Xenakios released today version 1.0 of PaulXStretch, a new free time-stretching plugin based on Paulstretch standalone audio processor. It’s not only design to time stretch your audio material but also to manipulate them extremely using great spectral processing effects.
PaulXStretch is only suitable for radical transformation of sounds. It is not suitable at all for subtle time corrections and such. Ambient music and sound design are probably the most suitable use cases. It can either load an existing audio file from disk to process or it can capture audio from the plugin inputs. (The capture mode is started/stopped with the “Capture” parameter.)
Also it will require the DAW audio engine to be running on the track it is inserted on. How that is achieved in various hosts is specific to those hosts. Some hosts will just immediately start running the plugin, in other hosts one may need to record/input monitor enable the track or something else needs to be done. The plugin has lots of latency, that isn’t reported to the host currently. I will have to investigate later what, if anything, can be done about those issues.
Xenakios PaulXStretch is now available as a free download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information here: Xenakios PaulXStretch