updated 09:15 pm EST, Thu January 21, 2010
New power amp models including vintage, classic
MOTU has introduced a new version of its music production software, Digital Performer. Version 7.1 features a new tuner plug-in designed to work with a variety of pitched instruments such as a saxaphone or bass guitar. The company has added four new amplifier models including preamp, vintage, classic, and modern guitar tones. Other enhancements include new guitar-tone and channel-strip presets, as well as additional plug-in presets. For added control, keyboard shortcuts have been expanded with new options for zooming or moving MIDI notes up or down.
The program now offers new functions for track-folder editing and control, along with a new track-folder overview which displays the contents of collapsed folders. Pro Tools 8.03 is now supported, while users can now import Core Audio .caf files via drag-and-drop. The update provides new auto-save preferences that can be used to automatically save documents at specifically timed intervals.
Digital Performer 7.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and is available as a free upgrade from v7.0.