MOTU Artist Spotlight: Ludwig Göransson and DP

Born in Sweden and educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, composer and producer Ludwig Göransson landed in LA and has never looked back. With multi-instrumental talent to burn, Ludwig has quickly racked up scoring credits for several hit sitcoms, including Community, Happy Endings, and New Girl, along with producer credits for Donald Glover (Childish Gambino), HIAM's debut EP and Chance the Rapper, culminating in a deal to compose for Jay-Z's ROCNation. Through it all, DP has fueled Ludwig's successes.

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Three shows in one week

It's a busy week for trade shows, as NAB 2015 kicks off today at the Las Vegas Convention Center for four days (April 13-16). If you happen to be lucky enough to be in lucky Las Vegas, stop by the MOTU booth in the South Lower Hall (SL9416) to see all the latest MOTU technology. For those of you in Europe, be sure to visit Musikmesse 2015, plus the combined Pro Light & Sound 2015 show, later this week in bustling Frankfurt, Germany (April 16-18).

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Jay Oliver and DP

Jay Oliver has always been somewhat of an enigma...part producer, part engineer, part side-musician and part entrepreneur, winding his way through a career's worth of solo work mingled with rewarding artistic affiliations (Sheryl Crow, The Eagles, Dave Weckl, Chick Corea). Perhaps the most enduring collaboration has been with iconic drummer Dave Weckl. The two have provided each other with musical inspiration for many years, and recently reunited to produce the 2014 album release "Convergence". Jay served as a primary creative force behind the album, using Digital Performer on a daily basis for composing, arranging and producing the album's tracks. In this interview, Jay ruminates about the creative process and DP's central role in his production workflow.

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MOTU demos from NAMM 2015

We'd like to thank the throngs of NAMM 2015 attendees who stopped by during the show. The MOTU booth was literally bristling with AVB audio interfaces, all networked together with a 100 meter Ethernet cable. Hobbit orchestrator James Sizemore shared insights into the scoring process on the Hobbit films, and MOTU's Dave Roberts gave packed booth audiences an exciting sneak preview of DP9. Additional presentations offered insights into music production and advanced sound design using Digital Performer and Machfive 3. Watch these demo videos to relive the excitement and take a deep dive into all the latest MOTU developments.

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Introducing the UltraLite AVB

If you've been looking for a mobile audio interface with excellent audio quality, Wi-Fi control, extensive mixing and exciting new possibilities for expansion and audio networking, your search is over! The latest in MOTU's award-winning UltraLite series, the all-new UltraLite AVB delivers more I/O, more DSP, and best-in-class analog audio quality for on-the-go mobile audio recording.

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Introducing the 112D

At NAMM 2015, MOTU debuted the 112D, a flexible Thunderbolt-equipped digital audio interface, router, format converter and mixer. The seventh in MOTU's new series of high-end audio interfaces, the 112D serves as the flagship digital interface of the new line, offering 24 channels of AES/EBU, 24 channels of ADAT optical and 64 channels of MADI (AES10) for a total of 112 simultaneous digital I/O channels, all in a single rack space. Operating on its own or as a component of a MOTU AVB network system, the 112D shares the many powerful mixing, routing, networking and wireless control features found in MOTU's award-winning AVB interface lineup.

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See MOTU at NAMM 2015

Booth crates are being unpacked and press releases primed, as MOTU and other companies prepare for the onslaught that is known as NAMM 2015, which commences on Thursday this week at the Anaheim Convention Center. MOTU (Hall A, booth 6410) will be running a full schedule of product demonstrations each day, featuring NEW products and special guest James Sizemore, the orchestrator and music programmer for the Hobbit film series. James will provide in-depth insight into how the music team, led by film composer Howard Shore, used Digital Performer to produce the epic music scores for the three Hobbit films.

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Introducing the Monitor 8

Monitor 8 is three products in one: a 24 x 16 x 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amplifier and USB/AVB audio interface with console-style 48-channel mixing and DSP effects. With exceptional analog audio quality based on the award-winning design of the groundbreaking 1248, 8M and 16A AVB interfaces, Monitor 8 can serve as your primary audio interface and monitor mixer in the studio, as a complete monitoring solution for live performance, or as a dedicated monitoring component of a MOTU AVB audio network system. And best of all, it's now shipping!

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The award-winning 16A: on tour with Miley Cyrus and Usher

Award-winning technology. Platinum-selling artists. It's a great combination, and that's what's happening right now with MOTU's 16A audio interface, Miley Cyrus and Usher. Miley's #BANGERZ tour has just wrapped up after sweeps through the Americas, Europe and Oceania, while Usher's #URXTOUR is still in full swing in the US. What's along for the ride? The award-winning 16A, which plays a central role in the production of each show. Meanwhile, industry recognition is piling up for the 16A and MOTU's entire new lineup of AVB interfaces.

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