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MOTU Digital Performer 6 Tutorial


Digital Performer 6 is a powerful digital audio workstation that has a comprehensive set of digital audio and MIDI sequencing tools. From powerful recording and editing tools, to an industry standard MIDI sequencing, DP 6 is widely recognized as one of the top music creation tools for film scoring. Instead of simply taking you through the manual, course author Sam McGuire presents three typical workflows with accompanying work files so you can work along side the tutorials. Whether you are a first time user, or a simply brushing up on the current version, you will find straightforward explanations and practical instruction that are aimed at a variety of skill levels. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Introduction to Digital Performer 6

Welcome to DP6
Historical Perspective
New Features in Version 6

Fundamentals

Digital Audio
MIDI pt. 1
MIDI pt. 2
Audio MIDI Setup

The Interface

Introduction to the Interface
Windows & Tabs
The Tools
Commands

Introduction to Projects

Production Phases
Projects & Work Files

Project 1 Introduction

Creating a Project & Preferences
Audio Settings
Creating Tracks
Writing Approaches

Virtual Instruments

V-Rack
BassLine
PolySynth
Nanosampler
Modulo
Model 12
Proton

Recording MIDI

Setting up the Workspace
Creating an Instrument
Track Headers
Recording

Composing

Rhythm Programming
A Strong Foundation
Adjusting Sounds
Creating a Bass Part
Recording Keys

Editing MIDI

Tools for MIDI
Quantization
Plugins pt. 1
Plugins pt. 2
Plugins pt. 3

Arranging MIDI

Markers
Tempo Operations pt. 1
Tempo Operations pt. 2
Tempo Operations pt. 3
Chunks
Songs

Mixing MIDI

The Mixer
The Graphic Editor pt. 1
The Graphic Editor pt. 2
Automation pt. 1
Automation pt. 2

Alternate Mixes

Multiple Mixes
Listening Environment
Comparison Mixes

Project 2 Introduction

Audio in DP6
Sound Bites Window
Sequence Editor
Waveform Editor

Audio Basics

Creating Audio Tracks
Finding the Tempo
Takes & Comping
Polar

Audio Editing

Tools for Audio
Fades & Crossfades
Beat Detective
Tuning
Spectral Effects
Scaling Time

Audio Mixing

Plugins pt. 1
Plugins pt. 2
Plugins pt. 3
Automation
Meter Bridge

Mastering

Bounce to Disk
Appropriate Effects pt. 1
Appropriate Effects pt. 2

Project 3

Importing Video Clips
Streamers/Punches/Flutters
QuickScribe
Exporting Final Clip
Final Cut Pro Integration

Score Examples

Example 1
Example 2
Example 3

Efficiency in DP6

Clippings
Pure DSP Basics
Freezing Tracks
Control Surfaces

Surround Sound

Your Environment
Formats
Panner

Summary

Wrap Up
Author Bio


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