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Digital performer power!

Author: Steve Thomas
Publisher: Boston, MA : Thomson/Course Technology, ©2005.
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Digital Performer is an integrated digital audio and MIDI sequencing production system. It is explained and explored in this volume. It provides a comprehensive environment for editing, arranging,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Thomas
ISBN: 1592000665 9781592000661
OCLC Number: 57717368
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Contents: Chapter 1 About Digital Performer and Your Mac 1 --
What Is a D.A.W.? 1 --
Non-Linear Editing 2 --
Host- and Non-Host-Based Systems 2 --
Expansion Cards 2 --
MIDI Interfaces 3 --
Audio Interfaces 3 --
Digital Performer Requirements 3 --
The Mac and Your DP System 4 --
Hard Drives 4 --
Disk Maintenance 5 --
SuperDrives 6 --
Chapter 2 Setting Up Digital Performer 9 --
Installing Digital Performer 9 --
Installing Audio Hardware Drivers 9 --
Installing Core MIDI Drivers 11 --
Installing Digital Performer 11 --
Installing Third-Party Plug-ins 13 --
Launching Digital Performer for the First Time 15 --
Audio Configuration 16 --
Audio System: Choosing MAS, DAE, or MIDI Only 17 --
The Configure Hardware Driver Window 17 --
The Configure Studio Settings Window 21 --
The Input Monitoring Mode Window 23 --
The Audio Bundles Window 24 --
MIDI Configuration 26 --
The Audio MIDI Setup (AMS) Utility 27 --
Synchronization 30 --
Syncing DP 30 --
Chapter 3 Navigating Digital Performer 33 --
The Consolidated Window 33 --
Control Panel 35 --
Transport and Counter 36 --
Tempo, Meter, and Metronome 38 --
Status Strip 38 --
Memory and Auto-Record Bar 39 --
DP's Drawers 40 --
Tracks Window 42 --
Title Bar and Mini-Menu 42 --
Tracks List 45 --
The Tracks Overview Section 47 --
The Sequence Editor 49 --
The Sequence Editor Title Bar 50 --
Mini-Menu 50 --
Track Information Panel 51 --
Graphic Editing 52 --
Time Rulers, Grids, and Zooming 52 --
The Mixing Board 53 --
Title Bar and Mini-Menu 54 --
Track Strips 55 --
Soundbites Window 57 --
The Soundbites Title Bar and Mini-Menu 57 --
List 59 --
The Information Pane 61 --
Edit 62 --
Chapter 4 Setting Up a New Project 63 --
Project Basics 64 --
The Default Workspace 66 --
Setting the Sampling Rate and Bit Depth 67 --
Tracks in Digital Performer 68 --
Deleting Tracks 68 --
Adding Tracks 68 --
Renaming Tracks 70 --
Moving Tracks 70 --
Track Voices and Internal Busses 71 --
Input and Output Assignments 74 --
Audio and Aux Track I/O 74 --
MIDI Track I/O 76 --
Monitoring External MIDI Devices 79 --
Monitoring MAS/AU Instruments 80 --
Monitoring Rewire Instruments 81 --
Tempo and Meter 82 --
Setting the Tempo 83 --
Setting the Meter 84 --
Setting Up a Click 85 --
Chapter 5 Project Management: Part 1 89 --
The Digital Performer Project 90 --
Creating a New Project 90 --
Opening an Existing Project 91 --
Opening Other File Types 93 --
Saving Your Project 93 --
The Save Command 93 --
The Save As Command 93 --
Save As Template 96 --
Standard MIDI Files 100 --
OMFI Files 103 --
Customizing Your Workspace 103 --
The Consolidated Window 103 --
The Preferences and Settings Command 111 --
Window Sets 126 --
Track Colors 128 --
The Commands Window 133 --
Chapter 6 Project Management: Part 2 137 --
The Undo History 137 --
The Project Undo History 138 --
Branching 139 --
Managing the Undo History Windows 144 --
Audio File Undo History Windows 147 --
Polar Undo History Window 148 --
Managing Audio Files and Soundbites 149 --
Changing the Location of Audio Files and Soundbites 149 --
Organizing Audio Files and Soundbites into Folders 151 --
Renaming Existing Audio Files or Soundbites 151 --
Deleting Audio Files and Soundbites 152 --
Removing Audio Files and Soundbites 153 --
Locating Missing Audio Files or Soundbites 154 --
Compacting an Audio File 156 --
Compacting a Project 157 --
Backup and Project Archival 158 --
Backups 158 --
Archiving 159 --
External Hard Drives 159 --
CD-R versus DVD-R 160 --
Rewritable Media 160 --
Software Solutions 161 --
Chapter 7 Recording Audio 163 --
Input Assignments and the Audio Assignments Window 163 --
Setting Input Levels 165 --
Arming a Track 165 --
Audio Monitor Window 167 --
Monitoring Input Signals 169 --
Audio Patch Thru 169 --
Monitoring with External Mixers 170 --
Direct Hardware Playthrough 170 --
Recording Audio 171 --
Recording and Managing Alternate Takes 172 --
Punching In and Out 173 --
Overdub Record Mode 175 --
Cycle Record Mode 176 --
Recording with Effects 177 --
Importing Audio 179 --
Sound File Locations 179 --
Automatic Conversions Preferences 180 --
