Motu Digital Performer 10

DP 10 Competitive Upgrade - Audio workstation software with MIDI sequencing
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Complete desktop studio production

Digital Performer represents a complete studio production experience on your computer desktop. Record, edit, mix, process and master polished recordings. Combine external hardware — synths, controllers, mics,instruments, compressors — with virtual instruments, loops, audio tracks and Midi tracks, all together in a seamless, intuitive production environment. Work musically with features like the Drum Editor and Quick Scribe notation, then switch gears for creative production techniques with inspiring plug-ins like DP's Sub kick, Ensemble Chorus, and guitar FX plug-ins. Import loops, launch virtual instruments and 3rd-party plug-ins: Digital Performer is the consummate host. Then polish your recording with Digital Performer’s extensive editing,mixing, processing and mastering tools. No matter how you approach your music andaudio production, DP's highly customizable user interface empowers your personal workflow.


What’s New

 Musical inspiration meets powerhouse audio production

Get inspired, then refine your mix — all in a singular workflow. Digital Performer 10 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.

Introducing DP10

DP version 10 delivers exciting new features like the Clips window and Stretch Audio, plus hundreds of included virtual instruments and dozens of workflow enhancements requested by DP users.

Clips Window

Trigger loops and phrases from your laptop or controller

The new Clips window brings loop triggering to Digital Performer. Drag and drop audio and MIDI clips from DP's new Content Browser into the Clips window and trigger them in real time, interactively, for live performance or on-the-fly inspiration. Trigger individual clips or multi-clip scenes, from your laptop or any MIDI controller. DP's unique clip queue lets you stack clip sequences ahead of time, so you don't have to manually trigger each one. Use Clip Record mode to capture your entire performance into tracks for playback and editing. Record new clips as inspiration strikes. The Clips window makes DP a live performance powerhouse, combining clip triggering with linear, track-based playback, mixing and recording.

Clips In Tracks

Edit and arrange MIDI and audio as musical phrases

Clips (phrases of MIDI or audio data) allow you to record,edit and arrange your track 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. Want to loop a clip? Just drag out its right edge.Double-click to open the Clip Editor for precise hands-on control. Shaping your musical ideas has never been faster or easier.

Stretch Audio

Manipulate audio like never before

From precision editing of individual beats to global tempo-changes, Stretch audio lets you manipulate audio faster and easier, with more control than ever before. Grab an individual audio beat to adjust its timing.The new Stretch Edit layer lets you precisely control anchor points to achieve exactly the feel you want. For global tempo control, simply enable Stretch mode and the entire audio track instantly conforms to your project tempo and timeline, even with smooth tempo changes over time. ZTX PRO™ technology from Zynaptiq™ ensures the highest possible audio quality throughout.

Beat Detection 2.0

Ultimate tempo and beat control

Like magic, DP10's Beat Detection finds the beats in your rhythmic audio, from individual loops to multi-channels stems to full mixes.Once beats are detected, you can fully manipulate them with DP's new Stretch Audio feature and industry-leading tempo adjustment features. Instantly conform your audio to the project's tempo and timeline. Apply tempo changes, even gradual ones that change over time. Drop loops into the Clips window, all completely in time with the rest of your music.

Content Browser

Instant access to everything

Get instant access to all of the resources you use to empower your creativity: virtual instruments, loops, clips, plug-ins...Whatever you need, it's now right at your fingertips, just a drag and drop away. Use Search to quickly find material by name or text strings. The Content Browser will speed your workflow by tenfold.

VCA Faders

Enhanced control for your mix

As with classic analog consoles of years past, VCA faders revolutionize how you mix in DP. A single VCA fader can control any number of tracks, precisely maintaining their relative volume. Create as many VCA groups as you want. Control VCAs with other VCAs, to create multiple nested sub-groups. Apply mix automation to VCAs and sub-fader automation is maintained and scaled throughout. Achieving the perfect mix has never been faster or easier.

Real-time and Off-line Stem Bouncing

Export stems admixes faster than ever

Digital Performer'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) mix down 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 MIDIRecord

When inspiration strikes, capture it!

Sometimes, you just experiment with musical ideas and afterwards, realize it's pure gold. But what if you hadn't clicked the Record button yet? Thankfully, Digital Performer 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 anytime. 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 your creativity and ensures you'll never lose that precious, fleeting creative moment.

Streamlined Waveform Editor

Edit audio waveforms with clarity and precision

Digital Performer's Waveform Editor is your all-in-one environment for down-to-the-sample waveform editing, precision beat editing,elastic audio stretching, pitch correction, embedded tempo maps and more.Choose an Edit Layer and go: menus and tools follow you. Zooming shortcuts abound. Revel in the precision and clarity the Waveform Editor affords your engineering eye.

VST3 Support

Run your favorite VST3 instruments and plug-ins

Digital Performer now supports VST3 compatible virtual instruments and plug-ins. And it's still compatible with VST2 and 1 plug-ins,too, of course.

MOTU Instruments Soundbank

Hundreds of virtual instruments and loops — now included

DP10 includes a 5 GB library of multi-sample acoustic instruments, synths, loops and phrases: that's over 300 different instruments,1100 instrument presets and 500 loops. You’ll find 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.

6 GB of free loops and sample packs

DP10 includes 6 GB of free loops and sample packs from leading sample content providers to help you start making music right away.From DP's new Content Browser, choose from dozens of musical styles, click to audition, then drag and drop in your projects timeline to build your track quick.

Online training resources from Groove3 is your one-stop shop for learning Digital Performer 10 and more! Since 2003 has helped hundreds of thousands of musicians, engineers and producers understand their music technology and use it creatively, empowering them to make the best versions of their music and productions. Click below to learn how to get the most out of DP10 and to see why music-makers everywhere love Groove3.

