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Digital Performer is one of the leading digital audio workstation programs for the Apple Mac. It allows you to sequence MIDI, record multiple channels of audio, mix them down, synch them to video, and utilize plug-in software synthesizers and software studios. Digital Performer 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide provides a versatile guide to setting up and using the newest version of MOTU?s Digital Performer 5 audio/MIDI sequencing, editing, and recording software. The book?s approach is one that will simplify and demystify the technical aspects of setting up and using Digital Performer 5, while also supplying useful engineering tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of the program. Chapters and sections progress naturally through the music production process, from navigating the interface, setting up projects, and recording, to working with MIDI, editing, arranging, mixing, mastering, handling music notation, and scoring to picture. This setup allows new users to work through the book from start to finish and learn Digital Performer quickly, while intermediate and advanced users can flip to specific areas of interest to learn new tricks and increase their mastery. Regardless of your skill level, this is the only guide to Digital Performer you will ever need to take your music to the next level.
Master the most advanced music and audio recording system for the Mac. Learn to edit, arrange, mix, and master audio projects, while understanding Digital Performer??'s award-winning multitrack sequencer design.
Digital Performer is one of the leading digital audio workstation (DAW) programs for the Apple Mac. It allows you to sequence MIDI, record multiple channels of audio, mix them down, synch them to video, and utilize plug-in software synthesizers and software studios such as Reason and Project5. "Digital Performer 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide" provides a versatile guide to setting up and using the newest version of MOTU's Digital Performer 5 audio/midi sequencing, editing, and recording software. The book's approach is one that will simplify and demystify the technical aspects of setting up and using Digital Performer 5, resulting in a handy reference guide for new and old users of the software.
About the Author
Steve Thomas is a musician, vocalist, composer, arranger, and audio engineer currently based out of Columbus, Ohio. As a freelance technical writer, he has created/edited content for the Cool School Interactus series of educational interactive CD-ROMS including "Digital Performer 4 CSi Master" (Course Technology PTR, 159200167X) and "CSi vol. 10: Audio Plug-Ins" (Course Technology PTR, 1592001653). Steve also served as an audio engineer/instructor at The Recording Workshop, teaching topics ranging from basic recording-engineering concepts, to more advanced applications of Protools within music and post-production. Outside of his educational endeavors, Steve has been involved in the music industry for many years. He has worked as a session vocalist for Toshiba EMI records, a composer for Pass Music Japan, a VJ for BMJ Music Japan, accompanied various Japanese artists as a piano/keyboard player, and is now currently hard at work with his own band, Keywise.
Table of Contents
1. About Digital Performer and Your Mac 2. Setting Up Digital Performer 3. Navigating Digital Performer 4. Setting Up a New Project 5. Project Management: Part 1 6. Project Management: Part 2 7. Recording Audio 8. Recording Midi 9. Midi: Region Menu, Plug-Ins and Virtual Instruments 10. Editing 11. Arranging 12. Mixing 13. Processing and Mastering 14. Notation 15. Scoring Appendices A: Surround and Digital Performer B: Polar C: Drum Editor D: Beat Detection E: Additional Resources
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