"Slow down" software recommendations.

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  1. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    I'm trying to learn songs by ear now. But most of the songs I like, are a little fast for my ears.

    What's good software to slow songs down without changing the pitch? I remember trying to use something called "riff station" years back, but that crashed my computer.
     
  2. Who

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    My favorite is Anytune for the iPad



    For PC:

    Audacity
    Amazing Slow Downer
     
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    tzd Senior Member

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    If you can learn off a YouTube video of the song, the ability to slow down the video is built into YouTube when you access it on your computer's browser. Just click the Settings (Gear icon) and change speed there.

    On iOS, Yamaha has a free app called "THR Session", which is meant to accompany their line of THR amps. You can download and use the app even if you do not own the THR amp. In this app, you can load a song from your iTunes library, and do things like mark entry/exit points and slow down the tempo, change pitch, or change equalization to de-emphasize the guitar so that you can play over it.
     
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    KP11520 Senior Member

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    "Transcribe" is for either Mac or PC and has a lot of tools to help isolate the instrument you want to learn and slows it down to as low as 20% speed, while keeping the pitch true. I've stabbed at it with others, but my success has increased quite a bit since I use Transcribe. You can download it and try it for 30 days. NICE! It sells itself!

    https://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/overview.html
     
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    geddy Senior Member

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    There are a few apps for win amp on pc that I use. Pacemaker or chronotron . Change pitch, tempo and speed. Oh and they're free
     
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    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I use Transcribe! (the exclamation point is part of the name).

    It lets you...
    Slow down
    Change pitch
    Plot loop points (i use this feature when learning songs all the time)
    EQ out other instruments (only works sporadically)


    I use it every day, and couldn't get by without it.

    https://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/overview.html
     
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    You spoiled bastards...... :)

    Buy the song as a "45 single". Throw it on the turntable, flip the switch to "33 1/3". Put the needle down.

    As you build your player chops, you'll also learn to use your toes to lift a needle, and put it back on the spinning record. Thats how you "looped" a song in my day!

    ;)

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    I was lucky.i had a cassette player.
     
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    Nard Senior Member

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    I use Amazing Slow Downer on my iPod. It does most things and it's relatively cheap.
     
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    Another vote for Transcribe.
    Plus you get free upgrades so it wont become obsolete.
     
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    So far I am getting that Transcribe is the favorite
     
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    Even though i forgot to mention it in my post, for PC Transcribe! is also my favorite.
     
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    I also use Transcribe! It's good.
     
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    Another vote for Transcribe!. While I started with Amazing Slow Downer years ago, Transcribe! is much more useful. Transcribe! also does video very well. Great way for looking at tricky YouTube videos.
     
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    You could also take those old record players and slow an LP down to 16; that would lower the pitch an octave. That's how I learned the solos for "Paranoid" and "Snowblind" :)
     

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