MOTU has announced that version 7.2 of Digital Performer is now available as a free download for registered users. One of the big changes is the addition of user-selectable “themes” that each change the user interface to a completely different look. Four shades of the “traditional” DP look are also provided. If you’re a Photoshop wiz, you can even create your own visual “theme” for the user interface, without concern over a “hack” causing a malfunction in the program.
In addition, v7.2 has fine-tunable waveform and level-meter displays, right-click menu access, and live searching in list windows.
MOTU also announced the MicroBook 4×2 audio interface. The compact MicroBook connects via USB, and offers a mic input (with Precision Digital Trim, 48v phantom power, and a 20dB pad), a guitar input, and a stereo 1/8″ line-level input. Outputs include dual TRS, stereo 1/8″, and 1/8″ stereo headphones, along with stereo S/PDIF. Industry-standard Mac and Windows drivers (Core Audio, Wave, and ASIO) are included for software compatibility, and the MicroBook includes CueMix FX for no-latency mixing and monitoring with EQ and dynamics processing. The MicroBook comes bundled with AudioDesk DAW software for the Mac.