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.
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