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Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:45 am
by beagle
Hey, does anyone know of any software that allows you to change the pitch of an MP3 temporarily?
Quite often when I'm practicing a cover song the key I'm need to play it in is different to that on the MP3.
It would be brilliant to know of audio playing software that allows me to adjust the key on the fly.
Cheers
Beagle :)

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:41 pm
by joppo
Hi Beagle

Not 100% sure if this will work as I've only been playing with the software for 2 days, but Audicity (freeware - an open source project) lets you change the pitch of tracks in the software, and I'm pretty sure it lets you import MP3's. So technically it should be possible. I'll check if it works tonight and report back tomorrow.

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:29 pm
by beagle
Hey great stuff joppo. I've got Audacity and I just tried it and it works really well.
Ideally I'd also like a player that lets me adjust pitch on the fly but this will certainly do the job.
Cheers 8)

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:17 pm
by joppo
Glad to help. If you want to change pitch on the fly, it looks like you can do it in Mixcraft 3. I haven't used the programme myself... just looked at their website. It has a dropdown box to adjust the pitch for each track rather than having it as a filter as is the case for Audicity. The price on mixcraft doesn't look too bad either. Website listed below...

http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:30 pm
by beagle
Hmm... haven't seen that software before. Will check it out. Thx :)

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:02 pm
by mike_s
have a look at riffster lite http://www.novadsp.com/riffster_lite.htm
- Mike

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:00 pm
by beagle
Hey Riffster is brill Mike... thanks mate!!! 8)

Riffster is a simple FREE music player that allows you raise or lower the pitch by three semi-tones without effecting the tempo. It also gives you the ability to slow the tempo down by 20%.

I bought a new computer recently with an ASUS P5 K motherboard. The onboard sound software actually has this ability built-in which I was very surprised to see. It allows you to raise or lower by 4 semi-tones.

The other software I found for this was Chronotron Windows Media Pitchplugin. http://www.chronotron.com/content.php?page=products
This is obviously a plugin for windows media player. It allows more pitch range than the above options but the free version only works for 30days.

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:54 pm
by Jazzbass
I f/l a small programme called Guitar & drum trainer - which allows me to slowdown riffs - set up start and loop points so I can go over a guitar riff in a slow loop until I get the notes right etc. Worth a squiz.

http://renegademinds.com/Default.aspx?tabid=46

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:19 pm
by john
ok a bit off topic but does any one remember those walkman type things from the early 90s think they were called rockman or something. put your tape in and you could plug you bass in and slow the track down. i really wanted one. glad i didnt get one though . my how technology has improved


(tape :lol: )

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:51 pm
by ryla
Tascam mp3 bass trainer sounds like the holy grail, if you have the bucks (or your wife lets you have them).

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:19 am
by Jazzbass
John - I made my own basic Rockman with an old tape player and I wired a guitar input directly onto the back of the heads. It worked just fine. Play along with whoever.

Re: Pitch / Key Changing MP3's

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:53 am
by john
Jazzbass wrote:John - I made my own basic Rockman with an old tape player and I wired a guitar input directly onto the back of the heads. It worked just fine. Play along with whoever.
awesome rog. i love diy stuff. you did this ,made a bass ,wound your own pickup. getting a bit of a picture that you are quite the d-i-yer.
wonder what else you have made/modded.
sorry i cant seem to stay on topic can i :oops: