Bitwig is not the biggest, not the oldest but certainly one of the fastest developing DAWs. It is known that many of the company employees have worked with other Digital Audio Workstations development. A major part of them came from Ableton. No wonder these two platforms are similar in some ways.
What is new?
The newest release carries the version number 2.2 and the most exciting about it is the Ableton Link feature implementation. On Bitwig.com we can find some further highlights:
With Ableton Link, Bitwig Studio syncs perfectly and effortlessly to a multitude of software solutions, including an entire ecosystem of mobile apps.
A new Time Shift device allows for creative timing adjustments anywhere in your device chain.
Get creative in modulation heaven with 4 new modulators: Polynom, Quantize, Audio Rate, Sample and Hold
The On-Screen Keyboard Panel is now available in all display profiles
New display profile: Studio/Touch
Lots of fixes and improvements
Bitwig 2.2 is available for free for all 2.0 license holders. If you are among them you should make an upgrade.