updated 05:00 pm EDT, Mon April 17, 2006
Digital Performer 5 ships
MOTU today announced that it is now shipping Digital Performer 5, an update to its digital audio workstation software. Version 5 offers six new CPU-efficient instrument plug-ins: BassLine is analog-style monophonic bass synth; PolySynth is a retro analog-style polyphonic pad synth; NanoSampler offers sample playback; Modulo is a programmable 2-osc subtractive synth; Model 12 is a twelve part programmable drum module; and Proton offers an imaginative and provocative two-op FM synth. In addition, the upgrade also allows users to organize track lists and show or hide track as well as monitor all inputs, outputs, busses, etc. with long-throw, scalable, responsive meters. It also includes four new audio editing tools, automatic audio voice allocation, new film scoring features, custom click patterns, new input monitoring modes, MIDI keys, support for Pro Tools 7, and more. The full version is $800; upgrades are $200 from previous versions.