.DPDOC File Extension

Digital Performer Project

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What is a DPDOC file?

A DPDOC file is a project file created by MOTU Digital Performer, an audio editing and production program. It organizes and links to the audio files included in a Digital Performer audio project. In Digital Performer, DPDOC files appear primarily as timelines comprised of one or more audio tracks.

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Screenshot of a .dpdoc file in MOTU Digital Performer
DPDOC file open in MOTU Digital Performer

MOTU Digital Performer is a digital audio workstation (DAW) that allows audio producers to edit, mix, record, play back, and export audio. When producers create a new project in Digital Performer, that project is saved within a DPDOC file.

DPDOC files do not, themselves, contain any audio. Instead, they contain references to the audio files used in a Digital Performer project. Typically, Digital Performer imports and stores audio files referenced in DPDOC files in its Audio Files folder.

DPDOC files also contain a record of the edits made to a project and the audio sequences included in that project. If you want to load the sequences contained within one DPDOC file into another Digital Performer project, you can do so by selecting File → Load from Digital Performer's menu bar. This will allow you to select a DPDOC file from which to import sequences, as well as the sequences you want to import.

NOTE: While MOTU Digital Performer was initially available for only macOS, it is now available for both macOS and Windows.

How to open a DPDOC file

You can open a DPDOC file in MOTU Digital Performer (Windows, Mac). To do so, open Digital Performer and select File → Open from the program's menu bar.

How to convert a DPDOC file

You can use MOTU Digital Performer to convert the audio project a DPDOC file contains to the following formats:

  • .MID - MIDI File
  • .AAF - Advanced Authoring Format
  • .OMF - Open Media Framework
  • .XML - XML File

To do so, select File → Export. Then, select your desired export format.

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