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Useful software
« on: November 18, 2007, 11:24:42 AM »

Hi Theo, Clive

There's a lot of chat about useful bits of Open Source technology like Audacity, ABC2Navigator etc.

Can you add links for these and other useful stuff within the Links section.

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Re: Useful software
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 12:23:40 AM »

Hi Theo, Clive

There's a lot of chat about useful bits of Open Source technology like Audacity, ABC2Navigator etc.

Can you add links for these and other useful stuff within the Links section.

Thanks

Andy

Happy to. Any other pieces of software that people think should be in such a list (a URL would be useful!) ?

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Useful software
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 01:01:36 AM »



There's a lot of chat about useful bits of Open Source technology like Audacity, ABC2Navigator etc.
Can you add links for these and other useful stuff within the Links section.


Happy to. Any other pieces of software that people think should be in such a list (a URL would be useful!) ?


It's not open source, and I'm pretty sure that Audacity and Abc Navigator aren't either*, but the Amazing Slow Downer from Roni Music will slow down (or speed up) and/or change the pitch of copy protected audio CD's as well as MP3, AIFF, AAC/MP4 and wave files.

* Audacity and Abc Navigator are free. ASD costs $44.95, which is a lot, but being able to change the pitch of a CD so I can play along in a different key makes it worth the expense for me.
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Re: Useful software
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 08:07:33 AM »

It's not open source, and I'm pretty sure that Audacity and Abc Navigator aren't either*, but the Amazing Slow Downer from Roni Music will slow down (or speed up) and/or change the pitch of copy protected audio CD's as well as MP3, AIFF, AAC/MP4 and wave files.

* Audacity and Abc Navigator are free. ASD costs $44.95, which is a lot, but being able to change the pitch of a CD so I can play along in a different key makes it worth the expense for me.

Yep, I'm a big fan of ASD too. It's a work of genius, and definitely warrants inclusion in such a list IMHO...

Cheers,

Clive

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 09:00:00 AM »

Doug/Clive

Audacity can slow down music as well, admittedly you have to take it off the CD as a wav or mp3 first, but as all my music is on my PC in iTunes it's not a problem.

Does ASD allow you to change the pitch of tunes as you can with Audacity, v useful for learning tunes recorded in non-DG keys?

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Re: Useful software
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 11:55:49 AM »

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... but the Amazing Slow Downer from Roni Music will slow down (or speed up) and/or change the pitch of copy protected audio CD's as well as MP3, AIFF, AAC/MP4 and wave files.

Isn't ASD US made? I can recommend the European made ( England) Transcribe! www.seventhstring.com Been using it for more than 3 years and it's very good.

EDIT: Before that I used the Transkriber (with 'k') for several years, which is from another manufacturer in the US. Don't mix these up, Transkriber is now a completely out of date program.
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 01:56:21 PM »

Audacity can slow down music as well, admittedly you have to take it off the CD as a wav or mp3 first, but as all my music is on my PC in iTunes it's not a problem.

I just downloaded Audacity, based on the recommendations here. It looks like it might do everything that I use ASD for.

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Does ASD allow you to change the pitch of tunes as you can with Audacity, v useful for learning tunes recorded in non-DG keys?

Yes it does. That's what I use it for most of the time.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 10:37:17 PM »

Re usefull software
I am ordering software from Reed Kotler Music at the moment,they have website if anyone interested.This seems quite a good product.
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Re: Useful software
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007, 08:12:40 AM »

Re usefull software
I am ordering software from Reed Kotler Music at the moment,they have website if anyone interested.This seems quite a good product.
Will advise when tried it

That would be the Transcriber I mentioned below. I have the version 2.2 and I wouldn't recommend it. The sound quality is poor compared with other programs and the UI too. You can test Transcribe! www.seventhstring.com one month for free, try it instead.
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Re: Useful software
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2007, 10:55:58 PM »


It's not open source, and I'm pretty sure that Audacity and Abc Navigator aren't either*

Audacity is licenced under the Gnu General Public Licence (GPL), therefore it is Free Software (note the capitals).

See this page on the Audacity website explaining this:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/license

See here for details of the Free Software movement and how it protects your rights:

http://www.fsf.org

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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2007, 02:42:21 AM »

It's not open source, and I'm pretty sure that Audacity and Abc Navigator aren't either*
Audacity is licenced under the Gnu General Public Licence (GPL), therefore it is Free Software (note the capitals).
You're right. I knew it was free software. I didn't realize that it was Free Software. It was pretty dumb of me not to have noticed that when I downloaded it, particularly in light of there being a Linux version.
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