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Personalising Digital Performer

MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Tricks
By Mike Levine

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

Digital Performer has an impressive array of options for customisation, allowing you to tailor both the features and the graphical user interface to suit your preferences and your working methods.

When you think about how much time you spend staring at the various screens in DP, it's nice to know that you can alter the visual aspects of the GUI in fundamental ways. DP's Themes feature lets you choose from 30 different 'skins' and even allows for third-party theme development. The different themes offer widely variable colour schemes, ranging from DP's current, dark-grey modern look to retro light grey to oranges, blues and more. Some also include variations of button styles and shapes, type styles and counter backgrounds. It's also easy to customise the colour and gradient of the meters and choose a custom Selection Color.

Just below the Themes chooser are the Meter Color and Selection Color controls,  which use a  standard colour picker to choose custom colours.Just below the Themes chooser are the Meter Color and Selection Color controls, which use a standard colour picker to choose custom colours.Changing Themes and colours is easy. Under the Digital Performer menu, go to Preference/Display Preferences/Themes. If you double-click on a different Theme, DP will change to it within a second or two, so you can keep trying different ones until you discover the one you like best.

The Choice Is Yours

The Consolidated Window is the central hub of DP's GUI, and provides an astounding number of options for customising its window configuration and functions. Across the top are the transport controls, tool buttons and the counter, and underneath is a large horizontally oriented central window that MOTU call the Main Body. The tabs at the top let you switch between various editor windows including the...

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Published November 2019