Family Guy composer Walter Murphy shares his process

In this Youtube feature from Sound On Sound magazine, composer Walter Murphy shares the process he goes through to score an episode of Family Guy, the hit Fox series Walter has been scoring since the show's very first episode in 1999. Walter also details how he collaborated with the show's creator, Seth MacFarlane, to conceive, write and record the show's opening music theme before they even had a budget for the show.

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And the Oscar goes to...Alexandre Desplat

At the 90th Academy Awards, film composer and Digital Performer user Alexandre Desplat took home a second Oscar for Best Music (Original Score) for The Shape of Water, a film that garnered a total of four Oscars for Production Design, Original Score, Director (Guillermo del Toro), and the all-important Best Picture. Earlier in January, Desplat's warm and melodic music for the film also won him a 2018 Golden Globe award for best Best Original Score.

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Scored by film composer Ludwig Göransson, 'Black Panther' is breaking records

According to to Variety, "Disney-Marvel’s 'Black Panther' is re-writing the record books, topping 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' for the second-highest four-day domestic opening of all time, with $242 million at 4,020 North American locations." With Kendrick Lamar composing and curating the title track and associated album "Black Panther The Album", Grammy-nominated film composer Ludwig Göransson composed the film score for the movie using Digital Performer.

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On tour with Digital Performer

Greg Rule is a former Keyboard magazine editor who transitioned to a career on the road ten years ago. Over the past decade, he has toured with the Eagles, Michael Jackson (Cirque du Soleil), Van Halen and others. He’s currently on tour with Foreigner. Through it all, Greg has relied on Digital Performer and MOTU hardware, day in and day out, in a high-pressure backstage world where his backline computer rig connects intimately with the artists and band members on stage, where failure is simply not an option, and where sheer panic is never more than a split second away. In his own words below, Greg shares how his MOTU gear has helped him achieve success over ten years of live touring.

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Chemical Brothers hit the road with MOTU gear

Following the release of their eighth studio album 'Born in the Echoes' earlier this year, the Chemical Brothers Live tour has been churning through daily music festival appearances and stadium dates promoting the seminal duo's "bold reinvention" of an evolving sound that spans a 25-year career full of multiple Grammy Awards, Top Ten singles and #1 albums. 

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Grammy Award winner Mervyn Warren and DP9

Simply put, 5-time Grammy-Award winner and 10-time Grammy nominee Mervyn Warren is living The Dream. From his humble childhood in Huntsville, Alabama, learning piano at age 5 and writing songs by age 10, to his breakout role as a founding member and central creative force in the iconic a cappella group Take 6, Merv has skyrocketed to the very top of the music business, with countless credits as an accomplished film & TV composer, record producer, arranger, songwriter/lyricist, pianist and vocalist. Merv's credits read like a who’s-who of pop, R&B, jazz, and country with names like Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Barbra Streisand, Rascal Flatts, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Queen Latifah, Al Jarreau, and Faith Hill, among many others. Through it all, Merv has relied on Digital Performer and MOTU hardware as the foundation for his creative production workflows.

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Composer Richard Marvin and DP9

Richard Marvin has establish himself as one of the most in-demand composers for TV and film in Hollywood. Richard's career spans many genres, from feature films like U-571 (Matthew McConaughey), The Surrogates (Bruce Willis) and the 3 Ninjas franchise to some of network TV's most popular hit shows, including Grimm (NBC), Six Feet Under (HBO), In Treatment (HBO) and The O.C. (FOX). All told, Richard has composed for over 40 TV shows.

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