I'm currently trying to use pd as a sort of sequencer, to arrange and playback audio loops and samples mostly via arrays.
I've tried out a few timestretch options, but none of them seem to maintain decent audio quality for, say, a well-recorded 4-bar drum loop at 120bpm. I don't want to stretch the audio far (say, 10-15 bpm either way), but even routing it through a timestretch abstraction of any kind at regular playback speed seems to deteriorate the quality more than I'd like.
Can anyone recommend a good timestretch patch or abstraction? Someone recommended a patch named [synchgrain~] as being useful, but I've been unable to track it down. I know PD isn't usually used for sequencing recorded audio while trying to maintain audio quality, but it's the best approach I can see for what I'm doing!