Bitwig Instrument Clip Editing Looks Kinda Crazy, as 1.0 Demo Nears

Here’s a word not normally associated with music editing: histograms. We’ve been waiting a long time for Bitwig Studio, once announced, to actually ship something. The latest video reveals a bit of what they’ve apparently been up to: they’ve been going a bit wild building an obsessive-compulsive MIDI editing suite. Whatever happens with Bitwig, it seems that when it does ship, it could become the tool of choice for micro-edited techno. Histogram editing is the cleverest, if oddest, feature here. It allows you to view a sort of spectrum of notes, transforming various notes’ parameters at once.