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
Puremagnetik has announced the release of PitchSwitch, a new Max for Live device which allows you to repitch and reshape anything in Ableton Live.
Developed in conjunction with Max for Cats, Puremagnetik has released PitchSwitch – an inspiring device that creatively reshapes incoming audio.
Whether you are a studio-based sound designer or a touring live performer, PitchSwitch transforms your clips in unexpected, yet consistently musical ways.
- Step Sequence
- Sequence up to 8 steps of varying pitch modulations.
- Select from a variety of sequencing modes including random, forwards and backwards.
- Transient Sequence
- Use your clip transients to control the sequence steps.
- Adjust transient density, sensitivity and more.
- Push Ready
- PitchSwitch controls map instantly to Ableton Push.
- Immediate, hands-on control in the studio or on stage.
PitchSwitch is available for purchase for the introductory price of $9 USD through September 5th, 2014. Requires Ableton Live 9.1 and higher with Max for Live.
More information: Puremagnetik / PitchSwitch
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