DP 11 Ships with Articulation Maps, MPE Support and More

Cambridge, MA — Tuesday, July 6, 2021. MOTU is now shipping Digital Performer version 11, a major upgrade to their flagship audio workstation software. New features include Articulation Maps, Audio Retrospective Record, support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), a completely redesigned Nanosampler 2.0 instrument plug-in, support for macOS Big Sur, native compatibility with Apple silicon Macs and dozens of additional user-requested enhancements.

“DP’s streamlined and customizable user experience is now more powerful than ever,” said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU. “We’ve packed amazing new technological advancements into familiar UI elements for easy adoption into users’ daily workflows.”

Articulation Maps

With DP’s new Articulation Maps feature, users can take full control of the expressive depth of today’s most advanced orchestral sound libraries, including VSL™, East West™, Spitfire™, Cinesamples™ and many others. Users can create or import articulation maps to build dynamic instruments and ensembles, allowing them to play, record or program expressive performances with unprecedented realism and musical impact.

Support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) and Per-Note CCs

In DP 11, users can record multi-channel output from an MPE controller — such as a Roli™ Seaboard™ — as regular MIDI notes with encapsulated MPE expression data. After recording a range of gestures (strike, pressure, slide, glide and lift), users see a single stream of normal MIDI notes each containing their own note-specific controllers (generated by the performance) superimposed on top of each note for easy and intuitive editing in DP’s familiar piano roll. Or users can view and edit each controller in a separate lane using DP’s familiar and powerful continuous controller (CC) editing tools. A new Scale tool allows users to increase or reduce the amount of expression by dragging up or down. MX4 and DP’s other included synth plug-ins are MPE-enabled, so users can get started with their MPE controller right away.

Audio Retrospective Record

DP11 adds audio to its Retrospective Recording capabilities. Now, DP always listens to both MIDI and audio input sources, capturing everything, even when not recording. Like magic, users can immediately recall any audio or MIDI material they’ve recently played. For both MIDI and audio input, Digital Performer ensures that you’ll never lose that precious, fleeting creative moment.

Support for macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon Macs

DP11 is fully qualified for macOS Big Sur (11.x) and the latest generation Apple silicon Macs. No Rosetta required. Optimized for native multi-core performance, DP’s audio engine prioritizes audio threads on high-speed cores and reserves CPU bandwidth for critical, time-sensitive processing.

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