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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MOTU at NAMM 2018

NAMM 2018 (#namm2018) will be held January 25-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The MOTU booth (#15306) holds center stage on Level 1 of the brand new, just-opened North Hall, so be sure to swing by and check out the new audio technology neighborhood established there. MOTU will be running a full schedule of presentations each day, featuring in-depth clinics and special guests you won't want to miss.

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MOTU and macOS High Sierra

Apple has released macOS® High Sierra (version 10.13). MOTU has worked with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with macOS High Sierra, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to macOS High Sierra.

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Digital Performer 9.5 is now shipping

Digital Performer version 9.5 is now shipping and introduces ZTX PRO™ technology: cutting-edge audio time-stretching and pitch-shifting DSP developed and refined through years of advanced R&D by the renowned engineering team at Zynaptiq GmbH (zynaptiq.com).

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Digital Performer 9.1 is now shipping

Summer is sizzling and so is Digital Performer 9.1, now shipping as a free update for all DP9 owners. If you don't own DP yet, you can run the free download as a 30-day trial version. The 9.1 release introduces two new plug-ins, significant performance optimizations and dozens of workflow enhancements.

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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. …

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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 …

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MOTU at NAMM 2016

NAMM 2016 (#namm2016) will be held this Thursday through Sunday (January 21-24) at the Anaheim Convention Center. MOTU (Hall A, booth 6410) will be running a full schedule of product demonstrations each day, featuring NEW product updates and special guests, including composer and producer David Das, film composers Joey Newman and Frank Ferrucci, and musical phenom Jacob Collier, the one-man multi-instrumentalist who has dazzled millions of youtube viewers with his unique and fathomless talent.

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