Jul 12, 2019 Tutorial
In this video, I talk about the question of why Bitwig's grid is better than a modular VST. I argue that while other modular environments may offer more features, the deep integration of the grid within Bitwig allows for a more streamlined and creative workflow. It's not about the specific features, but rather about how you approach making music. Bitwig's grid provides the right-sized modules to quickly bring your ideas to life and have fun while doing it. I also touch on the idea that Bitwig is in the right position in terms of pricing, features, and workflow, and that it offers a playful and enjoyable experience.
Jul 11, 2019 Tutorial
In this video, I talk about the release of Bitwig Studio 3.0 and how excited I am that it's finally available for download. I mention that there is a demo version available for those who want to try it out. I also mention that users can download the presets I created for the grid by going to the settings and packages section. I demonstrate how to use the presets with the MPE controller and discuss the different types of presets I created, including pads and beat patterns. I also mention the idea of randomizing presets and demonstrate how it works using the pulley synth and the grid. I discuss the limitation of not being able to persist the generated presets, but overall, I express my excitement for the new release and invite viewers to provide feedback and bug reports for future improvements. I conclude the video by thanking the viewers for watching and wishing them fun with Bitwig 3.0.
May 21, 2019 Tutorial
In this video, I discuss the topic of frequency modulation (FM) and the differences between exponential and linear FM. I explain how exponential FM works by modulating the nodes of an oscillator, while linear FM modulates the frequency directly. I also mention the confusion between phase modulation (PM) and frequency modulation in some synthesizers. I highlight the Phase 4 synthesizer as a great tool for FM sounds and talk about my recent EP release on Bandcamp. I share my process of creating music videos, focusing on creating the music first and then editing the video to fit the music. I explain how I use empty wave files to create a BPM grid in Final Cut. Lastly, I provide an update on the gravity modulator in the Bitwig Discord community and thank viewers for their engagement and support.