MOTU has released Digital Performer 7. This update delivers a fresh suite of classic guitar pedal emulations, a guitar amp emulator modeled after classics from Fender and Marshall, a physical modeling speaker cabinet emulator with mixable mic positions (close, near and far), and inline EQ & Dynamics in the Mixing Board.

Digital Performer 7 also offers workflow enhancements like a consolidated V-Racks display alongside your sequence in the Mixing Board, Channel Strip and Info Bar mixer controls that follow the track you’re working on, realtime crossfades, Wave64 support for recording files larger than 4GB, range automation modes, lead-sheet creation with inline lyrics and chord symbol tools, freely resizable Counter window, Marker Counter, and more.

For beginners and experts alike, Digital Performer 7 delivers advanced features in an intuitive, streamlined design, and provides industry-leading support for Mac OS X Core Audio and Core MIDI services. Built from the ground up for Mac users, Digital Performer 7 takes full advantage of the latest advances in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s multi-threading and multi-processor operation, sample-accurate MIDI Time Stamping, Core MIDI patch list support, Audio Units plug-ins and virtual instruments, support for multiple Core Audio interface drivers and more. Whether you’re completing a surround sound DVD, or you just want to write a song and burn a CD or MP3 file, Digital Performer 7 gets you there quickly with elegance and ease.

Digital Performer 7 requires Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later (including Mac OS X v10.6), a PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster CPU (including PPC G5 CPUs and all Intel processor Macs), 1 GB RAM, a display with minimum 1024 x 768 resolution, and a CD-ROM drive for installation and authorization. MOTU recommends a multi-processor, multi-core PowerMac G5 or Intel processor Mac, 2 GB RAM or more, and a minimum 1280 x 1024 resolution display.

You can purchase Digital Performer 7 direct from MOTU online. Upgrades from previous versions of Digital Performer are $195, while upgrades from Performer are $295. Upgrades from a competing DAW, including MOTU’s own AudioDesk, are $395.


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