Document Actions

Software

MOTU, Inc.
1280 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 U.S.A.
Voice: (617) 576-2760
Fax: (617) 576-3609
Web: www.motu.com
Email: info@motu.com

----------------------------------------------------------

Digital Performer™ 9
Audio Workstation Software with MIDI sequencing
$795
$395 competitive upgrade
$395 upgrade from AudioDesk
$195 upgrade from previous version


75 words (for version 9.1):

Digital Performer continues to set the bar for audio workstation innovation and advances in MIDI sequencing technology. Version 9.1 adds many new features, including industry-leading CPU and latency performance, MOTU’s incredible MX4 multisynth instrument (now included), the new MegaSynth™ subtractive-synth guitar processor, the meticulously crafted MasterWorks™ FET-76™ emulation of the classic 1176 (revisions D/E), the new Hardware Insert plug-in, automation lanes, Spectral Display in the Sequence Editor time line, MusicXML notation export and much more.

75 words (for version 9.0):

Digital Performer lets you record, edit, arrange, mix, process and master audio and MIDI tracks to produce musical recordings, sound tracks and other audio production tasks. Version 9 adds many new features, including MOTU’s MX4 multisynth instrument plug-in (now included with DP), the MegaSynth™ hybrid guitar/subtractive synth processor, automation lanes, Spectral Display in the Sequence Editor time line, support for high-resolution Retina displays, support for MusicXML notation export, a new project notepad and much more.

160 words:

Digital Performer lets you record, edit, arrange, mix, process and master audio and MIDI tracks side by side for song writing, studio production, live performance, film and television sound tracks, audio post production, surround mixing and other professional audio production tasks.

For both Mac and Windows, Version 9 delivers exciting new virtual instruments and plug-ins, including the meticulously crafted MasterWorks™ FET-76™ emulation of the classic 1176 limiting amplifier, MOTU’s powerful 64-bit MX4 multisynth (now included with DP), MicroG™ and MicroB™ guitar and bass synthesizers and the completely mind-blowing MegaSynth™ hybrid guitar/subtractive synth processor. Dozens of productivity enhancements include automation lanes, Spectral Display in the multitrack Sequence Editor time line, support for high-resolution Retina displays, support for MusicXML notation export, a new project notepad and much more.

Whether you’re mastering a soundtrack in 5.1 surround, or you just want to write a song and post it on line, Digital Performer gets you there quickly with advanced features and intuitive, streamlined design.

Many words:



MOTU's award-winning Digital Performer lets you record, edit, arrange, mix, process and master MIDI and audio tracks simultaneously to produce musical recordings, sound tracks for film and television, and other audio production tasks.

For both Mac and Windows, Version 9 delivers exciting new virtual instruments and plug-ins, including the meticulously crafted MasterWorks™ FET-76™ emulation of the classic 1176 limiting amplifier, MOTU’s powerful 64-bit MX4 multisynth (now included with DP), MicroG™ and MicroB™ guitar and bass synthesizers and the completely mind-blowing MegaSynth™ hybrid guitar/subtractive synth processor. Dozens of productivity enhancements include automation lanes, Spectral Display in the multitrack Sequence Editor time line, support for high-resolution Retina displays, support for MusicXML notation export, a new project notepad and much more.


Get started quickly with included virtual instrument plug-ins such as the analog-style BassLine™ bass synth, classic retro PolySynth™, highly programmable two-oscillator Modulo™, super easy Nanosampler™ sample player, Model 12™ twelve-part drum module and imaginative Proton™ FM synth.


Shape, sculpt, twist, mangle and otherwise process your tracks with 90 included real-time audio and MIDI effect plug-ins. You get 32-bit processing and 64-bit mastering. Highlights include the efficient ProVerb™ convolution reverb, MasterWorks EQ™ modeled after British console EQs, MasterWorks Leveler™ modeled after the legendary LA-2A optical leveling amplifier, MultiMode Filter™, Pattern Gate™ and many more.


Use DP's unique track-based pitch automation, from simple pitch correction using the pencil tool, to individual note transposition, to wholesale transposing of an entire audio track, for unprecedented control over audio pitch, non-destructively in real time.


