, right?
Anyway, let’s put my imaginative thinking (aka day-dreaming) aside.
I’d like to really try Bitwig Studio to find out what kind of the differences are between Bitwig Studio and Ableton Live. I’ve registered for Beta tester but it’s currently only given to a limited number of people.
So, I have to wait.
In the mean time, where are all the Japanese music instrument makers gone?
After the emergence of software based systems, they have completely failed to catch the wave?
I see Korg has released a couple of iOS apps but that’s all.
Let’s wait for Akai Professional MPC Renaissance that should come out soon. Would it be a good competitor to the Native Instruments Maschine?