Sonic Bloom CatStretch 3, New M4L Time-Stretching Sample Player For Extreme Sonic Manipulations

Sonic Bloom has teamed up with the developers of Max For Cats and released CatStretch 3, a major update for its polyphonic time-stretching sample player for Max For Live. CatStretch 3 goes beyond the concept of a classic sampler and allows you to freeze a sonic character at a specified position and play it back chromatically with MIDI notes (up to 6-voice polyphonic).

It’s designed for extreme sound manipulations in the spectral and time domain. The new version features a new advanced envelope, grain effect, spectral filter and more. This tool is especially exciting for musicians who like to dive very deep into sound design and where a classic sampler is too limited but do not want to leave the Ableton cosmos.

Sonic Bloom CatStretch 3

New In CatStretch 3

  • New multi-breakpoint envelope can be used to modulate.
  • New Grain effect.
  • New Spectral Filter.
  • New interpolation methods in the system section for different stretch results.
  • Redesign to work with different Live themes.
  • Mono/Poly mode switch.
  • Reverse stretching.
  • Key/Fix switch to prevent MIDI pitch following.
  • Stretch now a modulation target.
  • Added Pitchbend.
  • Key retrigger behavior fixed.
  • Better engine accuracy.

SB Creaks & Squeaks Live Pack

In addition to the release of CatStretch 3, Sonic Bloom also released the SB Creaks & Squeaks Live Pack, a free sound pack with a drum rack and instrument rack made from various creaky and squeaky sound sources, both macro mapped.

Sonic Bloom CatStretch 3 is available for purchase for 30€ /$35 USD. The extensive upgrade is available for a discounted price of 10 EUR/$12 USD for all users of previous versions. The Creaks & Squeaks pack is a free download.

More information here: Sonic Bloom 

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