Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

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Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

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Re: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

#2 Post by webfork » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:23 pm

So this is like an audio toy, the most primary use being to turn normal music into ambient? Can anyone else think of something that an extreme sound stretch would be useful for?

Incidentally the stretched, "ambient" song they linked to is surprisingly good.

Edit: Whether it strictly speaking does anything else, its a very fun audio toy. So many other freeware audio tools I seem to work with over time are either partly-functional or have a high learning curve.

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Re: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

#3 Post by Emka » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:33 pm

I can imagine it may be helpful when you want to listen to audiobooks in foreign languages and slowing it down (maybe not by 800%) will make it easier to understand.

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Re: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

#4 Post by webfork » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:36 pm

Emka wrote:I can imagine it may be helpful when you want to listen to audiobooks in foreign languages and slowing it down (maybe not by 800%) will make it easier to understand.
Agreed.

Edit: updated entry with that.

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Re: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

#5 Post by JohnTHaller » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Emka wrote:I can imagine it may be helpful when you want to listen to audiobooks in foreign languages and slowing it down (maybe not by 800%) will make it easier to understand.
Not really. You'd be better off doing that with Audacity or similar. Paul Stretch is completely geared towards extreme stretching, essentially making new sounds/songs out of existing ones.
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Re: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

#6 Post by webfork » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:49 am

JohnTHaller wrote:
Emka wrote:I can imagine it may be helpful when you want to listen to audiobooks in foreign languages and slowing it down (maybe not by 800%) will make it easier to understand.
Not really. You'd be better off doing that with Audacity or similar.
I tested them side-by-side and found that Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch will change the audio in a dramatic way. I could not find a way to play audio in its default form and then gradually stretch/modify. It sounded distored and high even at 1x (no stretch). This program is just an audio toy. Updating entry.

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Re: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

#7 Post by freakazoid » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:14 pm

Rather use a Winamp plugin.
is it stealth? ;)

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