Free Bitwig Studio 8-Track License for all LinnStrument Owners


A free license for Bitwig Studio 8-Track (version 2.4) is included with every LinnStrument. If you bought direct from my site, it was included in my shipping notification email. If you bought from a dealer or used, register your purchase (under the LinnStrument menu) to get your license. And if you bought your LinnStrument before October 2018 and already used your license to install Bitwig 8-Track version 1, that same license permits you to download and install Bitwig Studio 8-Track version 2.


Bitwig Studio 8-Track is a very powerful DAW, similar in look and feel to Ableton Live but with MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) compatibility in its sequencer and built-in software instruments, a valuable plus for LinnStrument owners.


Once you get your license, go to the following address on BItwig's site to download and install the installer, which is the same for the full version or for 8-Track:


You will be asked for your Bitwig Studio 8-Track license code, which will be automatically recognized as an 8-Track license and enable Bitwig Studio 8-Track version.


Then do the following:


1) If your LinnStrument is not running the current software version shown at the top of the Panel Settings page, update it to the current version.


2) Connect LinnStrument to your computer, then start Bitwig Studio. Whenever you start Bitwig while LinnStrument is connected, or connect LinnStrument while Bitwig is running, Bitwig will automatically set LinnStrument's settings as needed for MPE use. If not, you can manually set the settings correctly by pressing Per-Split Settings > MIDI Mode column > hold ChPerNote. (The ChPerNote pad will turn light blue.)


3) Follow the 3 steps shown in the picture below, then play.


- Roger


Roger Linn Design

Los Altos, CA