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Pls recommend some practice software

Postby rhapsodie » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:33 pm

I am after some software that can do basically what a Tascam GT1 does, i.e. slow down a CD without a pitch change and loop on a marked section of track.

There is a seriously easy to use piece of free software in the Xmas Guitarist Interactive mag but it doesn't do the slow down.

I don't think TranscribeIT! does the loop does it?
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RE: Pls recommend some practice software

Postby badfinger » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:42 pm

There is a plug-in for Winamp called "Slow me down" that is (or certainly was) free. It will slow down or speed up without changing the pitch - it will also shift the pitch without changing the tempo.

I don't know where I got it buit if a search doesn't find it, send me an email and I'll send it to you.
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Postby bradk » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:24 am

It's only free for 30 days but Transcribe works great and does what you want and more. It's here..... http://www.seventhstring.com/
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Postby rhapsodie » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:25 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-23-05 AT 08:30 PM (EST)]Thanks guys.

At 25 pounds (NZ$75) Transcribe seems expensive. I have tried it and the interface seems a bit cludgy. My main requirement is the looping feature to allow play along for each section in turn. Does the Winamp plug-in do that as well? Do you have the name of the plug-in as there are hundreds on the Winamp site?
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Postby ricochet » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:58 am

The Amazing Slow Downer: http://ronimusic.com/
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Postby badfinger » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:24 am

Firstly: "The Amazing Slow Downer" is a different thing from "Slow Me Down"

SMD is here: http://www.ronimusic.com/winamp.htm

It doesn't loop, and only works with Winamp 2 - but is better than TASD. (I find) and is free! (TASD costs $45)

As for parts of tracks, I use other software for chopping up mp3 files, and the Winamp will loop on playback.

The only drawback is Winamp! I hate it! The best, simple media player, with a 100% accurate "TRACKING BUTTON" is Windows Media Player 2, which I guard against all loss or update.
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Postby bluesmcgoo » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:52 pm

Yeah, I'm always amazed at how Microsoft can absolutely destroy a great piece of software with an "upgrade".

If only I had Bill Gates' home phone number.
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RE: Pls recommend some practice software

Postby badfinger » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:34 pm

"Yeah, I'm always amazed at how Microsoft can absolutely destroy a great piece of software with an "upgrade"."

I think that it's a simple case of "This year was fins, next year we'll have whistles and bells..." coupled with, "We have the technology - now let's create a need/use for it"

Quick poll:
- How many programs on the average domestic washing machine?
- How many here use more than one of them, or, at the very most, two?

As Bernard levin (almost) said, "All technological progress is ultimately evil..."
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Postby badfinger » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:44 am

Furthermore...


I have been experiencing a minor, but annoying, intermittent problem with one of my machines. The problem has been solved (fingers crossed, proof of the pudding, etc.) by a software update.
The machine? My car!
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