iZotope / Akai Partner To Provide Loop Slicing & Time Stretching Technology For New MPC Lineup
iZotope 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.
» 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
» Transient detection
» Pitch shifting via cents or semitones
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 Future: This is good news to fans of the new MPC lineup. The software that’s going to power these exciting new controllers is the biggest question mark going forward. iZotope’s proven loop slicing and time stretching technology allows the new platform to, at a minimum, excel on these two fronts.