Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bias Pitchcraft $20 - that's 87% off! is having a "No-Brainer" deal on Bias Pitchcraft which "corrects pitch problems in vocal or instrumental recordings, using its high-quality algorithm, while formant correction retains a voice's natural sound." . If you're on a tight budget this seems like a good alternative to Autotune and Melodyne.

  • Correct and/or change pitch in monophonic vocal or instrumental recordings
  • Create pitch-based special effects
  • Voice disguise

  • Reference Source Menu- Choose whether the reference source being fed into PitchCraft is a single (left or right) channel of a stereo file, or both channels simultaneously
  • Pitch Range Menu- Select the desired pitch range to use in the pitch correction/transposition process
  • A/B/C/D "Snapshots"- Use up to four temporary memory "snapshots" for quickly comparing different settings
  • Tuning History Graph- Visually monitor the pitch correction & transposition process over time. The Tuning History graph shows the input and output pitch, displayed either in notes or frequency
  • Pitch Transposition Slider- Allows raising or lowering the pitch value in cents, while maintaining the original formant structure (i.e., the "timbre" or "tonal color" of the voice.
  • Formant Transposition Slider- Adjust the formant value, or "cavity size" of the source to help to maintain natural sounding pitch change effects. This control can also be used to transform a vocal from one gender or age to the next, or create other special effects.
  • Pitch Correction Tuning Menu- Choose the desired type of tuning to be used in the pitch correction process.
  • Pitch Correction Scale Menu- Set the desired scale to be used in the pitch correction process. Select from common scale types to more exotic ones or create and save your own custom scales.
  • Pitch Correction Key Menu- Choose the root note of the scale selected in the Scale pop-up menu.
  • Pitch Correction Time Slider- Adjust the speed at which pitch correction is applied — for small corrections, generally a slower correction time works best while a faster time may be used for more exaggerated pitch correction effects such as those used by many popular artists.
  • Pitch Correction Detune Slider- Allows setting the reference frequency used for tuning (i.e., from 440 Hz to 445 Hz
  • Pitch Correction Custom Scale Controls- Define custom scales using the keyboard, a MIDI keyboard, and the Ignore Note checkboxes.
  • Tuning Meter- Displays the current amount of tuning in real-time
The $20 introductory price is for a limited time (list price $149).
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iKlip™ MINI Universal microphone stand adapter for iPhone and iPod touch

IK Multimedia who brought us the iKlip has released the iKlip mini.

" iKlip MINI is a universal microphone stand adapter for the iPhone® and iPod touch® to support your iOS device on stage, in the studio, at school or in the office.
Made of sturdy, durable thermoplastic, iKlip MINI is compatible with every existing iPhone and iPod touch, from the original models to the latest generation devices."

  • Sturdy, durable thermoplastic construction holds your iPhone and iPod touch securely without scratching or marring it
  • Compatible with all previous and current iPhone and iPod touch models
  • Firmly attaches to virtually any microphone stand, pole and tripod with diameters of 11 - 20 mm /.43” - .79”
  • Horizontal or vertical mounting with multi-angle adjustment and easy rotation
  • Can be placed on the mic stand vertical pole or its horizontal boom
  • All controls, buttons, connectors and camera of the iOS device are accessible
  • Fast installation — can be mounted in seconds
  • Includes detachable iRig bracket for the AmpliTube range of apps or any other guitar effects app
  • Perfect companion to the iRig Mic handheld microphone and vocal processing apps such as VocaLive
  • Can be used with a variety of apps including karaoke, score and tablature, DJ, recording, mixing, video, photography, teleprompting and many more
  • Designed and manufactured in Italy
Price: $39.99
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