Introducing Digital Performer 9

Artistry and engineering in elegant counterpoint

Exciting new plug-in processors, a powerful synth and many workflow enhancements headline this major new upgrade.

Spark your creativity, then refine your mix — all in a singular workflow. Digital Performer 9 delivers inspirational features devised to ignite your creative muse, combined with state-of-the-art studio production technologies engineered for the most demanding, world-class recording and production environments.


Mega MultiSynth with new EDM soundbank

Meet the 64-bit instrument plug-in powerhouse for your Digital Performer desktop. Inspired by legendary subtractive synthesizers, MX4 combines several core synthesis techniques in a unified, hybrid synthesis engine that delivers fresh and vintage sounds alike. As you explore its many banks and hundreds of presets, you'll soon rely on MX4 as your "go-to" instrument. Fat basses, nasty leads, analog pads, vintage electronica — it's all at your fingertips and conveniently saved with your DP projects for instant recall.

Signature EDM soundbank for MX4

Spark your EDM tracks with cutting-edge sounds

Developed by synth guru Erik Norlander, this exciting new soundbank spans the EDM sound spectrum, from deep house to neo disco to electro swing. You'll find presets that inspire new directions, and with a little tweaking, define your unique sound. Browse dozens of basses, leads, pads, arps, sample & hold and rhythm blocks. These presets are a showcase for MX4 as a synth programming powerhouse.

Five new plug-ins for DP9

From vintage compression to mega synthesis, you'll use these plug-ins every day to take your productions from initial inspiration to final mastering.

MasterWorks FET-76™

The 1176LN peak limiter reborn

Digital Performer's spot-on emulation of the classic 1176LN compressor includes all the quirks of the revered D/E revisions, including "all buttons" mode for absolute slamming, when needed.


Craig Anderton's QuadraFuzz reborn

There's no fuzz box quite like Craig Anderton's seminal QuadraFuzz™ — except DP9's new MultiFuzz™, which faithfully reproduces the unique fuzz tones of the original hardware kit from the 70's.


Turn your guitar into a synthesizer

MegaSynth combines polyphonic octave generation with flexible signal routing, envelopes, LFOS, a pattern generator and macros. Input your guitar — or any signal — and let the synthesis mayhem begin!


Polyphonic octave generator for guitar

MicroG is a subtractive synth processor that emulates polyphonic octave generators (POGs) streamlined for guitar. Try it on vocals, instruments or any type of signal for truly unique effects!


Polyphonic octave generator for bass

Tuned for bass guitar, MicroB lets you get your Funkadelic on, with that classic bass sound from the 70's made popular by Parliament. But that's just the beginning with this synth processor.

Productivity enhancements

DP9 is loaded with new features to speed your workflow
and inspire your creativity

Automation lanes

Clarify your automation data

Mix automation can add life to a flat mix, allowing it to breath with the musical ebb and flow of the track. Automation lanes display each type of automation data — volume, pan, plug-in settings like filter cutoff — in their own lane below the parent track, giving you the clarity you need to perfectly dial in your automated mix. Show as many lanes as you like. Display any type of automation data you wish, for audio tracks, instrument tracks and MIDI tracks.

Spectral display

See your audio's frequency content with color and clarity

Digital Performer 9 can display the spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor time line. Vertical position represents frequency; brightness represents intensity. This gives you a colorful, informative visual representation of the frequency content of your tracks within the context of surrounding tracks — and your entire mix. The Spectrogram display can be invaluable in helping you effectively balance and manage the frequency content of your mix over time. Choose from among a dozen compelling color schemes.

Retina graphics

Take full advantage of your display's amazing resolution

Digital Performer 9 takes full advantage of your Mac's Retina™ display, delivering stunning graphic resolution, clarity and color depth to your Digital Performer experience.

MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins

Punch, twist and swipe your audio with hands-on control

Working with plug-ins in Digital Performer has just become a hands-on experience: now you can sweep filters, morph macros and toggle bypass switches with the physical controls on your favorite MIDI controller. Mapping is easy: just click the Learn button and hit your controller. Molding your sound has never been more interactive.

MusicXML export

Export your DP score to other notation apps with accuracy and ease

Digital Performer's QuickScribe notation window has long been recognized for its elegant transcription of non-quantized MIDI tracks. DP9's new MusicXML export feature lets you transfer QuickScribe's beautiful notation to other MusicXML-savvy notation programs, such as Finale™ and Sibelius™, while preserving QuickScribe's elegant transcription, including key signatures, meter changes, dynamic markings, lyrics, transpositions and even marker text. Your score will look fantastic and you'll save huge amounts of time because you won't have to "clean up" the score in the other program.

Create Tracks command

Build an entire DP project in one operation

Create Tracks lets you make dozens of audio, MIDI and instrument tracks in one operation. Quickly set up new projects or add tracks to existing projects.
A huge time saver!

Project Notes

Save text notes directly in your project

Now you can save text notes in your DP project, rather than in a separate text document. Log production info, keep a To Do list, build up liner notes.

More searching

Find markers and chunks faster

Like most list windows in DP, the Markers and Chunks windows now have search fields, allowing you to quickly find markers and chunks when the lists get long.

Mute MIDI Notes

Mute notes with the Mute tool

DP's Mute tool is a convenient way to temporarily mute audio regions. Now it can mute MIDI notes, too — even multiple selected notes with one click.

Floating plug-ins

Keep them in front, always

Keep your potent processors front and center as you work. Set the floating preference globally or choose to float on a per window basis for complete control.