Changing either speed or pitch of audio signals without affecting the respective other is often used for music production and creative reproduction, such as remixing. It is also utilized for other purposes such as bandwidth extension and speech enhancement. While stationary signals can be stretched without harming the quality, transients are often not well maintained after time stretching. The present paper demonstrates a novel approach for transient handling in time stretching algorithms. Transient regions are replaced by stationary signals. The thereby removed transients are saved and re-inserted to the time dilated stationary audio signal after time stretching.
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