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Digital Performer 7.2 Offers Customizable Ui Themes.
MOTU is now shipping Digital Performer 7.2, a free update for all DP7 users now available for immediate download at motu.com. Version 7.2 adds new features and
enhancements, including customizable UI Themes, which allow users to completely change the look and feel of Digital Performer's entire user interface with one click.
"Digital Performer is renowned for its carefully-crafted look and feel," said Jim Cooper, MOTU Director
of Marketing. "So we didn't just put in a lightness/darkness slider or different shades of background
color. Instead, DP users can choose from more than a dozen meticulously designed themes, which
power-users can go in and tweak as much as they want. Buttons, knobs, and other controls can look
completely different in each theme."
The supplied preset themes vary considerably, with names like "Carbon Fiber," "Zen," "Plasma," and "Producer." Users simply click a theme to apply an entirely different
look to Digital Performer's appear ance on screen. Four shades of DP's customary default look are also provided, from light to dark.Themes such as "Classic" and "Carbon Fiber" span a wide range of lightness to darkness, while others, such as "Savannah," provide distinct hues that will appeal to users
who prefer color.Power users with basic Photoshop® skills can create their own themes by duplicating and modifying the factory-supplied themes, which are stored as standard .png graphic
files in the Mac OS X Application Support folder. This gives users the flexibility to modify DP's look and feel without worrying that they are "hacking" the app in ways that
might cause it to malfunction. Users can also fine-tune waveform display colors and the color of audio level meters to carefully match their favorite theme. Other new
features introduced in Version 7.2 include right-click menu access and live searching in list windows. Digital Performer 7.2 is now shipping and available as a free download
for registered Version 7 users.
Price is $795. Price to upgrade from a competing product is $395.
For further information, visit the Digital Performer 7.2 web pages: http://www.motu.com/products/software/dp/new-72.html