after more than half a year of insanely hard work behind the scenes, I'm totally thrilled to spill the beans. boingboingboing
Say hello to PITCHMAP.
PITCHMAP is a plug-in that allows correcting tuning issues as well as changing key, scale, chords, harmonies and melodies of a mixed/polyphonic signal in real-time. Yep, that's right, FULL real-time, including MIDI input (meaning that you can play the notes/chords that stuff gets tuned to), macro functions for near-instant changes of key/scale, snapshot automation and lots of other cool bits and pieces. And it has a very slick GUI designed by Axel Hartmann. Announcement is now, release is scheduled for the 19th of January. Drinks will be served at the Musikmesse
Zynaptiq is the company I've recently founded together with Stephan M. Bernsee, the DSP brain behind the Prosoniq products (like SonicWORX Isolate and Morph), the DIRAC time-strecthing algo and the Hartmann Neuron synth (amongst others). I still remember reading music tech magazines in high school and drooling when I read about his software (sonicWORX Artist, at the time). I'm a big fan of his work, and really very, very excited to be working with him now
Here are the first two audio demos, still designed as "sneak preview teasers", more to follow ASAP:
String section minor to major (took about ten seconds to set parameters):
Detuned wanna-be guitar, tuning corrected and compositionally enhanced:
And below, there's the full press-release for your reading pleasure.
Any questions --- PM me or use the contact form on our site.
Zynaptiq Announces PITCHMAP: Real-Time Polyphonic Pitch-Correction And Pitch-Mapping
Hannover, January 16th, 2012: Zynaptiq GmbH announced the imminent release of PITCHMAP, the world's first and only audio plug-in capable of polyphonic pitch-correction and pitch-mapping in real-time.
PITCHMAP allows real-time correction of pitch inaccuracies within mixed signals, as well as completely altering the tonality, chords, harmonies or melodies of a musical signal on- the-fly, a process Zynaptiq refers to as Pitch Mapping. PITCHMAP does this using Zynaptiq?s proprietary, artificial intelligence based MAP technology (Mixed-Signal Audio Processing) to de-mix an incoming signal - like, for example, a full mix - into individual elements, and then allows the user to arbitrarily or automatically correct and modify their pitches. Additionally, PITCHMAP provides means to deliberately induce processing “errors” to make results sound synthetic in a very futuristic and unique way.
“Our DSP Developer Stephan M. Bernsee has come up with what we believe to be a real game-changer.” Zynaptiq CEO Denis H. Goekdag said. “PITCHMAP lets you reach into a recording and change the pitch-related aspects of the composition on-the-fly. You can change an entire song from minor to major with just a couple of clicks, simultaneously correcting any tuning issues and changing the key. While there are other pitch processing solutions available, PITCHMAP combines polyphonic capability, a real-time workflow and an exceptional processing quality based on techniques that model the human auditory system, thus opening up a whole new level of creativity.”
Zynaptiq GmbH, based in Hannover, Germany, creates audio software based on artificial intelligence technology, and was founded in 2011 by Stephan M. Bernsee and Denis H. Goekdag, known for their involvement with Prosoniq, Hartmann Music, Surround SFX and the DSP Dimension, amongst others.
PITCHMAP provides all of the following functionality in real-time:
- Automatic correction of pitch inaccuracies in polyphonic/mixed signals
- Pitch Mapping: Change harmonies and melodies on the fly
- Pitch Mapping via GUI-created source/destination maps or real-time MIDI-input
- Macro controls for near-instant creation of harmony- and key-changes
- Snapshot functionality for fast workflow and easy automation
- Perceptive modeling based Natural mode for voice-adapted processing
- Continuously variable Electrify parameter for making results sound synthetic in an
exciting and unique way
PITCHMAP will initially be released as Mac AU (AudioUnits) Plug-In, with VST and AAX support for both Mac and Windows platforms planned for later in 2012.
PITCHMAP is priced at USD/EUR 399,- and a limited-time introductory price of USD/EUR 269,- is available until April 1st, 2012 (prices in EUR inclusive of 19% VAT).
For more information, please visit the product's website at zynaptiq: pitchmap