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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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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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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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Doctor Rosen Rosen

When you ask Doctor Rosen Rosen (aka Andy Rosen) if his producer name harkens to a certain classic Chevy Chase movie scene, he simply smiles broadly and says, "Absolutely!" Doctor Rosen Rosen is a multi-talented songwriter, producer and remixer currently based in Burbank, CA. Official remix credits include Drake, Lady Gaga, Weezer, and many more.

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Immediate Music and DP8

Immediate Music is a an Emmy® award-winning music production company based in Santa Monica, CA. Since 1992, composers Jeffrey Fayman and Yoav Goren have been pumping out music in Hollywood for movies, trailers, television, and album projects. You name it, they've scored it, produced it, or composed it. Jeff and Yoav credit their success in large part to the tools of their trade. At the top of the list? Digital Performer...

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Another #1 album for MOTU

According to Billboard magazine, "After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer 'Weird Al' Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as 'Mandatory Fun' debuts atop the list [for the week ending July 20, 2014]. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994." MOTU user Jim Kimo West, who plays guitar and programs synths for 'Weird Al', explains how MOTU products helped produce yet another #1 album.

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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.

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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.

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Mike McKnight

Mike McKnight is a music programmer, keyboardist, and musical director best known for his work on live tours with major artists such as Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, TLC, Whitney Houston and Earth Wind & Fire. Mike recently concluded a three-year worldwide tour with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and "The Wall" tour. Hear why Mike chooses Digital Performer and MOTU hardware for his work with these top artists.

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