effect that allows a sound to be short
ened or length
ened without altering its pitch
. It is pretty much the opposite of pitch shift
ing. Imagine turning a 'tone
' knob on a piece of audio equipment without the sound becoming higher or lower. A program like FruityLoops
has time stretching utilities, is also a feature on many samplers.
A good example of this is Let's Take The Fresh Step Together
, the first song on the Trans Am
album Red Line
. The song itself is simply a portion of The Microsoft Sound
, which has been stretched to over fifty seconds long.