Digital Performer 6 Power! - This software for MAC does many incredible things. From sequencing MIDI, to recording multiple channels of audio, to mixing them down and syncing them to video, and to utilizing plug-in software synthesizers and software studios, there is little it doesn't do. This book takes the worry out of becoming familiar with the program. The approach is simple, and explained in a precise, logical format.
The book follows a natural progression from production through interfacing, project set up, and finally recording. You'll also learn about using it with MIDI, mixing arranging and scoring. And, the book does not have to be used in sequence. Feel free to jump to any section you want for explanations of specific functions and features.
About the Author: Don Barrett has been a musician since the age of 10. Upon graduating from Purdue University, his training, performances, compositions, and recordings have included projects ranging from progressive rock (with veteran producers Mass Giorginni and Fergus Daly) to studying film scoring at UCLA under the instruction of acclaimed composers Robert Drasnin (Mission: Impossible) and Lee Sanders (The Amazing Race).
Don composed the original score for the popular series Touched by an Angel in its final season on CBS and is currently assisting Emmy-nominated and BMI award-winning composer Ron Jones (Fox's Family Guy), where he serves as orchestrator, composer assistant, and technical adviser. He recently completed original music for several short films, numerous Smart Post Sound projects, and the award-winning television pilot "The Real Life" by creator Krystal Jalene Thomas.
Don has also composed nationally recognized concert works and continues to compose and arrange for competitive marching bands and concert percussion ensembles around the country. Don currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to serve as a panelist at various technical seminars and provide guest lectures at the Art Institute of L.A.