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

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Chapter 11. Arranging

Arranging, as a musical term, sometimes refers to the act of creating the structure of a song or composition (for example, verse-chorus-bridge-chorus). It can also describe the selection of the instrumentation used within a composition (for example, piano-bass-drums). Digital Performer’s arrangement tools allow you to manage the overall structure of a project, provide location points for easy navigation, or control compositional aspects, such as meter and tempo.

Some of the features discussed in this chapter have been mentioned or briefly explained in other parts of this book, and I could have discussed them in those chapters, but to maintain a degree of familiarity, I decided to follow MOTU’s structuring scheme (as described ...

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