IU Music Library - Digital Performer Tutorial

LOCATED in the Dock: Music>Digital Performer

Additional Help
The easiest way to get information about Digital Performer is to go to the Help Menu located in the top menu of Digital Performer.

Getting Started
1. Launch Digital Performer
2. Go under File>New>New
3.Save the file to your desired location
4. The Digital Performer icon looks like this


(The best way to switch between the two programs is to click once on the icon in the dock when you want to switch to that program. Or you can toggle between programs by pressing command and tab at the same time.)

Recording MIDI from the Keyboard
1. Click and hold under the Default Patch column in the row of the track you would like to record into. (make sure that your output is the right synth/sampler for midi tracks; i.e. K2VX or K2500XS)


2. After you choose a sound, it should show up in both patch columns


3. Press the record enable button for the track you want to record into


4. Press the record button on the main control panel 5. As you record the MIDI keyboard sounds into your track you should see visual representations of the notes.

5. As you record the MIDI keyboard sounds into your track you should see visual representations of the notes.


Recording Keyboard performance directly into an Audio track
(see the “Using Digital Performer with Reason” Tutorial)


Adding or Importing Audio Files(.aiff,.wav,mp3,etc.) to a Track

1. Select Soundbites from the Project menu in the top menu of Digital Performer


2. Click on the menu of the Soundbites window and select Import Audio


3. Grab the Mve column of the soundbite and drag it into a stereo or mono track depending on the type of sound file it is.

4. The visual representation of the soundbite should show up in the track.

Mixing MIDI tracks into one Stereo track in Digital Performer
(see the “Using Digital Performer with Reason” Tutorial)

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Last Updated: 11 Aug 2003
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