Cambridge, MA (October 13, 2004)–MOTU, Inc. has announced Digital Performer 4.5, the next major upgrade of MOTU’s audio sequencer software. DP 4.5 introduces hundreds of new features and enhancements, including the Beat Detection Engine, automated tempo analysis, plug-in latency compensation, the MasterWorks EQ plug-in and a new Consolidated Window feature, which lets users work entirely in a single configurable window.
As one of the few remaining “DAE hosts,” Digital Performer continues to serve as a leading third-party software front end for Digidesign Pro Tools TDM systems. Version 4.5 introduces dozens of enhancements for Pro Tools TDM operation, including support for RTAS and AudioSuite plug-ins, full RTAS and TDM plug-in automation, sample-accurate latency compensation for all plug-ins, virtual instrument track support, stereo sends, send automation, automatic voice allocation, QuickPunch support, System Resources Usage window (for monitoring TDM DSP resources) and much more.
Digital Performer’s new Beat Detection Engine and tempo analysis features give users unprecedented rhythmic and tempo control over their audio. Employing sophisticated transient detection technology, the Beat Detection Engine analyzes audio loops and audio files that contain rhythmic music to determine where the beats are in the music. Importing Apple Loops, REX files, ACID WAV’s and other audio material is just the beginning: as soon as they are imported, or an audio track is recorded, the Beat Detection Engine goes to work. Audio immediately conforms to the tempo of the project and users can then begin applying a wide array of beat- and tempo- related features.
For more information and a complete list of new 4.5 features, please visit MOTU’s web site, where registered Digital Performer users can also upgrade now to 4.5, www.motu.com. Version 4.5 ships this month.
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