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.
The supplied preset themes vary considerably, with names like "Carbon Fiber," "Zen," "Plasma," and "Producer." Users click a theme to apply an entirely different look to Digital Performer's appearance 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.