“A remixer’s dream come true” you might call this recent development created and marketed by newly founded company Zynaptiq out of Hannover, Germany, that we’re proud to be associated with.
PitchMap is not just your regular kitchen pitch shifter – it is a tool based around music recognition that actually de-mixes and pitch shifts instruments in a mix at the same time. Oh, and did I forget to mention: yes, it does all of this in real-time, on an off-the-shelf Mac (Windows support is being worked on). Not only allows this tool to correct for off-key arrangements after all the musicians have left the stage to do more interesting stuff and join the festivities in the VIP lounge. It also allows for real-time manipulation of all your favourite hits to suit your personal mood and preferred musical style – directly by interacting with them on your own MIDI keyboard. It’s like you had all the musicians right at your fingertips performing to your commands. If you ever wondered what Michael Jackson’s “Stranger in Moskow” sounded like after he had his 3rd round of Gorbachov Vodka you can use PitchMap to change the scale accordingly to compensate for the “drift”, or, if you’re so inclined, you could listen to any classical recording being played in another key or mood.
Check out their video and web site at http://www.zynaptiq.com and if you’re on a Mac make sure you give their free demo version a spin.
With this tool, you too can change the laws of physics!
Mainz, April 9th, 2011 – The German Apple-centric “Apfelwahn” Blog features a review of Prosoniq’s sonicWORX Isolate software as well as an interview with the DSP Dimension’s founder Stephan Bernsee (both in German language) who has developed this software for Prosoniq.
sonicWORX Isolate is the world’s first software that allows extraction and suppression of instruments and voice within a mix and has received great attention since its introduction at Musikmesse 2010. More information (as well as a feature-restricted demo version) is available from http://www.sonicworx.com.