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Tom51
post Mar 15 2016, 08:09 AM
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As this seem a topic that many of us have...I just thought I should share the way I do it.

When we start with a new lesson many of us practice with a slower backing track version that comes with the lesson. Unfortunately these slower versions are often NOT available for download which makes recording in our DAW (reaper, cubase...) tricky.

Therefore I use an open source software where I can slow down the downloadable backing track (100% speed) to a tempo I want practice at.
This version can be imported into my DAW and I can record the lesson for feedback. I know there are many different products available but this is free and does the job very well.

http://www.audacityteam.org/

Btw: It's a full DAW product but I have used the slow down so far only.


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post Mar 15 2016, 08:39 AM
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Hi Tom,

I also use Audacity for my recording.

When I want to practise a new lesson, I play back the slower backing from the original lesson and record it simultaneously with Audacity.
Then I have a slower backing without slow down the original backing.

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post Mar 15 2016, 08:41 AM
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Now this is a GIFT !!!!! Thanks for sharing, I will download it immediately. Normaly I practise over a simple drumtrack in my DAW and adjust the speed. But having the backing at the speed you want is so much better because you get more into the feel and vibe of the song, while controling the tempo.

Very cool! Tanks mate smile.gif



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post Mar 15 2016, 10:01 AM
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you can slow down tracks whilst maintaining the pitch with Reaper. Thats what I do.

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post Mar 15 2016, 12:43 PM
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I just tried the audacity and indeed, the pitch changes with the tempo.
In Sonar you can "Groove-loop" an audio track. I used it in the past for small audio-loops.
Grooveloops (that's how they are called in Sonar) stick with a projects tempo and this goes without change in pitch!!
If you want you can also change the pitch of the "loop" to any key you want...
I wasn't shure this would work with large audiofiles but I just tried a 6 min backing track and it works perfectly.
So, look in your own DAW for something like "groove looping in Sonar" and you're all set smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2016, 02:16 PM
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Yes, I think that most Daws allow this and it's a great tool. I also recommend the software Amazing Slow Downer which can make practice even easier. Explore it!



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post Mar 15 2016, 06:23 PM
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Normally I just use Windows Media Player to do this. If you open the player and then go to the top and right click, you can then click "View" then "Enhancements" you will then see an option to "show enhancements" and among those enhancements are " play speed settings." which can be displayed at the bottom of the player.
Sometimes I will use Reaper to do this like Bleez mentioned.

But it is not usually the backing tracks that I want to slow down. It is the original video lesson. Sometimes I will request a copy of the audio of the lesson (if needed).
I like to slow down the lesson track so that I can play along with it at slower speeds so that I can better analyze the way it was played and play along with it. It works well to nail down the timing and feel of a lick or run , especially if it is played fast. I will do the same thing with songs I am trying to learn if I need to.

Of course you can do the same with the backing tracks and play them at 50% up to 100%, going up in 10% increments. You could also play them back at up to 200% the original speed but I rarely use that unless I want to listen to the track in chipmunk tempo. tongue.gif

Back in the day, I would slow down my turntable speed to analyze fast runs on songs I was learning. smile.gif

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post Mar 15 2016, 08:10 PM
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Hi

i use Audacity too, fast, free and do his job !!!
for me one of the 10th or 20th best freeware !!!

n#1 is Blender , for me !

www.blender.org

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post Mar 16 2016, 08:25 AM
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I use Riffstation to slow down and it works nicely. wink.gif
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post Mar 16 2016, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 15 2016, 05:23 PM) *
But it is not usually the backing tracks that I want to slow down. It is the original video lesson. Sometimes I will request a copy of the audio of the lesson (if needed).
I like to slow down the lesson track so that I can play along with it at slower speeds so that I can better analyze the way it was played and play along with it. It works well to nail down the timing and feel of a lick or run , especially if it is played fast. I will do the same thing with songs I am trying to learn if I need to.

There is some software called Download Helper that allows you to download a video and convert it to mo3 at the same time. Works in Firefox. Very helpful and less than £10

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post Mar 16 2016, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Mar 16 2016, 02:47 AM) *
There is some software called Download Helper that allows you to download a video and convert it to mo3 at the same time. Works in Firefox. Very helpful and less than £10

Phil


Real player does this for free. At least it used to. I haven't used it in a while.
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