MOTU ships Digital Performer 9
3 years after the release of version 8, MOTU unveils today the 9th version of its Digital Performer DAW for Mac and Windows.
What’s new in Digital Performer 9 :
- MX4 MultiSynth, a virtual hybrid instrument using subtractive, wavetable, frequency modulation (FM), amplitude modulation (AM) synthesis and analog emulation ; included is a 120 presets EDM-inspired sound bank programmed by Erik Norlander
- 5 new processing plug-ins: MasterWorks FET-76 emulation of the classic 1176 D/E limiter amplifier, the MultiFuzz that models Craig Anderton’s QuadraFuzz distortion, the MicroG and MicroB polyphonic octavers for guitar and bass, the MegaSynth that transforms your guitar into a subtractive synth, with polyphonic octave generator, envelopes, LFOs, pattern generator and macros
- Automation lanes in the Sequence Editor displays audio and MIDI automation data (volume, pan, plug-in settings, etc.) in separate lanes below each track for easier viewing and editing. Show and hide as many lanes as you wish.
- Spectrogram display in the Sequence Editor to view the colored spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor timeline
- Retina display support
- Export DP QuickScribe notation scores as a MusicXML file, which can then be imported into popular music notation applications like Finale and Sibelius
- Create Tracks command — Add many tracks to your project in one step, even different types of tracks (MIDI, audio, aux, master faders, etc.) all at once
- Floating plug-in windows
- MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins — Map knobs, faders and switches on your MIDI controller to audio plug-in parameters, with Custom Consoles feature to access advanced programming for the connection
- Mute Tool to temporarily silence both audio regions and MIDI notes, including multiple selected notes
- Save text notes in your DP project
- Newly added search fields
Digital Performer 9 is available for Mac OS X and Windows 7/8. It retails for $499, users of the previous versions can upgrade for $195 and crossgrades are offered for $395 if you use other DAWs. More info at www.motu.com.
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