Digital Performer 7 is Now Shipping

Sep 14, 2009 3:47 PM


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MOTU's Digital Performer 7, offering many feature additions and productivity enhancements—including a new suite of modeled guitar effects plug-ins that deliver world-class guitar tones—is now shipping.

DP7's suite of classic guitar pedal emulations are modeled after all-time favorites from Boss, MXR, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez and others. These stomp box plug-ins produce authentic tones made famous by the signature guitar sounds of artists such as Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Carlos Santana, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, and many other rock/pop legends. The suite includes nine pedals, including the Tube Wailer, Über Tube, Diamond Drive, RXT, Delta Fuzz, Wah Pedal and others. Users can experiment with hundreds of tones and thousands of combinations. Click here for guitar pedal audio examples.

Custom '59 meticulously models three all-time classic guitar amplifiers: the Fender Bassman, the Marshall JTM45 and the Marshall JCM800. Users can adjust tone settings, drive and tube combinations to produce rich, luscious guitar tones that faithfully reproduce the sound of each amp. Users can mix and match the preamp tube, preamp circuit and tone stack from each model to create their own custom amps. Click here for Custom '59 video examples and demo songs.

DP7's Live Room | G is a superb physical modeling speaker cabinet emulator plug-in with four mic channels (two mono and one stereo), mixable mic positions (close, near and far) and 3-band EQ per channel. Engineered for the unprecedented power of today's personal computers, the modeling technology in Live Room | G is said to capture every nuance and detail of the hundreds of factors that interact to recreate the rich, detailed sound of a speaker cabinet in a real room recorded by four separate mics. Five cabinet models are supplied, including a 4x12 Modern for ultra-distorted chunks and sludge, a 4x12 Vintage for those '80's hair-band tributes and '70's proto-metal, and a 2x12 Combo for Muscle-Shoals-style southern rock and country. Click here for Live Room | G video examples and demo songs.

Additional new features in DP7 include Channel Strip, a customizable, floating window (or edit window cell) that provides instant access to each track's mixer channel; inline EQ and dynamics; consolidated V-Racks; Info Bar mixer controls; a resizable Counter window; Marker Counter, which displays markers in large type directly in the Control Panel and/or resizable Counter window; the ability to type in lyrics directly below notes on the QuickScribe page, or paste them into the lyric window from a word processor and flow them into a track with one click; Transposable chord symbols; and QuickScribe notation enhancements.

DP7 also supports Pro Tools 8 as a complete software front-end for Pro Tools HD systems.

Click here for more information on what's new in MOTU DP7.

DP7 is now shipping. Registered users can upgrade directly from the MOTU Website at

Users of competing products can purchase the DP7 Competitive Upgrade at this link or from any authorized MOTU reseller.

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