CAMBRIDGE, MA — MOTU (www.motu.com) has unveiled Digital Performer Version 8, a major upgrade to the company’s flagship audio workstation software. Already a Mac application, Digital Performer 8 will be available on both Mac OS X and Windows 7, and will operate in 32-bit or 64-bit mode which it ships in the Spring. On Windows, Version 8 will support VST plug-ins and Rewire.
New features include Punch Guard, which records an extra four seconds of audio before and after record passes, and a new video engine that allows full-screen viewing of full 720 or 1080 HD video clips on a primary or secondary computer monitor.
At the recent NAMM show, MOTU demonstrated 15 new plug-ins that will be included with DP8. They include two new classic guitar amp models, a bass cabinet model, several classic guitar pedals, modeled analog delay, a multi-band dynamic equalizer, a de-esser, the Subkick kick drum enhancer, and Springamabob, a modeled vintage spring reverb processor.
MOTU also demonstrated iPad support for CueMix FX, the mixing and effects processing engine in the company's current line of audio interfaces. With a simple software update, MOTU audio interface users will be able to control the mixing and processing features in their MOTU interface from OSC-compatible iPad software, which offers graphic, multi-touch control over the hardware's mixer, EQ, compression and reverb. iPad support for CueMix will ship as a free software update in the Spring.