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MOTU Digital Performer 7 DAW Software

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MOTU Digital Performer 7 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 soundtra... Click To Read More About This Product

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MOTU Digital Performer 7 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. And right now, once you register, you'll get a free software upgrade to version 7.2 which adds new features and enhancements, including Themes (skins), which allow users to completely change the look and feel of Digital Performer's entire user interface with one click.

Music Production Software with Advanced Features and Intuitive Operation
For beginners and experts alike, MOTU Digital Performer 7 delivers advanced features in an intuitive, streamlined design. With support for built-in Mac audio and MIDI, you don't even need additional audio hardware. Whether you're completing a surround sound DVD, or you just want to write a song and burn a CD or MP3 file, Digital Performer 7 software gets you there quickly with elegance and ease.

Award-Winning Design
Record-enable a track, check the input source and level meter, then press Record. Sound familiar? Then you should be using MOTU Digital Performer. It's that simple. The audio software's track layout, mixing board, and transport controls are all you need for the foundation of a powerful computer-based production system.

A Flexible Instrument for Your Creativity
MOTU Digital Performer's flexible, highly customizable interface adapts to your creative style. Loop-based music production? Linear sequencing and recording? Part and score notation-based composition? Digital Performer 7 DAW software eliminates barriers and lets your creativity flow.

Advanced new features
Version 7 of this state-of-the-art music production software delivers a suite of stunningly accurate classic guitar pedal emulations; a meticulously detailed guitar amp emulator modeled after classics from Fender and Marshall; a superb, physical-modeling speaker cabinet emulator with mixable mic positions (close, near, and far); inline EQ and Dynamics in the Mixing Board; consolidated V-Racks display alongside your sequence in the Mixing Board; Channel Strip and Info Bar mixer controls that follow the track you're working on; realtime crossfades; Wave64 support for recording files larger than 4GB; range automation modes; lead-sheet creation with inline lyrics and chord symbol tools; freely resizable Counter window; Marker Counter; and many other productivity enhancements.

Superlative Mac OS X Support
Digital Performer DAW software provides industry-leading support for Mac OS X Core Audio and Core MIDI services. Built from the ground up for Mac users, Digital Performer 7 takes full advantage of the latest advances in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard's multi-threading and multiprocessor operation, sample-accurate MIDI Time Stamping, Core MIDI patch list support, Audio Units plug-ins and virtual instruments, support for multiple Core Audio interface drivers, and more.

The MOTU Digital Performer 7 software offers features, enhanced operation and improved performance at all levels over previous music software versions, from hundreds of small enhancements driven by user requests to major new features and plug-ins that add unprecedented value. Some of the highlights include:
¢Custom '59: A meticulously detailed guitar amp emulator modeled after all-time classics from Fender and Marshall
¢Live Room | G: A superb physical modeling speaker cabinet emulator with 4 mixable mics (close, near and far) and 3-band EQ per mic
¢Guitar pedals: A suite of stunningly accurate classic guitar pedals modeled after all-time favorites from BOSS, Ibanez, & others
¢Inline EQ & dynamics: Control DP's multiband graphic EQ and vintage dynamics processing directly in each Mixing Board channel
¢Channel Strip: Gain instant access to all mixer channel settings for the track you are working on in any Editor window
¢Lead sheets: Create and print lead sheets, complete with lyrics, and transposable chord symbols

Note: Fender and Bassman are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Marshall, JTM45 and JCM800 are registered trademarks and trademarks of Marshall Amplification Plc. These trademarks are not associated or affiliated with MOTU and are used solely for the purpose of identifying specific products referenced in the description of MOTU's sound modeling development process. Use of these product names and trademarks does not imply any cooperation with or endorsement by their owners.


User interface
Vertically resizable track list
Streamlined window design
3 different colored waveform options
Resizable counter
Marker counter
Window tabs
Inspector palettes
Universal track selector
Consolidated window
Track folder viewing and editing
Meter Bridge
MIDI Keys window provides convenient, basic MIDI note entry right at your fingertips
Selectable Audio click
Productivity enhancements include auto-save, auto-check for updates, MIDI device setup, track enable/disable

Audio EditingTrack comping lets you build a comp with just a few clicks
Move easily between track and takes
4 new sound editing tools: Trim, Slip, Slide, Roll
Realtime crossfades
Smooth audio edits
A full-featured destructive waveform editor
Comprehensive waveform editing
Tempo, pitch beats, and audio region volume
Transport control

State-of-the-art mixing
32-bit floating point precision throughout the mixing path
64-bit precision during the mastering stages
Live input monitoring
Inline multiband EQ and dynamics processing
Complete mix automation
Plug-in automation
Info Bar mixing controls
Soundbite volume & gain
Multiple mixdowns
Mono, stereo and n-channel buses
Up to 20 sends

