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Field Report: MOTU Products Deep in the African Rain Forest

In the rain forests of Cameroon near the Congo border, a group of Baka musicians have been busy composing music. Inspired by their own traditional songs and by the Congolese music they hear blasting out of the bars on their trips into town, these rain forest dwellers play guitars brought to them by Martin Cradick of the British based band "Baka Beyond" to develop their own truly unique style. Dubbed "Orchestre Baka de Gbiné", the group has been recorded on location in the African forest using Digital Performer, the 828mkII and the Traveler.

  • Published: 2005-12-08 17:43:59

Artist Profile: Scott Healy on Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Best known as the keyboardist in the Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, now in its 13th season on NBC, New York based musician and composer Scott Healy has been a long-time MOTU user. A native of Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Composition from the Eastman School of Music, Scott landed in New York and has never looked back, building a long list of performing and recording credits that include the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Phoebe Snow, Brandi, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, Graham Parker, The Band, Donald Fagan, Branford Marsalis and Tony Bennett.

  • Published: 2005-12-01 12:29:43

DP 4.61 Updater is now available

Digital Performer 4.61 is now shipping. If you own Version 4.5x or 4.6, you can download the free Version 4.61 updater here. This maintenance release includes numerous program enhancements and feature updates.

  • Published: 2005-10-28 17:15:08

Featured plug-in: Synthogy Ivory Version 1.5

If you are looking for the current state of the art in grand piano virtual instrument technology for your Digital Performer virtual studio, look no further than Ivory™. Ivory is a large, skillfully designed instrument plug-in developed by former Kurzweil engineers who have made a career out of developing instrument sounds. Ivory delivers stunning realism and expression to your piano tracks. And the new Version 1.5 release now features over 4,000 samples combined with an all-new sample playback engine, complete with built-in effects, to bring out the resonance, response and character of the world's finest concert grands.

  • Published: 2005-10-27 18:51:22

Grammy-nominated producer/remixer/DJ Chris Cox makes Billboard history scoring hat trick with Kelly Osbourne Remix

Making an impact in clubs and on the airwaves worldwide, Kelly Osbourne's "One Word" is the latest #1 remix by Grammy-nominated Producer/Remixer/DJ (and MOTU user) Chris Cox, and the first remix to achieve a hat trick on the Billboard dance charts.

According to Billboard Magazine's Dance, Latin and Classical Charts Manager Ricardo Companioni, "Chris Cox's remix of 'One Word' by Kelly Osbourne (Sanctuary) topped Billboard's 3 dance charts (Club Play, Dance Singles Sales, and Dance Airplay) simultaneously for the week ending June 18th. It's the first time in the history of the charts that this has happened."

  • Published: 2005-10-12 18:16:07