It's hard to overstate my satisfaction ...
August 19, 2010 5:42 AM   Subscribe

This post was deleted for the following reason: this can go in the previous slowed down thread. -- jessamyn

We're clearly gonna need
posted by jbickers at 5:45 AM on August 19, 2010


Who will it be tomorrow?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 5:45 AM on August 19, 2010

Two great memes that probably should have gone in the open thread.
posted by empath at 5:45 AM on August 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

I know, I know. But this really was so glorious-sounding ... one of the more beautiful tracks I've ever heard. It's something about Ellen McLain's voice slowed down so significantly ...
posted by WCityMike at 5:47 AM on August 19, 2010

I don't understand something. If this and the Bieber song are slowed down 8x, why hasn't the pitch dropped accordingly? This is more like the song is stretched in the time domain by not in the frequency domain, which is fine, but it suggests slightly more manipulation that merely slowing the track down.
posted by Pastabagel at 5:54 AM on August 19, 2010 [2 favorites]

That new Eleh record is pretty great.
posted by box at 6:10 AM on August 19, 2010

PaulStretch is time-stretching. For extreme stretches, it sounds a hell of a lot better than any other time stretching app I've heard. It uses some kind of mathematical smoothing technique.

I'm betting it's too destructive for the usual timestretching you'd do in something like ableton live, though, where you're only stretching by 10% or so.
posted by empath at 6:11 AM on August 19, 2010

Empath, that's exactly what the PaulStretch site says - it's optimized for really long stretching. Even at 8x, if you speed it back up to normal, there are some weird echos and other artifacts.
posted by Michael Roberts at 6:16 AM on August 19, 2010

Wow. I love this. I wonder what happens when you do this to The Burning Bush from the Prince of Egypt soundtrack?
posted by thesmophoron at 6:18 AM on August 19, 2010

If you aren't breaking it down into Hammer Time - you are continuing a pretty booring meme.
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:19 AM on August 19, 2010

10:55 just brought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps. This is fantastic.
posted by thesmophoron at 6:21 AM on August 19, 2010

Thing that surprises me about these is the flashes of dissonance that we don't (or I don't) hear in regular time. Makes me question everything!
posted by bovious at 6:21 AM on August 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

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