Daly City, CA â€” Digidesign today unveiled the Transfuserâ„¢ Preview, a free three-month prerelease version of Transfuser, a new upcoming RTASÂ® virtual instrument plug-in for Pro ToolsÂ® software. Transfuser is a real-time loop, phrase, and groove creation virtual instrument designed for quickly and easily creating, manipulating, and performing loop- and rhythm-based music on the fly within Pro Tools. It also offers users a quick and easy way to modify existing loop libraries to breathe new life into their creations.
Ideal for electronic, hip-hop, and dance music production, remixing, and anyone working with loops, Transfuser comes packed with a variety of loops and phrases to get started with creating right away. Users can create grooves using multiple drum and effects modules, slice and tag loops in real-time, convert loops into MIDI patterns/drum kits, and replace sounds in existing loops on the fly. Transfuser supports full drag and drop of Pro Tools regions and audio files directly from a computer browser, and offers powerful live performance-oriented features for both creative arranging and performing of grooves.
â€œThe minute you start using this instrument, you immediately realize its creative potential,â€? says Dusty DiMercurio, Digidesignâ€™s personal studio products marketing manager. â€œWith Transfuser, you can easily drag a loop in, apply intelligent randomization to re-order loop slices, layer another groove on top of it with one of the drum machines, add some of Transfuserâ€™s funky effects, apply sequenced automation to any number of parametersâ€”all in real time without a hiccup. In virtually no time at all, youâ€™ve got a really cool and unique groove.â€?
DiMercurio continues, â€œWhile Transfuser will be especially appealing to electronic musicians, itâ€™s really ideal for pretty much anyone who works with loops, as it allows you to instantly reinvent them with totally unique results.â€?
For a limited time through June 25, 2008, Digidesign is offering a free download of the Transfuser Preview to every Pro Tools|HDÂ®, Pro Tools LEÂ®, and Pro Tools M-Poweredâ„¢ user. This free prerelease version of Transfuser is fully functional for three months, and enables all Pro Tools users to discover and experiment with the capabilities of Transfuser. To download the Transfuser Preview visit the Digidesign website at www.digidesign.com/transfuserpreview.
Digidesign is a worldwide leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical GrammyÂ® Award and 2003 OscarÂ® statuette representing the Academy Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro ToolsÂ® digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. Digidesign is a part of Avid Technology, Inc. For more information, visit www.digidesign.com.
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid (Nasdaq: AVID) is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals â€“ as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems, Sibelius, Softimage and Sundance Digital. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avidâ€™s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the AvidÂ® Film ComposerÂ® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the companyâ€™s Oscar, Grammy and EmmyÂ® award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com.