Stephen Wilcox

Stephen Wilcox

Stephen Wilcox received a B.M. in instrumental performance (tuba) and a B.M. in music theory from West Chester University, a M.M. in Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he has been creating online music theory courses for Rutgers University and working as an instructional designer at UC Berkeley.

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Free App Friday: Tempo SlowMo

/, Higher Ed, Performance Tools/Free App Friday: Tempo SlowMo

Tempo SlowMo from developer Martian Storm Limited is now free. If you like this app be sure to check out their other offerings.

This great little tool lets you slowing down or speeding up a music track, without changing its pitch. If you are trying to figure out a complicated guitar riff or transcribe a Charlie Parker improvisation, then this app is for you.
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  • FREE APP!
  • Very simple interface
  • Lots of options for pulling in audio (iTunes, Dropbox, Microphone, or from another device on the same WiFi Network
  • Slow down a track to 20% of the original speed without changing pitch
  • Speed up a track to 250% or original speed without changing pitch
  • Export via DropBox and email
  • In app purchases
  • Allow for setting stop and start times and the creation of Loops

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  • The interface is not that intuitive. It took me a while to figure out that the “halo glow” part of the tempo wheel was spot of the interface I needed to click on to get the wheel to turn.
  • Start and Stop time and Loops are really tricky setup with my fat fingers.

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By | 2014-05-02T11:09:22+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|

About the Author:

Composer, Music Educator and Instructional Designer, Stephen Wilcox received a B.M. in instrumental performance (tuba) and a B.M. in music theory from West Chester University, a M.M. in Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he has been creating online music theory courses for Rutgers University and working as an instructional designer at UC Berkeley.

One Comment

  1. sarahbabcockblog May 2, 2014 at 9:48 PM - Reply

    Very cool. Nice examples. Is it more useful because the pitch doesn’t change? Does the older kind of technology that changes the pitch with the slowing have any advantage over this? I remember the CD players used for ballet class had a way to slow something down, but it didn’t work very well. For one thing, you could never slow anything down very much. This app seems to allow you to slow things way way down.

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