All that said, there is a bit of a learning curve and one can always nit-pick as DAW aficionados are want to do. Overall though, Bitwig Studio is wearing big boy pants and its competitors should be worried. It's also completely modular and the company will be exposing the back-end at some point in the near future — a carrot for gear-head types.
Because Bitwig is an application that's sure to attract a lot of musicians, who have a disproportional influence extending far beyond the musical community, it's news. If Bitwig leads musicians to try Linux, they'll lead others, and that can't be a bad thing for everybody's favorite free OS. Now if only the plug-in vendors see it that way. Only time will tell, but there's something in the air.
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