Harmonix, developer of the popular Rock Band
franchise, has entered a licensing agreement with iZotope, Inc. to include the comany's real-time pitch detection and pitch shifting middleware in Rock Band 3
Harmonix promises that the game will allow players to take advantage of professional vocal effects, pitch correction, and other tools used in the music industry to help improve their vocal performance.
“The ability to have pitch correction in real-time helps to enhance the vocal gameplay and players’ in-game performance in Rock Band
,” said Eran Egozy, CTO and co-founder of Harmonix. “We’re excited to feature iZotope’s technology and this new middleware in Rock Band 3
so that our players can enjoy the type of vocal effects that professional rock stars utilize for live stage performances in their homes.”
“With the production values of video games rivaling that of commercial albums and blockbuster films, consumers expect the same caliber of video and audio quality during dynamic, real-time game play,” explained Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope.
Rock Band 3
will remain compatible with previous Rock Band
peripherals and microphones and will ship for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and Nintendo DS later this year.