DP's amazing Beat Detection Engine™ technology gives you complete control over the rhythm, tempo and groove of your audio. Align any audio to the tempo of your project. Quantize beats within audio. Extract and apply grooves from/to any audio or MIDI. Edit beats with hands-on precision.


For studio production, song writing, film scoring, live performance, remixing, post production and surround mixing, Digital Performer gets you there quickly with advanced features and intuitive, streamlined design.

DP9 New Feature Highlights

Automation lanes in the Sequence Editor — Display audio and MIDI automation data (volume, pan, plug-in settings, etc.) in separate lanes below each track for easier viewing and editing. Show and hide as many lanes as you wish.

Spectrogram display in the Sequence Editor — View the spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor timeline with a colorful, informative visual representation of the frequency content of your audio material.


Retina display support — View DP’s carefully crafted UI themes like Carbon Fiber, Producer and the all-new DP9 theme in stunning detail on the exceptionally high image resolution of your Mac’s Retina display.

MusicXML export — Export your DP QuickScribe notation scores as a MusicXML file, which can then be imported into popular music notation applications like Finale™ and Sibelius™. QuickScribe’s renowned notation transcription, along with dynamics and many other musical symbols, are preserved during the file transfer.

Create Tracks command — Add many tracks to your project in one step, even different types of tracks (MIDI, audio, aux, master faders, etc.) all at once.

Floating plug-in windows — Keep plug-in windows in front of all other DP windows. Set the floating preference globally or choose to float on a per-window basis.

MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins — Map knobs, faders and switches on your MIDI controller to audio plug-in parameters. Use Digital Performer’s powerful Custom Consoles feature to access advanced programming for the connection.

Mute MIDI Notes — Use the Mute Tool to temporarily silence both audio regions and MIDI notes, including multiple selected notes.

Project Notes — Save text notes in your DP project, rather than a separate text document. Log production info, keep a To Do list, build up liner notes.

More searching — Find Markers, Chunks and plug-in preferences faster with newly added search fields.


----------------------------------------------------------

MachFive™ 3
The universal Sampler for creative music production
$495
$295 competitive cross-grade from a competing software
$179 upgrade from previous version


100 words:

Keyboard Magazine says, “MachFive 3 is a desert island instrument, one you could easily make your only sound source.” Effortlessly combine the four worlds of advanced sound design: samples, loops, synthesis and effects. Import, edit, combine, process, and play multi-sample instruments, tempo-synced loops, and audio phrases in MachFive’s unified window. Create dynamic, ultra-realistic musical performances with world-class yet easy-to-play instruments, powered by MachFive’s incredibly deep scripting engine. MachFive delivers the perfect combination of superb audio quality, powerful programming, intuitive operation, and across-the-board compatibility with all major plug-in hosts, sound libraries, and third-party sample library formats.

150 words:

MachFive 3 delivers cutting-edge sound synthesis technology combined with inspired software design to spur your sonic creativity. Quickly realize your aural inspirations as you effortlessly span the four worlds of advanced sound design: samples, loops, synthesis and effects. Import, edit, combine, process, and play multi-sample instruments, tempo-synced loops, and audio phrases in MachFive’s unified window. Create dynamic, ultra-realistic musical performances with world-class yet easy-to-play instruments, powered by MachFive’s incredibly deep scripting engine. Craft your own unique sounds with intuitive, full-screen sample mapping/editing, LoopLab™ beat-slicing, modular synthesis architecture, eleven different sound engines, unlimited multi-point envelopes, tempo sync, and very high-quality “extreme” time-stretching and pitch-shifting licensed from the IRCAM research institute. Apply 47 real-time effects, including convolution reverb. Running stand-alone or as a plug-in, MachFive delivers the perfect combination of superb audio quality, powerful programming, intuitive operation, and across-the-board compatibility with all major plug-in hosts, sound libraries, and third-party sample library formats.

