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Top 10 Features in Digital Performer 9

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    Tutorial 1

    New Project Tools

    4:48

    In this video we learn about five simple but handy new features.

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    Tutorial 2

    Mute MIDI Notes

    3:51

    See how the Mute Tool now allows users to mute individual MIDI notes.

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    Tutorial 3

    MIDI Learn for Audio Plug-Ins

    3:50

    Learn how to attach a knobs, switches and sliders on MIDI controller hardware to audio plugin parameters.

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    Tutorial 4

    Spectrogram Display

    6:21

    Explore the new Spectrogram display for audio tracks including a variety of viewing options.

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    Tutorial 5

    Automation Lanes

    3:51

    Learn how to move various types of automation to separate lanes for easier viewing and control.

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    Tutorial 6

    MX4 with EDM Soundbank

    5:55

    Learn about this versatile and great sounding, true synthesizer.

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    Tutorial 7

    Megasynth

    7:41

    Explore this new audio plugin with programmable routing, filters and modulators.

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    Tutorial 8

    MicroG & MicroB

    3:58

    Learn about the new guitar and bass processors.

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    Tutorial 9

    MultiFuzz

    2:38

    Learn about the new multiband distortion processor.

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    Tutorial 10

    MasterWorks FET-76

    5:17

    Explore this new compressor/limiter modeled after the UREI 1176.

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

Todd starts with a quick introduction to some of the advancements made under the hood, then shows you how the Mute Tool now allows users to mute individual MIDI notes, giving you more precise control over your music. He then covers MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins, so you can use your MIDI Hardware Controllers for realtime control of your Effects and Synths.

The next two videos describe great new Display Features, such as the new Spectrogram Display and its viewing options, as well as new Automation Lane features that allow you to move automation to separate lanes for easier viewing and control.

The remaining five videos explore new Professional Quality Instruments, Effects, and Sound Banks that come with Digital Performer 9. Todd shows you around the powerful MX4 instrument and its new EDM Sound Bank. Todd also demonstrates the Megasynth Audio Plug-In with its deep Programmable Routing and fantastic sounding Filters.

Moving on, the MicroG and MicroB Polyphonic Octave Generator Processors for Guitar and Bass are revealed. See how to enhance your tracks with everything from vintage psychedelic sounds to fattening up synth line tones!

Todd now shows you how to use the MultiFuzz Multiband Distortion Processor to add monster distortion and fuzz to any track, as well as how to use MultiFuzz’s full 4-band EQ section to easily dial in the tone you’re looking for.

Todd wraps up the series with a tutorial on the MasterWorks FET-76, MOTU’s emulation of the classic 1176 limiting amplifier. He shows you how to use this mastering quality compressor to make your Basses, Kicks, Guitars, Vocals, Synths, and even Full Mixes sound huge!

Whether you’ve just upgraded to Digital Performer 9 or you’re a longtime Digital Performer 9 user looking to learn some of the great new features added in version 9, watch "Top 10 New Features in Digital Performer 9" today!

Tammer
Submitted 1 year ago

DP9 Top10: Learned a lot in a short amount of time

Some videos need a double-time playback button as they plod a bit or are too in detail for things I don't find necessary. Others assume knowledge of a feature when you may have skipped through to a specific video and have no way of knowing which video you view to understand a concept that is crucial to understanding the subject you're watching. This video series was quick, pleasant voice, etc. Actually watched 9 out of the 10 segments, even though only 5 or 6 pertained to me.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

When I was really young, maybe 3 or 4 years old. That's when I got my first (toy) drum set and played it all the time. I was studying viola at 7, piano at 8, and drums at 10.

2. What training have you had?

In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in theory/composition from SIUE, and a Bachelor of Science in recording production and technology from MTSU. Working in big studios in Chicago after college, I learned as much if not more working as an assistant/2nd engineer, often repairing/troubleshooting problems on the fly. It better equipped me to work independently AND with others.

3. When did you get into recording?

In high school. My punk band saved all our pennies to record at an 8-track studio for $10 per hour. I was fascinated by the power of multitracking, overdubbing, mixing, etc.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with commercial music producers and talent for TV and radio commercials, many of which were national/international brands. I also worked with bands and artists in the studio, including the Frogs, Kelley Deal, James Iha, Sebastian Bach, any many others. As a tech support engineer, I've helped thousands of customers. I worked directly with several high profile customers, including John Fogerty, Bruce Swedien, Oscar Petersen, John Tesh, Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Greg Lisher (Camper Van Beethoven), Chris Vrenna, and engineers for Paul Simon, Wilco, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and ICP to name a few.

Why are you so good at training people?

When I was providing technical support, my approach was not only to solve the problem, but to also listen carefully to the end-user's needs AND explain what the cause and solution of any problem was. Putting technical jargon into more relate-able terms helps. I'm also an adjunct professor at a local university, and apply the same ideology when teaching. Whether you're working with a customer or student, you have to put yourself in their shoes.

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Top 10 Features in Digital Performer 9 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from DP9 Top10: Learned a lot in a short amount of time Some videos need a double-time playback button as they plod a bit or are too in detail for things I don't find necessary. Others assume knowledge of a feature when you may have skipped through to a specific video and have no way of knowing which video you view to understand a concept that is crucial to understanding the subject you're watching. This video series was quick, pleasant voice, etc. Actually watched 9 out of the 10 segments, even though only 5 or 6 pertained to me.
Date published: 2017-02-24