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Digital Performer 9 DAW

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Digital Performer 9 DAW

MOTU Digital Performer 9 DAW

The MOTU Digital Performer 9 DAW provides an inherently singular workflow that both inspires, encourages, and ensures competency and compliancy during recording and mixing stages of production. 

One of the Digital Performer’s secret weapons is its mix automation feature, which can reanimate any lifeless mix in manner that is resolutely necromantic. Dedicated automation lanes displayed below each corresponding audio, MIDI, or instrument track provide easy visual access to each separate automation parameter: volume, pan, and various plug-in settings such as filter cutoff. This handy feature proves itself to be an excellent means of fine-tuning any mix, no matter how unruly. 

But the efficiency doesn’t stop there. The software provides a spectral analysis of each track, which is displayed next to the waveforms in the sequence editor timeline. This allows for an enlightening visual representation of each track’s frequency content in relation to adjacent tracks as well as the entire mix. 

If all that wasn't enough, Digital Performer 9 also includes MX4, a 64-bit instrument plug-in emulative of vintage subtractive synthesizers. However, rather than simply replicating vintage tones, MX4 augments them with a distinctly modern approach. Users have access to hundreds of presets from a variety of different genres that can be saved and stored for easy recall. 

Digital Performer 9 Features

  • Cross-platform compatibility - runs on both Mac and PC operating systems
  • 64-bit operating system support (includes support for 32-bit operating systems as well)
  • Guitar amp, cabinet, and stompbox models
  • Modeled analog delay, multiband dynamic equalizer, de-esser, Springamabob spring reverb, Subkick kick drum enhancer, and other plug-in processors
  • Punch Guard automatic preroll/postroll recording prevents cutoff recordings from ruining takes
  • Enhanced video engine lets you view full 720 or 1080 HD video clips on your main or secondary monitor
  • 14 extra themes, including Hi-Fi, Arctic, and None More Black
  • Award-winning DAW software that's perfect for recording audio, scoring music, and arranging sound for post-production
  • Powerful audio recording and MIDI sequencing that's only limited by your computer's capabilities
  • Flexible user interface lets you create and arrange your own environment to best suit your workflow
  • Consolidated window options let you instantly switch between complete layouts
  • Color themes let you change the look of your workspace with a single click
  • DP Control app for iOS devices gives you wireless control over your session
  • Track folders make managing your elaborate projects easy
  • Meter Bridge gives you a quick overview of all of your levels
  • MIDI Keys lets you trigger MIDI notes without an external MIDI controller - perfect for on-the-go editing with a laptop
  • Audio Click lets you customize the sound and nature of your click track
  • Nondestructive track comping lets you easily organize and manage multiple takes on a single track
  • Advanced editing tools let you dive into every aspect of your project for fine editing
  • Built-in waveform editor gives you the ability to edit audio at its most basic level with absolute control
  • Inline mixing layout makes controlling levels, adding plug-ins, and setting up monitoring easy
  • 64-bit mastering tools include MasterWorks Limiter, Multi-Band Compressor, Leveler and Parametric EQ
  • Built-in pitch automation lets you add pitch correction and pitch-based effects
  • Automatic beat detection simplifies tempo mapping and beat quantization
  • Supports VST and AU plug-ins as well as ReWire MIDI and audio interchange
  • Plug-in effects include guitar amp and stompbox modeling, as well as processors for equalization, dynamics, reverb, and more
  • Virtual instruments include 4 x synths, a sampler, and a drum module
  • QuickScribe Music Notation gives you accurate real-time MIDI transcription and advanced tools for fine tuning your score
  • Sample-accurate timing and synchronization also makes DP perfect for live effent triggering
  • AAF, OMF, XML file Interchange options make collaboration easy

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  • Unlimited sequences
  • Unlimited songs
  • Unlimited V-racks
  • Unlimited tracks
  • Unlimited audio voices
  • Unlimited undo history
  • 198 Mono busses (maximum)
  • 99 Stereo busses (maximum)
  • 20 Sends per channel (maximum)
  • No maximum physical ins/outs - (hardware dependent)
  • 32-bit float audio engine resolution

File Format Import

  • DP files from previous versions
  • AudioDesk files
  • Standard MIDI files
  • OMF interchange files
  • AAF interchange files
  • Final Cut Pro XML

File Format Export     

  • AIFF
  • WAV
  • Broadcast WAV (non-MPEG)
  • Sound Designer II
  • MP3
  • ACID
  • Apple Loops (AIFF and CAF)
  • REX (and RCY)
  • Core Audio Format (CAF)
  • QuickTime movies
  • AVI movies
  • Audio CD files
  • MuLaw files
  • 3G2
  • 3GP
  • AIFC
  • AAC
  • M4A
  • MP4

Time Formats     

  • Measure time (measure/beat/tick)
  • Real time (hrs:min:sec:hundredths)
  • Frame time (hrs:min:sec:frames)
  • Samples
  • SMPTE Timecode Rates     
  • 30 non-drop
  • 30 drop
  • 29.97 non-drop
  • 29.97 drop
  • 25
  • 24
  • 23.976

Bit Depth    

  • 16-bit integer
  • 24-bit integer
  • 32-bit float

Sample Rates

  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz

MIDI Timing Resolution

  • 96 ppq
  • 192 ppq
  • 384 ppq
  • 480 ppq (default)
  • 960 ppq
  • 1920 ppq
  • 3840 ppq
  • 3840.0000 (2 trillion) ppq

Channel Formats     

  • Mono
  • Stereo
  • Quad
  • LCRS
  • 5.1
  • 6.1
  • 7.1
  • 10.2

System Requirements Mac

  • OS X version 10.6.8 or later (64-bit operation available)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 required display resolution (1280 x 1024 or higher recommended)
  • Built-in audio, Core Audio compatible hardware, Core MIDI compatible hardware
  • Audio Units, MAS and VST plug-in support

System Requirements PC

  • Windows 7, Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 required display resolution (1280 x 1024 or higher recommended)
  • Any Windows 7 or 8 audio or ASIO compatible hardware, any Windows 7 or 8 compatible MIDI hardware
  • VST plug-in support

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