iZotope partners with Akai to provide Loop Slicing and Time Stretching technology for next generation MPCs 21/01/12
iZotope, Inc. has announced a new partnership with Akai Professional to provide iZotope's Radius time-stretching algorithm and Loop Slicing Engine for future products in the MPC line, including the new MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio. Combining MPC hardware with new MPC software, these are the first MPCs designed to harness the processing power of a user's Mac or PC.
Alex Westner, iZotope's Director of Business Development, told Sonic State, "The MPC is a giant in music production history. iZotope is very excited that our technology can make the MPC a more powerful and flexible hybrid of hardware and software."
Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager, added "Top-notch audio is essential when updating a beloved product line like the MPC Series. Zotope's loop-slicing and time-stretching technology were critical to making the new MPC products sound great." iZotope's Loop Slicing Engine
The Loop Slicing Engine provides an extended suite of slicing tools, compatible with both Chop Shop and REX file formats. The engine's unique algorithm maintains high quality audio throughout real-time loop manipulation while remaining lightweight in terms of processing power.
The MPC line takes advantage of additional features such as:
Manual and automatic loop slicing
Slicing and stretching with per-slice stretching options
Triggering of individual slices or the entire loop from beginning to end
Pitch shifting via cents or semitones
The MPC line is the most recent of many popular products that license this world-class algorithm for natural and transparent time stretching and pitch shifting. Pricing and Availability:
Availability Akai Professional will unveil MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio will be available for purchase in Q3 2012.iZotope's Loop Slicing Engine, Radius, and a host of other audio technologies are currently available for third-party licensing.