Digital Performer's tools allow the user to manipulate and move audio, MIDI and other data.
The tool palette can be accessed by going to Studio/Tools menu or the key command Shift O.
This is used to select and move audio and MIDI data.
Use the I-Beam tool to make time-range selections within an editor (Sequence Editor, MIDI Graphic Editor, Drum Editor, etc) or the Tracks Overview window. This works regardless of the type of data you are working with.
Use the pencil tool to insert MIDI information (such as notes) and automation data. The Reshape Curve determines the type of curve the pencil tool draws.
Use the Insert/Reshape Curve to determine the type of shape the pencil tool draws
Reshape tool (R)
Use the reshape tool to change the shape of existing MIDI controller and automation data.
Reshape Action (Mode)
The Reshape Action tool is used to determine how data is affected by the reshape tool.
The Rhythm brush tool is used to draw in patterned hits (notes) within the drum editor
The Zoom tool is used to zoom in or out on a selection. To zoom in on a track double click on it repeatedly until the desired zoom level is reached. Hold the Option key while clicking to zoom back out.
The scrub tool is used to scrub the playback of data within an audio or MIDI track.
Use this tool to insert a loop to a track.Do this by clicking and dragging horizontally in the marker strip
This tool mutes individual soundbites (audio files/regions).
The Scissors tool is used to split a MIDI region or soundbite (audio region).This tool can make consecutive splits based on the current grid value by simply dragging this tool over the region you want to split. (with edit grid turned on)
The Trim tool lets you extend or retract the edge of a soundbite, or in the case of selected automation points, it allows vertical movement while retaining their relative positions.
The Roll tool allows you to edge edit the end of one soundbite and the beginning of another at the point where the two soundbites come together.
This tool allows you to edge edit the start and end of a soundbite without changing the position of a soundbite in the track.
Use this tool to move the position of a soundbite while leaving the soundbites audio at the same playback time.
This tool is used to create a composite track from multiple takes in an audio track.