The Import Audio Command versus Drag and Drop 181 --
Chapter 8 Recording MIDI 185 --
MIDI-Related Windows and Commands 185 --
The MIDI Monitor Window 186 --
The Set Input Filter Command 186 --
The Input Quantize Command 187 --
MIDI Device Groups 188 --
MIDI Patch Lists 191 --
Recording MIDI Data 192 --
Setting Up to Record a MIDI Track 193 --
Setting Up an Instrument Track 194 --
Overdub Recording 196 --
Chapter 9 Recording MIDI: Region Menu, Plug-ins, and Virtual Instruments 201 --
Region Menu Commands 201 --
The Mini-Menu 202 --
The Transpose Command 204 --
The Quantize Command 206 --
The Change Velocity Command 208 --
The Split Notes Command 210 --
MIDI Effects Plug-ins 211 --
Processing with the Region Menu's MIDI Effects Plug-ins 212 --
Inserting Real-time MIDI Plug-ins 212 --
Virtual Instrument Plug-ins 212 --
Assigned Instrument Tracks 213 --
Unassigned Instrument Tracks 214 --
Instrument Inserts and the Mixing Board 214 --
The Freeze Selected Tracks Command 216 --
Chapter 10 Editing 219 --
The Tools Palette 220 --
The Time Format Window, Time Ruler, and Edit Grid 221 --
The Time Format Window 221 --
The Time Ruler 223 --
The Edit Grid 225 --
The View Filter 228 --
Zooming 228 --
Selecting and Moving 229 --
Selecting and Moving Audio 230 --
Selecting and Moving MIDI Notes 233 --
Basic Edit Commands 234 --
The Erase Command 234 --
The Copy, Cut, Paste, Repeat, and Merge Commands 234 --
Editing Audio in the Sequence Editor 237 --
Edge-Editing Soundbites 238 --
Soundbite Editing Shortcuts 239 --
Fades and Crossfades 240 --
MIDI Editing in the Graphic Editor 242 --
Inserting, Removing, and Modifying Notes in the Note Grid 243 --
The Median Strip and Continuous Data Grid 244 --
The Event List 250 --
Event List Basics 250 --
Editing the Parameter of an Event 250 --
Chapter 11 Arranging 253 --
The Conductor Track 253 --
Modify Conductor Track Menu 254 --
Editing Conductor Track Data 255 --
Tempo 260 --
Tempo Sources and the Tempo Control Drawer 260 --
Adjusting Tempo 260 --
Audio Menu Tempo Commands 268 --
Meter 271 --
The Change Meter Command 272 --
Applying and Editing Meter Changes 273 --
Partial Measures 273 --
Key 273 --
The Change Key Command 274 --
Transposing Audio and MIDI Data 276 --
Chunks 276 --
Sequences 277 --
The Chunks Window 280 --
Controlling Chunks 282 --
Songs 283 --
Looping 287 --
Region Menu Commands 288 --
Event List 288 --
The Loop Tool 289 --
Clipping Windows 291 --
Clipping Data Icons 291 --
Creating, Opening, and Managing Clippings 292 --
Where Clippings Are Stored 293 --
Adding Audio and MIDI Data 293 --
Saving Plug-in Settings 294 --
Documents, Folders, and URLs 294 --
Markers 294 --
Marker Basics 295 --
Creating Markers on the Fly 296 --
Quantizing Markers 297 --
Recalling Markers 297 --
Snapping and Shifting Data to a Marker Location 298 --
Selecting with Markers 298 --
Markers in Post-Production Work 299 --
Chapter 12 Mixing 301 --
Mixing Board Setup 302 --
Showing and Hiding Track Strip Sections 302 --
The Board Layout Feature 303 --
Track Groups 305 --
Alternate Mixes with Mix Mode 308 --
Inserts and Plug-ins 309 --
Signal Flow 310 --
Pre/Post Fader Divider 310 --
Dynamic versus Time-Based Effects 311 --
Aux Tracks and Sends 312 --
Sends and Returns 312 --
Submixing 318 --
Automation 319 --
Chapter 13 Processing and Mastering 331 --
Audio Processing 332 --
Automatic Delay Compensation 332 --
Real-Time Effects 333 --
File-Based Processing 335 --
The Background Processing Window 339 --
The Audio Performance Window 343 --
Plug-in Formats 343 --
The Effects Window 345 --
Bypassing an Effect 346 --
Saving and Recalling Effect Presets 346 --
Time-Stretching Audio 352 --
Mastering 355 --
The Master Fader 355 --
Bouncing to Disk 356 --
Exporting Audio 359 --
Exporting and Bouncing to the MP3 Format 360 --
Mastering in DP 360 --
Processing Your Final Mix 361 --
Compression versus Limiting 364 --
Chapter 14 Notation and Scoring 369 --
The Notation Editor 370 --
The QuickScribe Editor 373 --
Customizing the Appearance of a Score 375 --
The Different QuickScribe Views 375 --
The Title Page 375 --
Customizing the Appearance of an Individual Track 381 --
Linear versus Arranged Score 383 --
Working with Markers 383 --
Working with Rests 385 --
Working with Text 387 --
Working with Measures 390 --
Inserting Key, Meter, and Tempo Changes 396 --
Inserting Dynamic Symbols 398 --
Arranging a Score 399 --
Printing 408 --
Scoring for Picture 409 --
Movie Window 410 --
Cue Sheets 415 --
Viewing Film Cues 415 --
Hit Points 417 --
Using Hit Points to Find Tempos 417.
Responsibility: by Steve Thomas.
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