Upgrades: MOTU DP

Jul 31, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Digital Performer 4.1 is a free update for Version 4.0 users, adding support for the Digidesign Audio Engine (DAE) and running Audio Units plug-ins and virtual instruments.

The update will also include numerous other enhancements, such as a new virtual instrument tracks. Other features include:

Digital Performer 4.1 can serve as a complete software front end for Pro Tools|HD or Mix systems, providing users with full access to their TDM plug-ins and automated Pro Tools mixing environment. DP 4.1 supports fully expanded Pro Tools systems at any sample rate up to 192 kHz.

The upgrade serves as an Audio Units host, in which users can open and operate as many Audio Units-compatible plug-ins and virtual instruments as their computer allows.

DP 4.1's new Virtual Instrument tracks give users access to all AU- and MAS-compatible virtual instrument plug-ins installed on their computer. Virtual Instruments can be created by choosing the desired instrument directly from the Add Instrument Track command submenu. Or, they can choose the desired instrument from the special instrument insert at the top of the Inserts section in the mixing board. The remaining insert slots provide DSP plug-ins (in both MAS and AU formats), which can be applied to the virtual instrument's output signal. DP 4.1 users can create as many instrument tracks as they wish, and open as many virtual instruments as their computer-processing resources allow. DP 4.1's virtual instrument support provides near-sample-accurate timing performance.

Also featured, users can choose from a list of document templates when opening a new project. For example, one template provides 16 MIDI tracks and 32 audio tracks. Users can create, save and use their own templates, as well.

The new Recent Documents item in DP 4.1's File menu provides a submenu list of the last 10 DP4 projects that have been opened, allowing users to quickly access recent work.

DP 4.1's Shift command now provides an option to shift any selected material directly to any marker in the project. Also new, the "Snap to Marker" menu item is checked, objects dragged in DP 4.1's MIDI and audio graphic editors snap to the nearest marker location when they approach the marker. In previous versions of Digital Performer, users could access each track's input and output assignments from a menu below the track name. Now, the input and output can now be displayed below the track name. Users can choose to show or hide the input/output display.

Finally, DP 4.1's ability to import/export OMF files has been improved.

Digital Performer 4.1 will be provided as a free download to all registered Version 4.0 users. The update will be posted on Friday, August 8, 2003, at www.motu.com/english/download/index.html. For more product news, visit mixonline.com/products_new_products/index.htm.

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