X
Digital Performer Tutorial

Digital Performer 8 Advanced

  5.0   (4)  - log in to review
30 Videos | Length: 4hr 47min 30sec
Own it Forever
$35 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
Sample this tutorial...

Chapter 1: Region Menu Functions

  • image description

    Region Menu - Transpose (11:49)


  • image description

    Groove Quantize (8:04)


  • image description

    Humanize (9:40)


  • image description

    DeFlam & Change Velocity (10:58)


  • image description

    Change Duration (5:00)


  • image description

    Split Notes (7:37)


  • image description

    MIDI Effects (12:03)


Chapter 2: Waveform Editor

  • image description

    Waveform Editor Intro (10:56)


  • image description

    Soundbites Mode (10:08)


  • image description

    Loops Mode (6:29)


  • image description

    Beat Detection (7:55)


  • image description

    Tempo Detection (9:13)


  • image description

    Time Tempo & Beats (9:15)


  • image description

    Create Groove (10:07)


  • image description

    Pitch Curve Automation (8:04)


  • image description

    Pitch Segments (7:04)


Chapter 3: Alternate Part Creation

  • image description

    POLAR Overview (8:54)


  • image description

    POLAR In Action (10:36)


  • image description

    Step Record Overview (8:36)


  • image description

    Step Record In Action (8:53)


  • image description

    Drum Editor Overview (8:23)


  • image description

    Drum Editor In Action (13:35)


Chapter 4: Working with Movies

  • image description

    Movie Basics (9:17)


  • image description

    Scoring to Picture Workflows (7:04)


  • image description

    Song & Chunks Windows in Action (9:16)


  • image description

    Stream, Conduct & Export (11:31)


Chapter 5: Productivity

  • image description

    10 Useful Workflow Tips (12:44)


  • image description

    Clippings, Search & Window Sets (10:30)


  • image description

    Surround Sound Basics (11:11)


  • image description

    Power User Practices (12:38)


Eli Krantzberg is back with "Digital Performer 8 Advanced" which is sure to please those looking for deeper, more advanced information on this powerhouse DAW by MOTU.

Shot in the latest version 8, and over 4 hours long, Eli steps it up with tutorials about groove quantize, humanize and other cool MIDI editor functions. He then dives into DP8's feature packed waveform editor and includes topics such as beat detection, groove extraction and applying it to other audio files, among many other topics.

Eli then gets creative and shows you how to make new parts in alternative ways. There are complete POLAR, Step Recording and Drum Editor overviews, as well as an "in action" tutorial for each.

Next, Eli dedicates a whole category to working with movies in Digital Performer 8, and wraps up the collection with 4 in-depth tutorials dedicated to different ways to boost your productivity and workflow.

If you're ready to learn even more about the flagship DAW Digital Performer, this series is a must see. Checkout "Digital Performer 8 Advanced" today...


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1500 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.

MarksAndNotes
Submitted 1 year ago

Takes the manual up a level

I have been using DP8 for years, but I can't express how valuable it is to watch the workflows of a professional who applies these tools in useful ways. Eli does a great job of explaining clearly at just the right pace. I create instructional videos for a living, and he is a master. I purchased DP8 Explained and this Advanced set and have found valuable insights in almost every video.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Digital Performer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

PeeDee
Submitted 1 year ago

Great tutorial!

The video goes to the details in a very illustrative way. Very useful...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

SantaFeAugust
Submitted 2 years ago

Good for getting started or refreshing your chops

I've used Performer since before it was Digital Performer. This course still taught me new information, useful tips and tricks and techniques.

I am a: Professional, Musician

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

APAP
Submitted 2 years ago

Illuminating

I'm a long time DP user and this tutorial showed me new and wondrous things. Thanks Eli.

I am a: Professional

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

Products by Eli

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AAS Chromaphone Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns, this time showing you the incredible AAS Chromaphone creative percussive synthesizer. This synth is capable of creating incredibly expressive drum, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments, so hold the phone and check it out!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AAS Strum GS-2 Explained

    In this FREE series commissioned by Applied Acoustic Systems, Eli Krantzberg covers the expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming inside and out, and shows you how to make Strum GS-2 your new favorite session guitarist!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AirEQ Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns with an in-depth series on the amazing AirEQ by Eiosis, which was designed with a vision of achieving musical, technical and sonic excellence in equalization. This just might become your to go-to EQ!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Alchemy 2 Explained

    Logic Pro X 10.2 integrated Alchemy 2, one of the most powerful virtual instruments ever made. In this three-hour video training tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to become a Alchemy wizard and unleash all of its power on your music!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Apogee Maestro 2 Explained

    Maestro 2 is Apogee's flexible and powerful OS X Mixer software solution that's included with all Apogee interfaces. Studio master Eli Krantzberg shows you everything you need to know about Maestro 2, as well as how to get the best performance out of your Apogee interface and improve your workflow.

You might be also interested in

Digital Performer 9 is chock full of updates that users have asked for. In this 49 minute tutorial training series, MOTU guru Todd Tatnall walks you through the best new additions to the latest version of MOTU’s flagship DAW!

Digital Performer has been reborn with MOTU's latest version 8! This series by DAW expert Eli Krantzberg is almost 6 hours and takes you from the beginning all the way to exporting your song for all the world to hear. If you're new to Digital Performer 8, or just want to freshen up on this truly deep and powerful DAW, look no further.

In this video tutorial series, SD3 guru Luke Oswald shows you how to recreate some of the most iconic drum sounds in recorded drumming history! See how to make the sounds of some of the biggest names in drumming, all using the stock sound library in Superior Drummer 3!

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

In this video tutorial series, SD3 guru Luke Oswald delivers his final volume of tips and tricks, this time focusing on SD3’s Macro Parameter controls which give you incredible control over settings, making for very cool and creative sounds!

In this video tutorial series, SD3 guru Luke Oswald returns and walks you through a variety of tips and tricks that focus on manipulating your drum sounds by using the built-in FX within Superior Drummer 3!

This is it. If you want to learn some of the coolest tips and tricks for Propellerhead’s Reason, look no further. Reason guru Paul Ortiz reveals some of his favorite production nuggets that are sure to open your eyes and your mind when producing with Reason.

Adam Pollard, aka Multiplier, delivers some of his best tips and tricks for Ableton Live 10. Discover and explore a vast range of topics covering workflow, editing, production, mixing and more, all allowing you to get the most from Ableton Live 10!

Toontrack wiz Luke Oswald reveals some of his favorite tips and tricks for creating new sounds within Superior Drummer 3. This collection focuses on Stacking, Tuning, Independent Selection, and Mixing Presets, for creating your own sounds that stand out from the rest, and make for inspiring productions.

Pro DJ / EDM Producer Chris Herrera returns with a follow up to his smash hit “EDM Insider Secrets”. Learn tons of awesome tips and tricks that can be applied to any style of Electronic Music, and make better, more interesting tracks and productions today!

Digital Performer 8 Advanced is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Takes the manual up a level I have been using DP8 for years, but I can't express how valuable it is to watch the workflows of a professional who applies these tools in useful ways. Eli does a great job of explaining clearly at just the right pace. I create instructional videos for a living, and he is a master. I purchased DP8 Explained and this Advanced set and have found valuable insights in almost every video.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! The video goes to the details in a very illustrative way. Very useful...
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good for getting started or refreshing your chops I've used Performer since before it was Digital Performer. This course still taught me new information, useful tips and tricks and techniques.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Illuminating I'm a long time DP user and this tutorial showed me new and wondrous things. Thanks Eli.
Date published: 2016-11-28
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy