IRCAM releases IRCAM Lab TS – Next Generation Time Stretching Application

The Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music (IRCAM) has announced the release of IRCAM Lab “TS” (Transpose/Stretching), a powerful stand alone application that revolutionises the way audio signal can be processed.

IRCAM Lab TS

Unlike other time stretching applications, “TS” uses an advanced phase vocoder engine (SuperVP) as for the analysis/synthesis functionalities of “AudioSculpt”. Phase vocoder technology provides high-quality sound processing in real-time and offers amazing results even when used to transpose or stretch audio waveforms radically. It is able to transpose and/or pitch a WAV or AIFF audio file with extremely accurate results and minimal artefacts making it possible to process professional recordings with transparent results. A life saver for audio engineers and broadcast technicians!

But “TS” is much more than a simple time shifting tool. the application can transform an audio signal at extreme settings making it a totally new sound ! Simply drag a WAV or AIFF file into “TS” and stretch it down by 100%. That will give you a quick idea of how powerful it is. Now use the formant, transient, sinus or noise sliders to sculpt your sound and create totally original audio textures. Sound designers, DJ’s and musicians will be amazed by the unlimited possibilities offered by “TS” to create totally new sounds. From a basic drum loop to pianos, voices or any other audio signal, “TS” can make something totally wild and original out of it…

IRCAM Lab “TS” also includes real time Midi remote control and a live editing export feature. That enables users to export totally original sounds created in “TS” as easily as clicking the mouse. A DJ’s dream come true!

IRCAM Lab TS features

  • Sound source Waveform visualisation.
  • Spectral information shown on screen.
  • Transposition in percentage and scale format.
  • Powerful Time Stretching.
  • A unique Shape Preservation mode for voice transformation.
  • Transient shaping.
  • Harmonic and Inharmonic signals Remix options.
  • Midi remote control option.
  • Real time recording directly into the application.
  • Offline bounce (WAV|AIFF, 16|24|32 bit).

IRCAM Lab TS is available from official distributor Plugivery for the introductory price of $99 USD until September 30th, 2014 (MSRP $249 USD). IRCAM Lab TS is currently only available for Mac OS X. Windows versions will be released shortly as a free upgrade to all users.

More information: IRCAM Lab TS

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Flux intros AAX Native and 64-bit for IRCAM HEar & Verb Session + plug-ins updated to v3.1.1

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Flux IRCAM HEar & Verb Session updates

Flux has announced the release of the AAX Native and 64-bit compatible versions of IRCAM HEar – Binaural encoder and IRCAM Verb Session – Algorithmic session reverberation processor, built on its new Version 3 (v3) framework. Additionally, its other plug-ins have been updated to v3.1.1 Build 31018.

Version 3 Framework

The v3 framework improves the performance dramatically and for the graphic rendering it includes a GPU-efficient 2D/3D graphic engine, first introduced in the Pure Analyzer System, based on the OpenGL standard optimizing the audio-to-visual experience utilizing the GPU on the computer’s built in graphics card.

With the Flux:: v3 framework support for OSC (Open Sound Control) is introduced in order to allow for remote control of the plug-in parameters using OSC enabled devices and software applications such as TouchOSC for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad.

IRCAM HEar v3 and IRCAM Verb Session v3 are available on 32- and 64-bit Mac OS X and Windows in AU, VST and AAX Native plug-in formats. The plugins are available to purchase at an introductory 50% discount for a limited time. The updates are free of charge to users of previous versions of the software (or a bundle containing it).

Changes in Flux plug-ins v3.1.1 Build 31018

  • New IRCAM Tools – HEar v3.
  • New IRCAM Tools – VerbSession v3.
  • Fix: Mac OS X: v3: Compatibility issue with last iLok drivers and wrapped product.
  • Fix: Epure v3 AAX: frequency displayed on user interface was not the good one.
  • Fix: Epure AAX 64-bit: Presets not loading correctly depending on the order in which they are selected (Avid: THP-2546).
  • Fix: Epure AAX 64-bit: Values change when activated for automation (Avid: THP-2547).
  • Fix: Epure AAX 64-bit: I/O Routing don’t go back to previous state when checking and unchecking Link I/O Routing (Avid: THP-2548).
  • Fix: Elixir V3 AAX 64: Automation not working for ‘Diff.’, ‘Make Up’ and ‘Stages’ (Avid: THP-2550).
  • Fix: VerbV3: Bug in Studio One.
  • Fix: Mac OS X: Audio Unit: v3: iLok authorisation issues.
  • Fix: Instantiation time (too long).
  • Fix: Windows: Bittersweet V3: does not install.
  • Fix: ElixirV3 and BitterSweetV3: don’t bypass in Pro Tools.
  • Fix: Mac OS X: Cannot load Ableton Live when these are installed.
  • Fix: lots of other minor things.
  • Known issue: Windows: SampleGrabber v3 AAX 32-bits: sometimes not working on some system with ProTools 10.3.6, 10.3.7; if so, please continue using the old RTAS version (PAS_SP2b).
  • Known issue: Mac OS X: Audio Unit: Verb v3: – Morphing not 100 % working.

