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MOTU Digital Performer Introduction

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MOTU Digital Performer Introduction

Course Description:

MOTU Digital Performer is a rich digital audio workstation and sequencer software suite published by Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) of Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows platforms. This MOTU Digital Performer course will teach you how to record live instruments, record and import MIDI files, sequence and how you can edit your finished project for export in many different file formats. During this MOTU Digital Performer course you’ll be taught by a professional instructor, and will be given many insider tips about how to get the most out of Digital Performer.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

During the course you will cover:

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Digital Performer File Management
  • Digital Performer Screen Features and UI
  • Tempo, Metronome and Timing
  • Navigating in Digital Performer
  • Editing in Digital Performer
  • All about Audio in Digital Performer
  • Mixing Audio in Digital Performer
  • Using Video in Digital Performer
  • Learning More about Digital Performer

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

Meet the Instructor:

Les is a Los Angeles based engineer who has engineered projects that have garnered Grammy and Academy Awards. With over 20 years’ experience in audio engineering, Les is the consummate professional whether he’s scoring, mixing live events or digitally editing. With experience that ranges from work on motion pictures, television, theatrical and music recording, Les works with a diverse client list that includes Fox, ABC, HBO, Warner Brothers, MCA, Disney, Sony and Yamaha. In addition, he is an instructor for UCLA Extensions Department of Entertainment Studies.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Quick Start Guide
  • Module 02: Digital Performer File Management
  • Module 03: Digital Performer Screen Features and UI
  • Module 04: Tempo, Metronome and Timing
  • Module 05: Navigating in Digital Performer
  • Module 06: Editing in Digital Performer
  • Module 07: All About Audio in Digital Performer
  • Module 08: Mixing Audio in Digital Performer
  • Module 09: Using Video in Digital Performer
  • Module 10: Learning More About Digital Performer

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a MOTU Digital Performer: Introduction certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

Once you have completed this MOTU Digital Performer: Introduction course you will have skill which is desirable for a Music Producer. The average salary of a Music Producer in the UK is £29,032 ( When you complete this MOTU Digital Performer: Introduction, you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Audio Editor
  • Musician
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Recording Engineer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 30
1: Quick Start Guide
1. Quick Start Guide Part 1
2. Quick Start Guide Part 2
3. Quick Start Guide Part 3
4. Quick Start Guide Part 4
5. Quick Start Guide Part 5
6. Quick Start Guide Part 6
2: Digital Performer File Management
1. The Digital Performer Project
2. The File Menu-Creating a New Project and Saving
3. The File Menu-Opening a Project
3: Digital Performer Screen Features and UI
1. The Control Panel
2. Using the Windows
3. Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts
4. The Six Time Registers
4: Tempo, Metronome and Timing
1. Tempo Control and Advanced Features
5: Navigating in Digital Performer
1. The Markers Window
2. The Chunks Window
6: Editing in Digital Performer
1. Editing and Manipulating MIDI
2. Manipulating MIDI
3. Editing Windows for Audio
7: All About Audio in Digital Performer
1. Types of Tracks/Technical Details About Digital Audio
2. Audio Bundles and Inputs, Outputs and Buses
3. Monitoring, Buffer Settings and the Setup Menu
4. The Soundbites Window
8: Mixing Audio in Digital Performer
1. The Mixer Window-A Guided Tour and the V-Rack
2. Mix Setup 1- Using Buses, Monitoring and the Master Fader Track
3. Mix Setup 2- Plug-Ins and Aux Tracks
4. Making a Mix- Applying Plug-Ins, Reverb, Effects, Balance and Panning, Managing Mix Levels and Laying Down the Mix
5. Editing and Exporting the Mix
9: Using Video in Digital Performer
1. Video in Digital Performer
10: Learning More About Digital Performer
1. Learning More – MOTU Website, the Manual, Tech Support and
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