MOTU has announced that the Windows version of its Digital Performer 8 digital audio workstation software is now shipping.
If you don’t own DP8 yet and would like to try it, simply download the Mac version or Windows version of DP8, install it, and click Start Demo to begin your 30-day demo period.
All features except MP3 exporting are available, including document saving. When your 30-day trial period ends, click Buy Now to purchase DP online, or you can purchase it from your favorite MOTU reseller. You can also purchase at any time from the motu.com/store.
Registered DP8 for Mac users can download the Windows version and use the same keycode you given at the time DP8 was purchased. The Mac install (if you have one) will remain activated, even after you activate the Windows install with the same keycode. Mac users should download the 8.02 Update for Mac.
Acousticsamples has released GD-6, an acoustic guitar sample library for the UVI Workstation, based on the Guild D-40 custom edition electro-acoustic guitar.
We recorded it with a pair of microphones and using the build in pickup. We sampled it very deeply, all frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations. All of these details allow us to reproduce the real playing of a guitar player, and easily.
There are basically 4 modes, the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preferred midi guitar controller.
GD-6 Acoustic Guitar features
4.43Gb, 7000 samples.
Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
62 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
Natural hand placement simulation.
39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.
VI Labs has announced True Cowbells, a free sound library featuring the sounds of three cowbells.
What do you do after you create one of the most comprehensive and well received virtual piano plug-ins on the market? You get to work.
Introducing True Cowbells. The most comprehensive Cowbell plug-in ever developed. We sampled three of the most popular cowbells on the market using different microphones. Choose close-up hits, the perspective from the player, or really explore the studio space with the room sound. You can even choose a “mix” position just like in (True Keys Pianos) to get a blend of all three microphone positions we recorded.
True Cowbells for UVI Workstation & MachFive is available as a free download.
AskVideo has released Maschine Virtuosity, Diva Demystified & MachFive 3 Unleashed, three new video courses.
Maschine Virtuosity – Watching Jeremy Ellis demonstrate his legendary finger drumming techniques on Native Instruments’ amazing Maschine is like throwing gasoline on a fire… the result is very, very hot! Learn the secrets of drum pad performance in this exclusive course from the world’s foremost finger drumming virtuoso.
Diva Demystified – u-he Diva is a hungry synth! Hungry to produce the most retro synth sounds of the not-so-distant past. Dig into this deep, Dinosaur Impersonating Virtual Analog synthesizer with synthesist, Rishabh Rajan, and see how you can bring the sounds of the past rushing back to the present!
MachFive 3 Unleashed – MachFive 3 – MOTU’s massive, mothership of a sampler – is full-featured and very deep! But have no fear because MOTU software consultant Matt Vanacoro is here to demystify it! So get ready to learn MachFive 3 faster than the speed of sound in this inspiring 29-tutorial course!
The courses are available to AskVideo’s Full Library Pass members (starting at $25/month).
Acousticsamples has introduced the Petit Piano 50 keys children’s piano sound library for UVI Workstation and MachFive.
This piano is manufactured by a french piano manufacturer called “Klein” and this is the only “Childrens” piano of this size. It features a real wooden keyboard and a 2 string system which makes it sound close to a full sized upright piano and not like a toy.
It is a small piano, but we still wanted to make it as realistic as possible, so we added our top piano features like sympathetic resonances, true pedal action, or really accurate release samples to get great sounding staccatos. We recorded 6 velocity layers as well as key noises, resonances, release samples, pedal noises, etc… and you can control every bit of it using the interface.
Petit Piano features
1.29GB, 859 samples.
6 Velocity layers for the sustain.
6 Velocities for the release.
Pedal and key noises.
Pedal down resonances.
True pedal action.
Access to impulse response list.
Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
Hal Leonard Books has announced it is shipping The Power In Digital Performer, a guide to help those who are new to Digital Performer get up to speed quickly.
Author David E. Roberts has been directly involved with the development of this incredibly powerful and innovative DAW software since 1993 – he is also responsible for artist/VIP support at MOTU and has been training new users for the past 20 years. Considering Roberts’ depth of understanding and insightful experience, this Quick Pro Guide offers a uniquely succinct path to understanding and eventually mastering Digital Performer.
This is the first book to look under the hood of Digital Performer 8 – the first version of the program manufactured for both Mac and Windows OS. In fact, this is arguably the most up-to-date and insightful guide available focused specifically on Digital Performer.The Power in Digital Performer provides concise, easy-to-understand, and practical text combined with instructive screenshots. An accompanying DVD-ROM provides extremely powerful and supportive video tutorials featuring Magic Dave Roberts doing what he does best: revealing the insider tips and tricks that have kept Digital Performer at the forefront of DAW technology since its inception.