Scalable UI

Achieve perfect clarity

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.

Run Command

Instant access to any feature

Gain instant access to any feature in Digital Performer by simply typing shift-space bar to open the Run Command window. Start typing and all features matching what you type instantly appear. Can't remember which menu a feature is in? Just type its name.

Programmable SkipButtons

Skip by bars and beats

The skip forward/backward buttons in DP's main transports can now skip by musical increments of your choosing: skip forward or backward by one beat, or two bars, or four decide. A life-saver for live playback when the band gets out of sync with the playback system!

Consolidated Zooming

Zooming made easier

Zooming commands for all windows have been consolidated into the View menu for easier access.

Region Menu Presets

Faster Region menu editing

You can now save and create presets for Region menu operations,allowing you to recall commonly applied settings quickly and easily. Specific presets can be recalled with assigned keystrokes or with the new Run Command window.

You can now save and create presets for Region menu operations, allowing you 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

Relative vs. Absolute grid

Choose relative or absolute grid snapping when dragging MIDI and audio. Or use Auto Grid Snap, which sets the grid resolution automatically so you don't have to think about it.

Primary and Alternate Tool

Faster tool editing

To speed editing, DP now offers both a primary and alternate tool, which you can switch between using the 'x' key. Edit more quickly when rapidly changing between two different tools in the tool palette.

Enhanced Quantize and Groove Quantize

CC data moves with quantized notes

When applying Quantize, Groove Quantize or Input Quantize,Digital Performer correctly adjusts accompanying controller data with their respective notes, to more accurately preserve the original performance.

Enhanced Overdub Recording

Overdub recording replaces CC data

When overdub recording continuous controller data, any existing data is replaced to prevent data streams that conflict with each other.

MIDI Note Display Preferences

Enhanced MIDI note-display

Display MIDI notes with greater detail, including a velocity"thermometer" and MIDI note name to quickly identify the pitch of each note at a glance.

Event List QuickFilter

Faster event list editing

The event list now has quick filter buttons right above the list, so you can quickly show and hide data types.

Memory Cycle Strip

Loop DP's transports with ease

Looping DP's transports has never been easier. Just drag anywhere in the new Memory Cycle strip (just below the time ruler) in any graphic editor.

Auto-Record Strip

Set punch-in/outpoints graphically

Set the Auto-Record punch-in and punch-out times with visual ease using the new Auto-Record strip.

Enhanced Marquee Selection

Include note durations when selecting


A new preference allows marquee selections to include notes when any portion of the note falls within the marquee selection, not just the note's attack.

Velocity Tool

Faster note-on velocity editing


Click on a MIDI note and drag up or down to adjust its velocity.Swipe horizontally in the continuous data grid to adjust multiple not evelocities in a single gesture.


Hand Tool

Faster scrolling


Scroll graphic editors smoothly and precisely, vertically and horizontally in a single gesture. Simply click anywhere in the graphic editor grid and drag as desired.


Enhanced zooming gestures

More ways to zoom quickly


Use pinching gestures on your laptop’s track pad — or your mouse scroll wheel — to zoom graphic editors, both vertically and horizontally.


Duplicate Command

Repeat data with ease


The new Duplicate command lets you quickly repeat the currently selected time range or object, such as a MIDI note, soundbite or clip.


Note Velocities

Enhanced MIDI note velocity editing


MIDI note-on and note-off velocities are now displayed with larger icons and optional velocity tails for enhanced viewing and editing throughout DP.


Color-coded Chunks

Organize your chunks list using color


There is a new column in the Chunks window that lets you assign a color to each chunk using the standard color picker.

GeneralUnlimited sequencesUnlimited songsUnlimited V-racksUnlimited tracksUnlimited audio voicesUnlimited undo historyMaximum mono busses: 2048Maximum stereo busses: 1024Maximum sends per channel: 20Maximum physical ins/outs: none (hardware dependent)Audio engine resolution: 32-bit floatFile importAudioDesk filesStandard MIDI filesFinal Cut Pro 7 XMLFile exportStandard 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 XMLMusicXMLSupported audio file formatsAIFFWAVBroadcast WAV (non-MPEG)Sound Designer IIMP3ACIDApple Loops (AIFF and CAF)REX (and RCY)Core Audio Format (CAF)QuickTime moviesAVI moviesAudio CD filesMuLaw files3G23GPAIFCAACM4AMP4Time formatsMeasure time (measure | beat | tick)Real time (hrs:min:sec:hundredths)Frame time (hrs:min:sec:frames)SamplesSMPTE time code formats30 non-drop30 drop29.97 non-drop29.97 drop252423.976Audio bit depths16 bit integer24 bit integer32 bit floatAudio sample rates (kHz)44.14888.296176.4192Channel formatsMonoStereoQuadLCRS5. formatsAudio Units (Mac only)VST2 and VST3MASOperating systemsmacOS 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 10ProcessorMac or PC with Intel Core Duo CPU 1.83 GHz or fasterMultiple processors or a multi-core processor is requiredRAM4GB required8GB or more recommendedComputer display resolution1024 x 768 required1280 x 1024 or higher recommended64-bit operation64-bit only on macOSAvailable for 64-bit versions of Windows 10, 8 and 7Supported audio hardwareMac: built-in audio, any Core Audio compatible hardware, any Core MIDI compatible hardwareWindows: any Windows 10, 8 or 7 Audio or ASIO compatible hardware, any Windows 10, 8 or 7 compatible MIDI hardwareTraining and documentationDP Quick Tip videosDP10 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
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