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“More than a sampler, the Roland is a real-time time-stretching, pitch-shifting machine,” he explains. “It lets you do something that Kontakt does: You can replay the notes of a sampled instrument in real time, and it will keep the quality of the sound and the time intact, but you can change the melody. It is not the system that most time stretching uses, which is to separate the samples to space them out farther from each other so you don't get that frr-frr-frr sound when things get stretched. Roland VariOS really stretches the sound so you don't get the breakup. I use the Roland for time stretching and pitch shifting and Kontakt for laying out sounds.”more