Note: On Windows, due to deep change in the installer, it is recommended to uninstall previous versions before installing this new one.

More information: Flux

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Win Flux plugins at Plugin Boutique

Loopmasters has announced a chance to win a Flux plugins bundle and an iLok from Sonic8 at Plugin Boutique.

Plugin Boutique Flux contest

Hey guys here’s a great chance to win free Flux plugins from Flux:: sound and picture development (IRCAM Verb Session + Elemental Pack – available for Mac & PC) + an iLOK from Sonic8 Limited. In addition to winning the free flux plugins and iLOK, 5 Runners up will get 1GB of Loopmasters Samples.

The winners will be announced on the Plugin Boutique Facebook page on November 9th, 2012.

More information: Loopmasters

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UVI releases IRCAM Prepared Piano

IRCAM Prepared Piano

UVI has announced the release of IRCAM Prepared Piano, an experimental instrument library for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3.

UVI joined forces with the world’s leading acoustic research center, IRCAM, to bring you this very special instrument. Recorded at the IRCAM labs in Paris on a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, IRCAM Prepared Piano boasts 45 contemporary preparation techniques deeply multi-sampled with the finest equipment available by some of the world’s leading acoustic technicians.
Our powerful UVI technology gives you up to two simultaneous preparations per note and advanced parameter editing, providing nearly endless configuration possibilities. Utilize screws, erasers, coins, clothespins, sticks and more–excite the strings with a mallet, plectrum, bow or even an eBow.

Also included is the latest UVI technology, SparkVerb™, a highly advanced synthetic reverb that focuses on sound quality and musicality. Add lush atmosphere to any of your configurations instantly!
Quickly explore new sound environments with the built in randomization features and listen as this massive instrument delights your ears with previously unheard timbre and texture combinations.
If you’re a musician or sound designer who likes to explore the cutting edge of avant garde, IRCAM Prepared Piano offers an experience like no other.


IRCAM Prepared Piano | Official trailer UVI.

IRCAM Prepared Piano features

  • Deep multi-sampling of 45 preparations on the IRCAM Yamaha C7 Grand Piano.
  • Over 12,000 samples in total.
  • Multiple mic positions.
  • Pristine recordings made with the finest mics, preamps and converters available including DPA, Schoeps and Prism.
  • Advanced algorithms by the leading UVI scripter, Arnaud Sicard of AcousticSamples.
  • UVI SparkVerb™; add lush atmosphere to any configuration instantly.

The IRCAM Prepared Piano library for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $399 USD.

More information: UVI Sound Source / IRCAM Prepared Piano

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Save big on IRCAM Tools at DontCrac[k]

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DontCrac[k] IRCAM Tools Sale

DontCrack has announced an exclusive offer on all IRCAM Tools products.

The award winning IRCAM TOOLS technology (powered by FLUX) is the result of over 20 years of high-end audio research. It is a POWERHOUSE toolset, full of creativity, available until now only to hi-end users who could afford the price for such amazing tools.

Effective immediately, the folks at DontCrack are making these incredible tools available to all via a time limited promotion that surely will be of huge interest to many producers, musicians and artists alike.

IRCAM Tools Sale

  • IRCAM TOOLS Bundle, including SPAT – $699 (MSRP $1599)
  • IRCAM SPAT, including VERB and TRAX – $599 (MSRP $1379)
  • IRCAM VERB – $349 (MSRP $779)
  • IRCAM TRAX – $199 (MSRP $419)
  • IRCAM VERB SESSION – $99 (MSRP $209)

The sale is available until June 17th, 2012.

More information: DontCrac[k]

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