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DP8 is now shipping

DP8 is now shipping! Many initial orders will be arriving on doorsteps over the next few days. You can order your upgrade from by logging in and visiting the "My Registrations" link or by going to the store. DP8 is a must-have upgrade if you own — or are moving to — a 64-bit computer system. Plus, there are many inspiring new plug-ins, intriguing UI themes, and useful features you'll use every day.

17 new plug-ins

Version 8 ships with 17 new plug-ins, including two new classic guitar amp models, a bass cabinet model, several classic guitar pedals, modeled analog delay, a multi-band dynamic equalizer, a precision delay, a de-esser, the Subkick™ kick drum enhancer, and Springamabob™, a modeled vintage spring reverb processor.

New video engine

DP8's new video engine allows full-screen viewing of full 720 or 1080 HD video clips on a primary or secondary computer monitor, or on a conventional HDMI or SDI video monitor connected to a MOTU video interface such as the HD Express or HDX-SDI. The movie window can be easily popped in and out of the consolidated window, and the movie audio track can be routed to aux faders for mixing and processing, without the need to extract the audio.

15 new themes

Digital Performer's Themes allow users to change the entire look of the software with one click. DP8 adds 15 new themes, including "Hi-Fi", "Arctic", and "None More Black".

Version 8 feature highlights


Digital Performer 8 is now shipping for Mac OS X. The Windows version is in final testing and will be available soon to all registered DP8 users.

Registered DP users can upgrade to Version 8 directly from the MOTU web store.

Users of competing products can purchase the DP8 Competitive Upgrade at the MOTU web store or from any authorized MOTU reseller.