----------------------------------------------------------

BPM™
Rhythm production instrument for Mac and Windows
$295

BPM (Beat Production Machine) Version 1.5 combines familiar drum machine-style operation with the power and flexibility of state-of-the-art virtual instrument technology to give you the ultimate rhythm programming experience. Use the intuitive step sequencer to quickly build and layer drum kits, sequenced patterns, sliced loops and instrument sounds to realize your rhythmic vision with just a few clicks. Choose among hundreds of preset patterns, mixing and matching any playing style with any drum kit. Or plug in your pad controller or MIDI keyboard to capture your live, groove-quantized performance directly in BPM.

Browse BPM's vast 19 GB library of expertly recorded and mastered 24-bit 96 kHz drum sounds, percussive hits, sliced loops and other rhythmic material spanning decades of urban, hip hop, R&B, electro, techno, house, pop, funk, soul, rock and other music styles. Included is Beatbox Anthology, 10,000 authentic samples from 80 classic iconic drum machines from 70s, 80s, and 90s. Samples, patterns, and loops play as you click for faster browsing. Sample your own drum sounds directly into BPM's drum pads, or simply drag and drop them into BPM from your computer desktop. Instantly apply "old school" sound with BPM's exclusive SP1200 Mode. Add further punch with BPM's Drum Synth. Choose from dozens of included preset sounds, tweak as needed and even layer with drum samples on any pad. Combine unlimited sample layers per pad with programmable velocity, cyclic and random layer switching. Now add guitar, bass and other multi-sampled instrument sounds from BPM's included library — or any other MOTU or UVI sample instrument library.

Combine kits, patterns and sequences into scenes, then trigger scenes during live performance with pads and/or MIDI notes. Or simply drag and drop scenes into a song to build an entire track in seconds. Run BPM standalone or synced to your host software tempo and timeline.

Finalize your track for prime time with BPM's comprehensive graphic mixer, which lets you mix all 64 pads, instrument parts and loops side by side, complete with a master mixer for banks, instrument racks and aux channels. Apply unlimited professional quality effects processing independently to pads, loops, instruments, banks, racks, aux outs an master outputs. Effects include EQ, compressor/gate, filter, delay, reverb, phaser, chorus, drive, distortion and CPU-efficient convolution reverb.

Advanced software features include ultra-low latency, efficient disk streaming for fast preset loading, world-renowned UVI Engine for superb sound quality, universal plug-in compatibility and stand-alone operation. Let BPM turn your computer into a rhythm production powerhouse.

----------------------------------------------------------

Electric Keys™
Universal electric keyboard instrument
$295

25 words:

A comprehensive collection of 50 classic and rare electric pianos, electric organs, clavs, tape samplers, string machines and other exotic keyboard instruments.

200 words:

Electric Keys delivers the most comprehensive collection of electric keyboards ever offered: 50 different instruments spanning 40 years, from the early tape samplers and string machines of the 1960’s to the classic electric pianos, organs and clavs of the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. This unprecedented, massive library includes 40GB of electric keyboard sounds with over 20,000 samples recorded in pristine 24-bit 96 kHz resolution to capture every authentic nuance of each original instrument.

Recreate the popular keyboard sounds and riffs you know so well from your favorite recordings of yesterday, or create your own unique style with rare electric keyboard instruments never before offered in a virtual keyboard product.

Electric Keys is beautiful to look at and easy to use on screen. Load, save and combine factory or custom presets. Use the virtual effects rack to combine, apply and save chained multi-effects, including chorus, reverb, delay and more. It’s easy, fast and fun to play and layer professional, authentic electric keyboard sounds.

Advanced software features include 256-note polyphony per instrument, ultra-low latency, efficient disk streaming for fast preset loading, world-renowned UVI Engine™ for superb sound quality, universal plug-in compatibility and stand-alone operation. You can even load and play Electric Keys sounds using MachFive for convenient, consolidated operation with your other sound libraries.

