Fission is able to separate any sample into two distinct parts.
Fission uses an Eventide technology called Structural Effects, which can split a sound into two parts and allow you to process the impact part of the sound (transient) from the smoother part (tonal). Fission has settings for several types of sound source, which guide the algorithm into how best to separate the audio.
On a piano sample for example, it can pick out the hammer attack and the warmer, low end. Once the sound has been split, you can add one of six effects to each stream in parallel, including delay, repitch, tremolo, reverb and compression.
According to RA, Eventide has got a number of artists to contribute presets to Fission, including Suzanne Ciani, recent collaborator Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter and modular synth expert Richard Devine.
Fission will be available soon at an introductory price of $97 for 45 days, after which it will increase to $179. Watch it in action below.