Free Time-Stretching Plugin – PaulXStretch!
Free Time-Stretching Plugin – PaulXStretch! Xenakios recently released a free plugin for stretching audio to experimental dimensions beyond minor warping and adjustment. The key behind the craziness is the PaulStretch algorithm which allows audio to be stretched to the extreme while maintaining sample speed/tempo. Slight distortions will occur but users are encouraged to utilize it creatively! The develop claims that minor adjustments are not the suggested application of the plugin, “The plugin is only suitable for radical transformation of sounds. It is not suitable at all for subtle time corrections and such. Ambient music and sound design are probably the most suitable use cases.” In any case, the workflow is simple: insert the plugin on a track with the audio you intend to stretch, hit capture to record the audio. Once you’ve captured audio you can isolate any portion of it and stretch accordingly. This plugin can deliver pitch-shifting and time-warping but as …Read More
HY-TP2 – Free Tremolo/Pan Plugin
HY-TP2 – Free Tremolo/Pan Plugin HY-Plugins has released a free VST/AU plugin called HY-TP2; it is a useful tremolo AND autopan plugin. The plugin comes with a Mod Wave section where waveform selections can be made to choose the type of modulation wave (sinewave, triangle, ramp up, ramp down, log up, log down, square, and random). There is a phase adjustment knob right below the waveform selection to adjust for timing issues and a smoothing knob next to that to smooth out the modulation shapes. The tremolo/panner section is straightforward with standard rate, depth and modulation width knobs (or a sync button to lock into the track tempo). The width modulation knob actually adjusts the balance between the tremolo and autopan effects. A dual filter section follows that with hi and lo-pass knobs. Finally, there is a volume knob to send out to your DAW. The GUI is resizable, includes …Read More