applies time stretching to audio by the specified factor r.

Details and Options

  • AudioTimeStretch stretches the input audio signal to the specified duration while preserving the pitch.
  • The factor r can be any of the following:
  • rthe duration will be multiplied by r
    Scaled[r]the duration will be multiplied by r
    Quantity[dur,unit]specifies the resulting duration dur in the given time unit
  • AudioTimeStretch takes a PartitionGranularity option that controls the partitioning of audio, used for the computation of the short-time Fourier transform.
  • By default, a phase vocoder algorithm is used. Select Method->"Speech" to use an algorithm tailored for speech signals.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Stretch audio by a factor of two:

Plot the original and stretched audio:

Stretch an Audio object to a full duration of 3 seconds:

Scope  (2)

Stretch an Audio object by a factor of 2:

AudioTimeStretch alters the duration of complex sound without changing its timbre and pitch:

Stretch the audio object by a factor of 1.5:

Options  (4)

Method  (1)

Use Method->"Speech" for speech signals to get a better quality result:

In comparison, the normal time stretching sounds less defined:

PartitionGranularity  (3)

Using a bigger partition size will improve the frequency response but will smear the transient components:

Using a small offset value will in general increase the quality of the result at the cost of more computation time:

By default, HannWindow is used:

Use Dirichlet window to perform no smoothing:

Specify a different window:

Applications  (1)

Change the duration of an audio object to match the duration of another one:

Stretch the audio to match the duration of the target one:

Properties & Relations  (1)

Change the duration of a recording by using a different sample rate:

It will also affect the pitch:

AudioTimeStretch does not alter the pitch:

Possible Issues  (2)

The quality of the result degrades with large stretch parameters:

Using Method->"Speech" for non-speech signals may not lead to expected results:

Wolfram Research (2016), AudioTimeStretch, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2020).


Wolfram Research (2016), AudioTimeStretch, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2020).


@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_audiotimestretch, author="Wolfram Research", title="{AudioTimeStretch}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 12-April-2021 ]}


@online{reference.wolfram_2020_audiotimestretch, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={AudioTimeStretch}, year={2020}, url={}, note=[Accessed: 12-April-2021 ]}


Wolfram Language. 2016. "AudioTimeStretch." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2020.


Wolfram Language. (2016). AudioTimeStretch. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from