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SoundShifter in Graphic Mode
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Trans-X in Multiband Mode
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Plug-in manufacturer Waves has released the Transform Bundle, a collection of novel and new sound transformation tools. The four plug-ins that comprise the package are Sound Shifter, Doubler, TransX, and Morphoder, supporting sample rates up to 96 kHz.

Sound Shifter allows shaping of time and pitch with the ability to pitch shift over an octave with a time ratio of 50-200%, enabling users to fit music to any duration while maintaining fidelity, punch, groove, and transients without smearing. An extensive preset library provides presets for most common (like NTSC/PAL conversions) and some unusual time- and pitch-related applications.

The Doubler adds dimension and fattens up tracks with double-tracking, exciter-style, and harmonization-type effects. Two- and four-voice doubling are provided with 100 cent detune range plus one octave downshift, and up to 200 cents of pitch modulation, providing a vast range of effects with controls including independent gain, pan, delay, feedback, detune, and modulation settings for each voice.

TransX is a tool for shaping attacks and transients, controlling and shaping dynamics for the punch you need to get your sound across. TransX includes wideband and multiband transient contour shaping, automatic transient detection, and control over transient sensitivity, balance, release, and threshold.

The Morphoder takes the concept of the vocoder and expands the possibilities. It will create the classic voice effects of traditional vocoders, generate modern electronic rhythm tracks, and more. The Morphoder adds features such as formant shifting and compressor-enhanced filter release dynamics, among others.

All of the Transform Bundle processors include graphic-based displays and virtual control surfaces that make experimentation fast while allowing rapid access to frequently-used effects from the user's own palette of sounds and presets.

The Transform Bundle supports native and TDM systems via TDM, RTAS, and AudioSuite, on both Windows (including XP) and Macintosh (including OS X) systems. The Transform Bundle will be available as of August 15, 2003 with pricing as follows: Native ($1200.00 MSRP) and TDM ($2400.00 MSRP).

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