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Re: time stretching

>A non-loop-content question, but not about guitars either. Reply using 
>email if you want.
>Has anyone used software to time-stretch samples? I'd like to be able to
>stretch very fast and complex natural sounds (birdsongs, etc), but the
>resulting samples should not lose their sound quality. I've heard good 
>time-stretched samples - so I know it can be done - but I don't know how.
>I was
>not happy at all with the programs I've tried so far. The resulting 
>(same pitch, but double duration) sounded like shit. They were all
>modulated as
>if treated with a low-pitch ringmodulator. Speeding the samples up to 1/2
>duration sounded even worse.
>Ideas anyone?
Arboretum Systems Hyperprism has very good sounding time-stretching, and,
given your intended use, there seems a sympthetic resonance with the
comapny's name. I've not done birdsong, which seems like it would have a
lot of material in the range around the nyquist frequency of whatever
you're digitizing the sound with. I have done some extreme time stretching
on wind instruments, one piece with oboes slowed to 1% of their original
speed, a 10 second phrase took about 4 minutes to plat through, and there
were surprisingly few artifacts from the processing.

Dave Trenkel : improv@peak.org  : www.peak.org/~improv/

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