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Digital Performer 9 - Competitive Upgrade

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Digital Performer 9 - Competitive Upgrade

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Registered users of qualifying software have an special opportunity to cross upgrade to a full version of MOTU's Digital Performer 9 for a reduced price. Qualifying products are listed at the bottom of this page. In-store offer only.

MOTU's Digital Performer 9 Audio Workstation software includes MOTU's powerful MX4 MultiSynth, plus five new plug-ins, automation lanes and spectrogram display in the Sequence Editor, Retina display support, MusicXML notation export and other new features.

Digital Performer 9 delivers inspirational features devised to ignite your creative muse, combined with state-of-the-art studio production technologies engineered for the most demanding, world-class recording and production environments.

There's something for everyone in this major upgrade.

DP9 Feature Highlights:

MX4 MultiSynth
Now included with DP, MX4 is a powerful 64-bit virtual instrument plug-in featuring a hybrid synthesis engine that combines several forms of synthesis, including subtractive, wavetable, frequency modulation (FM), amplitude modulation (AM) and analog emulation. Included is a new EDM-inspired soundbank with 120 new presets.

Five new plug-ins
Meticulously crafted plug-ins include the MasterWorks FET-76 emulation of the classic 1176LN limiting amplifier (Revision D/E), MultiFuzz model of Craig Anderton's seminal QuadraFuzz distortion kit from the 70's, MicroG and MicroB polyphonic octave generators for guitar and bass, and the mind-blowing MegaSynth subtractive synth processor.

Automation lanes in the Sequence Editor
Display audio and MIDI automation data (volume, pan, plug-in settings, etc.) in separate lanes below each track for easier viewing and editing. Show and hide as many lanes as you wish.

Spectral display in the Sequence Editor
View the spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor timeline with a colorful, informative visual representation of the frequency content of your audio material.

Retina display support
View DP's carefully crafted UI themes like Carbon Fiber, Producer and all-new DP9 theme in stunning detail on the exceptionally high image resolution of your Mac's Retina display.

MusicXML export
Export your DP QuickScribe notation scores as a MusicXML file, which can then be imported into popular music notation applications like Finale and Sibelius. QuickScribe's renowned notation transcription, along with dynamics and many other musical symbols, are preserved during the file transfer.

Create Tracks command
Add many tracks to your project in one step even different types of tracks (MIDI, audio, aux, master faders, etc.) all at once.

Floating plug-in windows
Keep plug-in windows in front of all other DP windows. Set the floating preference globally or choose to float on a per-window basis.

MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins
Map knobs, faders and switches on your MIDI controller to audio plug-in parameters. Use Digital Performers powerful Custom Consoles feature to access advanced programming for the connection.

Mute MIDI Notes
Use the Mute Tool to temporarily silence both audio regions and MIDI notes, including multiple selected notes.

Project Notes
Save text notes in your DP project, rather than a separate text document. Log production info, keep a To Do list, build up liner notes.

More searching
Find Markers, Chunks and plug-in preferences faster with newly added search fields.


- Unlimited sequences
- Unlimited songs
- Unlimited V-racks
- Unlimited tracks
- Unlimited audio voices
- Unlimited undo history
- 198 Mono busses (maximum)
- 99 Stereo busses (maximum)
- 20 Sends per channel (maximum)
- No maximum physical ins/outs - (hardware dependent)
- 32-bit float audio engine resolution

File Format Import
- DP files from previous versions
- AudioDesk files
- Standard MIDI files
- OMF interchange files
- AAF interchange files
- Final Cut Pro XML

Export Formats
- Standard MIDI files (type 0 and 1)
- OMF interchange
- AAF interchange
- Digital Performer (Version 6.0, 5.12, 5.1, 4.6, 4.5, 4.1, 3.1)
- AudioDesk (Version 2.0 and 1.0)
- Final Cut Pro XML
- MusicXML

Supported Audio Formats
- Broadcast WAV (non-MPEG)
- Sound Designer II
- MP3
- Apple Loops (AIFF and CAF)
- REX (and RCY)
- Core Audio Format (CAF)
- QuickTime movies
- AVI movies
- Audio CD files
- MuLaw files
- 3G2
- 3GP
- M4A
- MP4

Time Formats
- Measure time (measure/beat/tick)
- Real time (hrs:min:sec:hundredths)
- Frame time (hrs:min:sec:frames)
- Samples

SMPTE Timecode Rates
- 30 non-drop
- 30 drop
- 29.97 non-drop
- 29.97 drop
- 25
- 24
- 23.976

Bit Depth
- 16-bit integer
- 24-bit integer
- 32-bit float

Sample Rates
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz

MIDI Timing Resolution
- 96 ppq
- 192 ppq
- 384 ppq
- 480 ppq (default)
- 960 ppq
- 1920 ppq
- 3840 ppq
- 3840.0000 (2 trillion) ppq

Channel Formats
- Mono
- Stereo
- Quad
- 5.1
- 6.1
- 7.1
- 10.2

Supported A/V Plug-In Formats
- Audio Units (Mac only)

System Requirements:

Operating systems

* Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
* Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
* Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
* Windows 10


* 2GB required
* 4GB or more recommended

Computer display resolution

* 1024 x 768 required
* 1280 x 1024 or higher recommended

64-bit operation

* Available for Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
* Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 10, 8 and 7

Supported audio hardware

* Mac: built-in audio, any Core Audio compatible hardware, any Core MIDI compatible hardware

* Windows: any Windows 10, 8 or 7 Audio or ASIO compatible hardware, any Windows 10, 8 or 7 compatible MIDI hardware

To qualify for this reduced price cross upgrade, you must be able to provide proof-of-registration for one of the following products:

* Acid
* AudioDesk
* Audition
* Cakewalk
* Cubase
* Live
* Logic
* Nuendo
* Pro Tools
* Reason
* SoundForge
* Soundtrack Pro
* Studio One
* Tracktion
* Vegas
* Vision