zplane.development has released version 2.2.0 of Vielklang, adding AAX support to the versatile vocal editing tool and harmony generator for Windows and Mac.
vielklang Instant Harmony generates harmonies with 2-4 voices. It is packed with musical intelligence and music theory: it detects the best fitting harmonies for each individual input melody, and automatically synthesizes up to four voices with the voices not merely running in parallel but with their voicings selected to sound most natural (voice leading).
Changes in Vielklang v2.2.0
- Added: AAX support.
- Fixed: occasional crash when two files were superposed in the arranger.
- Fixed: second digit of the bar counter was overwritten by the cursor on playback.
- Fixed: sometimes drop-outs when exporting audio.
- Fixed: the warn sound of the operating system was triggered, when hitting the space-bar and vielklang had the focus.
- Fixed: multiple warnings upon reload of a project with mismatching sample rates. Now you will be informed only once.
- Fixed: multiple file relocation dialogs when a file in a project was deleted or moved. Now you will only be asked once.
- Fixed: potential crash upon relocating to a different file.
- Fixed: potential mismatch between intelligent harmonizer ‘accordion’ display and actual harmonizer settings.
- Fixed: potential crash when deleting a note in the HybridView.
Vielklang for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for $149 USD/100 EUR ex VAT. The upgrade is free of charge for all registered users.
More information: zplane / vielklang
Tonecarver has released a beta version of tcStretch, a free effect plug-in for time stretching, pitch shifting, and blurring.
Time stretch can be up to 1 million times slower. Pitch shift is plus or minus one octave. Blurring blends nearby spectral material to make the output less static.
Playback is sensitive to transients in the source material. Playback rate and blur amount are set independently and automatically adjusted according to the transient contour of the material being stretched. Playing transients at a faster rate than non-transients tends to make the output sound less obviously stretched. Playing transients more slowly than non-transients emphasizes the stretchiness [good when playing in reverse mode with highly transient material]. Adding blur brings in some subtle (or not so subtle) randomness which helps to keep the output less static.
To use the plugin, load a sample (WAV or AIFF), start your DAW transport, and set playback and blur amounts to taste. (Future version will have play/stop controls for playback independent of DAW transport). Region selectors can be used to isolate a portion of the sample to repeat. Volume envelope can be applied for fades.
The plug-in beta is available to download for Windows (32/64-bit VST).
More information: Tonecarver / tcStretch
DMG Audio has updated the Compassion compressor to version 1.12, the EQuality equalizer to version 1.24, and the EQuick & EQuilibrium equalizer plug-ins and PitchFunk pitch/multi-fx processor to version 1.08.
DMG Audio EQuilibrium, flexible EQ suitable for all critical professional applications.
Changes in DMG Audio plug-ins
- Tidying and optimisation.
- Reduce saved preset sizes further.
- Fix crashes with undo/redo.
- Fixes for Sonar.
- Fix automation of discrete parameters for PT11 AAX.
- Fix samplerate issues in Wavelab for VST3.
- EQuality: Remove AAX GR meter.
- EQuality: Fix “true Q” preference.
- EQuality: Fix crash with SoundMiner.
- EQuick: Remove AAX GR meter.
- EQuilibrium: Remove AAX GR meter.
- EQuilibrium: Fix “true Q” preference.
- EQuilibrium: Fix “FX Start” preset.
- EQuilibrium: Fix rare crash on setup wizard completion.
- EQuilibrium: Fix recall of filter type buttons.
- PitchFunk: Remove AAX GR meter.
The updated plug-ins are available for download at DMG Audio.
More information: DMG Audio
MorphTune is a pitch manipulation software for Windows.
MorphTune is not just a pitch correction tool. Besides pitch correction, it lets you creatively experiment and transform your tunes the way you want them.
- Shift base pitch of notes.
- Change amount of pitch modulation of notes.
- Stretch notes in time.
- Create vibrato over the existing sound.
- Edit pitch freely using pencil tool over existing sound.
- Change formants (which define the texture of voice) of notes – letting you change the depth, brightness of etc voice – even change the voice between male, female and child.
- Change volume of notes.
- Copy-paste, delete notes.
- Move notes in time.
- Split and join notes.
MorphTune for Windows is available for the introductory price of $40 USD until September 30th, 2014 (regular $120 USD).
More information: MorphTune
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.
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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