Musikmesse 08: Zplane offers better timestretching and pitchshifting

11th Mar 2008 | 14:14

Musikmesse 08: Zplane offers better timestretching and pitchshifting

Ableton, Steinberg, and NI users set to benefit

You may not have heard of Zplane.development’sélastique timestretching and pitchshifting engines, but the chances are that you might have used them.

You’ll find these in applications such as Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase and Native Instruments Traktor, and the good news is that both the élastique Pro and efficient engines have been updated to version 2.

So, what does this mean? In short, better audio quality: Zplane is claiming that there’s improved transient preservation, increased bass resolution and better high tonal frequency processing.

In practical terms, this should mean that, in future, you’ll get better results when you timestretch or pitchshift in an élastique-powered application, and that’s got to be something to be happy about.

You can find out more about the élastique technology – and a list of the software that it’s incorporated in – on the Zplane.development website.

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