PaulXStretch plugin (1.2.2, July 9th 2018)

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Xenakios
KVRian
1156 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:06 pm

This plugin is based on the PaulStretch algorithm/standalone app. (Paul's Extreme Time Stretch.)

No manual or demonstration video exists at the moment, but some information follows :

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.

The plugin can either load an existing audio file from disk to process or it can capture audio from the plugin inputs. (The capture mode is started/stopped with the "Capture" parameter.)

The plugin will require the DAW audio engine to be running on the track it is inserted on. How that is achieved in various hosts is specific to those hosts. Some hosts will just immediately start running the plugin, in other hosts one may need to record/input monitor enable the track or something else needs to be done.

I have tested that the plugin loads and runs in :

Windows : Reaper, Ableton Live Lite, FL Studio, JUCE plugin host, Plogue Bidule (VST).

Mac Os : Reaper (VST), Ableton Live Lite (VST), GarageBand (AU), Plogue Bidule (VST).

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Downloads :

https://xenakios.wordpress.com/paulxstretch-plugin/

Source code hosted at :

https://bitbucket.org/xenakios/paulstre ... n/overview

Screenshot :

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Last edited by Xenakios on Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 am, edited 22 times in total.

elassi
KVRAF
1892 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:48 pm

Yeah!

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elassi
KVRAF
1892 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:05 pm

So far every fader does what it is supposed to do (or at least what I think it should do). ;)

Reaper / Win10 / 64bit / no pets

Can't believe it's finally in 'my' DAW now. :love:

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dangayle
KVRian
789 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:11 pm

AWESOME!

Xenakios
KVRian
1156 posts since 9 Sep, 2005 from Oulu, Finland

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:15 pm

elassi wrote: Reaper / Win10 / 64bit / no pets
I would have been quite disappointed if it didn't run on Windows Reaper... ;) (Though I haven't actually lately tested it that much in Reaper.)

elassi
KVRAF
1892 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:18 pm

Yep, you're right, comes across like blasphemy... (shame on me).

The excitement, you know. ;)

sinkmusic
KVRAF
6153 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:25 pm

Thank you, xenakios.
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elassi
KVRAF
1892 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:27 pm

The combination of PaulXstretch followed by the Drop (both modulated) is nothing less than sensational! :party:

pottering
KVRian
639 posts since 14 Dec, 2014

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:34 pm

Wow thanks!

Working fine in Live 10 beta in Windows 10.

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Michael L
KVRAF
2402 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:57 pm

This is DAWsome! Your choice of parameters and ranges let me systematically get good results. Thank you so much. In MuLab/OSX 10.11, it works well to Import a wav or to Capture audio. Compared to the standalone, the consistent 2-column layout, and the signal chain design (!!) are easy to read. A few related suggestions: group parameters in signal chain categories, name consistently (e.g. octaves), and show units of measure when appropriate.

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Russell Grand
KVRian
1403 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:47 pm

Woah, awesome! Just yesterday I was reading for the first time about there being a VST version of PaulStretch in the works, but I certainly wasn't expecting this to be released yet! Thanks! :hyper:

ofersmi
KVRer
9 posts since 15 Jun, 2011

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:56 am

This is the best Christmas present I could get!
one thing I noticed is when changing the FFT size the buffer starts from the beginning, I dont know if that's an inherent function or a mistake. Just pointing that out.

Thank you !

ofersmi
KVRer
9 posts since 15 Jun, 2011

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:00 am

and maybe it makes more sense if the number of harmonics goes from off to max num and from there to min. to make the jump less steep.
you know what I mean> ?

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ThomasHelzle
KVRAF
5027 posts since 9 Dec, 2008 from Berlin

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:20 am

Brilliant!

Works great in Bitwig Studio 2.2.2 on Windows 8.1 x64 too :-)

Is there a way to make it sync to the transport control, so that it stops when the DAW is stopped and starts from the beginning when the DAW starts from zero? I guess that falls under the "operational issues" heading ;-)

Thank you very much, this is awesome!

Cheers,

Tom
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dubguy99
KVRist
80 posts since 28 Jun, 2017

Re: PaulXStretch plugin (preview 1)

Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:16 am

Did some quick testing on Live9 Win7 and did not find any bugs or unusal behaviour.

Big thanks for this!

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