Cambridge, MA (June 24, 2015)—MOTU is shipping version 9 of Digital Performer version 9. Touted as a major upgrade with numerous new features.
New version 9 plug-ins include the MasterWorks FET-76 emulation of the 1176 limiting amplifier (revisions D/E), MultiFuzz model of Craig Anderton’s QuadraFuzz distortion kit from the 70’s, MicroG and MicroB polyphonic octave generators for guitar and bass, and the MegaSynth subtractive synth processor, which lets users turn their guitar into a synthesizer. MegaSynth combines polyphonic octave generation with signal routing, envelopes, LFOS, a pattern generator and macros.
Other additions include:
• Automation lanes in the Sequence Editor—Display audio and MIDI automation data (volume, pan, plug-in settings, etc.) in separate lanes below each track.
• Spectrogram display in the Sequence Editor—View the spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor timeline.
• Retina display support—View DP’s UI themes like Carbon Fiber, Producer and the new DP9 theme on a Retina display.
• MusicXML export—Export DP QuickScribe notation scores as a MusicXML file, which can then be imported into music notation applications like Finale and Sibelius.
• Create Tracks command—Add many tracks to a project in one step.
• Floating plug-in windows—Keep plug-in windows in front of all other DP windows.
• MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins—Map knobs, faders and switches on a MIDI controller to audio plug-in parameters.
• Mute MIDI Notes—Use the Mute Tool to temporarily silence both audio regions and MIDI notes, including multiple selected notes.
• Project Notes—Save text notes in a DP project, rather than a separate text document. Log production info, keep a To Do list, build up liner notes.
Digital Performer 9 is now shipping for Mac OS X and Windows 8/7.
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