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Free SlowDowner Software?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Any free slowdowner software for Windows 7 out there?....

    Not just free trial...I mean completely free and one that 's half decent, no bugs.
  2. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    What I have done on both Windows and Mac is to use Audacity recording software which is a free, open-source application. After starting it, I copy an audio file into the default track; select the phrase in the track to slow down; in the effects menu, select "change tempo without changing pitch". It works well.
  3. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    You can actually use Windows Media Player. Right click on the black tool bar and you will get a menu and you will get View>Enhancements>Play Speed Settings on the drop down menu. Works pretty well, but you can't set loop points.
    I use the ASC (Audio Speed Changer) App on my Android Phone and it works great, sets loop points, etc. and it's totally free.
  4. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    +1 for Audacity though there a many ways to do the same thing. I just prefer this way.
  5. mikew31

    mikew31 Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Superior, WI
    +1 for Best Practice. Great practice tool.
  6. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker! Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    Don't forget VLC media player. Not a lot of options though, slow down by "speed" in the menu. The cool part is it automatically plays it at the original pitch. Slight loss of quality noticed but does the job.
  7. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Thanks for the tip! I downloaded this and it works like a champ! This will really help me a lot. :hyper::D
  8. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
  9. Staredge


    Aug 7, 2010
    Germantown, MD
    I use Best Practice as well. What I've found is that playing around with the karaoke mode can help bring out the bass. I also will put them through Audacity and boost the bass before I run it through BP. Helps a bit sometimes.
  10. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    If you have an iPad, Mimi Copy is $5.

    It loops, slows down and does a great job of pitch shifting. It's also very easy to operate with an instrument on your person.

    It's the best thing I've ever used.
  11. Another vote for Best Practice. I like the looping ability and the option to save out that portion of a song as a separate file...been using Best Practive for a year or so now...
  12. The Rage

    The Rage

    Nov 12, 2013
    With audacity is very simple to slow down a track without changing the pitch, or change the pitch without changing the speed^^