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Read the Getting Started Guide for Bitwig Studio here >>

(with active internet connection on your computer):

After you purchase the Bitwig Studio serial from, create a Bitwig user account here >>

Once done (or if you already had a user account), log into your user account here >>

Add your purchased Serial Number in the empty boxes seen in the user area and follow the on-screen instructions).

(Download the latest installation file for your Mac / PC / Linux OS, as applicable.)

When you run the Bitwig software for the first time, it will activate the software automatically with your username and password entered correctly. Make sure the Internet connection is on.

NOTE: This is just a one-time process.


If your computer cannot access the internet, you can activate Bitwig Studio offline.

To do so, launch Bitwig Studio on the computer you wish to use. If the computer has not been activated, you will see the option to “Create Activation Request File” upon launch of the Bitwig software. Save this file to a portable drive or USB Stick, and bring the file to any computer with internet access.

The steps 1-3 for offline activation are explained here >>

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A new Bitwig Studio license (or upgrade) includes a 12-month upgrade plan. This means that any new version released within 12 months of your registration will be available to you, free of charge.

When your initial upgrade plan expires, your license of Bitwig Studio will continue to work; you just won’t receive new releases of the program for free. You can renew your upgrade plan at any time.

How much does a 12-month upgrade plan cost?
159 EUR*. The upgrade plan includes all program updates released during the time period.

Can I continue using the software after my upgrade plan expires?
Yes, you can. This is not a subscription; you own a perpetual license. The upgrade plan is only required for access to the latest release.

Will I get bug fix updates after my upgrade plan has expired?
Yes, all minor updates will be available to you until the next major update. So if you are on version 3.3.1 when your plan expires, you will be able to download and use 3.3.2, 3.3.3, etc. But version 3.4 will be unavailable until you renew your upgrade plan.

What if my upgrade plan has already expired?
You can renew your license at any time.

Still have questions?
Just drop us a line.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

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To know how to get your Controller to work with Bitwig with deep integration, read the guide here >>

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The manual is available in English, German and Japanese as a PDF included with your purchase of Bitwig Studio or Demo download.

To access the manual, open the Dashboard – the Bitwig logo in the header of the application window – and go to Help › Documentation


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