NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 10.1
Clips in Tracks and Clip Recording — Create or record clips (phrases of MIDI or audio data) in tracks to record, edit and arrange material easily and intuitively. Apply all of DP's powerful editing tools, such as split, trim, drag and drop, edge-edit, copy/paste and more. To loop a clip, just drag out its right edge. Double-click to open the Clip Editor for precise hands-on control. Use the Pack and Unpack commands to create a clip from existing data or extract data from a clip. Clip Record mode lets you trigger clips in the Clips window and then capture their entire performance into tracks for playback and editing. Record directly into new, blank clips as inspiration strikes.
Real-time and Off-line Stem Bouncing — Digital Performer 10.1's Bounce to Disk feature now allows you to batch export audio stems and mixes faster than ever with both real-time and faster-than-real-time (off-line) mixdown operations. Bounce multiple tracks and/or outputs in a single operation for fast, convenient delivery of stems for your productions. The "Bounce Includes Audio Patch Thru" option even allows for real-time capturing of audio returns from external sources, such as a hardware reverbs, hardware synths or Vienna Ensemble Pro™ instruments.
Retrospective MIDI Record — Digital Performer 10.1 is always capturing MIDI input, even when its main transports are not actually recording — or even completely stopped. You can immediately recall material you’ve recently played at any time. For example, you could experiment with musical ideas, playing your MIDI controller, and afterwards decide to place the performance into a track to permanently capture it. If the performance was played with the transport stopped, Digital Performer can even tempo analyze the performance and conform it to the project tempo. Almost like magic, Digital Performer frees creativity and ensures that precious, fleeting creative moments are never lost.
Enhanced MIDI editing — Note velocities can now be quickly altered with the new Velocity Tool. For overall enhanced viewing, note-on and note-off velocities are now displayed with larger icons, muted notes appear more clearly, non-active automation data types appear translucent, and optional note duration tails appear next to velocity handles.
Performance Optimizations — Digital Performer now runs more efficiently than ever. In version 10.1, common gestures like selecting, dragging, scrolling, and deleting are much more responsive.
23 new drum kits for Model12 — Expanded drum kit offerings include acoustic stick, brush, rod and mallet kits, plus ten new electronic kits from popular vintage drum machines. Bonus kits include Fuji Bicycle Kit, LA Trailer Production Kit, Radio FX Kit, Chips Kit and More Cowbell Kit.
Memory Cycle and Auto Record strips — Loop the main transports and set punch-in and punch-out points visually with dedicated strips above the timeline.
Color-coded chunks — Assign a custom color to each chunk using the standard color picker.
Duplicate command — Quickly repeat the currently selected time range or object, such as a MIDI note, soundbite or clip.
Enhanced scrolling — Scroll graphic editors smoothly and precisely, vertically and horizontally in a single gesture with the new Hand tool.
Faster zooming — Use pinching gestures on a laptop’s track pad — or a mouse scroll wheel — to zoom graphic editors, both vertically and horizontally.
NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 10.0
Clips window — Drag and drop audio and MIDI clips from DP's new Content Browser into Clips window cells and trigger them in real time, interactively, for live performance or on-the-fly inspiration while creating new material.
Stretch Audio — Use the new Stretch edit layer in audio tracks to drag individual beats and their anchor points to make precision adjustments for exactly the right feel. For global tempo control, simply enable Stretch mode on a per-track basis and the entire audio track instantly conforms to the project tempo and time line, even with gradual tempo changes over time. ZTX PRO™ technology from Zynaptiq™ ensures the highest possible audio quality throughout.
Beat Detection 2.0 — Enhanced beat detection engine makes it easy to conform imported rhythmic audio to the project tempo by just dropping it into the track.
VCA faders — As with classic analog consoles of years past, VCA faders can control any number of tracks, precisely maintaining their relative volume. You can create as many VCA groups as you wish and even control VCAs with other VCAs to create multiple nested sub-groups. Mix automation can be applied to VCAs and sub-fader automation is maintained and scaled throughout.
MOTU Instruments soundbank — DP10 includes a 5 GB library of multi-sample acoustic instruments, synths, loops and phrases with over 300 different instruments, 1100 instrument presets and 500 loops. Included are acoustic and electronic drum kits, pianos, guitars and basses, along with church organs, electric organs, strings, brass, woodwinds, synths, ethnic instruments, choirs, voices, percussion, sound effects and more. This versatile collection of instruments spans musical genres, eras, geographical regions and cultural styles.
Scalable UI — Today's high-resolution computer displays offer unprecedented size and clarity. DP10 allows you to take full advantage of any screen resolution: simply press command-plus and command-minus (control-plus and control-minus on Windows) to scale DP's entire UI larger or smaller to achieve the perfect degree of clarity for your eye.
Streamlined Waveform Editor — DP10's Waveform Editor has been completely redesigned to provide a streamlined, all-in-one environment for down-to-the-sample waveform editing, precision beat editing, elastic audio stretching, pitch correction, embedded tempo map editing and more.
Run command — Gain instant access to any feature in Digital Performer by simply typing shift-spacebar to open the Run Command text bar. When you start typing, all features matching what you type instantly appear.
Programmable skip buttons — DP's main transports can now skip forward and backward by musical increments, such as one beat, or two bars, or four bars.
Region menu presets — Save and create presets for Region menu operations, so you can to recall commonly applied settings quickly and easily. Specific presets can be recalled with assigned keystrokes or with the new Run Command window.
Enhanced grid snapping — Choose relative or absolute grid snapping when dragging MIDI and audio. Alternately, Auto Grid Snap sets the grid resolution automatically so you don't have to think about it.
Alternate tool — To speed editing, DP now offers both a primary and alternate tool, which you can switch between using the 'x' key to edit more quickly in situations where you are rapidly changing between two different tools in the tool palette.
MIDI note display preferences — MIDI notes can be displayed with greater detail, including their MIDI note name, to quickly identify the pitch and on-velocity of each note at a glance.