#1
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!

Thanks
Note: Sorry if my grammar and/or vocabulary isn't very good, English is my 2nd language!

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#2
Audacity will do it


WMP or Quicktime, depending what OS you use will do it though.
#5
the amazing slow downer ftw!
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#6
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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Slow tempo
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#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.
#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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#14
I just checked, you're right. It came with a generic program named 'Slow Downer'.

...Don't get that one. (^.^)
#17
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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#18
er....
a bit late mate.
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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!

Thanks


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#20
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.
#21
Old thread and even Windows Media Player can do it.
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#24
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Oh shit yeah, old thread lol
Perhaps, but not a sticky. This seems like a question that might come up from time to time.

In any event, you can tell how old it is, as the "Amazing Slow Downer", is up to 50 bucks.

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Old thread and even Windows Media Player can do it.
I'm not quite sure, but I think WMP only gives you full or half speed. (If that matters to anyone).
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#25
I had an app on my iMac to do it but I lost it after a format. Can't find it anywhere...it was so straight to the point. I think it was something like "iGuitarist" or "!guitarist"...I remember the icon was a toon playing with an electric guitar. If someone knows what I'm talking about, please reply!
Thanks!
#26
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"You may download Transcribe! and use it for 30 days evaluation period for free."
http://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/overview.html


I've used Transcribe for years, Sounds great, even when really slowed down. Also, if you choose a small enough section (e.g say 1/2 a second wide) it will show you the most likely chord components in that period ... handy for jazz voicings.

Never heard of ronimusic ... must check it out. Sounds very similar in features to Transcribe.

And personally, I think if some programmer(s) has spent a huge amount of time producing such useful tools, and they want to sell it, then it should be bought, not nicked. (Different if they're cool with giving it away anyway).

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#27
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I had an app on my iMac to do it but I lost it after a format. Can't find it anywhere...it was so straight to the point. I think it was something like "iGuitarist" or "!guitarist"...I remember the icon was a toon playing with an electric guitar. If someone knows what I'm talking about, please reply!
Thanks!

Still trying to find this little app....if one of you has any idea...
Thanks!
#28
Amazing slow downer is very good. It lets you choose different types of slow down. One type is great for hearing legato style playing, as it tries to make every single note sound more defined. It's free if you're smart.
#29
this thread is 2 years old
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#30
^ 8 years.
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#32
Good advice here.

But no one's gonna play in slo-mo on stage for you, make sure you aren't neglecting to practice figuring out normal speed music as well.
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#33
Anyways, YT now has a speed feature:



(Yes, I put everything in Swedish. Sue me Most of this is cognates anyways. Snabb = quick, snabbhet = quickness/speed.)
#34
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^ 8 years.


holy shit
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#35
^Dammit people I leave for ONE WEEKEND, and this happens? .
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