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To help musicians and anyone else entertain and educate themselves during this sad period, the World Wide Woodshed is making the esteemed music slowdown tool SlowGold available for whatever you feel good about paying. If you are suffering a major income loss due to COVID-19, please pay nothing.
Stay safe, sane, and as happy as you can manage.
SlowGold™ is a program for Windows PCs that allows you to radically slow down music and loop music without changing the pitch.
It makes it simple for you to slice the music up into easily-digestible pieces, so you can really hear what’s going on and play along.
A lot of times, the most amazing passages on an instrument are thrilling to listen to, but they go by so fast that you can’t really understand what is going on musically. You’d like to play the same thing, just to know you can, and then (if you’re an improviser) maybe to “generalize” the lick and adapt it to a variety of songs.
But first, you have to hear what’s being played at a speed that allows you to understand it.
Play individual phrases back at very slow speeds to hear exactly what is going on in the music, or play them at moderate speeds to practice along with the masters and really get all the details of the phrasing. It’s all in your power with SlowGold.
SlowGold lets you use every track in your digital music library as a course in how to make great music, which you take at your own speed. Amaze and amuse your friends with your interpretations of ultra-hip licks! Or just quietly improve your skills and musical understanding by learning from your favorite musicians, if that’s more your speed.
Supports .mp3, .flac, .aif, .aiff, .wav, .wave formats.
I had an earlier version, and I loved it! It is number 1 on my Wishlist.
Sorry, I accidentally broke the web site. You can get it (the installer) from http://slowgold.com/downloads. I will fix all the online links asap.
SlowGold is the best software I've found to practice with a recording, and keep the same pitch while changing the tempo! It's very easy to use and set loop points. I found it very helpful when practicing a new concerto along with the composer's midi file. It allowed me to change the tempo, adjusting for possible faster or slower tempos the conductor might take, while playing along with the accompaniment.
I have owned previous versions over the years. It is one of the best products I’ve used to help transcribe music from fun favorites.
as it was pay-as-you-want, but to be honest it is just too simple to worth the price of a full-grown product.
What it does it does well, keeping the pitch well while slowing down the loaded music. However it can do it only with one at a time, and even the "full-screen" view is bugged: it was designed to a different screen-type, probably 16:9...
... keep in mind that nowadays the standard is 16:10.
It could be great if we could loop the whole song, loop a selected part of the song, load multiple tracks at the same time, could compare them... and I could think of many other features even tho I am not a musician or editor in any way.
I am certain that you could too.
This program is simple, easy to use and what it does, it does great.
Even if it could do much more, still
I have been using the sotfware for a view years now and have tried a few other products. For me the best slowdowner and without it I would have a much much harder time to transcribe solos. Thank you!!!