Plug-in developer Wave Mechanics has come up with a tool that enables you to, say, transpose something from the key of E to the key of F, or run something at 130bpm instead of 110, at the press of a couple of buttons.
SPEED will "transform tempo and pitch of almost any source imaginable", says UK distributor Unity Audio. The plug-in for Pro Tools TDM, PowerMix, and Digi-001 systems, as well as being available as an AudioSuite plug-in lets you ransform/transpose single instruments and even entire mixes without the distortion that is usually introduced by such processes. Stereo mixes can be processed with "perfect phase alignment", while a graphical mode lets you draw in variable tempo and pitch change.
Let's hope they don't call the upgrade Speed 2. We all know what a curse that name could be