Cooper says that the dual GHz Power Mac is “the most powerful native audio workstation on the planet, bar none. The staggering performance of the new dual 1Ghz Power Mac G4 turbocharges your MOTU Digital Performer virtual recording studio with processing bandwidth of super-computing proportions.”
Digital Performer is an integrated digital audio and MIDI sequencing production system. It provides users an environment for editing, arranging, mixing, processing and mastering multitrack audio projects.
Digital Performer also allows you to simultaneously record and playback multiple tracks of digital audio and MIDI data.
Of course the creative professionals are some of the most demanding people when it comes to processor intensive tasks, whether it’s using Photoshop, Quark or Digital Performer. Having a desktop system that can keep up on a performance level, saves time and money.
“If you are new to computer-based music and audio recording or you’ve been thinking about upgrading your current system, consider this: compared to a 500Mhz Power Mac G3, the dual 1Ghz Power Mac G4 quadruples the size and capability of your Digital Performer virtual studio, thanks to Digital Performer’s fully symmetrical dual-processor support,” Cooper said. That’s four times the number of tracks, four times the DSP plug-ins, four times everything. It’s like doubling the size of your studio, lining the walls with racks of effects processors and then adding a complete second floor!”
Cooper explains that Digital Performer takes advantage of Apple’s dual processors by evenly distributing audio processing across both CPUs, effectively doubling the power of your system where you need it most: real-time processing bandwidth.
“How is it that MOTU can pull this off? It’s our illustrious history with — and steadfast commitment to — Macintosh. Digital Performer was born a Mac-only application, and it has remained so to this very day,” Cooper said. “MOTU engineers eat, breath and sleep Macintosh 24/7/365 to bring you the most advanced music and audio recording system ever made for Mac.”