For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
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.
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.