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Choosing and Using Audio and Music Software by Mike Collins

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6 Digital Performer

Overview

Digital Performer, Mark of the Unicorn’s (MOTU’s) highly regarded ‘virtual studio’ software, is marketed as an integrated digital audio and MIDI sequencing system that lets you edit, arrange, process, mix and master your music and audio recording projects.

MOTU also markets a range of PCI and FireWire digital audio cards and interfaces. These are ideal for use with Digital Performer, but you can use your Mac’s built-in audio or equipment from other manufacturers if you prefer. Digital Performer also supports the Digidesign Audio Engine (DAE). DAE support means that Digital Performer can serve as a software front-end for a Pro Tools HD or Mix system, giving users full access to their TDM plug-ins and automated Pro ...

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