Digital Performer 8.07.63959
Advanced user interface
The main window of the application is fairly complex yet user-friendly. Nonetheless, users who lack experience with similar utilities may have a relatively difficult time figuring out what everything is supposed to do.
As such, they should take their time and patiently browse through the various components of Digital Performer, testing out its numerous functions and try to get the hang of it, which will not take too long.
Record, edit, play and mix tracks
The program features the ability to both play and record music, using the appropriate capture devices. Similarly, they can load MIDI or Audio tracks and further manipulate them until they fulfill users' needs.
Moreover, users can work with 'Virtual Instruments' to create original sounds and mixes, while the 'Editing' functions of Digital Performer allows them to generate new music or customize existing sounds, with minimal effort.
Users can insert, reshape, edit, loop and scrub data in their songs with the 'MIDI Editor', 'Drum Editor', 'Notation Editor', 'Sequence Editor' or 'Waveform Editor'. Also, they can use the 'QuickScribe' tool to write down the music notes for the songs, which they can preserve for later.
Moreover, with the 'Mixing' instruments, users can add various audio effects, insert sections, input tracks, faders and other elements. Additionally, users can perform key, meter and tempo changes, as well as insert markers, click changes, streamers, punches or flutters.
Efficient music creator
To conclude, Digital Performer is an advanced application which is meant to provide users with professional tools in creating, mixing and editing music, all from within a complex-looking interface with numerous visible and hidden components.
Reviewed by Marina Dan on February 25th, 2014
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- Here are just a few highlights:
- Support for 16 and 32 sample buffers (for audio hardware that supports these buffer sizes)
- Many enhancements related to video playback and the use of external video hardware
- Improvements to importing and exporting using OMF, AAF and Final Cut Pro 7 XML
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