Up until now if you tried to time stretch a sample, you didn't have much choice about the quality you'd get. If you were lucky you might pull it off, but more often than not the processed sound would suffer from a whole range of distortions. From the more obvious warbling, harmonic distortion and echoes, to more subtle rhythm and timing fluctuations, very rarely would you get a professionally usable result. That's because traditionally, time stretching algorithms have worked by repeating or dropping blocks of samples (micro editing) in an attempt to extend or contract a sample's time domain waveform.
After years of research, Serato have developed a completely new, patent pending algorithm that time stretches and pitch shifts audio with totally unprecedented quality. Now, for the first time, you can say goodbye to the multitude of distortions time stretching has produced in the past. This powerful technology is being made available for the first time, as Pitch'nTime™, an easy to use Audiosuite plug-in for the Protools platform.
Pitch'nTime™ produces impressive results regardless of the source material, whether it be music, speech, ambiance or sound effects. From a single note to complex stereo mixes, Pitch'nTime™ can be relied upon for professional results every time. Pitch'nTime™ can pitch shift up or down 12 semitones and simultaneously time stretch from 50% to 200%, all without having to adjust any confusing or non-intuitive parameters.
Pitch'nTime™ integrates into your Protools session so you can preview and make changes in real time. The novel "capture length" function makes it easy to match sample lengths with just a few clicks. To pitch shift as well, just enter the shift in semitones and cents, or adjust the pitch directly with the slider or jog wheel. You can use the built-in tone generator to help tune by ear, all in real time.