Zynaptiq Pitchmap

Unique Pitch Shifter Plugin

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AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
AudioUnits Format
RTAS - Compatible with Pro Tools 9 and below
VST2 Format VST3 Format
iLok account required, dongle optional
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PITCHMAP is the world's first and only plug-in that allows processing the pitch of individual sounds within mixed signals in real-time. It lets you change the melodies and harmonies of any recording by simply playing your own on a MIDI keyboard or creating a pitch map using our streamlined GUI, and optionally corrects any tuning issues at the same time.

As if that weren't enough, PITCHMAP provides functions to suppress individual sounds within a mix and can apply advanced synthesizer-like sound transformations to your audio. In short, it is an inspiring musical instrument, a precision corrective tool and the only processor that literally lets you shape music with your hands.

PITCHMAP has so many uses, Zynaptiq hasn't yet discovered all of them themselves. Here are some of the applications they are aware of:

  • Engineers can correct tuning inaccuracies in mixed recordings
  • Composers can try different harmonies for their works in an immediate, hassle-free and inspiring manner
  • Music producers that work with sampled material can now sculpt the music inside the samples as if they were clay in the hands of a potter
  • DJs can adapt the key/scale of their songs to fit into a seamless set
  • Sound designers get a bunch of unique new ways of creating the sounds that make the films and games of today so immersive
  • Mash-Up artists and Re-Mixers now spend minutes instead of hours (or days) adapting the components they use to fit each other
  • Rapid song/score prototyping using existing recordings that can be transformed to be something new on-the-fly
  • Mix element suppression under MIDI control
  • Creating unique synthesizer sounds based on a live input
  • Create instant remixes and professional accompaniment tracks directly from your favorite songs or playlist

MAP That Pitch

Based on Zynaptiq's Mixed-Signal Audio Processing technology (MAP), PITCHMAP internally de-mixes the input signal into individual sounds, including their harmonics and transients. This technique is quite literally rocket science and is done using perceptive modeling and pattern recognition techniques also used in artificial intelligence applications. The separated sounds can then be individually tuning-corrected and mapped to other pitches, a process they call Pitch Mapping. MAP also enables PITCHMAP's simple-to-use, yet very effective functions for suppressing or isolating mix elements. In real-time, of course.

Natural Mode

The MAP process is based on a model of the human perceptive system, including the cochlea and the brain region responsible for interpreting its data. Hence the process is inherently very natural sounding with correct settings and reasonable amounts of pitch modification. The human voice, however, has a very specific sonic topology that is very different from any musical instrument, and human hearing is trained to detect even the most subtle sonic variations in a voice. As a result, processing voice simultaneously with other instruments has been a challenge in the past. To accommodate for this, we've added an extra layer of intelligence that recognizes voice elements and processes them separately. Zynaptiq has called this Natural Mode.

Electric & Creative

Certain pitch correction algorithm artifacts have become quite popular. Pitchmap has those, too, if you want them. But the MAP process has more sonic options than that. Zynaptiq has added parameters called Purify and Electrify that allow making your sound more or less synthetic sounding, and threw in a polyphonic Portamento option named Glide, for good measure. In combination with the live MIDI function, these parameters can basically turn PITCHMAP into a unique synthesizer allowing some very far out sound design.

No PhD Required

Although the DSP code itself is insanely complex, the process of Mapping Pitch is as simple as playing some notes on a MIDI keyboard or dragging sliders on the super-slick GUI to assign source pitches to target pitches. Or you can let your computer do the pitch mapping by using dedicated macro controls to go from one key/scale to another with just a couple of clicks. Changing pitches in a mixed signal has never been so intuitive and musical. Instant correction of tuning issues, straight-forward re-harmonization or intricate restructuring of a composition's pitches... the choice is yours, PITCHMAP does the rest.

Lightning Fast

To increase workflow efficiency even more, Zynaptiq has provided comprehensive Snapshot functionality. 8 Snapshot slots let you compare multiple settings, adapt the process to different parts of a recording individually and create parameter automation without a headache. Summed up, PITCHMAP gives you near-instant results while at the same time giving you access to every little detail.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine or iLok 2/3 based activation (of full as well as demo versions)
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Windows

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores; Intel CPU recommended, i7 or better recommended.
  • Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine or iLok 2/3 based activation (of full as well as demo versions)
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Please note: MIDI functionality depends on the implementation of the Host software.

Copy Protection
This software uses the latest PACE copy protection, which allows you to place your activation on your machine or on an iLok 2/3 (not included). You will need a free iLok.com account to use our software, even for the demos – but you do not necessarily need the iLok dongle, if your machine has internet access (activation of a system without internet connectivity requires an iLok USB device). All required software is installed along with our plugins, but it's recommended that you download the latest versions directly from iLok.com.

CPU Load
While they are highly optimized, Zynaptiq plug-ins use a LOT of CPU due to the complex nature of the magic they perform. It is recommended that you set your playback buffer size to at least 512 or ideally 1024 samples for optimum performance.

As the plug-ins sport unique features not found in any other software, we highly recommend reading their manuals to ensure you get the most out of them!