Audio Mastering
64-bit mastering tool for crystal clear sound
Bounce/Export to MP3 and other formats
Multi Bounce feature
Direct audio CD burning

Pitch Automation
Pitch correction
Pitch effects
Adjust pitch note-for-note
Scale the pitch curve
Quantize pitch
Transposing and harmonizing
Convert audio to MIDI data

Beat Detection Engine
Align any audio to the tempo of your project
Quantize beats within soundbites
Apply grooves to audio and extract them from audio
Snap your edits to beats
Split audio on the beats
Sample-accurate precision
Beat editing

Effects Plug-ins
Custom '59
Live Room | G
Guitar pedal effects
Guitar plug-in demos
MasterWorks EQ
MasterWorks Leveler
Pattern Gate

Virtual Instruments
Model 12

QuickScribe Music Notation
Accurate realtime MIDI transcription
Advanced tools for fine-tuning your score transcription
Dynamics, articulations, and page text
Onscreen page layout
Scores and parts
Lead sheets
Score arrangement
Lyric tool
Transposable chord symbols
QuickScribe Film Cues View
Multiple QuickScribe windows
Recent additional QuickScribe Enhancements

Studio Production
Sample-accurate timing and synchronization
Instant access to frequently-used data
Track grouping and track folders for enhanced control
Destructive and non-destructive effects for MIDI and audio
Instant, in-memory recording with POLAR
Completely customizable interface
Compatibility and interoperability
Built-in waveform editor with sample-level control

Film Scoring
Find tempo
Insert measures
Track grouping
FireWire QuickTime video playback
Supports 23.976 fps and 30-drop fps as the project frame rate
Final Cut Pro integration
Highly configurable streamers, punches, & flutter
Quick and easy session changes
3rd party hardware support
Filmscore events over FireWire
Visual click
Customized clicks: beat, tacet, pattern
Enhanced countoff
Find tempo
Allows for exporting a QuickTime movie
Work on multiple QuickTime movies
Bounce to QuickTime movie
QuickTime movie DV playback offset
Floating movie window
Film score notation with Film Cues view

Live Performance
Bulletproof reliability and flexibility
Powerful cueing control
Customizeable interface
Multitrack playback with no bouncing
Easy Pro Tools session exchange
Extensive control surface support

Comprehensive, integrated tools
Realtime, tempo-locked MIDI and audio effects
Plays well with others
Seamless virtual instruments
Familiar yet powerful drum editing
Freeze tracks for efficient playback
Drive Pro Tools TDM systems

AAF File Interchange
Enhanced OMF interchange
Apple Loop import
Expanded audio file support
Wave64 support
Native support for interleaved audio files
Support for floating point audio files
Improved OMF/AAF import

Audio Units Plug-In Support
The Digital Performer engineering team collaborates with Apple engineering and 3rd-party developers on an ongoing basis to continue developing the Audio Units (AU) plug-in specification with new and improved host/plug-in API's that add exciting new features and better performance
Multiple outputs for Audio Units plug-ins and ReWire
Support for AU presets
Plug-in Manager
Dedicated plug-in Preset menu
Hardware-accelerated plug-ins

Pro Tools | HD support
Support for Pro Tools 8
Support for the VST-RTAS wrapper from FXpansion
Plug-in automation
Plug-in latency compensation
Instrument support
RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in support
Mono and stereo sends
Send automation
Automatic voice allocation
DirectMIDI support
QuickPunch support
TDM plug-in side chain support
Convenient System Resources Usage Window
Enhanced audio bundle support
Mute automation
Minimum System Requirements
Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later (including Mac OS X v10.6); 10.4.11 or later is required for DP 7.1 or later
PowerPC G4 1GHz or faster CPU (including PPC G5 CPUs and all Intel processor Macs)
1024 x 768 display resolution
CD-ROM drive for installation and authorization

Recommended extras
Multiprocessor or multicore PowerMac G5 or Intel processor Mac
2GB RAM or more
1280 x 1024 or larger display resolution

To use Digital Performer 7 under DAE mode:
DP 7.0 - 7.02: Pro Tools 7.2 - 8.0.1 is required; Pro Tools 7.4 or later is recommended. Pro Tools 8.0.3 or later is not compatible.
DP 7.1: Pro Tools 8.0 - 8.0.3 is required; Pro Tools 8.0 cs3 or later is recommended. Using DAE 8.0.3 requires that Pro Tools be installed before installing DP 7.1; if Pro Tools 8.0.3 is installed after DP 7.1, the DP 7.1 installer will need to be run again for DAE to function properly.
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