Bitwig Certified Professional, Thavius Beck, created this course to give newcomers, and even experienced users, an in-depth understanding of how Bitwig Studio 2 really works. Let a Bitwig Certified Pro show you the way!
Thavius Beck is an electronic musician/producer/programmer as well as an electronic music educator who has worked with various artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Saul Williams to singer/songwriter Skylar Grey.
This course by Bitwig Certified Pro, Thavius Beck, takes you through the essentials you need to create your own original compositions in Bitwig Studio 2. It starts with a detailed exploration of the Dashboard, GUI and touch screen capabilities. Viewers then learn how to configure their preferences for audio and MIDI and how to use MIDI instruments. The next collection of video tutorials show how to use and edit audio clips and how to use both Audio and Note Effects. Viewers also see the vast new array of Modulators, and how to apply them to Bitwig devices.
Continuing on with this course also familiarizes students on personalizing the toolbar and accessing and working with the browser. It dives into the Inspector panels and how the Clip Launcher and Arrangement views work together. The concluding section takes the viewer step-by-step through the rendering and exporting process.
Completing this course, under the guidance of Bitwig Certified Professional Thavius Beck, assures that you get the most out of Bitwig Studio 2, and gives you the knowledge you need to continue to building your musical compositions on a solid foundation.
Section 1: Section 1: Opening Bitwig for the First Time
Excellent introduction! I feel I can navigate my way around Bitwig far better than before this course. The hands-on experience in building a song while following Thavius Beck's instruction helped demystify Bitwig's minimalist interface and better understand some of the newer concepts (at least for me) in music production, such as clips and scenes, and how useful they can be in song creation.
Nelson Baboon wrote on March 29, 2018
This is my second time around with Bitwig. The first time around, I simply gave up. I haven't used a DAW much beyond simply recording audio in years, relying mostly on hardware instruments and sequencing. I was determined this time, after reading about the modulation capabilities, to give it a bit more effort, but I can't say that I have much affinity for this kind of software. The brief demo snippet of this course looked promising, so I thought I'd give it a try, since the cost was reasonably low, and there seemed to be lots of content for the $.
I think that it's very hard to assemble a tutorial like this because you have to cater it to the way that most people work and compose. I'm kind of an outlier here, and so I usually fall way outside of the target audience, but I've come to expect that. I just do not assemble music the way that the tutorial presents it. So, the real test for is whether the information is presented in a general enough way that I am comfortable when I sit down and actually try to use it.
The beginning course does admirably well in this respect. I feel comfortable in immediately trying to do very different things than are presented in the video, but feeling like I'm confident enough to find what I'm looking for.
Ricardo luna wrote on June 5, 2017
Love this course, very well explained in a short amount of time.
Trond wrote on April 12, 2017
This is a very good overview and walkthrough of Bitwig Studio 2. What I liked the most with this course is that Thavius Beck is actually creating a full, if simple, song. And is using this song as a working example throughout the viedo series.
Devin Cunningham wrote on April 10, 2017
I dont even know what to call this, if i came up in my brain with a perfect daw this would still be better.
Will wrote on March 31, 2017
Great course for a first time DAW user. I was kind of overwhelmed by the software before finding this. Best thing is that since it is endorsed by Bitwig, I'm confident the info is accurate and complete.
deeployed wrote on March 26, 2017
Great intro, perfect for getting started with bitwig. Well structured, short yet complete and thorough,
easy to follow, pleasant to watch / listen. Thumbs up! :-)
JK wrote on March 12, 2017
I didn't know what to expect going in, but after going through the course I am extremely happy with it.
I've dabbled with DAWs before, but never stuck with it because I found the initial learning curve a wall. Recently (thanks to Bitwig caring enough to support Linux) I decided to try again.
Thavius does an excellent job with this course. He keeps the lessons bite sized so you don't fall asleep watching someone talk technical about their DAW clicking for hours. This is an excellent approach and it made it easy to progress.
He demystified everything for me and I feel equipped to start using this powerful DAW and create the music I love. He has a deep understanding not only of the DAW, but of sound theory in general and has inspired me to continue learning to use this incredible technology to it's full
Thanks Thavius! This was just what I needed to get going. I'll definitely sign up for any more courses you put out here.
George Napier wrote on March 3, 2017
This is a fantastic course taught by a guy who 1) knows Bitwig Studio, 2) knows how to structure the material and, 3) knows how to deliver it.
It's comprehensive, efficient, and very useful. Although it's called a "beginner's guide", Thavius covered a few things that I was unaware of and I've been using BWS for a while now.
Highly recommended and I hope to see more from him on Bitwig Studio.