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There are many popular software Digital Audio Workstations (or DAWs) and Sound On Sound regularly covers all the top brands in its monthly DAW Masterclasses. From Steinberg Cubase and Avid Pro Tools, PreSonus Studio One and Apple Logic Pro, MOTU Digital Performer to Ableton Live, Reason Studios Reason and Cockos Reaper, you'll find how-to techniques and tips for all of these and other DAWs collected under the sections shown above.

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    Digital Performer: Exploring Nanosampler 2

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    With its significant overhaul, the new Nanosampler 2 offers a wealth of creative sample playback options.

    Techniques . Nov 2021
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    Digital Performer: ZTX Pro Pitch-shifting & Time-stretching

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    We guide you through DP’s pitch‑shifting and time‑stretching options.

    Techniques . Sep 2021
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    Digital Performer: Multi-Song Mastering Project

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    We show you how to set up a multi-song mastering project.

    Techniques . Jul 2021
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    Digital Performer: Using VCAs

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Technques

    Take control of your mixes with VCAs.

    Techniques Apr 2021
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    Digital Performer: Bounce To Disk Options

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    In DP 10.1, MOTU significantly expanded Bounce‑to‑Disk with the addition of real‑time, multi‑output, and track‑by‑track bouncing.

    Techniques Feb 2021
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    Digital Performer: Working With Clips

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    One of the most significant features introduced in DP 10 was the Clips window, and in the 10.1 release, MOTU made it even more powerful.

    Techniques Dec 2020
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    Digital Performer: Beats Of Burden

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    The latest version of DP includes some powerful timing & tempo-manipulation tools.

    Techniques Sep 2020
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    Getting More From DP's MasterWorks Plug-ins: Part2

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    We continue our exploration of DP's MasterWorks plug‑in suite.

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    Getting More From DP's MasterWorks Plug-ins: Part1

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Tricks

    We explore three of the MasterWorks processors: MW FET‑76, MW Leveler and MW Compressor.

    Techniques Jan 2020
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    Personalising Digital Performer

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Tricks

    Tailor the look and feel of DP to your own preferences.

    Techniques Nov 2019
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    What's New In DP10?

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Tricks

    Take our tour of the new features in DP10.

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    Vocal Processing & Effects In Digital Performer

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Digital Performer has all the tools you need to sculpt the perfect vocal sound.

    Techniques May 2019
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    Digital Performer Stompboxes

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Many of DP's emulated guitar pedals offer even more than the real thing!

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Using DP's Guitar Amp Plug-ins

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    From shred to salsa, Digital Performer's amp modelling tools can cater for any guitar style.

    Techniques Feb 2019
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    Digital Performer: Chunk Changes

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Digital Performer’s Chunks window makes it easy to reorder, build, and recombine musical material.

    Techniques Sep 2018
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    Digital Performer: Pitch Craft

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    We explore DP’s tools for applying pitch-correction, harmony generation, pitch-quantising and pitch effects to vocal tracks.

    Techniques Apr 2018
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    Using Digital Performer's Comp Tools

    MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    We explain how to use Digital Performer’s comping tools to assemble a killer vocal take.

    Techniques Feb 2018
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    Downsizing DP

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    When screen space is at a premium, it’s time to customise Digital Performer’s user interface.

    Techniques Jul 2015
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    Master Works

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Adding a master fader to Digital Performer’s Mixing Board makes many mixing and mastering tasks easier.

    Techniques Feb 2015
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    Side Effects

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Enjoy the creative possibilities of taking Digital Performer’s bundled plug–ins out of their comfort zone.

    Techniques Oct 2014
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    Project & Survive

    Digital Performer Tips and Techniques

    Understanding DP's projects and sequences can help you develop, archive and protect your hard work!

    Techniques May 2014

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