Guitar And Drum Trainer 184.108.40.206 Portable | 14.5 Mb
Guitar & Drum Trainer slows down music without changing the pitch to help learn and transcribe music faster and easier. With Guitar & Drum Trainer, you can learn or transcribe music faster and easier. It's modern ease-of-use design still packs power for the most demanding professional musicians. For rock, blues, country, baroque, classical, punk, dance, folk or whatever musical style you play, Guitar & Drum Trainer helps you to learn them all. By slowing down the music, you can more easily hear it and pick out the notes and chords. More than just for guitars and drums, Guitar & Drum Trainer works for any instrument. Ukelele, violin, piano, keyboards, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, timpani... From accordian and banjo to xylophone and zither, you can learn any instrument easier and faster. Music students can learn their favorite songs at a more comfortable, slower pace, while professional musicians can do more in less time. No matter what your skill level is, Guitar & Drum Trainer works for everyone. If you don't play a musical instrument, but you sing or dance, Guitar & Drum Trainer can help you there as well. Singers can remove vocals from tracks for karaoke practice, or pitch shift songs to bring them into range. Dancers can slow down difficult passages to help nail down dance steps, or to build strength and dexterity.
Major Features - These are some of the more important things that you'll use every day.
Slow Down Music: Change music tempo between -95% up to +500%
Pitch Shift Music: Transpose music by ±5 octaves
GDT Speed & Pitch Encoder: Save slowed/pitch shifted music
Audio Formats: Plays MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAV, CDA (CDs) and WMA† files
62-Band Stereo Equalizer: Super-fine control over music tone & character
Channel Mixer: Shift the sound stage & mix left/right channels
Vocal Removal & Karaoke Mode: Filter instruments out of mixed music
Beat Detection: Display simple beats on waveforms
Loop Music: Set music loops to practice riffs & specific parts
Dual Waveform Display: Visualize the music with waveforms
Zoomed Waveform: Clearly visualize what you're listening to
Speed Trainer: Automatically change music speed with loops
Save Song Configurations: Recall song configurations for later use
Count In Timer: Set a count in delay to get back to your instrument
Loop Delay: Pause after every loop - excellent for practicing fast riffs
Eye Candy: Change visual display colors and more - Serious eye candy!
Polish - These are some of those minor features and "nice" things that show some polish in Guitar & Drum Trainer.
Pan: Pan music left or right
Volume & Gain: Change volume or gain independently
Custom Skip: Change how far to seek back or forward
Central Waveform Folder: Waveform data is centrally stored
Auto Focus Windows: GDT automatically brings tool windows forward
Auto First Loop: Automatically sets start loop to start & end of music
Mouse Modes: Choose how you like to set loops
Auto-Restore Song Configurations: Pick up exactly where you left off
Full Row Selections: Choose how you like to switch loops, color schemes, EQ settings and Channel Mixer/Karaoke settings
Waveform Resolution: Change how fine waveforms are
Waveform Styles: Choose stereo, mono, double mono, or half mono display styles
Solid or Gradient Colors: Looks, style, eye candy -- Guitar & Drum Trainer delivers!
Non-Modal Preferences: Change preferences while you're using Guitar & Drum Trainer (Convenient, but very very rare in any software)
Resize Zoomed Waveforms or EQ Visuals: Choose what you'd like to focus on when resizing Guitar & Drum Trainer
Zoom to Loop: Zoom to loops with padded ends for easier loop manipulation & practice
Keyboard Shortcuts: Control many features quickly & easily with convenient keyboard shortcuts
CPU Performance Options: Adjust how much CPU you want to use -- ideal for slow & old computers
Magnetic Windows: Easily arrange GDT tool windows
System Tray Icon: Quick access to a few important functions
Saving Slowed Songs for Other Music Players
Speed & Pitch Encoder
The Guitar & Drum Trainer Speed & Pitch Encoder lets you save slowed down and pitch shifted audio files that you can put on your hardware MP3 player or play in other audio software. All files are encoded with high quality settings for the best audio playback quality.
When choosing to save the new slowed down/pitch shifted audio file from the main Guitar & Drum Trainer interface, the GDT Speed & Pitch Encoder automatically selects the song that you're currently playing, the playback speed that you're using, and the amount that you're currently shifting the pitch by. You have only to choose a new file name and click "Encode Now!" In a few seconds the encoding is finished and you have your new audio file that you can play in your compatible hardware MP3 player or in other compatible audio software.
But if you wish to change things, just choose the audio file, a new name for the new file, select the audio format, set the new speed, set a pitch shift, and click "Encode Now!" The GDT Speed & Pitch Encoder will process the audio file quickly and easily for you.
The default audio format is FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), but a LAME MP3 encoder is available as a separate download.
FLAC provides lossless audio compression. In regular English, that means it provides the highest quality possible. As such, we recommend using FLAC whenever possible. An addtional benefit is that the FLAC encoding is very fast, and much faster than MP3 encoding.
However, many hardware MP3 players (like the popular iPod series) do not support FLAC (for some bizarre reason that we don't understand). With MP3 being ubiquitous on virtually every hardware portable audio player, the LAME MP3 encoder provides flexibility, although it will not produce the same lossless quality as FLAC.
By downloading LAME and extracting the LAME.EXE file to the Guitar & Drum Trainer program file folder, you can add in MP3 encoding functionality. Guitar & Drum Trainer will automatically recognize if you've done this and add in the MP3 option for you. It then passes the audio and high-quality LAME settings to LAME.EXE to encode your new slowed down/pitch shifted audio file.
Nothing above can truly tell you why why Guitar & Drum Trainer is chosen by professional musicians, guitar teachers, aspiring amateurs, and others that want to improve their musicianship. Only diving in and trying it for yourself can tell you if Guitar & Drum Trainer is for you.
Guitar & Drum Trainer requires the following for optimal performance:
• Micrsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (x86 / x64)
• Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (Download .NET 2.0 for x86 or x64)
• CPU 2.0 GHz or higher
• RAM 512 MB or higher
• Sound and speakers or headphones*
• Your own music**
• A desire to PLAY LOUD AND ROCK HARD! (Ok... You can still play soft rock if that's what you're into...)
Computers with lower specs are not supported, but by adjusting the various performance options in Guitar & Drum Trainer, you can still use it.
* Sound card and speaker quality vary widely. For better results, speakers or headphones that can deliver at least a range of 20Hz to 20,000Hz would be a minimum requirement. For music with a wider range, such as a symphony, speakers with a range of 3Hz to 30,000Hz will perform better. This is particularly important for trying to filter instruments from music. i.e. How can you fix things when you can't hear them properly?
** MP3 is not recommended. It is a lossey format and distorts the music. Any of FLAC, WMA Lossless or WAV are excellent choices and will give you superior results
- VA - Guitar Memories
- VA - Guitar Masters Vol. 1
- Drum & Bass Arena Podcast by The Risky (01 Mar 2010)
- Chase and Status - Triple J Mix, Drum & Bass (2010)