MOTU DP8

Tech Tips for MOTU’s Digital Performer 8

MOTU‘s flagship digital audio sequencer, Digital Performer 8, is the main program I use for both composing and mixing. While I own and use most of the other major programs, such as Pro Tools and Logic Pro, I’ve found DP to be perfectly suited to my workflow. I’m often asked which platform is the best, and the answer is always: the one you know the best. The Beatles made legendary music using technology that’s far superseded by today’s most basic smartphone. Today’s tools are so advanced that it’s all in how you use it, not which one you use.

I’ve worked with MOTU to showcase some tech tip videos that demonstrate some studio techniques I use regularly, as well as some features new to the latest version of DP.

A full list of DP8 videos can be found on this page at the MOTU site, and they’re also available on YouTube. A few of the highlights are also included below.

10 Sequence Editor Power Tips:

 

Rhythm-based Effects:

Loop Recording:

Pitch Correction:

Film Scoring Features:

Audio Beat Detection:

Comping Takes:

Creating the Vocoder Effect in Digital Performer:

Again, for the full list of training videos, visit the MOTU site or visit MOTU on YouTube.

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Celebrating some amazing composers tonight with @The_SCL Emmy reception. https://t.co/dZRKr7QTZb daviddas photo
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1 week ago
An absolutely electrifying talk at @scoringarts with John Ottman with terrific insights into some of the most intriguing films of his career. https://t.co/vs3NCkbTEN daviddas photo
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Two days left until a really compelling talk: Storytelling with John Ottman. Coming up this Saturday! https://t.co/uaoUQzYqoI