Re: Creative Methods of Making Pads/Sustaining Samples
I have used paul stretch myself a few times since coming across it earlier in the year.
I've done a search on here for Adaptiverb, to see if anyone else has discussed this tool. It appears it hasn't been mentioned here at all.
It sounds like it should be a reverb, and you can, of course, use it as such, but it is great for developing long sustained pad sounds.
I'm not sure how I would use it with a short sample. It does have a FREEZE switch, and will take a section of the incoming sound and freeze it forever. In fact, you are supposed to be able to save your FREEZE, or drone presets for later use.
I prefer to send sequences into Adaptiverb, which when set to 100% wet pretty much flattens out the sequence entirely and you end up with quite a lush sustained pad.
If you then automate parameters such as cut off frequency and resonance in your sequence patch you end up with quite a complex and forever changing and sustained drone.
Like I said, though... Not entirely sure about a sample. I think I would probably create a loop from said pad and stretch it out for the required duration while routing through Adaptiverb.
One word of warning... Adaptiverb required iLok to register. That initially put me off, but I went for it anyway and all has been fine. You do not need the hardware dongle...
Oh... I would post links, but I don't think I am allowed to yet.