Arpangel wrote: Eddy Deegan wrote:
Arpangel wrote:But that’s always been the secret of success, just slow everything right down, and on top of that, you can take it even further, by adding a nice, long reverb, Brian Eno swore by it.
But he didn’t take it far enough, a friend and I, we recorded all of Harold Budd's piano pieces onto a Portastudio, and slowed them right down, it was a 200% improvement on the originals.
Sort of related: have you experimented with Paulstretch
? Martin posted a link a while back and I was hooked. I find it a great tool for ambient drones, washes and to resample to make pads etc.
That program looks great Eddy, but I’m wondering, you’ll have to excuse me! but what’s "source code"? Can I just download and install like any other program? A lot of the terminology is a bit weird.
Sorry, I missed this request for more info.
As Martin said, you don't need the source code as a 'normal end user'. The source code is the actual code the programmer wrote, which is then read by a special program called a compiler which in turn produces an executable file from it (also often termed a 'binary' file). It is the end result, the executable, that you need.
Think of the source code as the recipe and the binary as the cake. As a hungry passer-by you only want the cake!
I had a quick search but I don't see a Mac binary. Maybe someone here can help (I'm afraid I haven't used OS X for ages as I moved to a PC, and my old Mac Pro is now just a file store) but you can get the VST from here: https://xenakios.wordpress.com/paulxstretch-plugin/
- scroll down the page for a download link.
If it's of use to anyone else, I have put the Windows binary on my Google drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
(I believe you only need the .exe file from there, nothing else). This avoids the annoyance that is the official download site and all its cookie settings and so on.
Paulstretch is, to put it bluntly, absolutely epic. Not only in what it does, but in how beautifully small and convenient the program is. I threw my One Synth Challenge track into it and stretched it from just under 5 minutes in length to over 2 hours(!).
The resulting ambient wash is glorious. I wanted to audition it quickly but ended up listening to about 45 minutes of it, starting at a random point in the middle and I've already started a completely new piece which is pseudo-classical piano combined with the evolving loveliness than Paulstretch produced as the background pad (Martin, this is finally me getting round to following up on that discussion we had when I last saw you!)