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Comparison between Amazing Slow Downer and Song Surgeon

Amazing Slow Downer by Roni Music was one of the first software programs available to slow down music. Like most programs available, Amazing Slow Downer (ASD) can speed up or slow down the tempo, without changing the pitch.

Tempo or speed change settings range from 20% to 150%. Pitch change settings are done in increments of a semitone and range 12 semitones or one octave in each direction. ASD also has a built in equalizer and a loop editor.

Amazing Slow Downer (ASD) has excellent sound quality with pitch and tempo change… that is its strong point. However the main user interface is somewhat confusing, it has no wav form editing capabilities, no ability to insert multiple loop areas. 

The new release of Song Surgeon, Version 3.0, contains dramatic changes and improvements from earlier versions.   Version 3 is available in both a Standard and a PRO model.  

The PRO version of Song Surgeon (SS) contains some unique features not found in any similar software.

  • Two Algorithms – SS contains 2 time stretching algorithms to accomplish pitch and tempo change.  This maximizes sound quality and provides distortion-free audio even at extreme changes.
  • Multiple Loop Areas – SS enables you to set an unlimited number of loop areas, not one, which is the standard. Moreover, each loop area can have it’s own unique settings.
  • Wav form editing – SS has a number of useful wav form editing features. This enables user to cut and paste wav form data within an instance or between instances, thereby creating customized audio files for practice or performance.
  • Sniffer Technology – SS contains our proprietary sniffer technology which finds the links of audio and video files you play in your browser and helps you download this for use in the program.
  • Export – SS enables you to Export changes you have made to a file thereby making them permanent.  This new file can be played back in any other player such as i-Pods or Mp3 players and the changes made in SS will reside in the new file.

While the slow down technology remains the most commonly used feature found in these types of programs, and musicians remain the most common users, the new version of Song Surgeon with its many new functionalities will certainly open the door to use in many other fields such as dance, exercise classes, transcription, Karaoke, translation, and worship music to name a few.

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Comment by ganon on March 24, 2011 at 10:44am

Let me guess, next we'll get a comparison of SS to Tascam products. If you'd like to see where these blogs are copied from, go to

 

http://sarcextremeonline.com/category/blogging

Comment by Doug Lindhout on March 24, 2011 at 11:52am
Nice work Ganon!  Now that you know the secret, maybe you could get that review out here first <g>
Comment by ganon on March 24, 2011 at 12:08pm
Thanks Doug - I would, but my old fashioned ethics would require me to buy SS and the Tascam product, and actually compare them ;).
Comment by Jim Wing on March 24, 2011 at 1:14pm
It might be a good product, but I'll never know. I won't read the website and I won't buy the product. Creepy marketing tactic.
Comment by Kathy Barwick on March 24, 2011 at 2:35pm

I "made" my own slowdowner for years.... that is, if you know all the notes in a song, and can sing them, you can sing them as slowly as you want.

or if you're going phrase by phrase, just play the phrase enough times so your brain can grab it.

All this technical talk makes me dizzy. I could learn several tunes faster than I could figure out how to do all that stuff. (ok, I'm technically challenged... oh well)

 

Comment by musiclover22 on March 28, 2011 at 5:32am
I would say the product is really great man because of the quality it has. I don't want to force you to like it, it's just sharing the idea of one of the best music slow down software and I found the features I need for our rehearsal in Song Surgeon. I'm not here to argue but just want to share something you might like if you don't like it then it is still ok since everybody has a choice and freedom. Anyway thanks for reading. Have a nice day...
Comment by Dylan Harper on April 13, 2016 at 3:32am

So far, I have been using Song Surgeon for the past 5 years and it has been a good software for my guitar career, but then again we all have different preferences, just sharing my thought here.

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