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Digital Performer™ 6 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Don Barrett

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Chapter 1. About Digital Performer and Your Mac

What is Digital Performer? It is essentially a music studio in a box. Its comprehensive tools allow you to record, edit, mix, and master music. Of course, this is a simplification of a very deep program, but if you can keep yourself grounded in these basic processes, it will keep you from getting overwhelmed by DP’s many complex feature sets.

This chapter will discuss:

  • The basics of digital audio workstations

  • The requirements for DP

  • Suggestions for working with Mac OS X

What Is a DAW?

In case you’re wondering, DAW stands for digital audio workstation, which is usually made up of compositional and recording tools centered on a computer configured specifically for music production. The benefits of having ...

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