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Chicago- I'm a Man Intro Riff Slowed Down

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Posted by: centralscrutinizer, on 1/10/2010, in category "Articles About mTrax"
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Abstract: Chicago- I'm a Man Intro Riff Slowed Down! This recording contains 3 iterations of the Intro Guitar Riff, one playing at 50% (half the original speed), one at 75%, and one at the original tempo (100%).

 This recording contains 3 iterations of the Sonata's intro, one playing at 50% (half the original speed), one at 75%, and one at the original tempo (100%).


This slowed down mp3 loop was created with mTrax, using the Trax Recorder:

  • A section was first created with Start Point 73.093 seconds and End Point 81.137 seconds.
  • Then the Start Tempo was set to 50% (half the original speed) and the End Tempo was left at 100%, the orginal speed
  • Setting the number of loops to 3 means that the section will progressively go from 50% of the original tempo to 100% in 3 loops. In this case loop #2 will therefore play at 75%.
  • Once the section has been created, right-click it and choose "Trax Recorder".
  • The "Trax Recorder" window will open. Just press "Start Recording" to start recording the section.
  • The recording will stop automatically at the end of the 3rd loop.
  • To open the folder where the recorded, slowed down section, is, just double-click the name of the Output file.
  • NOTE: If you want to loop from the half the original speed to the original speed in 50 loops, just change the loops setting from 3 to 50 and the section will loop 50 times, from half speed to the original tempo; each new iteration will play faster than the previous one by 1%, which is great for SPEED TRAINING!

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Comment posted by dlangley on Friday, November 18, 2011 6:18 AM
Is it possible to isolate a spcific instrument from a song and slow it down without interference from the other instruments?
Comment posted by centralscrutinizer on Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:21 AM
Depending on the song, you can somewhat isolate an instrument on the fly by adjusting the equalizer.
Because a piece of music is a mix of many instruments down to two tracks (stereo left and right), tweaking the frequencies can only go so far since the frequencies produced by each instrument overlap.
Depending on the type of instrument in the mix, isolating and instrument may be as convincing as removing the tomatoes from a cheeseburger or as poor as extracting tomatoes from a spaghetti sauce dish.
You may see software with preset instrument removal options but all they can really do is apply preset equalizer or band filters. This is why performers who play or sing along pre-recorded material do so using karaoke-type files, songs that have been remixed or (re-recorded) to extract (or omit) the voice (or other instrument) at the source, before the master mix.
Some teaching recording material (such as Aebersold jazz series recordings) avoid the problem altogether by recording the instrument being taught (i.e. piano) on one side (left or right) and the other instruments on the other. Therefore, using the Pan( or balance) controller, you can completely eliminate the singled out instrument or all the other ones.
I hope this help!

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