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What is the best software for slowing down songs

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by dbeeman, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    I need to slow down some solo parts of tunes to make it easier for me to learn.


    Lots of s/w out there for that .. which is best?
     
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    I downloaded a program called Amazing Slow Downer, or something like that. Probably got it from cnet.

    Best? Who knows, but it worked for me learning some guitar solos that went by a little too fast for me to understand.

    dave
     
  3. Kappy

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    The Amazing Slowdowner's cool, and so is Transcribe!. I think Transcribe! actually has more options, but the ASD was super easy to use. They're both pretty easy to use though.
     
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    I really like SlowGold, you can rip a song (or any part of it) from a cd, slow it down (or speed it up, or leave the tempo unchanged), loop it endlessly to practice to, save to a wav file.... very cool :dude

    I bought mine here:

    http://www.worldwidewoodshed.com/
     
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    Another vote for amazing slow downer.
     
  6. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys for the recommendations, and thanks for the thread pointers - I figured this had been discussed, but I searched and did not find it
     
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    ASD has a very cool EQ section. You can just about pinpoint which instrument you want to hear, and turn the others down. Very nice.
    Also, the free trial will let you test drive ASD.
     
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    For the best sound quality, just use Windows Media Player in half speed mode. It works for me better than ASD, even without fancy eq stuff
     
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    Agreed. If you are using Windows and don't know that it can slow down: http://www.kalabashmusic.com/wmp.html

    David
     
  10. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    I will try WMP first and see how it does, I 'm cheap.
     
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    Amazing Slow downer does the trick for me.
     

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