iZotope Licenses Radius Technology to Digidesign

New X-Form plug-in powered by Radius time-stretching and pitch shifting algorithms.

Cambridge, MA (September 26, 2006) – IZOTOPE, INC. is pleased to announce 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 DNA™ systems.

X-Form is a high-quality AudioSuite™ plug-in that delivers professional time stretching and formant-correct pitch shifting with professional results 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' world class pitch-shifting and time stretching algorithms are designed to preserve natural timbres even with extreme use. Time stretching between 12.5% and 800% 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.

Using an advanced hybrid method, Radius is able 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.

For more information on X-Form, visit: www.digidesign.com 
For more information on iZotope's licensing program, visit: www.izotope.com .

About iZotope

iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

For more information on iZotope products, visit www.izotope.com.

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