DJTechTools Nov 15, 2013

UK-based production school Point Blank has taken aim at improving how producers approach and use audio timestretching in Ableton Live. This week they've released a free Max4Live plugin built in-house that lets producers mangle tracks, sample sections of a track at ultra-slow speeds, and even step through a slowed-down sample locked in time with the project's BPM. Point Blank tutor Daniel Herbet writes: ?The new Max for Live device is based on a technique known as phase vocoding and can time stretch sounds in realtime. It?s similar to the fantastic Paul Stretch and is ideal for creating slowly evolving drone-like textures as well as more futuristic sounds. There are four different modes which allow you to play through and explore the...