Monday, May 16, 2011

Celemony Introduces Capstan

Celemony, creators of the ground-breaking Melodyne pitch-correction software have announced their newest product: Capstan, a tool aimed at correcting timing/playback speed issues introduced by faulty tapes or playback. Here's what they have to say:

"Being musically intelligent, the Capstan algorithm is capable of recognizing not only the minutest amounts of wow and flutter but also continuous speed variations within the musical material itself and makes possible detailed editing that extends even to drawing in the curve manually. It is based on the patented DNA Direct Note Access technology made famous by the award-winning program Melodyne, which is used worldwide in all major studios for the editing of pitch and timing.

Whilst the precise detection of the wow and flutter represents the actual technological revolution, repairing the recording is easy: the musical material is simply played back with the velocity curve inverted. Pure varispeed – guaranteed free from artifacts."

1 comment:

fractured said...

So, for only $6000 or so, I can restore my old cassettes. Ouch!