Amazing Slow Downer?

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  1. StratTone

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    Who all here uses it? What do you think about it? I actually used to have a code for it but lost it. haha Just wondering what is the best thing to use for slowing down music in your opinion.
     
  2. loudstuff

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    I have it and love it. Have not used other slow-mo products, but the Slow Downer works great for me. I use it to slow down chicken pickin or bebop solos I'm trying to cop.
     
  3. Charles Obscure

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    I use it as well. I recently was using the pitch change function to bring up to speed some backing tracks ripped from cassette tapes.
     
  4. Julia343

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    I've got one called Song Surgeon. It does the same thing.
     
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    great program, works just perfect for my needs.
     
  6. StratTone

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    I actually made a tube trade a long time ago for a code for it and went to buy it yesterday since I lost it and found out it is $50 now. :(
     
  7. MartinC

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    I've tried it ... downloaded the demo version. It's significantly better than the freeware stuff you can get in that the quality of the audio when running at half speed is MUCH better than, for example, the quality you get from Windows Media Player when you set that to half speed. That's important if there is a lot going on in the music that you're listening to.
     
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    +1 for Amazing Slow Downer.

    I use it on my Mac all the time.

    LeonD
     
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    i like transcribe! but ASD is great too!
     
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    Does what it says it does!
    I like it.
    Tim
     
  11. StevieK

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    I use it. It works great. Very good quality.
     
  12. StratTone

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    I just need to go ahead and cough up the $50. haha Do they actually give you a disc?
     
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    Riffster--for free!!! Says it has a trial period but functions never disable. Not quite as clear as the slowdowner but useable.
     
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    I downloaded and tried The Amazing Slow Downer years ago, but it had some kind of catch, something like it would stop after 30 seconds. To purchase a full function version you had to send money to someone overseas, so I never bothered.

    Then I discovered that Windows Media Player has this function built-in! I use it all the time! To access it, make sure you have the menu bar turned on. Click Play > Play Speed. The option are Fast/Normal/Slow. The Slow setting will slow the speed to 1/2 without changing the pitch. There are more options to change the speed if you click View > Enhancements > Play Speed Settings. I'm currently running Media Player version 10, but I know this function was in earlier versions also.

    This function works only on MP3s, so if your source is a CD, you'll have to rip the track to your PC (you can do this from Media Player also).
     
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    Windows Media sound quality is very much inferior to the Slow Downer. Its pretty much unlistenable after you slow down a song by two notches. Sounds like you under water. You can loop, transpose, save a song thats been slowed down and transposed. ASD is crystal clear even when youve slowed a song down A LOT!
     
  16. StratTone

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    Man I sent them an email to see about payment options so I could buy it and still haven't heard back. :-( I wanted to see if they take paypal, anybody know? Its been about a week.
     
  17. StratTone

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    Anybody want to sell there copy?
     
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    It's absolutely perfect for me. I love the "ramp up" feature where you loop something and it gradually speeds up on every pass. It's a very useful tool at a bargain price.
     
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    Works perfectly for me. I love it.
     
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    I use the Pacemaker plug-in in WinAmp, sometimes combined with Loop Master. Both are free and work great (if you use WinAmp).
     

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