Mash-Up Tool

QuikQuak releases MashTactic      24/06/11
QuikQuak has released MashTactic, which they describe as a sharp filtering tool and transient editor that is also great for 'Mash-ups' and general sampling. Here's the rest of what they have to say about it...
Separate different parts of a full mix, manipulating zones of frequencies and stereo locations.
Up to eight zones can be created that can then be panned, emphasised or cut out completely, in both onset and sustain.
  • 8 stereo areas of sharp cut-off filtering.
  • Adjust levels separately in all selected zones.
  • A great tool for mashup music makers, as vocals and other sounds can be identified and manipulated within a full mix.
  • Allows the user to emphasise or cut percussive transients giving control over punch or softness in any zone.
  • Each zone can pan separately.
  • Great for analysing balance and frequency mix of a track you're composing.
What is it?
MashTactic was initially designed as a mashup tool. It can separate different parts of a full mix, manipulating different frequencies and stereo location. Up to eight zones can be created that can then be panned, emphasised or cut out completely. It can be viewed as an eight band filter that exists in stereo ranges as well as frequency.
Transients of varying length can be separated from constant sounds, which allows the user to manipulate the initial punch of percussion, either by emphasising or softening the attack, this can be done separately in any of the eight zones.
What it is not?
There are no harmonic analysers in MashTactic. It's all achieved through stereo balance analysis and very sharp filtering. Some mixes won't be pulled apart that easily, but the 8 filter patches turn out to be very useful at cutting unwanted parts of a mix. Also harmonic analysis tends to require large amounts of user interaction, and this often creates clear but broken vocals with unsteady timelines.
Pricing and Availability:
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