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Digital Performer 8

Digital Performer 8

Digital Performer 8 is the latest version of this powerful, industry-leading Mac-based audio and MIDI production software. With DP8, now running at 64- or 32-bit, you can professionally record, edit, arrange, mix and master audio and MIDI tracks side by side. Whether you're into sound track production, songwriting, or a multitude of other professional production tasks, Digital Performer 8 has an advanced, intuitive interface that adapts to your creative style and allows you to effortlessly pursue your production goals.

In this DVD, host Andrew Eisele introduces you to DP8 with a comprehensive program overview including a review of all the drop-down menus and screens. Next, you'll learn how to quickly and easily record audio and MIDI into the program, how to work with audio loops, and how to convert MIDI data into audio data. Once you've created several tracks, Andrew shows you how to create an arrangement using several of DP8's massive arsenal of amazing-sounding virtual instrument plug-ins.

In the mixing segment, you'll learn how to use a variety of onboard effects such as the ProVerb, echo, compression, ring modulation, and delay. Andrew shares tips on how to use an equalizer and how to set up a compressor, along with more advanced techniques such as side-chaining and automation, which will help you take your mix to the next level. Finally, you'll export your mix as a stereo digital file suitable for burning on to a CD or uploading to the web.

If you're interested in becoming a power user of Digital Performer 8, this DVD is a must-have for your studio!

Topics covered include: understanding the DP8 interface and feature set • professional techniques for recording audio and MIDI • an introduction to understanding critical synthesizer functions • using many on-board virtual instrument plug-ins • power mixing tips for using DP8's effects and signal processors.

Running time: 2 hrs., 30 min.

Beginner/Intermediate Level Music Pro Guides Series




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