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I LOVE Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch. I used to run it in my Windows XP days, but when I switched to an Intel Mac, there wasn't a working binary. Until recently! This UB isn't quite as stable as the Windows version, but it still works.

Paul's Stretch is old school. You set the settings, and then hit render, and wait for it to chug out your sound. Not good for short stretches, such as you might warp in Ableton. This is for creating surreal, extreme stretches. Take a 10 second clip and make it 20 minutes, 20 hours, 20 days. Etc.

I love to use this as a starting point, and then hack up the stretch with tremolo or gating effects in a DAW.

Paul's extreme sound stretch

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I think you can find a lot of useful software from the following link to protect your privacy. http://www.brothersoft.com/mp3_audio/

As for me. The best software is WavePad Sound Editor 4.52, I really like it! Does any one use it so that we can share the experience? Contact me if you want .....LOL

BTW,it's an amazing site , you can find so many "secret weapon" to edit your voice and video or something and it's useful and informative, so any other recommendations? Please share with all of us.

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BT Izotope Stutter is an amazing tool for design

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My software secret weapon is Wave Arts Panorama. I always achieve good results (so far) when I use it to place a sound far away or to the side. It has mediocre results with putting the sound behind and the coloration is noticeable but it works for me.

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Izotope plugs (RX for the win), Logic Scuplture physical modelling synth, Ohmicide multiband distortion unit, NI Reaktor, Camel Alchemy and Soundtorch

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ReaFIR which comes with Reaper. This "infinite-band" EQ is so flexible that it also works an analysis tool noise profile-based noise filter. I once recorded vocals on a AKG D112 kick drum mic and EQ'd it to sound about %95 similar to the same vocals recorded simultaneously on a shure SM81. Didn't need an anechoic chamber or super flat frequency response speakers, just my yamaha monitors playing a sine sweep + reaFIR + MSpaint (to invert a screenshot of reaFIR and manually trace it back into semi-transparent window of reaFIR), but this method only works within the same acoustic setup, such as the same voiceover booth. This means you can rent your dream mic for a day, capture a profile of its frequency response in your studio, and make your cheap mics sound like it for as long as the studio doesn't change.

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PD (its free) and Max/Msp (its not free (500$) but you can just use PD) Csound/C++ (this is free also) why do you need money when you can learn how to make every thing your self (your so lazy) : )

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Cecilia and Metasynth are easily two of my favorites. I connect really well with GUI's that have user drawable envelopes for parameters.

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After reading this article and watching the video tutorial on designingsound.org, my new software secret weapon is Battery.


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