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mississippi john 01 Dec 03 - 12:47 PM
Bill D 01 Dec 03 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,Ed 01 Dec 03 - 01:22 PM
Amos 01 Dec 03 - 01:25 PM
Bill D 01 Dec 03 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,petr 01 Dec 03 - 01:35 PM
Ebbie 01 Dec 03 - 01:37 PM
The Fooles Troupe 01 Dec 03 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Pavane 02 Dec 03 - 08:00 AM
Willie-O 02 Dec 03 - 09:22 AM
Cluin 02 Dec 03 - 09:54 AM
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Subject: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: mississippi john
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 12:47 PM

help.

is there any body out there who can help me with getting hold of the amazing slow downer


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 01:15 PM

not being very bright, I might need a teensy more information on what you mean...


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 01:22 PM

Amazing Slow Downer


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Amos
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 01:25 PM

Sure. The Mac Version for OS X can be located here.

The Windows version can be located here.

This is a small program which slows down a music file in playback with no distortion of notes or words.

A


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 01:27 PM

I get it...it's a software app to slowdown music...

I think the normal way to 'get ahold' of it is to send them some money.

I suppose Google will show you other ways, but it ain't appropriate here...


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 01:35 PM

its available at www.ronimusic.com
very reasonably priced shareware for what it does.
I find it very useful for learning tunes off recordings,
and quite easy to use interface as well.

you can slow tunes down with sliders (without changing the pitch although that is possible too)
or loop through any parts of tunes.

I had previously used cooledit but this is much easier.
cheers
petr


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 01:37 PM

I have a mando player friend who swears by it- he has learned the fingering of many new tunes through it. ASD has a free version, but if you want more mobility and flexibility,they want, I think, $40, which he thinks is well worth it. With the free version you can work only with the first cut of a CD.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 04:35 PM

I thought you guys were talking about heart attacks...

There was an nice (fairly expensive) cassette recorder that did this too - that Lark In The Morning were carrying - a web search will find them - I think it was something like "larkinam.com"

Robin


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: GUEST,Pavane
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 08:00 AM

I found a similar app on a cover disk - called Slow Speed CD, demo which would only read CD tracks 2 & 3 - Ok if you have a writer!

We are currently evaluating it for use in changing the key of CD backing tracks. Seems to work, but if you know a better one...


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Willie-O
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 09:22 AM

The happy fact of physics is that if you slow a tune down to exactly half the speed, it will be in the same key as the original. This amazing coincidence is handy as hell for those of us who like to learn tunes off, say, Natalie MacMaster recordings.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Cluin
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 09:54 AM

What's so frickin' amazing about it? Certainly not the name they came up with.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 04:58 PM

ive used 1/2 speed tape recorders and they are handy but
not as good as the slowdowner which allows you to slow down to any speed (sometimes 1/2 speed still isnt enough) as well as adjust pitch
and easily mark and end sections of tracks you want to loop through.

it is the best tool Ive found for learning tunes off recordings.
petr


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: BanjoRay
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 06:40 PM

It's great for learning off vintage recordings, because you can adjust the random attempts at keys they used to play in so they match your instrument, without having to retune. You can use CD tracks, or WAV files or MP3 files as input, you can have it repeating through a short riff till you learn it. The quality of the slowed down sound is still much better than other software I've tried eg Transkriber. It's very quick to learn to use, easily tried via the free version, and not expensive to register.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: jets
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 09:51 PM

I tried the demo and was very impressed. I bought via there new online store . I am waiting now for the code #
Thank you slowhand for bringing up the subject for I had been looking for just this sort of thing to learn new material. Joe


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 05:17 PM

Can I use it to learn tunes or play along with music on Youtube or Internet radio?


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 05:20 PM

Audacity and Goldwave ill do that, too


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Tangledwood
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:08 PM

Another option is Best Practice

which is free. It can operate directly on CDs or from MP3 files, and WAV files with some limitations.

Pauline, I don't think it will work on streaming audio but will if you download and save as MP3.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:15 PM

Considering the advancing ages around here, I was wondering if there's a computer program called the "Amazing Getter-Upper."


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: michaelr
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:28 PM

MOL< Spaw.

I've heard quipped that Martin Hayes needs an Amazing Speed-Upper...


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: michaelr
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:29 PM

Arghh - make that LOL!


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:56 PM

I can download from Youtube using the formats .flv and .mp4. The latter is tough to play back. Will the ASD or any similar software mentioned here work on .flv?


