Updates for MOTU virtual instruments

Do you own a MOTU instrument product? Read on for details about just-released software updates and, in a few cases, sound library updates. These are free downloads that will improve your overall experience using MOTU virtual instrument products.

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MOTU Products are Windows 8 ready

Windows 8 is shipping, and MOTU hardware and software products are ready for your Windows 8 system. In most cases, the current shipping software installers for Windows 7 are forward-compatible with Windows 8. Final compatibility testing still on-going, so keep an eye on motu.com/download for any updates in the near future that may address Windows 8 specific issues.

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Now available: wireless control of CueMix from your iPad

Imagine being able to control your mix, wirelessly, from your iPad. If you own a CueMix-equipped MOTU audio interface, that day is here. Now available as a free download, the latest CueMix FX software includes TouchOSC templates for your iPad that give you complete control over the CueMix mixing and effects processing in your MOTU audio interface. Control your mix from anywhere in your home or studio Wi-Fi network. All CueMix-equipped MOTU interfaces are supported, both current and legacy models. Read on to see if yours is on the list.

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MachFive 3.1 update adds new effects, new script processors

True to its name, MachFive's new SparkVerb™ reverb module will inspire your production sensibilities with a fresh approach to synthetic reverb. From stratospheric choruses, to resonant unisons, and to lush ambiances, SparkVerb gives you a huge palette and direct control. Also new in Version 3.1, straight from the 1970's, is a meticulously engineered model of the analog ensemble effect in the Roland Paraphonic RS-505 string synth. Highly coveted, nearly impossible to obtain, now it's yours. You'll also have a blast exploring MachFive 3.1's six new script processors, like Shepard™, which produces the classic endless rising (or dropping) pitch effect. Best of all, Version 3.1 is now available as a free download for all MachFive 3 users.

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Digital Performer does Windows

Digital Performer version 8 made its debut in Anaheim, CA last week at NAMM 2012. The big news? Available this spring, DP8 will ship for both Mac OS X and Windows 7, fulfilling DP's destiny as a leading audio workstation platform for Windows-based recording artists, producers, engineers, remixers, composers and anyone looking for advanced desktop music and audio production on a PC.

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Software updates add value to your MOTU hardware

This week, we've released across-the-board driver and software updates for all MOTU FireWire, USB, Hybrid, and PCI-424 audio interfaces for both Mac and Windows platforms. In addition to numerous maintenance enhancements, several significant software updates add additional value to several MOTU interface lines.

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MOTU audio interfaces are compatible with Pro Tools 9

Are you a Pro Tools user? Have you always wished you could use a MOTU audio interface with your Pro Tools software? Now you can. All current MOTU FireWire, USB, and PCI audio interfaces are compatible with Pro Tools 9, including the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid, 828mk3, 896mk3, 8pre, Traveler-mk3, 2408mk3, and MicroBook. A whole new world of compatibility and interoperability has opened up between Pro Tools software and MOTU hardware. Getting them going together is easier than ever, too.

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Download your free tuner now

Do you own a mk3 FireWire audio interface or a MicroBook? You can now go here to download the latest MOTU FireWire and USB audio driver installer that adds a tuner to your MOTU interface's CueMix FX software. Just open the new Tuner window, play a note, and use the large graphic display to get in tune with an accuracy of one 10th of a cent (one 1,000th of a semi-tone). Being in tune has never been easier, and it's available now as a free update. Your MOTU interface just keeps getting better!

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