Resynthesis – making small samples longer

Oct 1, 2009 at 7:53pm

Resynthesis – making small samples longer


maybe you guys could help us guys over at the Ableton forum figure out how to use Max/MSP (Max for Live) to prolong the tail of small samples using resynthesis?


Oct 2, 2009 at 12:14am

There are a variety of ways to do time stretching without changing pitch (i.e. elongate a tail).

You could use FFT to create a phase vocoder. There is a phase vocoder example in the FFT chapters in the MSP Tutorials. There is also this article on building a better phase vocoder in MSP:

Or see Jean-François’ FFT/Jitter examples for ideas for how to build a phase vocoder using Jitter:

Another time stretch technique you could use is granular synthesis. You may want to check out this thread:

Also, there is a third party external for Max that actually uses the same time stretch algorithm as Ableton:

Oct 2, 2009 at 9:00am

Great advice man, I really appreciate this!

Have a great day!

Oct 8, 2009 at 2:07pm

infinite reverb with a long envelope is a personal love of mine to extend too short envelopes, but that might be too artifical…;-)

Oct 8, 2009 at 3:08pm

Don’t suppose you got a demo somewhere?

Oct 8, 2009 at 3:33pm

Tonight is premiere of Salomé in Stuttgart, I’ll look for it later and create a little M4L device…;)


Oct 8, 2009 at 3:51pm

Good luck tonight then!

Oct 8, 2009 at 4:53pm
Don’t suppose you got a demo somewhere?

Wow. Our first official Max for Live cross-list patch grovel. The hammer’s right here – who’s got the golden spike?


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