----------------------------------------------------------

Ethno Instrument™ 2
Universal world/ethnic instrument
$395
$179 upgrade from previous version

200 words:

Ethno Instrument delivers expressive ethnic instrument sounds combined with authentic world music loops and phrases in one window. This massive 21GB library delivers all the exotic textures you need to take your recordings to the four corners of the globe. Start with a huge library of multisample instruments from all over the world, recorded with pristine audio fidelity. Browse and search by category or geographic region. Now add hundreds of authentic loops and phrases, instantly tempo-locked to your host software time line. Slice loops with one click to trigger each beat from your keyboard, or drag & drop them directly into your host software tracks. Play authentic non-western tunings and scales using your favorite MIDI controller. Adjust sounds quickly with Ethno’s intuitive controls. Place your music in real acoustic spaces, from primordial caves to towering forests to remote canyons, all faithfully reproduced with stunning realism by Ethno’s built-in convolution reverb processor. Create entire songs with unlimited parts and mix them in Ethno or your host software via multiple outputs. Run Ethno stand-alone to turn your computer into a world instrument powerhouse with disk streaming and multiple outputs. Or load it as a plug-in that saves all settings with your host software sessions for instant recall.

100 words:

MOTU Ethno Instrument delivers 21GB of expressive ethnic instrument sounds and authentic world music loops and phrases in one simple-to-use window, tempo-locked to your host software time line. Slice loops to trigger each beat from your keyboard, or drag & drop into your host software tracks. Adjust sounds quickly with EQ, filter and other controls. Apply convolution reverb to place your recordings in real acoustic spaces. Runs stand-alone or as a plug-in universally compatible with all major plug-in formats for Mac & Windows. Advanced features include expert mode programming, disk streaming and multiple outputs.

75 words:

MOTU Ethno Instrument delivers 21GB of expressive ethnic instrument sounds and authentic world music loops and phrases, tempo-locked to your host software. Slice loops to trigger each beat from your keyboard, or drag & drop into your host software tracks. Adjust sounds quickly with EQ, filter and more. Apply convolution reverb for real acoustic spaces. Runs stand-alone or as a universally compatible plug-in. Advanced features include disk streaming and multiple outputs.

----------------------------------------------------------

Symphonic Instrument™
Universal Orchestral Instrument
$295

200 words:

A simple-to-use virtual instrument plug-in that contains everything needed to create complete orchestral recordings. From solo instruments and small ensembles to full orchestral masterpieces, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument provides a massive 8GB library of brand new sounds from world class orchestras and musicians, recorded with pristine audio fidelity and careful attention to detail. Quality and variety abound. Users can adjust sounds quickly and intuitively using a simple, easy to understand, single-window interface. To add stunning realism, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument includes a built-in convolution reverb processor to produce the most realistic room ambiences available. Users can choose authentic acoustic spaces, from orchestra sound stages to renowned concert halls to majestic cathedrals. Compatible with all major plug in formats for Macintosh OS X and Windows (VST, Audio Units, DXi, MAS and RTAS).

75 words:

A simple-to-use instrument for creating complete orchestral recordings. From solo instruments and small ensembles to full orchestral masterpieces, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument provides a massive 8GB library of brand new sounds from world class orchestras and musicians, recorded with pristine audio. New Version 1.1 features for NAMM 2006 include a new stand-alone version for both Mac and PC, disk streaming, multiple outputs, 64 parts (instruments) per plug-in instance and support for 64 MIDI channels.

----------------------------------------------------------

MasterWorks™ Collection
Masterfully crafted plug-in processing for your audio
$295

The MasterWorks Collection is an advanced audio plug-in bundle for Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other Mac OS X hosts that support RTAS, Audio Units, and VST3 audio plug-ins.

The bundle includes three masterfully crafted audio processors suitable for even the most critical and demanding mixing situations. Originally developed exclusively for Digital Performer, the MasterWorks series plug-ins have developed a reputation for their incredibly authentic analog hardware modeling, 32- and 64-bit internal floating point processing, and highly CPU-efficient performance. All three plug-ins support mono, stereo and surround channel configurations (with supporting host software), and users can share MasterWorks plug-in presets among different hosts.

