Who has the best timestrech?

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T.I.M.
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Who has the best timestrech?

Post by T.I.M. » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:51 am

Do you guys use anything else besides Live to do this?

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Post by yogz » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:20 am

Celemony Melodyne is awsome for timestretching, audiosculpt
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Post by spiderprod » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:42 am

cubase ,
melodyne does a good job but the gui is crap

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Post by Tarekith » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:22 am

Cubase SX, the MPEX algorthim is the best I've heard yet.

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Post by HD1 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:44 am

doesnt rolands synth do a spiffing job using 'variphrase' technology ...whats it called, V-synth or...X-synth or something. It has a touch pad, which is like a clock in that its round and you trace your finger around it either clock-wise or anti-clockwise to warp and stretch whatever sample you've loaded it........really did a good job of making rubber out of the original sample
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Post by headquest » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:53 am

I use the timestretches available in the other software I have:

Sonar 5 (which uses the Acid timestretch format/algorithm)
Adobe Audition 2 (uses a proprietary format).
Reason - using the REX format, which is a beatslicing approach of course, and is great for percussive material.

I don't think that there is a great deal to pick and choose between them to be honest. Live's "Complex" mode is overall the most impressive timestretch I have heard though, particularly because it works with massive chunks of audio (not just four bar loops) and on complete mixdowns. 8)
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Post by HD1 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:02 pm

lsd is the best timestretch now that I think of it, good for watching weeks worth of time pass and return right in front of you
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Post by blakbeltjonez » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:01 pm

Serato Pitch n Time, but it's a Protools plug in. the complex mode in Live is OK, but not great.

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Post by Mr_Coops » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:56 pm

Been using Audacity recently, seems to work well.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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Post by SubFunk » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:08 pm

blakbeltjonez wrote:
Serato Pitch n Time, but it's a Protools plug in. the complex mode in Live is OK, but not great.
if you ask for the best, there you go that's the one.

that doesn't mean that others don't work well enough either. but that's simply the best. digidesign was 'hunting' him down to get the algorithm licensed of him, they actually wanted it exclusive, but he was clever and knew what he has created, so you can 'enjoy' it in serato and future products of him as well.

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Post by D K » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:36 pm

RopeyPunter wrote:lsd is the best timestretch now that I think of it, good for watching weeks worth of time pass and return right in front of you
cid makes it all go quicker for me
herb would be more of a time-stretcher here i think, great stuff but it takes you twice as long to do it!

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Post by Johnisfaster » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:50 pm

I know you might think I'm crazy for this but the granular plugin in fruityloops does fantastic stretching. I've been wishing I could find a plug that sounds like that that I could use in live.
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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Post by T.I.M. » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:57 pm

Johnisfaster wrote:I know you might think I'm crazy for this but the granular plugin in fruityloops does fantastic stretching. I've been wishing I could find a plug that sounds like that that I could use in live.

Character isn't always bad. Live sometimes makes the sound cartoony. I don't know how else to describe it.

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Post by T.I.M. » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:02 pm

Celemony's gui is horrible...Serato pitch and time is now out as a AU plugin. I just downloaded the demo. I'll try Audacity also, I can't use the others since I use Live as my DAW and im on a g4 mac.

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