Digital Performer 9 from MOTU is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer well suited for songwriters, live performance, film and video soundtracks, audio post production, surround mixing, and other professional audio production tasks. The software records, edits, arranges, mixes, processes, and masters audio and MIDI tracks, while the single window streamlines production without having to dive through menus.
Available for Mac and Windows, DP9 delivers several new plug-ins and enhancements including the Masterworks FET-76 emulation of the classic 1176LN limiting amplifier, a spectral display that provides the spectral content of audio signals for each audio track side by side with their waveforms, and MusicXML export, which transfers QuickScribe notation to other programs such as Finale and Sibelius.
Additional enhancements include dedicated automation lanes for any type of track, MIDI learn for plug-ins, muting MIDI notes with the Mute tool, floating plug-in windows, and support for Retina graphics. DP9 now ships with the MX4 synthesizer, which combines several types of synthesis and has many banks of presets including a dedicated bank for EDM sounds. The software also features MultiFuzz, an emulation of Craig Anderton's multi-band distortion QuadraFuzz and Megasynth, a polyphonic octave generation synthesizer that uses any input as an oscillator and offers flexible signal routing, envelopes, LFOs, a pattern generator, and macro controls.