The Amazing Slow downer ......?

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Has anyone ever heard of this? Supposedly it is software that allows you to slow a fast solo down, yet keep it in pitch making it easier to analyze what is being played.

    I think there is a fee for the software..... anyone here ever use it or recommend it? :confused:
     
  2. Mondoslug

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    Download the demo...it's free. It'll let you hear the first quarter of a tune up to 3 minutes.

    It works great.
     
  3. hucklebee

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    Great software.... does anyone have problems playing cd's through it that are burned copies?
     
  4. Dickie Fredericks

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    Do a search Tweed LOL

    J/K

    Yeah its a good app. I use it.
     
  5. Mondoslug

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    I rip the tunes first...never tried it right off the CD.
     
  6. GuitaristZ

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    Windows Media Player has a plugin that does something like that...

    just click View -> Enhancements -> Play Speed Settings


    doesn't change the pitch either...so yeah...
     
  7. steven.rogers

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    I have used the ASD before but now I use Transcribe. No particular reason, I was just more used to Transcribe. They serve pretty much the same purpose and I use it all the time for transcriptions.
     
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    You might want to look at Transcribe, also.
     
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    I use it everyday. It's a very good program and has saved me a bunch of time.
     
  10. CaptainCrunch

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    I have one called Song Surgeon. Can't remember how it compares feature-wise, I had the demo of Slowdowner as well, but basically does the same thing - lets you adjust speed, pitch, set a loop, has an EQ so you can better isolate a lead guitar, etc. Very useful in my opinion.
     
  11. tomb

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    WMP is ok if you need something quick and free but Amazing Slow Downer really works much better and gives you more control. The sound quality is much better also. For me it was worth the $50 or so that they charge.
     
  12. Kappy

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    Which is the one that plays the reverse satanic messages slower?
     
  13. tomb

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    Ask Tipper Gore...
     
  14. TonyV

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    I use it on Mac OSX, it works great
     
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    Very cool programs...would have saved me a couple of cassette decks if I had these apps 20 years ago.

    I have a question though: Is there any way to reduce echo/delay that is bleeding into the original notes?
     
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    WinAmp is a free MP3 player that you can download and then you can download one of two slow-down plug-ins.
    Here is the link to the slow-donw plug-ins
    http://www.winamp.com/plugins/search/?q=slow
    Worth taking a look at since they don't cost anything.
     
  17. mark norwine

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    ASD is great! Pay the small fee, and it will play most anything.

    Change tempo, change pitch, play loops, it's great!
     
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    ASD is a great little piece of software. And Mac friendly too!
     
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    Transcribe is better and it slows down videos as well as audio.
     

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