asked Nov 25 '15 at 14:25 by malaika (18)

edited Nov 25 '15 at 14:52

Hello everyone

Bitwig has built-in alot of effects like EQ, compressing, reverb delay and so on. Is it worth to buy plugins for those effects or is this adequate for...lets say "mid-quality" productions? Or do you recommend plugins only for advanced/professional users, cause beginners dont know how to use and wouldnt feel a difference?

thanks for help :)

David is right, some users have demonstrated great mastery of Bitwig devices, though I would add:

  • as far as I know Bitwig studio, there are some empty areas that you can fill with third party plugins (graphical EQ, beat glitcher, loop recorder...)

  • test run a lot of free plugins before paying for a famous commercial one. I did bought some w*ves plugins and somehow I regret one, because a few days after I found some equivalent freebie.

  • and my conclusion is: buy a plugin if really you can't find a counterpart among Bitwig devices or a free plugins. (or donate to a plugin developer if you think it is worth it)

Some free plugins are just strip-down versions of pro plugins, so read their description and try them.

Final note, even if you don't feel the difference, you will be less of a beginner after comparing a bunch of EQ, compressors, etc. To get you started, you can compare those parametric EQ: Bitwig's EQ5, Nova67P, MEqualizer, TDR Nova. It's not only the look, but also all the extra features that will guide your choice.

Have fun!


answered Nov 25 '15 at 19:59 by pakunoda (918)

Thank you David for that detailed answer! Very Helpful. I will try out free plugins and buy some maybe after a lot of work when i realise that I really need one. :D

  — (Nov 26 '15 at 10:08) malaika

You should thank the authpr, not me ^^

  — (Nov 26 '15 at 13:02) David_Boura

I'm sorry pakunoda. My thanks are for you.

  — (Dec 16 '15 at 19:52) malaika

You can make awesome quality tracks with Bitwig alone, the real difference is in the user abilities. I tend to use less and less external tool the more i learn.

A professional will indeed use "better" tools, but it can be subjective.


answered Nov 25 '15 at 15:07 by David_Boura (136)

I am glad to hear that! talent/knowledge>money ;) thank you

  — (Nov 25 '15 at 16:24) malaika

Well... i'm not sure about the money... as we say in French "le talent ne paie pas" ^^

  — (Nov 25 '15 at 16:30) David_Boura

Ouais bien sur on besoin aussi d'argent mais je crois que le talent et plus importan que l'argent...nest pas? (im actually better in french than using bitwig xD)

  — (Nov 26 '15 at 10:00) malaika

Money is the last important shit in our lives, but that's not how we're educated uh? ;)

Ton fran├žais est meilleur que celui de la "moyenne" des Fran├žais ;)

  — (Nov 26 '15 at 13:05) David_Boura

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