Introducing Digital Performer 9. Artistry and engineering in elegant counterpoint. Exciting new plug-in processors, a powerful synth and many workflow enhancements headline this major new upgrade.
Mega MultiSynth with new EDM soundbank
Meet the 64-bit instrument plug-in powerhouse for your Digital Performer desktop. Inspired by legendary subtractive synthesizers, MX4 combines several core synthesis techniques in a unified, hybrid synthesis engine that delivers fresh and vintage sounds alike. As you explore its many banks and hundreds of presets, you'll soon rely on MX4 as your "go-to" instrument. Fat basses, nasty leads, analog pads, vintage electronica — it's all at your fingertips and conveniently saved with your DP projects for instant recall.
Spark your EDM tracks with cutting-edge sounds
Developed by synth guru Erik Norlander, this exciting new soundbank spans the EDM sound spectrum, from deep house to neo disco to electro swing. You'll find presets that inspire new directions, and with a little tweaking, define your unique sound. Browse dozens of basses, leads, pads, arps, sample & hold and rhythm blocks. These presets are a showcase for MX4 as a synth programming powerhouse.
Seven new plug-ins for DP9
From vintage compression to mega synthesis, you'll use these plug-ins every day to take your productions from initial inspiration to final mastering.
Turn your guitar into a synthesizer
MegaSynth combines polyphonic octave generation with flexible signal routing, envelopes, LFOS, a pattern generator and macros. Input your guitar — or any signal — and let the synthesis mayhem begin!
DP9 is loaded with new features to speed your workflow and inspire your creativity.
State-of-the-art audio time-stretching and pitch-shifting
ZTX PRO™ technology from Zynaptiq™ pushes the boundaries of what is possible when slowing down, speeding up or transposing audio material of any kind, from solo vocals to full mixes and everything in between. From pencil-tool pitch correction to octave-doubling, or beat-tweaking to global tempo changes, DP seamlessly employs ZTX PRO technology to drive DP's many audio pitch-shifting and time-stretching features to give you unprecedented creative flexibility and impressive quality.
A whole new way to edit pitch
Digital Performer's in-line pitch editing feature set the standard for the industry. Now DP does it again with relative pitch mode, which lets you make pitch edits by interval, up or down, from a base pitch. Want to transpose up a major 3rd? Just drag up four semitones. Done. Relative pitch mode is great for polyphonic material, which has no root pitch. Or use DP's powerful "absolute" mode, which analyzes monophonic audio and identifies each note by its root pitch, ready for you to edit as you wish. And with ZTX PRO technology driving the pitch processing, your pitch edits and transpostions will sound incredibly real and natural.
Clarify your automation data
Mix automation can add life to a flat mix, allowing it to breath with the musical ebb and flow of the track. Automation lanes display each type of automation data — volume, pan, plug-in settings like filter cutoff — in their own lane below the parent track, giving you the clarity you need to perfectly dial in your automated mix. Show as many lanes as you like. Display any type of automation data you wish, for audio tracks, instrument tracks and MIDI tracks.
See your audio's frequency content with color and clarity
Digital Performer 9 can display the spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor time line. Vertical position represents frequency; brightness represents intensity. This gives you a colorful, informative visual representation of the frequency content of your tracks within the context of surrounding tracks — and your entire mix. The Spectrogram display can be invaluable in helping you effectively balance and manage the frequency content of your mix over time. Choose from among a dozen compelling color schemes.
Punch, twist and swipe your audio with hands-on control
Working with plug-ins in Digital Performer has just become a hands-on experience: now you can sweep filters, morph macros and toggle bypass switches with the physical controls on your favorite MIDI controller. Mapping is easy: just click the Learn button and hit your controller. Molding your sound has never been more interactive.
Export your DP score to other notation apps with accuracy and ease
Digital Performer's QuickScribe notation window has long been recognized for its elegant transcription of non-quantized MIDI tracks. DP9's new MusicXML export feature lets you transfer QuickScribe's beautiful notation to other MusicXML-savvy notation programs, such as Finale™ and Sibelius™, while preserving QuickScribe's elegant transcription, including key signatures, meter changes, dynamic markings, lyrics, transpositions and even marker text. Your score will look fantastic and you'll save huge amounts of time because you won't have to "clean up" the score in the other program.
Manage the CPU workload of your 3rd-party plug-ins
Not all 3rd-party effects plug-ins are created equal, especially when it comes to their hit on your CPU. Now you can effectively manage your plug-ins to maximize your computer's performance. The Effect Performance window sorts plug-ins dynamically in real time, according to how much CPU power they use, and even captures where workload peaks occur on your sequence time line.
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