MOTU demos from NAMM 2016

Thanks to record-breaking attendance at this year's NAMM show and a full schedule of presentations, the MOTU booth was as busy as it's ever been. We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to say hello, talk shop and watch a demo. There's nothing more exciting to us than sharing the latest MOTU news with all of you at the show. As usual, the full complement of MOTU gear was on display. Composers Joey Newman, David Das and Frank Ferrucci shared insights into their Digital Performer workflows for film scoring and music production. MOTU's Matt LaPoint gave packed booth audiences an exciting preview of new features in DP9, plus new audio interface features coming in a firmware update. On Saturday, Jacob Collier stunned the MOTU booth audience with his incredible solo performance (voice and piano). Watch these videos to relive the excitement and take a deep dive into all the latest MOTU developments.

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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: 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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Multi-platinum Producer Teddy Riley Talks MOTU

Co-producer on Michael Jackson's Dangerous album and many other multi-platinum releases, Teddy Riley is one of the most successful R&B producers of all time and is widely recognized as the father of New Jack Swing. In this video interview, filmed at a recent West LA Music Expo in Santa Monica, Teddy talks about his latest projects, including the recently released posthumous Michael Jackson album Michael, and his trail-blazing work at the forefront of music production technology using cutting edge tools like MOTU's BPM beat production software and MOTU audio interfaces.

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Jordan Rudess rocks Ethno 2

Ethno 2 is now shipping. Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess was so inspired by Ethno 2, he shot twelve new videos to demonstrate the breadth and depth of version 2's massively expanded 21 GB sound library. See and hear Jordan work his magic once again in these compelling Ethno 2 video presentations.

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Beyoncé: at the top of her game

Beyoncé is on fire. According to Billboard Magazine, she's racked up numerous milestones in her career over the past 12 months, from appearances at the 2009 presidential inauguration to a worldwide tour grossing $53.5 million with no end in sight. Her latest album "I Am...Sasha Fierce" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last November with a string of Billboard Hot 100 spin-offs, including "If I Were a Boy," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Sweet Dreams." After bestowing their annual Woman of the Year Award on Beyoncé earlier this month at a gala event in New York City, Billboard's editorial director Bill Werde quipped, "It is theoretically possible that someone on some other planet had a better year than Beyoncé, but I'm not buying it."

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