Trying to learn Digital Performer 4.5

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  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Hey everyone...I bought my iMac, DP, and an external FW drive. Now I need to learn how the hell DP works. I think I'm just overwhelmed with trying to learn the quirks (or lack of) with OSX since I'm new to it, and I haven't used any recording software other than Cubase SX. Needless to say, I'm pretty lost right now!

    Have any of you bought the teaching DVD's from Guitar Center that is specific to the software that you are running? Are they any good? I just want to get the basics and navigation down quickly because I have some projects happening soon.

    Oh yeah....Mac rocks! It took me a whole 20 minutes to install all of my plugs, software, hard drive, RAM, and get my FW1884 controlling DP.

    MELTHEDOG13 Guest

    I've been using DP on my Mac's for about 3 years now...have to say I am pretty damn happy with the whole set up.

    One of the books I bought was Digital Performer Ignite and it is in my opinion one of the better books out there for DP (there aren't many of them). Other than that I kinda taught myself DP (I didn't have anyone to show me the ins and outs of the program) so I would say it is completly possible to navigate your way thru it, with some time of course....
  3. bluesdudeo

    bluesdudeo Active Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    Bodmin moor, Cornwall UK
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    I'm still using dp3 . I moved over about 5 years ago from Cubase pc/ atari.
    It's been a long haul . I'm not very technical minded though. All I had was the manual and a cool school interactus volume 6 for dp3 . Thomson course technology 79 us dollars. There is .... as I read the back of the cover :lol: csi volume 9 Pp4. Get all you can afford and study hard.

    good luck dude
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    motu offers a berkeley tutorial book/CD on their website- pretty decent to learn the basics :D
  5. axel

    axel Guest

    therecordingart wrote:

    :D :D :D

    DP will bring you the same satisfaction, very good choice.

    welcome :D

    sorry that i can't help in terms of tutorial myself, i am a logic head. but check your AU plug post and here is another one:

    crystal, by

    a very, very good sounding, super versatile synth...

    oops, sorry i did not meant to hi jack this thread 8)
  6. GoshenSound

    GoshenSound Guest

    I've been using DP for a couple of years now, and found the manual to be helpful when I have specific questions. Other than that it was a lot of trial and error, most DAW's share certain qualities that can be transferred.

    PM me with any questions, I'd be happy to help. Good Luck.

    Also, is a great helpful board just for MOTU stuff.

    Check it out.

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