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(@turbo411)
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Is there a freeware or inexpensive program that I can put a CD into and slow it down without changing the pitch?

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(@ak_guitar)
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You could always rip the CD track to a .wav file (I think Windows Media Player will do this) and then use Audacity (see the Effects menu) to change the speed.

There might also be a player out there that will just do this while playing back the CD. WinAmp, perhaps?

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There's a plug in for Winamp called amazing slower downer.

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(@twistedlefty)
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http://www.surina.net/pacemaker/faq/index.html

for winamp

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(@stormymonday)
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I've heard Windows Media Player does this, though not in the Mac version I have. QuickTime does an OK job of it up to half speed. Audacity doesn't work very well for it at all. I recommend a fantastic program called Amazing Slow Downer. It's not free, but you can download a trial version that will play the first two tracks from a CD or the first 1/4 of an audio file. (A way around that is to use Audacity or another program to copy the part of the song you want to slow down and just make a new audio file with that part copied four times). In the end though, I just shelled out the money for it. It works great, it's incredibly useful, and I use it all the time, so I didn't mind paying for it.


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(@davidp)
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http://www.surina.net/pacemaker/faq/index.html

for winamp

I use PaceMaker as well. Simple to use and gets the job done.


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(@biker_jim_uk)
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Yep Windows Media player does it, just select speed


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(@margaret)
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Might have to download the latest version of MediaPlayer, like version 10.0 or above, I think it is.

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(@chalkoutline)
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I have V.10 of Media Player and what it does is it has 3 speed settings; Normal, Fast and Slow.

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Audacity works great if you rip the cd (audiograbber works great here BTW)

You can open wav, mp3 or ogg and change pitch by %, by frequency, or by # of semitones

its free too!

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I have V.10 of Media Player and what it does is it has 3 speed settings; Normal, Fast and Slow

For more speed setting options in version 10 of Media Player:

Click View, then Enhancements, then Play Speed Settings

Then use the slider (1.0 being "normal" speed) to change the speed faster or slower

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I use a non expiring demo of slowgold (had it for awhile, probably out of date compared to the newer demo). Some of the limitations are annoying but I don't use it often enough to buy the whole program. There is another I guess lesser cheaper program the company offers.
http://www.slowgold.com/

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(@margaret)
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Margaret wrote: For more speed setting options in version 10 of Media Player:

Click View, then Enhancements, then Play Speed Settings

Then use the slider (1.0 being "normal" speed) to change the speed faster or slower
I should add to the above, that I don't think this works when you are playing directly from a CD. You have to first rip the track from the CD to your computer, and then this option should work. :?

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(@kingpatzer)
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I have a looper (digitech jamman) that I use for this.

Aside from being a great looping pedal in it's own right, you can use the foot switch to tap out the temp you want a song played back at, and it will play the song at that tempo.

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