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BitHeadz Ships Phrazer 2

Sequencer supports Mac OS X By Dave Nagel
BitHeadz has released it's next-generation real-time sequencer--Phrazer 2.0. Aside from several feature enhancements and additions, the new version adds 600 MB of content and gains support for Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, along with optimizations for the G4's Velocity Engine. It also continues to support Mac OS 8/9.

The new version of Phrazer includes a total of 900 MB of loops and is compatible with Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Logic and Cubase, according to BitHeadz. Other new features include:

  • Ability to create a master project folder that contains sequences and duplicates all samples and QuickTime movies;
  • New pitch and tempo matching algorithms;
  • Multitrack audio editing and playback;
  • Assign multiple loops and DSP effects to each track;
  • Built-in sample editor with DSP;
  • Ability to import ACID I and II files, Unity DS-1 samples, AIFF, Sound Designer II WAV files and CD-Audio;
  • Tempo calculation to set tempo based on sample length;
  • Ability to stream audio from hard disk or load audio into RAM;
  • Support for ASIO, DirectConnect, Direct I/O, MAS 2.0, ReWire and Sound Manager for output;
  • Sync to MIDI clock;
  • Roland PC 300 USB MIDI keyboard support;
  • Two send effects available per track, including Phrase, Flange, Chorus, Degrade, Distortion, Filter, Dynamic filter, Compressor, Delay with MIDI sync, Shelf/Parametric EQ and Reverb.



Phrazer 2 is available now for $299. For more information, visit http://www.bitheadz.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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