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Zynaptiq TimeFactory 2
Zynaptiq TimeFactory 2

Professional time stretching and pitch shifting.

TIME FACTORY II for Mac OS X is a professional application for high quality audio time stretching and pitch shifting. It features the critically acclaimed MPEX, ZTX and ClearScale algorithms and allows changing duration and pitch of any audio file independently over a very wide range of stretch ratios – with unprecedented fidelity and timing precision. TIME FACTORY II supports phase-synced processing of mono, stereo and multichannel files up to 384kHz sample rate, all popular audio file types including broadcast formats with meta-data preservation, and features industrial-grade batch processing as well as formant shifting and correction. Whether you need to perform frame rate (FPS) conversion for film sound, change the tempo and/or pitch of music tracks for production or remixing a song, design new sounds or slow down music for transcription – TIME FACTORY II is your weapon of choice.

The TIME FACTORY II features at a glance:

  • Batch time stretching, pitch shifting and formant shifting application for Mac OS X.
  • ZTX, quickStretch, MPEX 2, MPEX 3 and ClearScale algorithms.
  • High precision even with extremely long audio tracks.
  • Support for phase synced processing of mono, stereo, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 and N.1 channel layouts.
  • Support for sample rates up to 384kHz (DXD) and bit rates up to 32 bit.
  • Option to “transpose” files, a.k.a. sample rate conversion.
  • Support for AIFF, WAV, BWAV (with meta data preservation), CAF, WAVE64, MBWF/RF64 and SoundDesigner II files.
  • Entry of stretching factor as BPM, seconds, sample frames or FPS
  • Factory presets for common scenarios including 3:2 pull-down, PAL <-> NTSC frame rate conversion, double speed and half speed.
  • Option to save user presets to speed up repeating tasks.
  • Algorithm parameters to optimize processing for speech, complex material, monophonic or polyphonic music, and more.
  • Perfect for frame rate (FPS) conversion.

Straight Forward

Getting sample accurately precise results with TIME FACTORY II is fast and easy. Drop some files onto the application, set stretching/shifting amount, hit process…done. You can enter stretching factor either as new target duration in hours/minutes/seconds, a percentage of change in length, source and target BPM or FPS, the equivalent pitch transposition amount, or use sample frames as unit for the new target length. Whatever your preferred unit of measurement is, TIME FACTORY II lets you use it in a straight-forward way.

Precision, As In “Precision”

When stretching audio, it is vitally important that timing is precise. Particularly with very long files, such as a film reel, this can be challenging for other solutions, where you may end up with loosened lip sync or drum timing, even flanging in the transients. Not so with TIME FACTORY II, which uses extremely high precision mathematics to ensure timing accuracy to the highest degree possible without the obvious artifacts commonly associated with time stretching. Which is why TIME FACTORY II is recognized across the industry as one of the best possible solutions for stretching audio.

Freedom Of Choice

TIME FACTORY II doesn’t come with one industry standard stretching algorithm, it comes with five. Each of these algorithms – MPEX 2, MPEX 3, ZTX, quickStretch, ClearScale – has its own particular strengths, parameters and applications. This gives you the option to pick and choose algorithms depending on preference, signal type and the intended result. You make the choice, TIME FACTORY II does the work.

Compatible To The Max

TIME FACTORY II supports phase synced processing of an arbitrary number of channels, making it an ideal solution for frame rate conversion of cinematic and broadcast material. It also supports any sample rate up to 384kHz (DXD), and any bit depth up to 32 bit, making it compatible to today’s highest fidelity formats. Speaking of which…of course, TIME FACTORY II also supports all popular file formats, including AIFF, WAV, BWF with meta-data preservation, WAVE64, MBWF/RF64, CoreAudio and even the venerable SoundDesigner II. It also imports MP3 and AAC directly from iTunes if required. Whatever you throw at it, TIME FACTORY II can deal with it.

Fast, Faster, TIME FACTORY II

High quality time stretching can take time. A lot of it. Which is why you may not want to waste any, waiting for the process to complete. Hence TIME FACTORY II is built around an industrial grade batch processing engine. Set up parameters, click “process”, and go ahead and focus on the other tasks at hand while your Mac processes all of those files for you. And to speed up your workflow even more, TIME FACTORY II comes with factory presets for common tasks like PAL<->NTSC frame rate conversion, and allows you to save your own custom settings. It’s not a time stretching application, it’s a time stretching powerhouse.

It takes time stretching and pitch shifting to the next level by giving you unique and unparalleled control over all aspects of your sound files. TimeFactory 2 is the only application that combines all leading time stretching algorithms that are used in the major audio editing applications at this time, giving you access to the latest in technology from one single user interface. No need to buy dozens of programs – you get them all in just one application.

File Format Support and Surround Processing:
Version 2 supports all popular file formats including Broadcast Wave Files (BWF) and offers 5.1, 6.1 and even N.1 surround sound processing in perfect phase sync – converting between different frame rates for film and TV has never been easier! What’s more, you can decode and combine an unlimited number of files into one multichannel file which you can then process and export. TimeFactory 2 supports all popular word lengths up to 32bit and sample rates as high as 384kHz and can directly import tracks from your iTunes library.

Formant Processing
In addition to changing speed and pitch of audio files independently, TimeFactory lets you customize formants as well, thereby avoiding the “munchkinization” effect when changing the pitch of voice. This is also a great option to tweak sounds for sound design, or for creating two different voices from the same speaker.

MPEX Processing
TimeFactory makes use of the latest version of Prosoniq’s MPEX which is the industry standard for high fidelity time stretching and pitch shifting. The latest version has been tremendously improved in both quality and speed of processing. Almost every major digital audio workstation or audio application on the Mac and PC uses MPEX to achieve high quality, crystal-clear audio time stretching.

More Technology
TimeFactory 2 not only incorporates Prosoniq’s MPEX time stretching, but the high quality, high performance DIRAC and ClearScale algorithms as well. These algorithms have been developed by key people in the industry to complement MPEX and provide excellent sounding alternatives to choose from when special applications require a high level of customization.

System Requirements Mac

TIME FACTORY II is available as Mac OS X stand-alone application only.

Minimum system requirements are:

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer
  • Intel CPU
  • 2GB of RAM, though we strongly suggest more

Channel & File Formats Supported

TIME FACTORY II supports:

  • phase-synced processing of any channel count, including but not limited to mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1
  • all popular audio file formats including AIFF, WAV, BWF, CAF, WAVE64, MBWF/RF64
  • Meta-Data is preserved for BWF
  • Bit rates up to 32bit
  • Sample rate up to 384kHz