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DP9 Feature Highlights

New for 9.5: ZTX PRO™ Technology

Cutting-edge audio time-stretching and pitch-shifting DSP developed and refined through years of advanced, state-of-the-art R&D by the renowned engineering team at Zynaptiq GmbH (zynaptiq.com). Get ready to be blown away by how good it sounds.

New for 9.5: relative pitch editing

A new pitch editing layer in the Sequence Editor allows you to graphically transpose any audio material up or down by interval using a draggable pitch bar or a pencil tool for fine-tuned pitch correction, adding or removing vibrato and so on.

New for 9.5: Effect Performance window

Monitor the processing load of all currently instantiated virtual instruments and effects plug-ins in your project. Identify and manage plug-ins that impose high processing demands on your computer. Sort by name or processor load. See the exact bar and beat where each plug-in peaks. See which plug-ins are running pre-gen versus real-time, with hints as to why plug-ins are currently running in real time.

MX4™ MultiSynth

Now included with DP, MX4 is a powerful 64-bit virtual instrument plug-in featuring a hybrid synthesis engine that combines several forms of synthesis, including subtractive, wavetable, frequency modulation (FM), amplitude modulation (AM) and analog emulation. Included is a new EDM-inspired soundbank with 120 new presets.

Seven new plug-ins

Meticulously crafted plug-ins include the MasterWorks™ FET-76™ emulation of the classic 1176LN™ limiting amplifier (Revision D/E), MultiFuzz™ model of Craig Anderton's seminal QuadraFuzz™ distortion kit from the 70's, MicroG™ and MicroB™ polyphonic octave generators for guitar and bass, the mind-blowing MegaSynth™ subtractive synth processor, and the new Hardware Insert plug-in for bringing your outboard gear into your DP effects chains.

Automation lanes in the Sequence Editor

Display audio and MIDI automation data (volume, pan, plug-in settings, etc.) in separate lanes below each track for easier viewing and editing. Show and hide as many lanes as you wish.

Spectral display in the Sequence Editor

View the spectral content of each audio track, side by side with their waveforms, directly in the Sequence Editor timeline with a colorful, informative visual representation of the frequency content of your audio material.

New for 9.1: Reduced latency on OS X

Host buffer latency under CoreAudio has been cut in half. As an example, if you choose a buffer setting of 128 samples, version 9.1 yields 256 samples of total host latency (one buffer on input and one on output), plus any hardware latency. This will improve audio I/O latency and virtual instrument performance.

New for 9.1: Next-gen Pre-gen™ engine

DP's Next-generation Pre-gen engine transparently pre-renders audio output from virtual instruments and plug-ins to dramatically reduce their CPU load. Now optimized for greatly enhanced CPU performance, DP seamlessly manages transitions between pre-generated audio and live audio as needed (such as when you record a virtual instrument live).

New for 9.1: Enhanced Windows drivers

The latency of the WASAPI (Windows Audio) driver has been significantly reduced. This will improve audio I/O latency and virtual instrument performance. The CPU load of the sample rate conversion used in the Windows Audio driver has also been substantially reduced.

New for 9.1: Small buffer optimization

DP's MOTU Audio System (MAS) engine processing has been optimized to better support operation at smaller buffer sizes (for both Mac and Windows), for even lower latency performance overall.

Retina display support

View DP's carefully crafted UI themes like Carbon Fiber, Producer and all-new DP9 theme in stunning detail on the exceptionally high image resolution of your Mac's Retina display.

MusicXML export

Export your DP QuickScribe notation scores as a MusicXML file, which can then be imported into popular music notation applications like Finale™ and Sibelius™. QuickScribe's renowned notation transcription, along with dynamics and many other musical symbols, are preserved during the file transfer.

Create Tracks command

Add many tracks to your project in one step — even different types of tracks (MIDI, audio, aux, master faders, etc.) all at once.

Floating plug-in windows

Keep plug-in windows in front of all other DP windows. Set the floating preference globally or choose to float on a per-window basis.

MIDI Learn for audio plug-ins

Map knobs, faders and switches on your MIDI controller to audio plug-in parameters. Use Digital Performer’s powerful Custom Consoles feature to access advanced programming for the connection.

Mute MIDI Notes

Use the Mute Tool to temporarily silence both audio regions and MIDI notes, including multiple selected notes.

Project Notes

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

More searching

Find Markers, Chunks and plug-in preferences faster with newly added search fields.


General

  • Unlimited sequences
  • Unlimited songs
  • Unlimited V-racks
  • Unlimited tracks
  • Unlimited audio voices
  • Unlimited undo history
  • Maximum mono busses: 198
  • Maximum stereo busses: 99
  • Maximum sends per channel: 20
  • Maximum physical ins/outs: none (hardware dependent)
  • Audio engine resolution: 32-bit float

File import

  • DP files from previous versions
  • AudioDesk files
  • Standard MIDI files
  • OMF interchange files
  • AAF interchange files
  • Final Cut Pro 7 XML

File export

  • Standard MIDI files (type 0 and 1)
  • OMF interchange
  • AAF interchange
  • Digital Performer (Version 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

MIDI timing resolution (PPQ)

  • 96
  • 192
  • 384
  • 480 (default)
  • 960
  • 1920
  • 3840
  • 3840.0000 (2 trillion)

Channel formats

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

Plug-in formats

  • Audio Units (Mac only)
  • VST
  • MAS

Operating systems

  • Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
  • 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

  • 2GB required
  • 4GB or more recommended

Computer display resolution

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

64-bit operation

  • Available for Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 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
  • DP9 Getting Started Guide
    (132 pages, printed and PDF)
  • DP9 User Guide
    (992 pages, printed and PDF)
  • DP9 Plug-ins Guide (PDF)
  • DP Control Surfaces Guide (PDF)
  • DP Control App User Guide (PDF)
  • Online Help (context sensitive)
  • Fly-over Help Tags
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