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Digital Performer 8 Training

Here are descriptions and timings for the modules in Digital Performer 8 - Know It All!
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Section Tutorial Min:Sec Topics
Quick Start
Introduction
3:18

This introduction to our MOTU Digital Performer training covers the following topics:

  • Welcome
  • Course Organization
  • Navigation
What's New
10:27
  • Windows support
  • 64-bit Operation
  • VST Support
  • Live Stage
  • Guitar Amps
  • Guitar & Bass FX
  • De-Esser
  • Dynamic Equalizer
  • Ensemble Chorus
  • Spatial Maximizer
  • Punch Guard
  • Subkick
Grand Tour I
14:56

This training module covers 16 of the new functions in MOTU Digital Performer including:

  • Tracks
  • Folders
  • Mute/Solo
  • Snap
  • Time Formats
  • Events
  • Soundbites
  • Markers
  • Conductor Track
  • Control Panel
  • Playback Wiper
  • Sequence Editor
  • Takes
  • Layers
  • Tools
  • Regions
Grand Tour II
15:41

This module of our MOTU Digital Performer tutorial introduces 16 additional MOTU Digital Performer functions and features:

  • Mixing Board
  • Track Groups
  • Inserts/Sends
  • Meters/Faders
  • Meter Bridge
  • Automation
  • Window Sets
  • Copy/Paste
  • Project Files
  • Chunks
  • Templates
  • Control Surfaces
  • Commands
  • Preferences
  • Video
  • Surround
Audio
Audio Overview
19:17

This MOTU Digital Performer training module discusses the basics of digital audio as well as the trade-offs involved in configuring MOTU Digital Performer for optimal audio processing. The following subjects are examined:

  • Audio Setup
  • Bit Depth
  • Dither
  • File Management
  • Recording
  • Click
  • Monitoring
  • Punch-In/Out
Audio FX
24:57

In this MOTU Digital Performer the following concepts and functions are explained:

  • Compressors/Limiters
  • EQ
  • Mixing Board EQ & Dynamic
  • Sidechain
  • Reverb
  • Guitar & Bass FX Plug-Ins
Mixing I
10:59

In this two-part MOTU Digital Performer training session we start with recorded audio and midi tracks of a project and create a final mix. The following concepts and functions are explained:

  • Master Fader
  • Track/Bus Routing
  • Panning
  • Delay
  • Compression
  • EQ
  • Reverb
Mixing II
10:10

In this two-part MOTU Digital Performer training session we start with recorded audio and midi tracks of a project and create a final mix. The following concepts and functions are explained:

  • Automation
  • Fades
  • Bounce
  • Dither
Mastering
12:38

This module in our MOTU Digital Performer course provides an introduction to the tools and techniques which can be used in MOTU Digital Performer for mastering including:

  • Stereo Imaging
  • Reverb
  • Multiband
  • Compression
  • Loudness Maximizing
MIDI
Virtual
18:09

In this MOTU Digital Performer tutorial we cover the following:

  • MIDI Background
  • DP Virtual Instruments
  • MIDI Plug-Ins
  • Freeze Tracks
  • AU/VST Plug-Ins
  • Device Groups
  • Multitimbrality
Hardware Synths
10:29

In this MOTU Digital Performer tutorial we cover the following:

  • Audio MIDI Setup
  • Tracks & Channels
  • Drum Maps
  • Input Monitor
  • MIDI Patch Thru
  • Input Filter
  • Input Quantize
  • Step Recording
  • MIDI Keys
  • Cycle Recording
  • Multi Track Record
Editing
23:08

In this MOTU Digital Performer tutorials we edit a MIDI composition and demonstrate the MIDI editing functions in MOTU Digital Performer:

  • MIDI Plug-Ins
  • Sequence Editor
  • Quantize
  • Humanize
  • Graphic Editor
  • QuickScribe Editor
  • MIDI Controllers
  • Drum Editor
Loops & Remix Overview
16:31

In this tutorial of our MOTU Digital Performer training, we discuss the features provided by for loop-based compositions. The following topics and concepts are covered:

  • Beat Detection
  • Acid/Rex Loops
  • Waveform Editor
  • Groove Quantize
  • Scale Expression
  • Pitch Shifting
  • Transpose
  • Pitch Quantize
Remix Example
20:04

This MOTU Digital Performer training module demonstrates the use of the remix functions. The following topics are covered:

  • Tempo Adjustments
  • Sync Points
  • Looping
  • Transpose
  • Scale Time
  • Chunks
  • Songs

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