asked Mar 01 '17 at 10:15 by DC (11)

edited Apr 20 '17 at 06:59

With Bitwig Studio 2 now available, when is Bitwig 8-Track version 2 going to be released?

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There will be a new version of Bitwig 8Track, too, but there's no date for it yet!


answered Apr 25 '17 at 15:38 by dom ♦♦ (2.1k)

Hi everyone, sorry I'm a DAW newbie (unless you count using an Atari STe) , but just thought I'd say Hi, and also mention that Bitwig 8-Track has now been updated!

I've also recently bought a Nektar LX25+, partly because it came with 8-Track, as it'd work with my Win7 x86 PC, but when I downloaded the installer v2.3.5, I found it wouldn't install to my computer, as it wasn't compatible ...WTH!!

Contacted technical support (Who were brilliant BTW!), and they said 8-Track had been outdated for some time, as it's been based on Bitwig 1.3.16? ...but, just last week, they updated all 8-Track serials for their latest 8-Track, which is now up to par with the new Bitwig version, and I didn't realise it at the time, but that's the version I'd downloaded.

So why wouldn't it install? Well, along with the update is a change in the PC requirements, it now requires a 64bit Windows OS, not 32bit, so I had a choice, use the old version, which is compatible, or....

Guess what I've been doing all weekend? Backing up 7 years worth of clutter from PC, so I could do a fresh OS install of Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I've now got the new Bitwig 8 Track version installed no problem at all, along with the free Essentials package, excellent. Now all I've got to do, is spend weeks, months, maybe years learning how it all works!


answered Aug 29 '18 at 09:04 by numanoise (41)

I nudged support earlier this week and received this reply on 30 Aug 2018


Yes, we are in beta for the new Bitwig Studio 8-Track 2 version now. It'll be available to you when we release it, which we aim to do soon.

Best wishes, Mea Bitwig Support Team


answered Aug 31 '18 at 17:20 by RelativePrime (44)

I've added a screenshot to my Onedrive (I don't have enough Karma points to add it here), maybe this'll help clarify the version of Bitwig Studio 8 Track that I was able to download. Bitwig Studio 8 Track Version Screenshot

I'd assume that perhaps this is a Beta version right now, and that it'll take a little while longer to filter through to existing users, as they'll need update all the old serials, but that sounded like Bitwig's intention.


answered Sep 01 '18 at 06:55 by numanoise (41)

Any update on a version bump for 8-Track?

I just got a Nektar LX25+ which comes with 8-Track (woo hoo!) and discovered it had not been updated to any 2.x version branch yet. Bummer.

Will the new version be available to existing 8-Track owners for download, or as a paid upgrade?


answered Mar 27 '18 at 03:57 by RelativePrime (44)

+1 I too wanted to make use of 8-Track (to run VCV rack from once the Bridge is out), but turns out the Link feature was only added in Bitwig 2... so back to Live it is for now. Would be great to have 8-Track updated to Bitwig 2 functionality! Always wanted to give it an extensive spin, especially for the modulators... Cheers. c.


answered Jun 05 '18 at 12:13 by alectron (11)

Also bought Nektar LX25+ and just discovered that I can download only old version of Bitwig. Too sad. Please make update.


answered Jun 27 '18 at 17:05 by Boiko (11)

Really ? This is only Bitwig 8-Track 1.3.16 installer in my User slot ;) and after hitting: check for updates, it show: no updates available)


answered Aug 31 '18 at 13:52 by AzzzX (11)

Thank You for that Information ;)


answered Aug 31 '18 at 18:28 by AzzzX (11)

Interesting.... just logged in to have a look, but my products page still only lists:

Bitwig 8-Track Current version 1.3.16

Oh well, but good to know & see that it will be updated some time soon from the looks & sounds. Churs. c.


answered Sep 01 '18 at 07:05 by alectron (11)

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