MOTU Digital Performer 10 Audio and MIDI Recording Software, delivers exciting new features like the Clips window and Stretch Audio, plus hundreds of included virtual instruments and dozens of workflow enhancements requested by DP users.
Version 10.1, a free update for all DP10 owners, delivers dozens of additional new features, including Clips in Tracks, Clip Recording, Real-time and Off-line Stem Bouncing, Retrospective MIDI Record, workflow enhancements and performance optimizations.
MOTU Digital Performer 10 Audio and MIDI Recording Software Overview
Clips Window: Trigger loops and phrases from your laptop or controller
The new Clips window brings loop triggering to Digital Performer. Drag and drop audio and MIDI clips from DP’s new Content Browser into the Clips window and trigger them in real time, interactively, for live performance or on-the-fly inspiration. Trigger individual clips or multi-clip scenes, from your laptop or any MIDI controller. DP’s unique clip queue lets you stack clip sequences ahead of time, so you don’t have to manually trigger each one. Use Clip Record mode to capture your entire performance into tracks for playback and editing. Record new clips as inspiration strikes. The Clips window makes DP a live performance powerhouse, combining clip triggering with linear, track-based playback, mixing and recording.
Clips In Tracks: Edit and arrange MIDI and audio as musical phrases
Clips (phrases of MIDI or audio data) allow you to record, edit and arrange your track material easily and intuitively. Apply all of DP’s powerful editing tools, such as split, trim, drag and drop, edge-edit, copy/paste and more. Want to loop a clip? Just drag out its right edge. Double-click to open the Clip Editor for precise hands-on control. Shaping your musical ideas has never been faster or easier.
Stretch Audio: Manipulate audio like never before
From precision editing of individual beats to global tempo changes, Stretch audio lets you manipulate audio faster and easier, with more control than ever before. Grab an individual audio beat to adjust its timing. The new Stretch Edit layer lets you precisely control anchor points to achieve exactly the feel you want. For global tempo control, simply enable Stretch mode and the entire audio track instantly conforms to your project tempo and time line, even with smooth tempo changes over time. ZTX PRO™ technology from Zynaptiq™ ensures the highest possible audio quality throughout.
Beat Detection 2.0: Ultimate tempo and beat control
Like magic, DP10’s Beat Detection finds the beats in your rhythmic audio, from individual loops to multi-channels stems to full mixes. Once beats are detected, you can fully manipulate them with DP’s new Stretch Audio feature and industry-leading tempo adjustment features. Instantly conform your audio to the project’s tempo and timeline. Apply tempo changes, even gradual ones that change over time. Drop loops into the Clips window, all completely in time with the rest of your music.
Content Browser: Instant access to everything
Get instant access to all of the resources you use to empower your creativity: virtual instruments, loops, clips, plug-ins… Whatever you need, it’s now right at your fingertips, just a drag and drop away. Use Search to quickly find material by name or text strings. The Content Browser will speed your workflow by tenfold.
VCA Faders: Enhanced control for your mix
As with classic analog consoles of years past, VCA faders will revolutionize how you mix in DP. A single VCA fader can control any number of tracks, precisely maintaining their relative volume. Create as many VCA groups as you want. Control VCAs with other VCAs, to create multiple nested sub-groups. Apply mix automation to VCAs and sub-fader automation is maintained and scaled throughout. Achieving the perfect mix has never been faster or easier.
Real-time and Off-line Stem Bouncing: Export stems and mixes faster than ever
Digital Performer’s Bounce to Disk feature now allows you to batch export audio stems and mixes faster than ever with both real-time and faster-than-real-time (off-line) mixdown operations. Bounce multiple tracks and/or outputs in a single operation for fast, convenient delivery of stems for your productions. The “Bounce Includes Audio Patch Thru” option even allows for real-time capturing of audio returns from external sources, such as a hardware reverbs, hardware synths or Vienna Ensemble Pro™ instruments.
Retrospective MIDI Record: When inspiration strikes, capture it!
Sometimes, you just experiment with musical ideas and afterwards, realize it’s pure gold. But what if you hadn’t clicked the Record button yet? Thankfully, Digital Performer is always capturing MIDI input, even when its main transports are not actually recording — or even completely stopped. You can immediately recall material you’ve recently played at any time. If the performance was played with the transport stopped, Digital Performer can even tempo analyze the performance and conform it to the project tempo. Almost like magic, Digital Performer frees your creativity and ensures you’ll never lose that precious, fleeting creative moment.
Streamlined Waveform Editor: Edit audio waveforms with clarity and precision
Digital Performer’s Waveform Editor is your all-in-one environment for down-to-the-sample waveform editing, precision beat editing, elastic audio stretching, pitch correction, embedded tempo maps and more. Choose an Edit Layer and go: menus and tools follow you. Zooming shortcuts abound. Revel in the precision and clarity the Waveform Editor affords your engineering eye.
VST3 Support: Run your favorite VST3 instruments and plug-ins
Digital Performer now supports VST3 compatible virtual instruments and plug-ins. And it’s still compatible with VST2 and 1 plug-ins, too, of course.
MOTU Instruments Soundbank: Hundreds of virtual instruments and loops — now included
DP10 includes a 5 GB library of multi-sample acoustic instruments, synths, loops and phrases: that’s over 300 different instruments, 1100 instrument presets and 500 loops. You’ll find acoustic and electronic drum kits, pianos, guitars and basses, along with church organs, electric organs, strings, brass, woodwinds, synths, ethnic instruments, choirs, voices, percussion, sound effects and more. This versatile collection of instruments spans musical genres, eras, geographical regions and cultural styles.
6 GB of free loops and sample packs
DP10 includes 6 GB of free loops and sample packs from leading sample content providers to help you start making music right away. From DP’s new Content Browser, choose from dozens of musical styles, click to audition, then drag and drop in your projects timeline to build your track quick.
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