Akaizer – Standalone App
Akaizer is a freeware application for Windows / Mac OS X / Linux...
We know this is not a VST plugin but it still deserves a mention and adding to our ‘Utility’ section!
Akaizer is a freeware application for Windows / Mac OS X / Linux which can time stretch and/or pitch shift any WAVE or AIFF sound file in the style of the ‘cyclic’ time stretch, which featured on old Akai sound samplers, like the S950 / S1000 / S2000 / S3000 series. This is ideal for DAW-based music producers who want that classic metallic-sounding effect, as used in many old school Hardcore / Jungle / Speed Garage tunes from the 1990s, without the need for an actual Akai sampler.