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Paul Stretch Demo


Gustav Johnson
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Hi y'all!

A while ago I discovered "Paulstretch", a tool in my free audio editor (Audacity) that slows audio and creates some really cool sounds. After much ado and fussing around I have refined my skills with the tool and focused on using it in my most recent composition for the summer composition challenge. I made a introductory video demo of what the tool is and how I use it. I'd love some feedback about whether this is any good or ways I could use it more effectively!!

Thanks and happy listening/watching.

Gustav

 

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I thought I was a part of a niche to know about it haha. I use a standalone version and think it’s awesome to create crazy soundscapes. One way I love to use it is by taking a sample, for example a single note marimba hit, stretching it and resampling it in a synth like iris. It can create very nice textures if you’re into electronic/electro acoustic music.

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In the end the result is similiar to yours, it's just easier to do since you can play the stretched sounds directly. You also get more control over the volume enveloppe, filtering and such. I used it in the composition in the linked thread, mostly in the beginning. A more extreme example with nearly only stretched/sampled sounds besides the evident piano etc would be this n5 Shadowed Memory 1.mp3

https://www.youngcomposers.com/t35476/forest-rain/

 

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On 9/26/2017 at 11:12 AM, Krys K. said:

In the end the result is similiar to yours, it's just easier to do since you can play the stretched sounds directly. You also get more control over the volume enveloppe, filtering and such. I used it in the composition in the linked thread, mostly in the beginning. A more extreme example with nearly only stretched/sampled sounds besides the evident piano etc would be this n5 Shadowed Memory 1.mp3

https://www.youngcomposers.com/t35476/forest-rain/

 

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Cool! I'll check those out when I have time!

Gustav

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@Gustav Johnson I recorded a video to show how I make these kinds of sounds, since it would be really hard to write about it. Sorry for my horrible accent but hopefully you can understand what I say ^^. Like I said, the result can be very similiar but you get more tools to control the sound and experiment. The process is also much easier with a DAW.

 

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Wow!

You are miles ahead of where I am - this is awesome! It's cool to see the understanding you have of this tool, and the things you can do with it in your DAW. I will keep a sharp eye out for your next videos that you said you hoped to do!!

This is inspiring, monsieur, tres magnifique. (I took a few years of French in school :cool:, although I have forgotten much for lack of use)

Gustav

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Glad you liked it! I wasn't sure if you were using a DAW or not so sorry if it was completely misplaced.

I was making electronic music for a long time, it was mainly about creating new sounds etc so I learned a few tricks like that along the way. But I don't have any idea about the topic I could make videos on, and I'm not sure if members of this forum would really be interested in that. And there's already plenty of tutorials on the internet for anything. But if there's a demand then why not.

Merci, my pleasure :D

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