Kemper Amps has announced a major update for its Kemper Profiler, offering game changing pitch shifting FX with pure tuning and formant shifter, performance mode, new rigs, and more.
The Kemper Profiler has taken the guitarists’ world by storm and rocks the world this summer on major festival stages. To mention just a few: UK’s best known alternative trio Biffy Clyro played Rock am Ring and the biggest venues in the UK. Muse have toured the biggest arenas in the world just like many others as well. Numerous records were and are produced with the Kemper Profiler. Right now Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore plays two Kemper Profiler Racks during their Delta Machine arena tour: http://youtu.be/E4UzHxhsQ8Y
Guitarists quickly learned to love the Profiler because of its authentic sound, now moving on with the brand new Firmware Version 2.0 the focus this time shifts towards effects and usability. The Kemper Company mothership looks already back on a 15 year legacy with the Access VIRUS, one of the most popular and comprehensive synthesizers on the market, acclaimed for its sound and incredible effects. This expertise is now transferred step by step to the Profiler by offering worldclass effects especially designed for performing guitar players.
Changes in Kemper Profiler Software v2.0
Shifting Pitches—A collection of new polyphonic Pitch Shifting FX now extends the creative potential of the Profiler. Easily on par with the industry standard in terms of sound quality the Profiler in some areas even goes beyond what has been offered by even the most expensive pitch shifter devices on the market. With no compromise. For the first time a real time formant shifter for guitar is available in order to shape the character of the guitar and compensate for that unwanted „chipmunk effect“ when pitch shifting guitar sounds. „Pure Tuning“ or „just“ tuning finally is an option that tunes the intervals in the „pure“ or „just“ manner. This results in great and smooth sounding chords created with the pitch shifter which have never been possible before.
Listen and Learn—Additionally a lot for requests from the players of the Kemper Profiler have been implemented as new features which most likely will become a new standard. For example: When the Volume Control Pedal is put down to zero automatically the Tuner Mode is activated.
Performance mode—Performance mode is a powerful tool that allows for organising rigs in ‘performances’. A total of 125 performances are available, each of which can hold up to five rigs in one logical place. The typical use of a performance would be storing the sounds dedicated to the intro, verse, chorus, bridge, and outro of a song, and switch between them using a foot controller.
Custom foot controller support—Kemper have been working with companies offering custom foot controllers or chip tunings for universal foot controllers in order to give choices to the Kemper Profiler users. Watch out for offerings from FAMC Liquid Foot, UnO 4 Kemper, and others.
Rig-a-lo-mania – A brand new set of Presets—A completely new The Amp Factory Rig Pack as well as pitch shifter rigs and presets have been added. Rig Pack 04 and Keith Merrow Signature Rigs are now included in firmware 2.0.
The Kemper Profiler Software Version 2.0 is now available to download for Kemper Profiler users.
Prosoniq has updated the TimeFactory time stretching and pitch shifting application for Mac to version 2.5.
Prosoniq TimeFactory provides a multitude of professional time stretching and pitch shifting algorithms for sound design, rate (FPS) conversion, mastering and Karaoke applications.
Prosoniq TimeFactory 2 allows changing speed and pitch of your sound files or entire songs independently of each other over a wide range of stretch ratios. It takes time stretching and pitch shifting to the next level by giving you unique and unparalleled control over all aspects of your sound files.
Changes in TimeFactory v2.5
Added capabilty to export multi-channel files as individual channels (keeping the original names).
Added support for Sony WAVE64 and EBU MBWF/RF64 file formats.
Updated Dirac algorithm to latest v3.6.2.
Added Dirac’s transcribe mode.
Better usage of screen real estate.
Removed support for PPC machines.
Many minor fixes and improvements.
TimeFactory for Mac is available to purchase for $499 USD.
iZotope has announced it has licensed Radius to AIR Music Technology for inclusion in the Ignite.
Ignite, a desktop recording and creative software solution, is for musicians looking to capture ideas quickly and easily with M-Audio, Akai Pro and Alesis MIDI keyboard controllers. Radius, a time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm, will provide Ignite users with even more control over their creative workflow.
“When we were looking for a time-stretching algorithm for Ignite, iZotope was the first company we thought of because of the pedigree of their technology. Even at extreme tempo changes, the quality of Radius is very high,” says Principal Product Manager Samara Winterfeld of AIR Music Technology. “iZotope worked closely with our development team on ways to optimize the integration, which is also something that is very important to us.”
Ignite features Smart MIDI technology to help jump-start ideas and enhance music-making skills. In addition to hundreds of onboard instruments and extensive MIDI control, Ignite supports two tracks of simultaneous audio recording.
“iZotope is very excited to have our high-quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology as part of Ignite. It’s a pleasure to support a product that helps musicians quickly create and publish musical ideas so quickly,” says Scott Simon, Business Development Manager at iZotope.
AIR Music Technology will be exhibiting at Hall 5.1, Booth B45 during the 2013 Musikmesse, April 10-13, in Frankfurt, Germany.
g200kg has updated its KeroVee pitch correction and RoVee voice changer plug-ins for Windows.
KeroVee is focused to so-called ‘Autotune effect’ or ‘T-Pain effect’, that is robotic but different from the vocoder. KeroVee can mix two independent transposed outputs of pitch-corrector and bypassed output.
RoVee is a VoiceChanger / formant tweaking plugin that works as a VST effect. That can convert voices to like male, female, toys or robotic. RoVee is a cut-down version of full featured pitch-correction plugin ‘KeroVee’.
Oscillicious has released version 1.3 of BeatCleaver, a major update of the beat slicing tool for Windows and Mac.
New features include a state of the art time stretching engine, support for the FLAC audio format, drag and drop sample export, and on-the-fly chopping.
BeatCleaver is a beat slicing tool for sampling beats, recordings, and songs. Its intuitive design and fluid user interface create a fast, frustration-free workflow.
Slice templates and multiple export functions are just one click away, making music sampling with BeatCleaver easy and convenient.
With the integration of a new, state of the art time stretching engine, BeatCleaver can now warp and pitch shift samples with precision. The Rubber Band time stretching engine allows musicians to change the tempo and pitch of a sample independently of one another while preserving important musical characteristics such as transient shapes. Combined with the existing slicing capabilities of BeatCleaver, musicians have more tools than ever before for recontextualizing and sampling music.
BeatCleaver 1.3 also introduces a new drag export mode, FLAC support, and on-the-fly chopping. Musicians can now drag sampled slices directly out of BeatCleaver and into a folder, their desktop, or a DAW. Lossless FLAC audio files can now also be read and sliced, and by popular demand, slicing directly at the
playback cursor is now possible during playback.
BeatCleaver for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 24 EUR.
SoundToys has announced the release of Little MicroShift, a micro pitch-shifting effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
Little MicroShift adds massive width, enormous depth, and huge thickness to vocals, guitars, synths, etc.
Little MicroShift™ is three classic versions of the widening/spacial effect of micro pitch-shifting in one super easy to use plug-in, and it’s totally free (for a limited time).
Plus by sharing with your friends, you also get a chance to win a classic piece of gear that featured some of the early classic micro pitch-shifting sounds that inspired this plug-in: An original Eventide H3000 D/SE autographed by two of the original designers (that just so happen to work at SoundToys).
The top runners up will also get prizes like free SoundToys bundles, plug-ins, free upgrades to MicroShift™, and cool SoundToys swag.
The Little MicroShift is a free to download for those with a code until March 29th, 2013.