If you're trying to learn how to play a song on your instrument, you'll know that repeating and rerunning certain track segments is essential - in which case you might find Amazing Slow Downer a Godsend.
It's a pain to keep using the fast forward and rewind buttons so one alternative is to use Amazing Slow Downer. Amazing Slow Downer allows you to repeat any section of a music track at full speed or speeded-up/slowed-down by stretching the music by -50% to 400%. The important thing however is that it doesn't change the pitch.
However, this doesn't mean you can't change the pitch because you can. Amazing Slow Downer allows you to manually change the pitch if you wish in semi tones at full or lower speed. However, you have to actively do this yourself - Amazing Slow Downer won't do it for you which is a blessing or a pain depending on what you need it for. In fact, the control you have over the pitch is incredibly detailed in Amazing Slow Downer giving you control over 100ths of a semi-tone so the tone death need not apply!
There's no hanging around because all speeding up and slowing down is done in real time as soon as you enter a CD. At the moment, Amazing Slow Downer is only limited to MP3, Wave, Windows Media Audio, Ogg, FLAC and AAC/M4A files but that's a minor drawback.
If you're learning a new song or simply want to experiment with the tone and tempo of your own music creations, Amazing Slow Downer is a solid solution.
- Change - Apple has fixed a bug in QuickTime 7.5 which means pitch change now works for iTunes store Change - Can now use the pop-up menu for Karaoke presets Bugfix - Minor fix in the MME playback engine Bugfix - VBR mp3 files didn't play the last couple of seconds