Well as you have read in some of my previous posts, I am a Digital Performer fan. I have been using the software every since I came into the DAW age from using Digital Tape Machines such as Tascam- DA 88's or Alesis ADat's. Some of you may be wondering, what are DA-88's or ADat's? Lol.... To those of us who have been in the game since the 90's, that was the rage then. The Digital Recording Age was introduced in the 90's to the masses via those two machines; they were inexpensive and sounded great. Then came the 2000's and the DAW was born, even though it technically was born in the 90's along with digital tape but computer power wasn't strong enough then for it to really take off. Since then, every year , DAW's have grown more powerful as the computers have grown more powerful, to that end, this year MOTU will release Digital Performer version 8. This DAW used to be MAC exclusive, but now Windows users will get a chance to know what us Mac users have known for years, that Digital Performer is the hidden gem of the DAW world.
Digital Performer is already the standard in Hollywood for movie scoring but what many do not know in the pro audio world is that it is great for recording and making beats as well. It uses the Audio Units format for plug in's so that any plug in you use in Logic, you can also use in DP. It's sequencer is matched by no other DAW, including Protools, for ease of use and the software sounds great.
When it is released, I will post a link to where you can buy the software. I invite you as a long time DP user to at least check it out. You will not be disappointed. If you are a current user of DP and want to learn more in depth tricks, I recommend getting the book "producing music with digital performer" it is a great book and will prove to be a valuable tool.
Keep checking the site because I will be adding a page soon that contains some of the software the pros use, including myself, which, with a little practice and time will get you the professional sound you seek. Until then.....
Keep the music Bangin'
I am a total music fan and enjoy working in the studio. To know me is to know music.