MOTU Digital Performer 4.6 (Mac)
Digital Performer is packed full of new features and enhancements that you'll take advantage of every day. From the Consolidated Window, which organizes your computer screen, to the amazing Beat Detection Engine™, which performs rhythmic miracles on the feel and tempo of your audio tracks, you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.
New in 4.6:
This allows you to manipulate pitch non-destructively in real time using Digital Performer's standard track-based automation features. From simple pitch correction using the pencil tool, to individual note transposition, to wholesale transposing of an entire audio track, you have unprecedented control over the pitch of your audio tracks. Digital Performer 4.6 provides many additional new features and productivity enhancements.
Choose a metric resolution (such as 16th notes, 8th notes, etc.), a pattern length from 1 to 16 steps, and depth (mix) for fully (or partially) muted steps. Click the sixteen LED-illuminated pads to program killer rhythmic patterns in seconds. A three-stage envelope gives you fine-tune control over the shape (attack/sustain/release) of each played step. An LFO can be applied to any of the shape parameters, such as attack, release, depth or sustain (or any combination). The result is a gradual modulation over time that makes the pattern "breathe" in time with your music.
A V-Rack™ is a new type of chunk in Digital Performer that looks and operates just like a sequence, except that it holds aux tracks, virtual instrument tracks and master faders - no disk tracks. Any effects or instruments loaded in it are accessible from all other sequences in your Digital Performer project. It's like having a virtual effects and instrument rack - just like the name V-Rack implies.
Use V-Racks any time you have multiple sequences that share the same effects processing or virtual instruments. For example, you might load one instance of MachFive in a V-Rack and then play it from each of three different sequences, rather than having to load MachFive three times (once in each individual sequence). This saves you tons of CPU power and RAM, not to mention load time.
You can also use V-Racks for building a mastering chain (via a master fader), to which you then feed the master output from multiple sequences to achieve absolute consistency during mastering. You can use the same technique for consistent effects/return loops.
V-Racks are also great for virtual instruments or effects processing during live performance
AAF File Interchange
Now you can receive and deliver projects from colleagues and clients, regardless of which AAF-compliant audio or video software they use, and complete your projects on - or before - schedule working within the comfortable and familiar environment of Digital Performer.
When you transfer a session between Digital Performer and Pro Tools, all of your audio tracks are preserved, complete with volume and pan automation - even with applications that use a clip-based automation model. Digital Performer provides numerous interchange options to accommodate different versions of Pro Tools and other audio and video applications. Convenient options are provided for DigiTranslator 1.0, DigiTranslator 2.0, Avid Xpress and Logic compatibility.
Beat Detection Engine
Digital Performer's new Beat Detection Engine™ and tempo analysis features give you unprecedented rhythmic and tempo control over your audio, further blurring the line between audio and MIDI data in the most cohesive audio sequencing environment ever devised.
Employing sophisticated transient detection technology, the Beat Detection Engine analyzes audio loops and audio files that contain rhythmic music to determine where the beats are in the music. Importing Apple Loops, REX files, ACID WAV's and other audio material is just the beginning: as soon as you import them, or record aud