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« on: March 24, 2010, 09:20:37 PM »

I us a freeware program called Audacity to adjust the temp/pitch/length, whatever, of otherwise suitable tunes for demo music or so it can be played at a social.
What other programs do people use, and are they easy (I'm far from being a computer nerd (except for Photoshop Elements).

And while we're at it, which songs do you adjust for what dance and by how much (so we can do the same)?
Metallica do a great viennese, (Nothing Else Matters), can't remember the adjustments I applied, but quite a bit of speeding up as well as shortening it (if the thread is useful I will find out). It's got great power to it (no surprise being metallica).

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 09:41:18 AM »

I use Audacity as well, comes in real handy. Many times I edit for length, but occasionally have had to do tempo reduction.

Some tunes I've had to tweak for tempo:

Target - Joe Jackson (great Salsa tune but a bit tooo fast for some folks in its unaltered state, knocked it down about 4%, edited for length too)

A Love Bizarre - Sheila E (knocked tempo down about 3%, edit for length, OK Hustle tune)

Salt Pork WV - Louis Jordan (knocked tempo down about 3% or so, fun EC Swing)

With A Gun - Steely Dan (slowed down about 4% or so, makes a great Two Step)


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