MOTU Announces Digital Performer For Windows
Mark Of The Unicorn (MOTU) has announced they have ported their flagship audio workstation software Digital Performer to the Windows platform. Recognized throughout the industry as a third-string workstation application for Mac, Digital Performer 8 will now be available for both Mac OS X and Windows 7. New features include a new video playback engine, Punch Guard confidence recording, 14 new user interface themes, and 15 new included plug-ins.
DP8 will operate in 32-bit or 64-bit mode on Mac OS X and Windows 7. On Windows, it will support VST plug-ins and Rewire. MOTU demonstrated DP8 running on HP Z Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations provided by Hewlett-Packard.
Punch Guard records an extra four seconds of audio before and after record passes, allowing users to edge-edit in/out points to “uncover” audio material accidentally cut off during recording. DP8’s new video engine allows full-screen viewing of full 720 or 1080 HD video clips on a primary or secondary computer monitor, or on a conventional HDMI or SDI video monitor connected to a MOTU video interface such as the HD Express or HDX-SDI.
Digital Performer’s Themes allow users to change the entire look of the software with one click. DP8 adds 14 new themes, including “Hi-Fi”, “Arctic”, and “None More Black”. MOTU demonstrated 15 new plug-ins to be included with DP8, including 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.
Digital Performer 8 will ship Spring, 2012. No pricing has been announced.