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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby James Steele » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:06 pm

I find I'm leaning heavily on PDF's on my iPad 2 and have been working on organizing all my hardware and software using iBooks. I have categories for every piece of gear in my live guitar rig, another for plug-in manuals, DP of course, etc. I find the iPad is ideal for this because its about the size of a book and easy to hold or set down on my studio desk. I really don't like having PDFs open on my computer screens because I may have both monitors full of DP windows and I don't want to have to switch to Adobe Reader, etc.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby martian » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:09 pm

reading manual on Ipad sounds awesome.

I might buy DP 8 - but not sure - I would love to search the manual to read about the new edit functions- snap/copy to wiper anyone? - if they dont do what I want then I am happy to stay in DP7

so if I want to read the manual before purchase -> :arrrr: ?????

no local dealer for me with DP installed - :(

I guess I can upgrade - but again not sure I can be bothered - since I only just got my new macmini going.. and just getting started on a new series.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby bayswater » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:14 pm

martian wrote:so if I want to read the manual before purchase -> :arrrr: ?????

Download the 30 day demo.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby martian » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:12 am

nice one!

I didnt know it had a demo! jus came here! :oops:

u think it will co exist ok with stable working 7.24 on 10.8.5?
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:30 am

Yea and no. It could install/delete stuff -especially related to MP3 bounces (LAME elements). I don't recall other issues making the 7 to 8 transition. The LAME thing is different and the movie bounce features are also different. No more bouncing of referenced movies, only self contained. For long films that sucks and consumes way more disk space.

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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby bayswater » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:02 am

martian wrote:nice one!

I didnt know it had a demo! jus came here! :oops:

u think it will co exist ok with stable working 7.24 on 10.8.5?

There were 3 or 4 minor things that caused some problems having both v3 and v4 on the same partition. There is a long thread on this from the time V8 was released. As MLC says LAME was one of them. But you could try installing on another computer, or even a PC, and just extract the manual if that's what you wanted. On the Mac version, the manuals are sitting in the application package. If you "show package contents", you can alt-drag the manual out of the package to make a copy and read it like any other PDF.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby martian » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:16 am

thanks bays =- thats a good tip - I will try an install on my wife's imac - prob the easiest solution.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby mhschmieder » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:58 am

This may have already been mentioned, but Buffy went missing. Its entry in the main manual says to see the Plug-ins Guide, but it isn't there. Someone apparently did a cut and forgot to paste. :-) Fortunately, there's a couple of good SOS articles from Robin Bigwood on Buffy.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby midilance » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:17 pm

In 1992 I did a two-hour instructional video on "Performer." As a preparation I read the entire manual. I found it to be well written with a logical flow. It was a great help and I would recommend it to anyone. There are many great features that one would only find out by reading it.
I think major kudos are in order for the guy who has been responsible it, I think, from the beginning. His name is Jim Cooper. The more I think about it the more impressed I am at the job he has done.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby Shooshie » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:01 am

midilance wrote:I think major kudos are in order for the guy who has been responsible for it, I think, from the beginning. His name is Jim Cooper. The more I think about it the more impressed I am at the job he has done.


Jim Cooper is one of the old names at MOTU. If he's still there, he most certainly does deserve kudos for a job well done. He was one of the first people I talked to regularly at MOTU, and was always a very positive, upbeat voice the phone. Regretfully, I've never met him. Like Les Quindepan, whose tenure went way back, but not as far as his, Jim is one of the principle shapers of MOTU and one of the liaisons with the users from the beginning.

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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby millahjovich » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:33 am

Shoo you are a major asset to us, good info bro.
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Re: Observations on DP8's Manuals

Postby SMS » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:47 am

midilance wrote:.....well written with a logical flow.... There are many great features that one would only find out by reading it.
I think major kudos are in order for the guy who has been responsible it, I think, from the beginning. His name is Jim Cooper. The more I think about it the more impressed I am at the job he has done.


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