MOTU introduces Digital Performer 9

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MOTU introduces version 9 of its popular DAW "Digital Performer.

For both Mac and Windows, Version 9 delivers exciting new plug-ins, including the meticulously crafted MasterWorks™ FET-76™ emulation of the classic 1176 limiting amplifier, MOTU’s powerful 64-bit MX4 multisynth (now included with DP), MicroG™ and MicroB™ polyphonic octave generators for guitar and bass, and the mind-blowing MegaSynth™ subtractive synth processor. Productivity enhancements include automation lanes, Spectral Display in the multitrack Sequence Editor timeline, support for high-resolution Retina displays, support for MusicXML notation export, a new project notepad, Mute MIDI Notes and much more.

Digital Performer 9 lets you record, edit, arrange, mix, process and master audio and MIDI tracks side by side for songwriting, studio production, live performance, film and television soundtracks, audio post production, surround mixing and other professional audio production tasks.

Whether you’re mastering a soundtrack in 5.1 surround, or you just want to write a song and post it online, Digital Performer gets you there quickly with advanced features and intuitive, streamlined design.

DP9 Feature highlights:

MX4™ MultiSynth

Now included with DP, MX4 is a powerful 64-bit virtual instrument plug-in featuring a hybrid synthesis engine that combines several forms of synthesis, including subtractive, wavetable, frequency modulation (FM), amplitude modulation (AM) and analog emulation. Included is a new EDM-inspired soundbank with 120 new presets.

Five new plug-ins

Meticulously crafted plug-ins include DP's new MasterWorks™ FET-76™ emulation of the classic 1176LN limiting amplifier (Revision D/E), MultiFuzz™ model of Craig Anderton's seminal QuadraFuzz™ distortion kit from the 70's, MicroG™ and MicroB™ polyphonic octave generators for guitar and bass, and the mind-blowing MegaSynth™ subtractive synth processor.

Automation lanes in the Sequence Editor

Display 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

View the spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor timeline with a colorful, informative visual representation of the frequency content of your audio material.

Retina display support

View DP's carefully crafted UI themes like Carbon Fiber, Producer and the all-new DP9 theme in stunning detail on the exceptionally high image resolution of your Mac's Retina display.

MusicXML export

Export your DP QuickScribe notation scores as a MusicXML file, which can then be imported into popular music notation applications like Finale™ and Sibelius™. QuickScribe's renowned notation transcription, along with dynamics and many other musical symbols, are preserved during the file transfer.

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

Keep plug-in windows in front of all other DP windows. Set the floating preference globally or choose to float on a per-window basis.

MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins

Map knobs, faders and switches on your MIDI controller to audio plug-in parameters. Use Digital Performer’s powerful Custom Consoles feature to access advanced programming for the connection.

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 your DP project, rather than a separate text document. Log production info, keep a To Do list, build up liner notes.

More searching

Find Markers, Chunks and plug-in preferences faster with newly added search fields.

New plug-ins for DP9:

MX4™ MultiSynth

Now included with DP, MX4 is a powerful virtual instrument plug-in featuring a hybrid synthesis engine that combines several forms of synthesis, including subtractive, wavetable, frequency modulation (FM), amplitude modulation (AM) and analog emulation.

Signature EDM soundbank for MX4

Developed by synth guru Erik Norlander, this exciting new soundbank spans the EDM sound spectrum, from deep house to neo disco to electro swing.

MegaSynth™

MegaSynth combines polyphonic octave generation with flexible signal routing, envelopes, LFOS, a pattern generator and macros. Input your guitar — or any signal — and let the synthesis mayhem begin!

MicroG™ and MicroB™

Similar to MegaSynth, MicroG and MicroB are subtractive synth processors based on popular “polyphonic octave generator” (POG) guitar processors. Each can generate octave, sub-octave and square wave tones based on the input signal, combined with a gain-triggered filter sweep.

MultiFuzz™

MultiFuzz reproduces the sound of Craig Anderton’s legendary QuadraFuzz multiband distortion kit from decades past. Tones range from sublime warmth to absolute filth.

MasterWorks FET-76™

The MasterWorks FET-76 models the classic 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Revision D/E), which used FETs (Field Effect Transformers) to control audio gain reduction. FET-76 faithfully reproduces the original hardware's controls and quirks, including the ability to engage multiple ratio buttons — even "all buttons" mode.

Windows System Requirements

Multi-processor or multi-core Intel- or AMD-based PC with 2 GB RAM running Windows 8 or 7. Supports 32- or 64-bit operation. Supports Windows Audio, any ASIO compatible audio hardware and any Windows compatible MIDI hardware.

Mac System Requirements

Multi-processor or multi-core Intel-based Mac with 2 GB RAM running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. Supports 32- or 64-bit operation. Supports built-in audio and any Core Audio compatible hardware. Supports any Core MIDI compatible hardware.

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