Prosoniq TimeFactory 2 pitch and time manipulation software for Mac OSX now available 25/04/07
Prosoniq have announced that version 2 of their TimeFactory stand alone time and pitch manipulation software is shipping. The first two updates (2.0.4 and 2.0.5) for the new Universal Binary MacOS X TimeFactory 2 have already been released addressing some minor issues that were present in version 2.0.0.
Hereâ€™s a description of TimeFactory 2 in Prosoniqâ€™s own words:
â€˜P r o s o n i q T i m e F a c t o r y is a novel tool for both the PowerMac and Windows PC platform dedicated to perform high quality near-lossless time and pitch scaling on monophonic and polyphonic music signals. It uses the latest advances in DSP technology to achieve time scaling amounts of up to one third the original length, corresponding to a time stretching factor of 133% and more (or pitch scaling of up to 5 semitones) without audible loss in quality. This is as much as slowing down a complete music piece from 120 BPM to 90 BPM, or vice-versa.
Conventional methods used in todays DAW software and commercial applications either suffer from unpleasant harmonic distortion, timing inconsistencies and echoes even at small time scaling ratios, or introduce severe smearing or reverberation that makes the results inacceptable for professional audio purposes when applied to complete musical pieces.
TimeFactoryâ„¢ now offers unprecedented audio quality, easily outperforming all known applications in both quality and achieved time scaling ratio. With TimeFactoryâ„¢, you are free to choose the tempo of your recording at a result that is indistinguishable from the original within a large range of scaling ratios, without endlessly tweaking dozens of parameters.
Whether you wish to time scale individual sound files of a recording session or the final mixdown, whether you are processing classical or 'drum & bass' style music, TimeFactoryâ„¢ is a simple click-and-go application for Mac and PC with straightforward user interface and easy to use batch processing capabilities. It accepts sound files in AIFF, SDII (Mac only) and WAVE file formats of any word length and sample rate, even 24bit 96kHz or split stereo files are no problem. No more worrying about the eventual outcome of time consuming parameter tweaking sessions, just set the desired time scaling ratio and click to process your audio files within minutes.
Prosoniq's proprietary timbreWizard algorithm allows for natural pitch shifts, avoiding the common 'munchkinization syndrome' you will hear when trying other software to do pitch shifting. Features
supports WAVE, SDII (on Mac), AIFF file formats
supports split stereo files
8, 16 and 24bit file support, 22.05, 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz Sample Rate
double click to edit any soundfile in your favorite editing program
Transcribe Mode for crystal clear 200% time scaling of complete songs
Pitch Shifting including formant correction
High quality resampling with anti-aliasing for pitch shifting
no sound coloration, no phasing with stereo files
no timing inconsistencies
input speed in new length, BPM or %
new MPEX Time Scaling technology for best results at the first mouse click
works with any material of any genre, be it classic, pop, rock, techno or other
easy 'Save as...' capability for archiving files
both Mac and PC version in a single box - no more worrying about switching platforms
Pricing and Availability:
Upgrade from version 1.7 costs â‚¬ 108.40
All customers who have purchased version 1.7 or higher after January 1st, 2007 can reclaim their free upgrade by submitting a short note with a proof of purchase with their 1.x serial number, or the relevant Prosoniq support ticket ID via the Prosoniq online contact form.
Time Factory 2 costs â‚¬ 385.71 More information: