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Time-domain audio time-scaling algorithms are efficient in comparison to their frequency-domain counterparts, but they rely upon the existence of a quasi-periodic signal to produce a high quality output. This requirement makes them unsuitable for direct application to complex multi-pitched signals such as polyphonic music. However, it has been shown that applying time-domain algorithms on a subband basis can resolve this issue. Existing subband/time domain approaches result in a reverberant/phasy artifact being introduced into the output due to poor synchronization between time-scaled subbands. This paper presents a number of synchronization schemes that greatly reduce the amount of reverberation/phasiness introduced into the time-scaled output by existing subband/time domain approach.
Dorran, D., Lawlor, R.: Time-scale modification of music using a synchronized subband/time-domain approach. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Vol.4, pp.225-228, Montreal, Canada, 2004.