Amazing Slow Downer
Amazing Slow Downer
4.1.1

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Amazing Slow Downer free download for Mac

Amazing Slow Downer4.1.1

11 May 2020

Slow down music without changing the pitch.

Overview

Amazing Slow Downer allows you to slow down music without changing the pitch.

If you're a musician who likes to learn new songs and techniques by listening to the same piece of music over and over but wish that the music could be played a little slower, then you'll enjoy Amazing Slow Downer. This program reads music directly from your CD-ROM drive and slows it down between 1% and 400% using a "time-stretching" method which does not change the pitch, regardless of the speed!

Most programs of this sort require you to record the music first. Not with the Amazing Slow Downer. It processes the music in real time - just insert the CD and press the play button. You may also play MP3, AIFF, and WAV files. Other features include increasing the music speed up to twice the normal rate, pitch adjustments in semi-tones at full or lower speed, and more.

What's new in Amazing Slow Downer

Version 4.1.1:
  • Bug fix - Drag and Drop from the "Music" app on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) was partially broken

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5
RavenNevermore
30 October 2017
Version: 3.6.0

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Great little program when you need to slow down a musical passage. I don't use it too much anymore, but actually used it last night to slow down part of one of *my own* guitar solos so I could learn how to play it! lol
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delilahb
01 May 2020
Version: 4.1.0
I couldn't download music
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5
RavenNevermore
30 October 2017
Version: 3.6.0
Great little program when you need to slow down a musical passage. I don't use it too much anymore, but actually used it last night to slow down part of one of *my own* guitar solos so I could learn how to play it! lol
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3.5
KNOBO
09 November 2012
Version: 3.4.3
I have used this for some years to speedup hearbooks and other audio content. ASD was the best tool available; even at 200% the sound is easy to understand and and just slightly skewed. But very good slow-down / speed-up algorithm are nowadays available in many different video- video and audio players, like VLC, MplayerX and Vox. I have ditched ASD for VLC, which has in my opinion an even better speed-up algorithm, allows 4x speed up plus a more modern GUI; and is also free.
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4.5
Abysmillard
12 March 2012
Version: 3.4.0.1
I use ASD, either the desktop or the iPhone version, daily to learn traditional tunes. I've tried the others that previous reviewers have suggested and I always come back to ASD. Ironically, the reasons I always come back are the same reasons that some don't like the program: The interface is not especially Mac-like, but it is perfect for ASD. Pretty much everything you need is displayed in an uncluttered, logical fashion in a single window. I find ASD very intuitive and easy to use. There aren't a lot of features like tablature, multiple markers and so on, but for someone who wants to learn tunes by ear it is perfect. Different users have different needs, and ASD probably is not the best choice for some. It is, however, the best for me. The only way to know is to download it and try it out.
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4.5
leesha
07 March 2012
Version: 3.4.0
As a cellist, I think this is a terrific program and highly recommend it. I am a long-time Mac user, and find the interface very intuitive and easy to use. You drag a trac from iTunes and then simply change the playback speed by adjusting the slide position. What could be simpler for dissecting a difficult passage? A great value for $45. Also, Rolf Nilsson of Roni music immediately sent me instructions for migrating my registered copy to my new Mac, the kind of personal service I was pleasantly surprised to get from the head of the company.
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Zomblimbli
07 May 2010
Version: 3.2.9
I tried ASD on a friend's computer and I am not amused. I am myself a computer expert on Mac (via PDP11 and Unix), a bass-trombonist, Jazz and Salsa arranger in my spare time. Musicians do not waste your time with a person who is a brilliant programmer but so so on as a developper of a users friendly interface. I am thinking to try and buy Transcribe! which is a very good program and not so expensive. That is my two cents. Have a nice day. Greetings from the Netherlands. Frank Rojer ***.. MSWFUJOWDFFYC I'm impressed by the quality with which ASD is able to manipulate pitch and speed. Of all the programs I've used, the sound quality on ASD is one of the best. From a user interface standpoint, ASD is nothing short of an attack on everything that is good and decent in the world. The UI is an unmitigated disaster. I honestly can't imagine how it could be much worse. For this, they have taken quite a bit of criticism over the years, and rightfully so. Someone at Roni must really love it though because they've had the same horrible turd of an interface now for years. The mind reels at how much more money they would make with a decent interface, and if they'd sell ASD as an AU and/or VST plug-in. The folks at Roni are geniuses in pitch manipulation and complete retards otherwise. Please, guys, PLEASE come into the 21st century!
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mswfujowdffyc
17 November 2008
Version: 3.2.4
I'm impressed by the quality with which ASD is able to manipulate pitch and speed. Of all the programs I've used, the sound quality on ASD is one of the best. From a user interface standpoint, ASD is nothing short of an attack on everything that is good and decent in the world. The UI is an unmitigated disaster. I honestly can't imagine how it could be much worse. For this, they have taken quite a bit of criticism over the years, and rightfully so. Someone at Roni must really love it though because they've had the same horrible turd of an interface now for years. The mind reels at how much more money they would make with a decent interface, and if they'd sell ASD as an AU and/or VST plug-in. The folks at Roni are geniuses in pitch manipulation and complete retards otherwise. Please, guys, PLEASE come into the 21st century!
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Corpsecorps
05 March 2008
Version: 3.2
A very cool program, but i don't have enough use for it to buy. 8^( Can't say much about the user interface, myself since i haven't used it to the extent that problems leap out.
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Bruski2007
15 January 2008
Version: 3.1.9
Developer: I would like to lend my voice to previous reviewers' calls for a major interface upgrade. There should be some way to access the iTunes playlists from within the program. Secondly, the windows should be resizable; in the sense of having corners that can be dragged. Furthermore, there is no way to search within larger playlist. Overall, there is way to much clutter and it doesn't feel Mac-like whatsoever. Unfortunately, since I feel that I am constantly fighting with the interface it kills the user experience for me. Like the last reviewer, I see the program being actively updated without the UI problems being addressed. On a positive note, the program is second to none at its primary purpose of slowing the track down and changing pitch. Developer, please do something. I am trying very hard to love this program.
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Nicolasd
10 January 2008
Version: 3.1.8
Request to Developer: PLEASE FIX THE TERRIBLE USER INTERFACE, OR GET SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR YOU! The functionality is GREAT and unmatched, but the more I use this program the more I realize it's extremely user-hostile. Look at a program like WireTap Studio for an example. How about a waveform of the track so we can visually set start and stop points? There are so many problems, I can't begin to list them all. The playlist needs to be a separate window, resizable, sortable the same way an iTunes playlist is. USEFUL. I need this program to work FOR me. The developer updates it regularly, and regularly IGNORES these issues. please HELP US
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