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Bitwig Studio 3.3 released: DAW update adds Polymer, a “fun and quick” hybrid modular synth

Bitwig loves a good point release update, and its latest - which brings its eponymous DAW to version 3.3 - has just been released. 

Leading the charge is Polymer, a hybrid modular synth that’s designed to be “fun and quick”. Choose an oscillator, filter and envelope generator and you’re good to go - you can swap out Grid modules at will and create “production-worthy” sounds using just a few controls.

There are further parameters to play with beyond the three main modules, and Polymer supports a multitude of synthesis types. It can also host Bitwig Studio’s new Wavetable module - also available in The Grid - which offers more than 120 wavetables and three unison modes.

The Grid is getting a number of other new and improved devices, too, including two new modulators (Vibrato and Ramp). Bitwig Studio 3.3 offers workflow improvements - free content scaling, for example, means that whatever you select in the timeline can be stretched directly by ALT-dragging the right-hand boundary (you can also type in a percentage using the Scale command).

You can find out more about the 3.3 update on the Bitwig website. It's available now as a free upgrade for everyone on an active upgrade plan.

If you're new to the software, meanwhile, the good news is that you can save up to $100 on it right now. The full version of Bitwig Studio is currently available for $299 (regular price $399) or €379 (regular price €379), while the 16-track version is down to $79/€79 from $99/€99. These prices apply until 10 January 2021.

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