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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Jim Watson, Renaissance Man

Jim Watson could best be described as a self-made Renaissance Man, having mastered the many roles required to be successful in today's music and audio production scene. With a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jim headed to LA and landed in Venice, where he has been involved in projects from album production to theater sound. In this brief interview, Jim reflects on how Digital Performer helps him achieve such flexibility and diversity in his daily music-making activities.

  • Published: 2014-05-30 16:33:02

BPM update with Pro Tools AAX support

BPM 1.5.3 is now shipping. This maintenance update includes many enhancements, such as AAX support for Pro Tools 11, and it is recommended for all BPM users for Mac and Windows.

  • Published: 2014-05-21 16:53:26

MachFive 3, MicroBook II, and internet sensation Lindsey Stirling

Violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer Lindsey Stirling is certainly a social media sensation if there ever was one. After catching the nation's attention with her electrifying dub-step violin dance performances on NBC's hit show America's Got Talent in 2010, Lindsey turned to Youtube, Facebook and Twitter to build an audience of millions of fans worldwide, with well over half a billion views on youtube and counting. Lindsey is now preparing for her 2nd full-length album release and 2014 world tour. Through it all, Lindsey's keyboard player, Jason "Gavi" Gaviati has relied on MachFive 3 and the MicroBook II for Lindsey's dynamic stage performances and songwriting process on the tour bus.

  • Published: 2014-04-18 14:05:59

MOTU Thunderbolt video I/O is here

The new HDX-SDI Thunderbolt video interface provides comprehensive capture and monitoring for Avid, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Digital Performer 8. Come see the HDX-SDI in action next week at NAB 2014 in the South Lower Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (MOTU booth #SL9416) to see first hand the future of audio and video connectivity. Click "read more" below to watch the HDX-SDI Thunderbolt trailer and learn how the HDX-SDI can streamline your NLE or DP8 film-scoring workflow.

  • Published: 2014-04-02 16:07:11

Updates for Ethno and eKeys with AAX support

Ethno Instrument 2.0.4 and Electric Keys 1.0.6 are now shipping. These maintenance updates include many enhancements, such as AAX support for Pro Tools 11, and are recommended for all Ethno 2 and Electric Keys users for Mac and Windows.

  • Published: 2014-03-25 16:04:59