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Hi all,

Can anyone tell me of any software that will slow the tempo of MP3's?

I'm trying to listen and learn and need snail pace.

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AbdulLatif

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This might help: http://www.ronimusic.com/ 8)
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This one is pretty good, and free:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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Monica

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Audacity is great! I took some tabla and tampura samples from Patrick Moutal's website, and used Audacity to adjust the tempo without changing the pitch, (giving me a selection of tabla speeds to practice to), as well as to adjust the pitch without changing the tempo, (to alter the soundfiles from D to C#). Only problem is I haven't been able to get a perfect edit between the end and start of the files on looped repeat. Much harder to do this when sympathetic strings are involved, as every repetition of the tampura strings gives you a slightly different combination of soundwaves.
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Looping a stero-files is indeed difficult: the best way to make a click/popless joint is to zoom in on the wave and truncate it on the base-line off the wave at both ends...If that doesn't work (because the file is stereo, which means you have to find a spot where both the left- and right channel are on zero on the same spot) try to convert the file to mono...it's a lot easier to make a seamless loop....

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Monica

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Hi Remco, thanks for the tip. Converting the files to mono would have saved me a lot of time in finding zero amplitude points in the sound wave to loop together.

With much patience though, I did manage to find an ok spot in the stereo tampura file to make the edit, but you can still tell where the edit is, because the drone sounds on either side of the edit are made up of slightly different layering patterns of the strings.

Anyhow, I will try it again with mono, as that will give me many more options for chooseing editing spots. (Should work great for the tabla loop!) As for the tampura, maybe I can even do it as a 2-track edit, overlaying one channel fading out as the other channel fades in to complete the loop.

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