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Happy Jack

Useful software for bass players

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Amazed there's little or no mention of BestPractice yet- you can slow tracks down, transpose them however you like, save the tracks once they're in the right key/speed if you like, and best of all it's free...

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As well as BestPractice, there's a Winamp plugin called PaceMaker which does the same thing. Or, if you want to play music on an Android phone and change speed or pitch, there's the Maple MP3 player.

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[quote name='Thunderbird' timestamp='1386532873' post='2301185']
Hi mates now I am kinda not good at music software but is there anything that will let me play along to my music but drop the bass out so I can play bass along to the song? Cheers :)
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My original post mentioned that the Amazing Slow Downer has an EQ section which allows you to drop out pretty much all of the bass.

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[quote name='tauzero' timestamp='1388738449' post='2325359']
As well as BestPractice, there's a Winamp plugin called PaceMaker which does the same thing. Or, if you want to play music on an Android phone and change speed or pitch, there's the Maple MP3 player.
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Links! We need links!

[url="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sqr5.android.audioplayer&hl=en"]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sqr5.android.audioplayer&hl=en[/url]

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[quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1388739976' post='2325369']
My original post mentioned that the Amazing Slow Downer has an EQ section which allows you to drop out pretty much all of the bass.
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On Macs, Capo, which was mentioned earlier, has the same facility, with presets for taking out male and female vocals and to isolate the bass (though you'd have to dial in removing the bass by hand).

It also has a handy frequency analyser which works out the chords and shows you which notes are being played on a keyboard scale - making it much easier to work out a bass line.

Edit: I've recently discovered that Capo allows you to make microtonal adjustments to the pitch of playback (to 1/100 of a semitone)

[quote name='BigBeatNut' timestamp='1301152326' post='1177315']Suprised no-one has mentioned 'Vox' (used to be 'Toolplayer') for the mac. It appears to be in the same ballpark as Best Practice and it's my go to rehearsal tool ... pitch changes (now calibrated in 10ths of a semitone ... good enough) tempo changes (plus a bunch of bizarre stuff you most likely wont need, but it's hidden and doesn't get in the way.[/quote]

Vox seems to have gone rapidly downhill with recent versions. Lots of complaints of instability, the awfulness of UI changes and an attempt to bring in a software rental pricing model. Edited by cybertect

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[quote name='derrenleepoole' timestamp='1291215631' post='1043877']
If it hasn't been mentioned already, you can get a Realbook on the iPod, called iRealbook I think (imaginative I know ;). It's a very useful and handy little app to have in your pocket if all you need is a quick glance at the charts of jazz tunes etc. The app will also transcribe the charts to different keys too.

PS... I think it works on Android phones as well, not just iPod.
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It runs on my macbook pro too. Happy days! :)

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For playing along on my macbook pro I made this little app to speed things up. Some other might find it useful as well:
http://www.richard-stanton.com/music/itab/

Whenever iTunes goes to the next song, it will find the tab for the new song automatically.

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Hi all , has anyone used this software ? https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/capo-3-slow-down-detect-chords/id696977615?mt=12

Capo 3 or its predecessors ?

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Any chord detection software I've used in the past has not been great, but maybe that one is better, however for slowing stuff down, Audacity is free and will do the job well.

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I use this quite often to help me price up gigs so I don't lose money and it's free.
[url="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gig-fee-calculator-v1.00/id981262493?mt=8"]https://itunes.apple...d981262493?mt=8[/url] Edited by jazzyvee

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Surprised no one mentioned Musescore. A great alternative for Sibelius, can do tab as well I think. Edited by shamrock198804

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