Digital Performer Power! by Steve Thomas

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From here, you will need to click on an individual track’s Play-Enable button (or dedicated track Solo button) to actually “solo” it. Unlike the Tracks window however, other editor windows (such as the Mixing Board or Sequence Editor) contain individual track solo buttons that allow you to solo a track with a single click. The Solo mode button is global and affects all windows in a DP project. When working in the Consolidated Window (explained in Chapter 5), only one Solo mode button will be visible.

When working with digital audio, the buffer temporarily holds onto the audio that is traveling between your Mac and audio device. The longer the buffer holds the audio, the more monitoring latency, or audible delay of the live signal, that is introduced. Lower buffer settings reduce monitoring latency but put additional strain on your Mac. The lower the buffer setting, the harder your computer must work to play back and record audio; this forces your Mac to allocate more CPU processing power for playback and recording functions, essentially reducing the number of effects plug-ins and processing that can be used in a project.

If pressed during playback, DP will suspend playback without turning off any sounding MIDI notes. ” Q CHUNKS Digital Performer refers to sequences as Chunks. DP projects can contain an unlimited number of Chunks and are managed from the Chunks window (Project menu > Chunks). See Chapter 11 for a full explanation of Chunks. Q Record. Clicking the Record button will engage playback and begin recording from the playback cursor’s current location. A track must be record-enabled in order for recording to begin.

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