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iZotope Licenses Radius Technology to Digidesign

iZotope announces that Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, is licensing iZotope Radius technology as the basis for the new X-Form plug-in for Pro Tools and Avid systems. X-Form is an AudioSuite plug-in that delivers professional time stretching and formant-correct pitch shifting for music production, sound design and post production. X-Form is based on the iZotope Radius time-stretching and pitch shifting algorithms.

“Today’s productions incorporate many different kinds of source material that need to be manipulated without compromise,” explains Digidesign senior product manager, Bobby Lombardi. “iZotope Radius algorithms provide X-Form the ability to maintain the highest production values associated with Pro Tools users worldwide.”

iZotope Radius’ pitch-shifting and time stretching algorithms are designed to preserve natural timbres even with extreme use. The company states that time stretching between 12.5 and 800 percent and pitch shifting from -36 to +36 semitones can be accomplished while maintaining the original acoustic space, transient attacks and timing accuracy for a natural sound and feel.

According to iZotope, Radius uses an advanced hybrid method to preserve transients and sustained material at the same time. For example, when stretching a recording with sustained brass and pizzicato strings, Radius preserves continuity of the brass notes as well as the timing and attack characteristics of the strings.

Radius is designed for completely transparent operation on a wide variety of source material with nearly automatic operation and is well suited for both home studio use and industrial studio applications supporting sampling rates up to 192 kHz.

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