Supporter Session

Time Stretching

Nov 1, 2023

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Event Details

Schedule: Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET

Fee: Free for Soundial Supporters

Location: Virtual

Note: This event has passed


This workshop focuses on time stretching –– a technique that alters the duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch –– as a means for sound manipulation and experimentation.

Using Ableton's warp function, you'll learn how to alter the duration of audio sources to synthesize new and unique sounds.

Topics covered include transforming vocal samples, enhancing percussive elements, and the creation of ambient soundscapes and experimental music beds. You'll also discover how to use time stretching to create unusual rhythmic patterns, elongate or shorten sound clips, and manipulate the tonality of a recording.

This workshop is suitable for those with basic knowledge of Ableton Live.

About Supporter Sessions

Held on the first Wednesday of the month, Supporter Sessions are exclusively available to Soundial Supporters.

In each hour-long workshop, a lecture on an aspect of experimental music production is followed by hands-on exercises.

Sessions are designed to provide our Supporters with dynamic opportunities for both creative and professional development.

Become a Supporter for $10/month here.

Hardware & Software Requirements

Instructor Bio

Kate Siefker is an audio engineer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. They create music and sound design for a variety of mediums including documentaries, podcasts, video games, music production, commercials, and more. Their love of electronic dance music is at the center of their production practice.

Kate is a Resident Teaching Artist at Soundial, leading programming for the Supporter Sessions.

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