SNAMM:CreamWare's New Sampler Goes Real-Time

DSP Sampler Plug-In for CreamWare Pulsar and Luna II systems      20/07/01

Previously available only for the high-end SCOPE /SP platform, the STS-5000 sampler is now available as a plug-in for the smaller CreamWare DSP systems. DSP Features
  • - Realtime time-stretching and pitch-shifting
      With the STS-5000 you can alter the audio material's pitch and playback speed independently and flexibly - in realtime. Play samples faster or slower, without changing their pitch. Or change the pitch while maintaining the original playback speed and tonal character. As a result, you can for example dispense with tedious and time-consuming multisampling, transpose vocal lines or even create an entire choir from a single vocal sample.
  • Formant Shifting
      The STS-5000 can automatically correct the formants when it shifts the pitch - but it also lets you shift formants manually. By doing this you could have a female voice emerge out of a male vocal sample (or vice versa). With other sound material, formant shifting produces other quite different effects. From subtle nuances to wild effects, a broad range of possibilities opens up.
  • The Robot Mode
      In this mode, all pitch information is first removed from the sample. The result is a completely monotonic sound. However, you can now provide new pitch information via MIDI which the sampler interpolates into the prior pitchless sample. This too happens in realtime and can also be applied to multiple voices.
    Overview of the STS-5000 features:
  • Stereo sampling with resampling function
  • 16/24/32-bit sampling at 44.1/48/96 kHz
  • Realtime time-stretching and pitch-shifting
  • Formant shifting, Robot mode
  • 25 available filter types, with resonance
  • Integrated graphical sample editor with extensive editing capabilities
  • Keygroup editing, velocity switching, velocity crossfade
  • 3 envelope generators, 2 LFOs, mute groups
  • All important parameters controllable via MIDI controllers
  • Multi mode with 16 programs
  • Program Pool for up to 999 programs, selectable via MIDI
  • Stereo out, 14 individual outs, record monitor out, sample editor direct out
  • Import/export formats: Akai S1000 & S3000, Soundfont 2, WAV, AIFF
  • Samples and programs loadable directly from the PC/Mac CD-ROM drive
  • Sample libraries can be saved to, loaded from and administered on the PC/Mac hard drive.
  • Polyphony up to 64 voices (less when using the realtime functions) The STS-5000 is now available in the Online Shop at the CreamWare website
    The sales price is 459 Euro (approx. 390 US$).

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