MOTU has unveiled Digital Performer version 8, a major upgrade to their flagship audio workstation software.
Recognized throughout the industry as a leading workstation application for Mac, Digital Performer 8 will now be available for both Mac OS X and Windows 7. During in-booth demos, MOTU debuted other significant new features, including a new video playback engine, Punch Guard™ confidence recording, 14 new user interface themes, and 15 new included plug-ins.
“With a long history of firsts, Digital Performer is widely considered to be a leader in audio software technology,” said Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing. “We are thrilled to bring Digital Performer’s leading role of exceptional performance and innovation to Windows-based recording artists, producers, engineers, remixers, composers and anyone looking for advanced desktop music and audio production.”
DP8 will operate in 32-bit or 64-bit mode on Mac OS X and Windows 7. On Windows, it will support VST plug-ins and Rewire. MOTU demonstrated DP8 running on HP Z Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations provided by Hewlett-Packard.
Other new DP8 features
- Punch Guard™ records an extra four seconds of audio before and after record passes, allowing users to edge-edit in/out points to “uncover” audio material accidentally cut off during recording.
- DP8’s new video engine allows full-screen viewing of full 720 or 1080 HD video clips on a primary or secondary computer monitor, or on a conventional HDMI or SDI video monitor connected to a MOTU video interface such as the HD Express or HDX-SDI.
- Digital Performer’s Themes allow users to change the entire look of the software with one click. DP8 adds 14 new themes, including “Hi-Fi”, “Arctic”, and “None More Black”.
- MOTU demonstrated 15 new plug-ins to be included with DP8, including two new classic guitar amp models, a bass cabinet model, several classic guitar pedals, modeled analog delay, a multi-band dynamic equalizer, a de-esser, the Subkick™ kick drum enhancer, and Springamabob™, a modeled vintage spring reverb processor.
Digital Performer 8 will ship Spring, 2012. Pricing is TBA.
MOTU also demonstrated iPad support for CueMix FX, the mixing and effects processing engine in MOTU’s current line of audio interfaces.
With a simple software update, MOTU audio interface users will be able to control the mixing and processing features in their MOTU interface from OSC-compatible iPad software, which offers graphic, multi-touch control over the hardware’s mixer, EQ, compression and reverb.
iPad support for CueMix will ship as a free software update in Spring, 2012.
More information: MOTU