Tech Specs

General

  • Unlimited sequences
  • Unlimited songs
  • Unlimited V-racks
  • Unlimited tracks
  • Unlimited audio voices
  • Unlimited undo history
  • Maximum mono busses: 2048
  • Maximum stereo busses: 1024
  • Maximum sends per channel: 20
  • Maximum physical ins/outs: none (hardware dependent)
  • Audio engine resolution: 32-bit float

File import

  • AudioDesk files
  • Standard MIDI files
  • Final Cut Pro 7 XML

File export

  • Standard MIDI files (type 0 and 1)
  • Digital Performer (Version 7-9, 6.0, 5.12, 5.1, 4.6, 4.5, 4.1, 3.1)
  • AudioDesk (Version 2.0 and 1.0)
  • Final Cut Pro XML
  • MusicXML

Supported audio file formats

  • AIFF
  • WAV
  • Broadcast WAV (non-MPEG)
  • Sound Designer II
  • MP3
  • ACID
  • Apple Loops (AIFF and CAF)
  • REX (and RCY)
  • Core Audio Format (CAF)
  • QuickTime movies
  • AVI movies
  • Audio CD files
  • MuLaw files
  • 3G2
  • 3GP
  • AIFC
  • AAC
  • M4A
  • MP4

Time formats

  • Measure time (measure | beat | tick)
  • Real time (hrs:min:sec:hundredths)
  • Frame time (hrs:min:sec:frames)
  • Samples

SMPTE time code formats

  • 30 non-drop
  • 30 drop
  • 29.97 non-drop
  • 29.97 drop
  • 25
  • 24
  • 23.976

Audio bit depths

  • 16 bit integer
  • 24 bit integer
  • 32 bit float

Audio sample rates (kHz)

  • 44.1
  • 48
  • 88.2
  • 96
  • 176.4
  • 192

Channel formats

  • Mono
  • Stereo
  • Quad
  • LCRS
  • 5.1
  • 6.1
  • 7.1
  • 10.2

Plug-in formats

  • Audio Units (Mac only)
  • VST2 and VST3
  • MAS

Operating systems

  • macOS version 10.11 - 10.14 (see here for OS 10.15 compatibility).
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)*
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10

Processor

  • Mac or PC with Intel Core Duo CPU 1.83 GHz or faster
  • Multiple processors or a multi-core processor is required

RAM

  • 4GB required
  • 8GB or more recommended

Computer display resolution

  • 1024 x 768 required
  • 1280 x 1024 or higher recommended

64-bit operation

  • 64-bit only on macOS
  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 10, 8 and 7

Supported audio hardware

  • Mac: built-in audio, any Core Audio compatible hardware, any Core MIDI compatible hardware
  • Windows: any Windows 10, 8 or 7 Audio or ASIO compatible hardware, any Windows 10, 8 or 7 compatible MIDI hardware

Training and documentation

  • DP Quick Tip videos
  • DP10 Getting Started Guide 
    (132 pages, printed and PDF)
  • DP10 User Guide 
    (992 pages, PDF)
  • DP10 Plug-ins Guide (PDF)
  • DP Control Surfaces Guide (PDF)
  • DP Control App User Guide (PDF)
  • Online Help (context sensitive)
  • Fly-over Help Tags

*After a ten-year run, Windows 7 has been officially end-of-lifed (EOL) by Microsoft as of January 4, 2020. Therefore, MOTU products no longer officially support Windows 7, although existing installed products (as of June 2020) should still continue to function as they have been under Windows 7. However, future updates, including drivers, may require Windows 8 or later.