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A high-performance, flexible digital audio workstation software with MIDI sequencing.

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 Editing
  • Track 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
  • ProVerb
  • Pattern Gate
  • Tuner
Virtual Instruments
  • BassLine
  • PolySynth
  • Modulo
  • Nanosampler
  • Model 12
  • Proton
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
  • More

No matter what area of audio production you're involved in, MOTU Digital Performer 7 can help. Order now.

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)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 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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