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Paul’s Extreme Sound Stretch – Paulstretch for short – isn’t your average time-stretching application.

Capable of stretching audio files to 10,000 times their original size, it can make a piece of music that lasts a few minutes go on for several days! Even more incredibly, the results sound amazing – so good, in fact, that a stretched version of a track by no, er, less than Justin Bieber made with it went viral. It’s quite a thing to behold the original version’s pop hooks turn into wave after wave of glacial shoegaze bliss. Paulstretch is more than just a novelty, though, with its ability to stretch pretty much any sample into a weird and wonderful soundscape.

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Step 1: First, download and install Paulstretch for PC or Mac. Load up the .wav, .ogg or .mp3 file that you want to stretch, and run Paulstretch.

Step2: To load music into Paulstretch, select File>Open Audio File from the menu. Navigate to the file you want to load, then double-click it to open it. Take the Stretch time down to about 4x by dragging the bar near the top of the interface.

Step 3: Press the Play button (bottom left-hand corner) to hear how the audio sounds. To hear the original version, right-click Play. Quite a difference! Try different Stretch and Window Size parameter combinations. Export sounds with File>Render and Save Audio File.

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