New Flore Music Spectral Stretch [Max for Live]

Spectral Stretch is a live audio time stretching plugin
  • Publisher: New Flore Music
  • Product: Max for Live: Spectral Stretch
  • Release: FANTASTiC
  • Format: Max for Live device
  • Requirements: Tested with Ableton Live Suite 10.1

Spectral Stretch by New Flore Music is a Max for Live device that redefines the possibilities of live audio time stretching, particularly excelling at extremely low playback speeds. With a comprehensive set of controls and optimized performance, Spectral Stretch empowers producers to create beautiful ambient landscapes and experiment with innovative sound design techniques in real time.

At the heart of Spectral Stretch is its Stretch Factor control, allowing users to adjust the stretching intensity from subtle alterations to extreme transformations. Ranging from 1 to 1000, this parameter provides a wide range of flexibility for manipulating audio in unique and creative ways. Additionally, users can fine-tune their sounds with controls such as Blur and Denoise (spectral gate), enabling precise adjustments to the texture and clarity of the stretched audio.

One of the standout features of Spectral Stretch is its ability to freeze and reverse audio, adding another layer of creativity to the time-stretching process. This functionality allows users to capture moments in time and manipulate them in real time, making it ideal for live performances and improvisation. Furthermore, the device offers a Dry/Wet Mix control, enabling users to blend the original and stretched audio signals to achieve the desired balance.

Spectral Stretch also provides users with the option to set the duration of the recorded sample, ranging from 1 to 60 seconds. This flexibility allows for precise control over the length of the audio being stretched, ensuring that users can tailor their sounds to fit their creative vision.

Moreover, Spectral Stretch has been meticulously optimized for Max for Live, ensuring efficient performance and low CPU usage across all sampling rates. This optimization, combined with the device’s parameter automation and MIDI mapping capabilities, makes it an indispensable tool for producers looking to push the boundaries of their sound design.

It’s important to note that Spectral Stretch requires a device and host application that supports Max for Live devices, such as Ableton Live Suite 10.1 or higher. While it doesn’t function as a standalone application, its integration with Max for Live opens up a world of possibilities for creative experimentation and exploration.

In summary, Spectral Stretch offers a groundbreaking approach to live audio time stretching, providing producers with a powerful tool for creating immersive soundscapes and pushing the boundaries of their sonic exploration. With its intuitive interface, versatile controls, and optimized performance, Spectral Stretch is a must-have addition to any producer’s toolkit.

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