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Old 05-23-2007, 09:23 PM   #1
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Slowing Down Songs Without Lowering Pitch!

Does anybody know a free (or "free-if-you're-smart") program that I could use to slow down songs (or parts of songs) without changing pitch?? For tabbing it'd be helpful since I'm a begginer and slowing down fast parts would help me much!

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Old 05-23-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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Audacity will do it


WMP or Quicktime, depending what OS you use will do it though.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:28 PM   #3
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:34 PM   #4
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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the amazing slow downer ftw!
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:51 PM   #6
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Doesn't Audacity lower the pitch?? I think it does.


---EDIT---
Well, do I have to use the "slow down speed" or the "slow down tempo" effect?? Maybe that's what I was doing wrong loll
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:55 PM   #7
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Try both and find out, lazy goose!

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Old 05-23-2007, 11:58 PM   #8
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:10 AM   #9
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cool edit pro. Take a section and use the time stretch tool.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:28 PM   #10
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Amazing Slow Downer is the absolute best. Not free, but you get what you pay for.

http://www.ronimusic.com/

Try it and see...
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:48 PM   #11
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the amazing slow downer ftw!


Lol, that came with my Essential Elements 2000 book. It lowers the pitch, but it also plays the regular pitch, so there's two parts playing at the same speed, one really low and one at normal pitch.

...Don't get it.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:16 PM   #12
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Audacity can do it,
but i look to use this program called BestPractice

http://sourceforge.net/project/show...group_id=180308

Its really good, and it u can slow it down without losing much quality
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:25 PM   #13
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Lol, that came with my Essential Elements 2000 book. It lowers the pitch, but it also plays the regular pitch, so there's two parts playing at the same speed, one really low and one at normal pitch.

...Don't get it.



Sorry brother, but you either have the wrong program or you simply have no clue what you're on about.

the Amazing Slow Downer is simply the best tool out there that I found in my 6 years of teaching and professional transcribing gigs. You can slow it down to the point where cooley sounds like a 1st week pentatonic student, you can change pitch a full octave, loop a single section down to the frame (75fps), you can 9 different loops per track (that's hot keyed in the program, not saved loops in their own seperate .wav file, which of course, you can save infinite files), a full EQ, various playback modes such as karaoke, stereo and mono so you can really isolate the sound you're looking for and an amazingly simply and compact set of keyboard shortcuts.

if there's any advice I can impart that you might listen to in this thread is this... ignore wootsticks and get the amazing slow downer. It costs like 39.95. If you're not willing to pay that much for the most valuable musical tool you'll buy in the next ten years, then you're probably not that into it (music) anyways.

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Old 05-24-2007, 10:19 PM   #14
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I just checked, you're right. It came with a generic program named 'Slow Downer'.

...Don't get that one. (^.^)
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:54 AM   #15
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Audacity does the job, but beware that the pitch will lower slightly.

It's like playing along to cassette!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:11 AM   #16
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What do you mean by 'if you are smart' ? Anyway here is a slow-down music software program I use- Phrase Trainer:
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #17
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amazing slowdowner is awesome. I would've paid for it, but I got it free when it was the featured app of the day.
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Does anybody know a free (or "free-if-you're-smart") program that I could use to slow down songs (or parts of songs) without changing pitch?? For tabbing it'd be helpful since I'm a begginer and slowing down fast parts would help me much!

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #20
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I use Song Surgeon and its pretty good. Only thing I dont like is how you make loop points. It does slow it down to 40% of the speed without changing the pitch. I used it to transcribe Gary Moore Someday Baby.
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