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Digital Audio Editing by Simon Langford

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Chapter 13

Elastic Audio (Time)

Definition of Elastic Audio

The whole concept of elastic audio is a relatively recent idea, which has only been made possible (or practical at the very least) by recent huge advances in computer processing power. The ideas behind elastic audio are very basic and are really just an extension of the ideas that we have looked at in the last few chapters. In essence, elastic audio, in one sense at least, is another way of carrying out time-stretching. The revolutionary aspect of it is that it can do all of this in real time and in a nondestructive way, which allows us to try out new ideas quickly and easily and, most importantly, safely. The time-stretching that we have been discussing relies on us committing to a ...

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