Is This The Most Powerful Remixing Tool Ever?

Musikmesse 2009 update: Peter Gabriel Voice Extraction

This demo showcases sonicWorx Pro – a Mac app that can split audio signals into their components, allowing you to view and edit audio based on the actual sounds present within the mix.

sonicWORX Pro allows displaying, extracting and suppressing individual instruments and voice in a mix in a semi-automatic manner using a powerful pattern detector. Prosoniq’s  pattern tracker automatically detects, tracks and resolves conflicts with other instruments based on hints given by the user.

sonicWORX Pro will be shipping in July 2009 at a recommended retail price of 1.690 Euro ($1.849 USD). It’s a steep price – but I expect competion in the audio editing area to drive the cost of this technology down fairly quickly.

Give this a look and let me know what you think. Is this the most powerful remixing tool ever?

via audioporncentral

4 thoughts on “Is This The Most Powerful Remixing Tool Ever?

  1. Apart from the price tag (Nearly two grand US$) and the fact that the extracts sound pretty mangled and thus only marginally usable, sure. The peter gabriel vocals sound like it’s been run through autotune on ‘Cher’ setting, and the trumpet track lost a lot of information and retained the hihats. For that kind of money, it needs to do better. A lot of tech coming along in this direction soon (Melodyne DNA, for example) so keep your hats on.

  2. $1800usd? i watched the video, and i have to tell you, i’d be impressed if this was a free open-source affair. it doesn’t so much “extract” the tracks, but it kind of chews on them a little before spitting them back up. Awesome direction to drive innovation, but this isn’t of much interest to me until well after the price comes down and the technology is fast, stable, and produces much better output. I really hope plenty of early adapters drive this tech much further. neat stuff.

  3. I can only agree with the earlier posters – considering the system requirements and cost I was expecting better results. I’m sure you could sit and do this by hand using Metasynth or iZotope RX.

    That said, I bet there’s some creative fun to be had in using it “wrongly.”

  4. I have to disagree with the previous posters. For certain kinds of music that relies heavily on sampling and where the pristine quality of the sample is irrelevant this is an extremely powerful tool.

    Think in the lines of Hip hop, trip hop, drum & bass… If I were a professional artist in these genres the price would be a non-issue if I already had a big sample collection to draw from. Good samples can cost a lot of money and using existing published tracks for sampling even more so. A tool like this in the studio could save money in the long run.


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