DP7 Updated

MOTU release Digital Performer 7.1 with dozens of enhancements      26/01/10

DP7 Updated

MOTU is now shipping Digital Performer 7.1, a free update for all DP7 users now available for immediate download at the MOTU website. Version 7.1 adds dozens of new features and enhancements, including a new Tuner plug-in, improvements to track folders, Auto-Save, and much more. Here's all the details directly from MOTU...
DP 7.1's new Tuner plug-in can be used to tune a guitar, bass, sax, or any other pitched instrument. Advanced features include adjustable tuning reference (400 to 480 Hz) and test-tone generation. In addition, the animated metering indicates the harmonic complexity of the input signal and therefore the certainty of the pitch.
New Auto-Save preferences allow users to save their original document automatically at a chosen time interval, or auto-save to an auxiliary document in the background. The latter option allows the user to choose when they want to save their original document, while always maintaining a separate backup at all times.
Other DP 7.1 feature enhancements include:
  • New Custom '59 power amp models -- four new power amp models produce guitar tones with extra punch: preamp, vintage, classic, and modern.
  • Guitar tone presets -- dozens of guitar tone effects chains are now provided as convenient presets.
  • Track folder overview -- users can now inspect the contents of collapsed track folders at a glance, including track color and type of data.
  • Track folder editing -- users can select, cut, copy, paste and otherwise edit the contents of collapsed track folders, just like individual tracks.
  • Track folder controls -- track folders now have play-enable, solo-exempt, lock, and other track controls, just like individual tracks.
  • Channel strip presets -- users can save, recall, and manage plug-in effects chains as single presets, including guitar effects chains and virtual instrument chains that include effects. Many presets are provided for drums, guitar, bass, vocals and more.
  • Automatic addition of inserts -- when a user fills the last channel insert in the Mixing Board, or loads a new multi-insert preset, extra insert slots are automatically added as needed.
  • More plug-in presets -- many new plug-in presets have been added, especially for DP7's guitar effects plug-ins.
  • New Trim tool for automation -- users can scale, flatten, or offset MIDI or audio automation data within a selected time range in one simple step.
  • Auto-check for updates -- users get immediate notification about about new available updates as soon as they launch DP7.
  • Fine-tune control -- users can now make fine-tuned adjustments for many controls in DP7 by holding down the command key.
  • More keyboard shortcuts -- users will speed their workflow with new shortcuts for controlling the QuickFilter, nudging MIDI notes up/down, zooming, and other features.
  • Core Audio file format support -- users can now import Core Audio (.caf) files via simple drag and drop.
  • Pro Tools 8.03 compatibility -- Digital Performer is fully qualified for operation with DAE version 8.0 to 8.0.3.
Pricing and Availability:
Digital Performer 7.1 is now shipping and available for immediate download as a free update for registered DP7 users. Price is $795. More information:

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