Propellerhead announced Polar, a new Rack Extension effect to be available at the launch of the next versions of Reason and Essentials in June.
Polar is described as an old school harmonizer and pitch-shifter effect. Designed for classic harmonizing, stereo widening, and real-time pitch shifting, Polar also lets users to experiment with buffer looping and audio freezing.
Consisting of selectable dual pitch-shifters with classic, smooth and looping algorithms, Polar is designed for singers, producers, guitarists and remixers looking for pitch-shifting as well as "ways of turning bland recordings into wide, evolving soundscapes." The built-in LFOs, auto-panning, envelope and buffer lock provide sound sculpting possibilities, while delay and feedback turns single-note recordings into arpeggios.
Pricing & Availability
Polar will be released simultaneously with version 6.5 of Reason and version 1.5 of Reason Essentials Q2 2012, at a price of USD $69/EUR €55. Polar will be available for purchase in the Propellerhead Shop.
For more information about Rack Extensions, Polar, and to listen to audio examples, visit www.propellerheads.se/go/74B1DC9D.