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Digital Performer: Chunk Changes

MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques
Published September 2018
By Jim Cooper

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

A Sequence in Digital Performer is the equivalent of an entire project or session file in other DAWs, except that in DP you can create multiple Sequences within a single project, each with its own timeline, track list and mixer. The ability to have multiple Sequences within a DP Project is made possible by its unique Chunks feature, and has many practical uses, which we will explore here. We’ll also take a look at two other types of Chunks: Songs and V‑racks.

Screen 1: The Chunks window mini‑menu helps you manage Sequences, Songs and V‑racks.Screen 1: The Chunks window mini‑menu helps you manage Sequences, Songs and V‑racks.To begin, open the Chunks window from the Project menu. When you create a new DP Project, there is a single Sequence Chunk, named ‘Seq‑1’, in the Chunks list. Option‑click the name to change it. Notice that the Sequence also has a play‑enable button to its left. This indicates that it is the currently active Sequence. If you...

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Published September 2018