asked May 06 '17 at 00:40 by xerranmusic (56)

Any news at all? in the past all of the updates were launched on the exact date they told us and even a couple of them were a surprise. Not that 2.0 is giving problems but telling people one thing and not deliver it's kind of disappointing. But as usual let's keep waiting.

Well, I have no relation with Bitwig devs, but I am puzzled by this "neurosis" about releases.

They said "2.1 should be ready around end of April" , so that in my book means April 30th +- a few days.


answered May 06 '17 at 04:49 by ejgallego (104)

Lighten up! Geeezsh!


answered May 06 '17 at 05:08 by bbarker3 (376)

still no news. hope they will be such "flexible" also with the expiration date of my upgrade plan....


answered May 15 '17 at 13:06 by Cat3rer (81)

Back when they first announced Bitwig 2, they also introduced the new license model and stated that new releases would be published "when they are ready":

Assuming they honour that statement, it means two things: * We don't have to wait for major releases to get new features * The features we do get are only released "when they are ready"

Both of these points are good for us as Bitwig users. Furthermore, we should get more robust features as the devs should be crunching less frequently simply to hit arbitrary deadlines.


answered May 15 '17 at 21:21 by importjingles (61)

right, but on their 2.1 announcement they didn't write "out when it will be ready", they wrote "out at the end of april"... ;)


answered May 16 '17 at 10:37 by Cat3rer (81)

edited May 16 '17 at 10:37

Just to let you know... 2.1 is out: I've just upgraded my Linux box. I don't understand all this fuss around the licensing model. I drive a software company and I find the Licensing terms extremely convenient. I think you, I mean who complains that much, don't have a minuscule clue on the REAL cost of software development. And I think you're not well evaluating the benefits Bitwig is giving. Finally, I find Bitwig Studio a very good and fast environment to develop music content, apart from the only real limitation I find which is the single time-mark for a piece (I love and play jazz and fusion, so....).

Peace and love, Fabrizio


answered May 16 '17 at 22:35 by fsciarra62 (1.0k)

fabrizio, I upgraded to 2.0 since I found bitwig to be the best daw around for my workflow, and upgrading I accepted their licensing terms, so I don't complain.

mine was a joke about their attitude to communicate unprofessionally.

if I tell a customer I'll deliver him some goods at the end of april I create an expectation. if I cannot meet what I promised I must communicate with him about the delay. this is standard business etiquette. not behaving according to these standard rules leads to a bad reputation and less sales, which would be a pity since their product is great.

that's it.


answered May 17 '17 at 09:40 by Cat3rer (81)

edited May 17 '17 at 12:53

I'm awfully sorry to have been "picky" to you personally , honestly wasn't intended... I'm simply reading a lot of complaints about the terms and time and I wanted to write my opinion. On the specific topic about communication I've to agree with you about the need of a more "let's keep in contact and let our customers, or wannabes, to know what happens". Being the director of a software company I, alas, understand very well that sometimes you can't really tell because even the time to communicate looks like a steal to the delivery... which I agree is a bad habit.. simply sometimes to develop software is so frustrating... This doesn't mean that paying customers should just shut up. It's a matter of put a ""correct"" limit to both ends. I hope I've cleared my position and please accept my apologies for having been rude: I'm Italian and sometimes it's difficult to understand how the tone of a post sounds like. Sincerly, Fabrizio


answered May 17 '17 at 13:47 by fsciarra62 (1.0k)

no problem dude, I just wanted to clarify my joke. I'm seeing a lot of complaints too, but if you read any DAW's specific forum you'll see the same for each and every DAW: people complaining. this is somehow positive since the devs become aware of the users' thoughts and understand what to do to improve their product... and their communication and management skills sometimes. they had a 2.1 announcement on their page, it would have been enough to spend 10 minutes to post an updated release date to avoid any criticism. I'm sure next time they'll behave more professionally, we all know they're good guys!


answered May 17 '17 at 14:09 by Cat3rer (81)

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