MasterWorks EQ: modeled British analog EQ
Inspired by legendary British console EQs, the MasterWorks EQ delivers the look, feel and sound of the most sought-after classic analog equalizers. Apply up to five bands of EQ filtering, each with four EQ types that provide popular modern EQ styles and vintage analog EQ styles alike. Two mid bands include shelf filtering. Now add two additional bands of variable slope low- and high-pass filtering. Click directly on the filter response display for total control and visual feedback of the EQ curve being applied. The MasterWorks EQ has been carefully crafted and meticulously engineered to produce satisfying, musical results in a wide variety of applications.

MasterWorks Leveler: vintage automatic gain control
The MasterWorks Leveler is an accurate model of the legendary Teletronix™ LA-2A optical leveling amplifier, known for its unique and highly sought-after Automatic Gain Control (AGC) characteristics. Conventional compression and limiting do not apply here: the heart of the LA-2A is the T4 opto-coupler, a photoelectric device with almost magical (signal dependent) self- adjusting behavior that has made the LA-2A the tool of choice for smoothing out just about any audio material, from vocals to bass guitar to full-program mixes, without destroying perceived dynamics. You get four models (eras), from Slow Vintage to Fast Modern.

ProVerb: stunningly realistic acoustic spaces
ProVerb is a CPU-efficient convolution reverb that delivers the sound of stunningly realistic acoustic spaces to any track or mix. Convolution is a process where the characteristics of a real acoustic space, such as a concert hall, sound stage or cathedral, are “sampled” (captured) and then faithfully reproduced, down to the last detail and nuance. Known for its stunning realism, convolution reverb is widely considered to be the best type of reverb that money can buy. ProVerb delivers convolution reverb with CPU-efficient performance and real-time parameter adjustment. Dozens of acoustic spaces are included, or simply drag & drop any standard audio file to add your own.

----------------------------------------------------------

Volta™
Virtual instrument plug-in for playing and automating modular analog synthesizers and other CV-equipped analog gear
$249

Volta is a virtual instrument plug-in that turns your audio interface into a voltage control interface. Any hardware device with a control voltage (CV) input can be placed under precise digital control from your favorite audio workstation software.

Play and automate analog modulars, synths, filters — even effects processors — via familiar plug-in operation in Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Live, or other Audio Unit hosts. Perform MIDI sequencing with external modular synths with sample-accurate precision. Calibrate and tune oscillators with the click of a button to make oscillator drift a worry of the past.

Use ramp automation in your host audio software to create smooth, precise control changes with any shape imaginable. Apply LFOs, step sequencers and pattern sequencers to CV inputs and effortlessly tempo-sync them to your host software time line.

Whether you’re a seasoned modular synthesizer devotee or simply a computer-based studio owner dreaming of adding that rich, coveted sound only true analog synths can deliver, Volta finally enables you to easily incorporate CV-equipped analog gear into your computer-based studio with all the control, precision and convenience of a virtual instrument.

----------------------------------------------------------

MX4™
Multisynth instrument
$295

Meet the new instrument plug-in powerhouse for your studio. Inspired by legendary subtractive synthesizers, MX4 combines several core synthesis techniques in a unified, hybrid synthesis engine that delivers fresh and vintage sounds alike. As you explore its many banks and hundreds of presets, you'll soon rely on MX4 as your "go-to" instrument. Fat basses, nasty leads, analog pads, vintage electronica ? it's all at your fingertips and conveniently saved with your host application projects for instant recall. Tweaking sounds is fast and easy with clearly presented controls in one window - but with a depth and sophistication true synth programmers will appreciate. Create your music with pristine 32-bit sound quality, unlimited voices and unlimited polyphony (as much as your host computer allows). MX4's flexible programming and advanced modulation architecture provide the intimacy of a vintage synth, the flexibility of a modular synth, and the innovation of a virtual synth.

----------------------------------------------------------

Unisyn™
Universal MIDI device editor/librarian software for Macintosh and Windows
$195

Unisyn is a MIDI device editor and librarian software application for Macintosh and Windows computers. It allows users to retreive, store, and edit the internal settings for over 300 commercially available MIDI devices. Users can create databases of sounds for MIDI synthesizers, and edit sounds graphically on their computer screen.

----------------------------------------------------------