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Digital Performer is one of the leading digital audio workstation programs for the Mac. It allows you to sequence MIDI, record multiple channels of audio, mix them down, synch them to video, and utilize plug-in software synthesizers and software studios. Digital Performer 6 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide provides a versatile guide to setting up and using the newest version of MOTU’s Digital Performer 6 audio/MIDI sequencing, editing, and recording software. The book’s approach is one that will simplify and demystify the technical aspects of setting up and using Digital Performer 6, while also supplying useful engineering tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of the program. Chapters and sections progress naturally through the music production process, from navigating the interface, setting up projects, and recording, to working with MIDI, editing, arranging, mixing, mastering, handling music notation, and scoring to picture. This setup allows new users to work through the book from start to finish and learn Digital Performer quickly, while intermediate and advanced users can flip to specific areas of interest to learn new tricks and increase their mastery. Regardless of your skill level, this is the only guide to Digital Performer you will ever need to take your music to the next level.
Don Barrett has been a musician since the age of 10. A graduate of 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"). Mr. Barrett composed an 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 scores for several short films, numerous Smart Post Sound projects, and the award-winning television pilot "The Real Life" by creator Krystal Jalene Thomas.