often I try to learn from great pieces of music by transcribing them. And often it happens that I can\'t figure out the harmony of some part because it plays to fast.
Is there some way to slow down the whole piece without loosing the pitch? Or some way to pause at any point with the latest sound still sounding - just like when a video can be stopped at any point and the last picture keeps staying on the screen.
Any ideas are aprreciated.
I thought of creating a loop with soundforge with a tiny intervall around the harmony I want to trace.
But maybe/hopefully there is something easier.
Digital Performer, any version, will do that. It also has looping. But the longer you time stretch a segment, the more corrupt it sounds. I do the same thing you do, and have gotten some mileage out of time stretching.
The Amazing Slow Downer here... http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12457
does it great on the Mac. There is a PC equivilant but it\'s on my office PC and I won\'t be able to check till tomorrow sometime.
Ableton Live would do it as well and it is for PC and Mac.
Amazing Slow Downer also comes in a PC version. With a P3 600 I can\'t run it at the highest sound quality setting, but I can use it at the same time I\'m playing in Giga. There\'s a free demo available.