Jonathan Schmid Burgk VisualVox polyphonic

Jonathan Schmid Burgk has released version 0.9 of VisualVox polyphonic, a polyphonic tone manipulation software.

The dream of musicians to isolate single notes out of chords and so to manipulate most forms of recorded audio has come true on the 20th of January 2009.

VisualVox polyphonic applications

  • Change chords or single wrong notes in polyphonic recordings
    • To fit pieces into your composition that otherwise would not have been accessible due to their key.
    • To creatively play around with recorded audio like with a midi instrument – it will play your musical ideas by a click but it still sounds like the real instrument.
  • Isolate the natural harmonics of instruments, manipulate them, take your instruments under the magnification glasses to understand their sound.
  • Create real sounding harmonizations, i.e. make chords out of monophonic parts of audio.
  • Correct intonation problems of any instrument or voice while keeping the formants as they are.
    Create artificial vibrato, stretch the formants, rearrange melodies, draw frequency curves with your mouse to access monophonic and polyphonic audio in a way it has never been possible before.

Version 0.9 of VisualVox polyphonic costs 25 Euros, as the software still has some limitations:

  • It creates very big temporary files.
  • It sometimes misses a note or recognizes a harmonic as an independent note, which can be avoided by optimizing 3 accessible algorithm prameters.
  • It plays back synchronously to the VST host software but the audio start time can not be moved to position x, so one should in most cases export the manipulated audio as a wav file.
  • Only availible as a MAC VST plugin so far.
  • Still contains some bugs.

The final version 1.0 will cost 99 EUR with the upgrade from v0.9 being 50 EUR (Ex. VAT if applicable).

Visit Jonathan Schmid Burgk for more information.