Akai timestretch 'effect' as plugin/offline effect?
I ditched my trusty old akai s-2800 (a souped up s-1000 basically) years ago, but the old beast had some tricks I miss!
The main thing is the old akai timestretch effect. It had two modes, intelligent and cyclic, which would do a really nice jittery and raspy offline stretch.
I know there are brilliant timestretch algorithms out there today, but listening back to some old samples I treated with the old akai stretch, I realize I really miss it!
It works great as an effect and so I'm looking for either a plugin or offline process that replicates this effect as closely as possible!
Anyone got any ideas where I might find this?
Re: Akai timestretch 'effect' as plugin/offline effect?
this may or may not help you depending on which OS you're on, but there's a nice open source command line processor called sox that can do "raw" timestretching, i.e. granular stretching with no regard whatsoever to the input waveform.
There's a win32 binary on the sourceforge site linked above, and you might be able to acquire a compiled OSX binary through fink.
After installation, try something like "sox input.wav output.wav stretch [factor]" on the console, where [factor] is the resulting speed (0.5 = double speed, 2.0 = half). There are some more optional parameters to this effect controlling the window size, the window crossfade method etc. - those are described in the docs.
You might also get useable results from various synths or samplers capable of granular synthesis, such as absynth, reaktor or kontakt2.