[NAMM] MOTU Digital Performer 8: Full Details
MOTU has unveiled Digital Performer version 8, a major upgrade to their audio workstation software.
Digital Performer 8 will now be available for both Mac OS X and Windows 7. During in-booth demos, MOTU debuted other new features, including a new video playback engine, Punch Guard recording, 14 new user interface themes, and 15 new included plug-ins.
DP8 will operate in 32-bit or 64-bit mode on Mac OS X and Windows 7. On Windows, it will support VST plug-ins and Rewire.
Other new DP8 features
Punch Guard records an extra four seconds of audio before and after record passes, allowing users to edge-edit in/out points to "uncover" audio material accidentally cut off during recording. DP8's new video engine is designed to allow full-screen viewing of full 720 or 1080 HD video clips on a primary or secondary computer monitor, or on a conventional HDMI or SDI video monitor connected to a MOTU video interface such as the HD Express or HDX-SDI.
Digital Performer's Themes allow users to change the look of the software. DP8 adds 14 new themes, including "Hi-Fi", "Arctic", and "None More Black".
MOTU demonstrated 15 new plug-ins to be included with DP8, including two new guitar amp models, a bass cabinet model, several classic guitar pedals, modeled analog delay, a multi-band dynamic equalizer, a de-esser, the Subkick kick drum enhancer, and Springamabob, a modeled vintage spring reverb processor.
Digital Performer 8 will ship Spring, 2012. Pricing is TBA. A DP8 screen shot can be found here:
iPad support for CueMix FX
MOTU also demonstrated iPad support for CueMix FX, the mixing and effects processing engine in MOTU's current line of audio interfaces. MOTU audio interface users will be able to control the mixing and processing features in their MOTU interface from OSC-compatible iPad software, which offers graphic, multi-touch control over the hardware's mixer, EQ, compression and reverb. iPad support for CueMix will ship as a free software update in Spring, 2012.
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