MOTU Thunderbolt video I/O is here

The new HDX-SDI Thunderbolt video interface provides comprehensive capture and monitoring for Avid, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Digital Performer 8. Come see the HDX-SDI in action next week at NAB 2014 in the South Lower Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (MOTU booth #SL9416) to see first hand the future of audio and video connectivity. Click "read more" below to watch the HDX-SDI Thunderbolt trailer and learn how the HDX-SDI can streamline your NLE or DP8 film-scoring workflow.

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DP8 is now shipping

DP8 is now shipping! Many initial orders will be arriving on doorsteps over the next few days. You can order your upgrade from motu.com by logging in and visiting the "My Registrations" link or by going to the motu.com store. DP8 is a must-have upgrade if you own — or are moving to — a 64-bit computer system. Plus, there are many inspiring new plug-ins, intriguing UI themes, and useful features you'll use every day.

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Back by popular demand: MIDI Express XT

The MIDI Express XT is MOTU's intelligent 128-channel USB MIDI interface for Mac and Windows. You get plug-and-play USB connectivity to any computer, sub-millisecond MIDI timing accuracy, 8 separate MIDI inputs, 9 MIDI outputs, sync features, a foot switch input, and tons of MIDI processing, including routing, merging, and muting. Best of all, the Express XT is now shipping (again) at the same great price!

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New guitar tones for Digital Performer 7

Digital Performer 7 is now shipping, and headlining the new features are eleven new guitar effects plug-ins that produce authentic guitar tones based on physical modeling technology that emulates classic stomp boxes, amps and cabinets. In seconds, you can start with a pedal, feed the signal to a custom amp, then run it through a vintage speaker cabinet. The result? Amazing tone, which you can then tweak until it's perfect. Or experiment with virtually infinite combinations in the signal chain. To get started, download these effects chains (as DP clippings) and drag and drop them onto your dry guitar tracks …

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Volta is now shipping

Volta is now shipping, so you can purchase a copy today from your favorite authorized MOTU reseller. Volta is the ground-breaking virtual instrument plug-in that lets you control modular synths and other CV-equipped gear from Digital Performer and other popular audio workstation software packages, such as Apple Logic Pro and Ableton Live. The very first product of its kind, Volta has created quite a stir among analog synth enthusiasts since it was first announced a few months ago. Even if you've never used analog gear before, but coveted that analog sound, Volta could be just what you've been looking for.

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Custom Mac keyboard and skins for DP6

BSP North America is now shipping a custom Mac keyboard and keyboard skins for Digital Performer 6. These colorful, high-quality Mac keyboard products accelerate your workflow by making it easy to learn and master DP's many keyboard shortcuts for the features you use every day. Available as a complete Mac keyboard with color-coded keys or as silicone "skins" that can be applied to your existing keyboard or MacBook Pro, there is a LogicKeyboard™ configuration that is perfect for any beginner or expert alike. Get yours today to accelerate your workflow.

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New high-end console technology for DP6

Feast your eyes and hands on the most advanced control surface technology ever designed for Digital Performer. Co-developed by the engineering teams at MOTU and Euphonix, EuCon protocol support is now shipping to bring Euphonix' high-end Artist Series consoles to your Digital Performer-based studio. Together, the sleek and stylish MC Control and MC Mix worksurfaces give you unprecedented hands-on control of DP6 in a compact design that fits perfectly in front of your MacBook, iMac or Mac Pro tower. Now you can enjoy the sublime tactile experience of large format mixing consoles while at work in your personal desktop MOTU …

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MachFive 2 is now shipping

MachFive 2 once again raises the bar for what a virtual sampler should be. No matter what you've got as your desktop production environment of choice, MachFive will fit right in and deliver state-of-the-art features and performance. Start with 32GB of included sounds. You get four dual-layer (8GB) DVDs packed full of multi-sample instruments, loops and phrases you can use every day, including a stunning 8GB grand piano and surround drum kits. MachFive 2 now imports just about every audio file, loop and sampler format on the planet - directly. No conversion is necessary. Just drag and drop loops in …

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