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Nick
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 07:41 PM

You can playback and play slow amongst many many things with VLC media player which is open source and can be downloaded here

Super from erightsoft will convert pretty much anything to anything

All for free


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 08:06 PM

Nick, can I use the VLC media player with downloads from youtube or streaming audio? Is VLC user friendly for nontechies such as me?


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Nick
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 08:15 PM

Absolutely so. Very easy to use but has loads and loads of features if you need them.

It will play flv files; mp4; even Real Player files.

Very straightforward.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Nick
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 08:20 PM

Just tried it with a downloaded flv file and it works fine. You can make it slightly slower or muuuuch slower just with a couple of clicks on the Playback menu


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 08:44 PM

Thanks, Nick. I'll give it a try.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 10:13 PM

I've downloaded VLC. Now to play around with it and figure out how it works....


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 10:34 PM

VLC has 'slightly' more tricks in what it will play, but I consider the GUI and operating ease more friendly in The KMplayer. It plays .FLV just fine...and almost everything else.

VLC does 'tend' to keep up with codecs for odd formats a bit better.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 02:25 PM

Nick, help! I'm trying to listen to one of my favorite online radio stations, radio4.nl. Since I downloaded VLC, I can't get this to play. It says "Waiting for Video." There is no video. This is audio only. I think this is happening because VLC has been set as my default player and is looking for video. How can I change this? How can I choose my own default player?


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Nick
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 07:48 PM

You can change file associations several ways. Here are a couple

Open Windows Explorer. Go to Tools and Folder Options and choose File Types. If you find the type of file you can change what it uses by default.

Alternatively right click on a file you want to play and choose 'Open with...' and choose what you want to play it with and tick the box which says Always Use this etc

If not tell me how you normally listen to radio4.nl and we'll go from there


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 11:46 PM

Nick, thanks, but I still need help. I've always wanted to know how to set defaults. When I clicked to open Windows Explorer, I was taken to My Documents. I have a Google toolbar and Mozilla Firefox, and I poked around there for a while, but couldn't find anything that fits your description. Can you give me some help?


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Nick
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 02:03 PM

Up at the top it says

File Edit View Favourites Tools Help

regardless of what else it says those options will always be there

Go to Tools and Folder Options and there are three tabs at the top of which one is called File Types

The problem is you need to know what sort of file

If worst comes to worst Uninstall VLC and you'll be back to where you were


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 08:34 PM

Nick, I tried to follow your directions. I went to Tools and there were no Folder Options and no tabs for File Types.

I managed to get my computer to play radio4.nl by trying a lot of things almost randomly and repeatedly. I made Real Player my default player. It has Radio with a record of what stations you've listened to recently and allows you to choose more stations. Radio Player just ignores the video option and plays the streaming web station, radio4.nl.

I still want to figure out how to set my preferences. My toolbar must be different from yours, but that information has to be on my computer somewhere. Grrr. Frustrating.

I thank you for all your help.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Pauline L
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 01:14 PM

Aha! I went to Tools, then to Options, then to Applications. There was a table with two columns: Contact Type and Action. There were a lot of Defaults there, and I changed most of them to Always Ask. No more automatic default applications! After I use this for a while, I'll probably know when to use Always Ask and went to use Defaults, and I can change my settings accordingly.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: GUEST,Stringsinger
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 03:20 PM

ASD does one thing very well. I use it to transcribe
jazz solos. It's a bit hairy to try to annotate ensembles
though because it doesn't separate the instruments playing
together.

One solution, if you have a Sequencer such as Cakewalk or
Garage Band, you can make a data disc of a CD and isolate
the tracks, then make a mp3 of the single instrumental
track in the ensemble that you want to annotate. It's a
little work but if you have to know the bass run in a
high-powered bluegrass band, it'll do that.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Tootler
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 06:37 PM

I was messing about with audacity today and I noticed that there is a little slider on the right that allows you change the playback speed. In addition there are options to change pitch, change temp and change speed (the last changes both pitch and tempo) in the Effects menu which allows you to export slower copies of a tune for learning.


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Subject: RE: Tech: amazing slow downer
From: Tangledwood
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 07:08 PM

My mandolin teacher recommends Transcribe .

It looked very interesting on his computer; I haven't bought it yet to give it a full workout. This is the feature that I find most interesting:

The "spectrum" feature displays the strength of the various pitches in any chord or note you select, in the form of a graph - a wavy line over a piano keyboard graphic. The height of the various peaks in the graph indicate the strength of the note above which the peak appears.


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