iZotopeâ€™s Technology for Pitch Detection and Pitch Shifting Will Debut in Latest Version of Rock Band
CAMBRIDGE, MA â€“ Since 2007, Harmonixâ€™s Rock Bandâ„¢ has enabled players to live out their fantasy as a rock vocalist. Now, thanks to a technology licensing agreement with iZotope, Inc., a research-driven audio signal processing company, gamers who play upcoming Rock Bandâ„¢3 this holiday will be able to take their vocal performance to new heights.
Using iZotopeâ€™s real-time pitch detection and pitch shifting middleware, Rock Band 3 provides players with the option to enable vocal effects commonly used in the music industry, assisting players to sing on key more easily with pitch correction and bringing the tools that pros use into the living room.
â€œThe ability to have pitch correction in real-time helps to enhance the vocal gameplay and playersâ€™ in-game performance in Rock Band,â€? said Eran Egozy, CTO and
co-founder of Harmonix. â€œWeâ€™re excited to feature iZotopeâ€™s technology and this new middleware in Rock Band 3 so that our players can enjoy the type of vocal effects that professional rock stars utilize for live stage performances in their homes this holiday.â€?
â€œWith the production values of video games rivaling that of commercial albums and blockbuster films, consumers expect the same caliber of video and audio quality during dynamic, real-time game play,â€? explains Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope. â€œRock Band is an ideal platform for us to showcase iZotopeâ€™s technology so we can provide gamers with studio-grade audio effects that professional mixers, sound designers and others in the entertainment industry have relied on for years.â€?
iZotopeâ€™s extensive technology licensing program already includes industry giants like Adobe, Sony, and Avid. For more information on iZotopeâ€™s new console video game middleware program targeting the Xbox 360Â® and PlayStationÂ® 3 visit: www.izotope.com/tech/games
Developed by Harmonix, the worldâ€™s premier music videogame company, published by MTV Games, Rock Band 3 will ship simultaneously worldwide this Holiday 2010 in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system, the Wiiâ„¢ system from Nintendo, and Nintendo DSâ„¢. Rock Band 3 will be compatible with all Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band peripherals, as well as most third-party instrument and microphone controllers. Mad Catz is the official peripheral manufacturer and distributor for Rock Band game controllers.
For more information on Rock Band 3, art and video assets, please visit http://www.rockband.com/press.