When you’re making triple-A content, you need audio tools that fit in with your production pipeline. And you’ll never settle for “we could have done better.”
Varantic Studio permits you to take your existing database of nearly perfect takes, and generate unlimited variations on them, completely automatically, entirely within your pipeline and within your production process.
In addition to all the awesome interactive capabilities of Varantic Pro, Varantic Studio provides you a command-line encoder and a command-line decoder that you can include in your own production pipeline scripts.
The encoder accepts as input a directory of files or a list of files on the command line. You provide it these input files, along with length parameters, and the encoder creates a model file, containing all the intricate details of frequency probabilities across all your input files.
While encoding can take a bit depending on the number of input files you provide, once a model file is created, the Varantic command-line decoder can generate output files very rapidly. Since the Varantic process is asymmetric, once the model is created, you can use the decoder to generate hundreds or thousands of high-quality variations on the fly.
Vendors of sound libraries, as well as maintainers of audio archives, can create vast troves of novel variations, faster and of a higher quality than was ever possible before.
If you make sound libraries for a living, or if you run a production facility, Varantic Studio can pay its cost back a hundred times over on content acquisition, field recordings, retakes, and editing.
In addition to these command-line features, Varantic Studio provides all the GUI features of Varantic Pro.
The Output Properties panel lets you choose file format, bit rate, and output naming conventions to your taste and to your project’s needs.
In the Output Type panel, Varantic lets you choose many modern file formats, and lets you decide compression parameters within the tool. With Varantic, generating, auditioning, and compressing assets is done in a single step!
With the Sound Length pane, you can specify that you want your output sounds to be at a specific length in time, or you can specify an acceptable range of time. A great feature for those who need to sync sound effects to animation, or for anyone who has a need for precisely timed effects.
Different projects have different naming requirements for sound effects. With the Naming Convention panel, you can specify that new sound effects will be generated using your naming convention. This panel has presets for most common naming conventions, but if those don’t work for you, you can create a naming convention of your own.
With the Export feature, you can as many variations as you need in a seconds. Some sound designers prefer to generate a directory full of sounds this way, and then pick and choose from an abundance of results.
The Sources panel lets you see the duration of all the files you’ve dragged and dropped into Varantic. It’s handy for making sure you’ve provided the right input.
The Properties panel shows you all the details on your input files, without having to open them in a separate DAW.
You can audition your generated sounds right within Varantic. Press Play to generate a new sound; press Replay to hear the last sound again; and press Save to save the last sound to a file of your choice.