Changing Key (Transposing?) Soundtrack

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  1. Brian30755

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    Does anyone know if there is a product available that will let you (on your computer):

    Take a soundtrack (like from Daywind, for example) that's on a CD, transpose it to another key (make it higher or lower), save it to your hard drive, then let you burn it to a blank cd?

    My wife sings, but several soundtracks she has are too high or too low for her. Without spending a fortune, how can she transpose it to another key and make a copy to practice with?

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
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    when you say higher or lower key I think you mean a higher or lower octave
    I dont know of any Computer soft ware that can change the music played to a higher or lower octave however I do know of software that will slow down the time signature but will not change the octave of the note being played, see different insturments play in different keys for example bass, trombone plays in a bass clef. clarinet,trumpet tenor and soprano saxaphone is played in the key of B flat.
    Piccolo, Violin, Flute, Mandolin are played in the key of C. if you were to try to slow down the music this would change the tone of the note and would not sound right.

    my suggestion is to select music that is within her range or to improvise on the high and low notes she is not able to reach.

    sorry I cannot be of any more help but you8 may be able to do a google search on music software and see what comes up
     
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    Thanks Archeryaddict. But I think changing the key is what I'm looking for, because (if I remember correctly from my high-school band days), I think an octave is 8 notes (correct me if I'm wrong), and she wouldn't necessarily need the song to be a full 8 notes higher or lower.

    Let me see if I can make this make sense. If the first note in a song is a "G", but later in the song it gets too high for her, if the music could be changed to another key, to where the first note she sings would be a "D", then the song wouldn't get too high for her. (Maybe "key" is not the right term here.....I don't know).

    Anyway, I've bought several soundtracks for her that I really like and I was hoping she could learn to sing....and some of them even have 3 different keys on the cd.....but she can't do them because they get a little too high or a little too low. I was hoping there was a way to make them a little higher or a little lower so that she could sing them.

    But anyway, thanks for your input.
     
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    actually there are 7 notes to an octave
    A-G
    I understand what you are saying but when you change the notes you change the the melody of the song and the insturmental music will no longer sound as it was intended to sound.however the song can be played in a higher or lower octave and will sound similar to the original notation
    only higher or lower octavebut is not very practical IMO.
    people sing in either alto, soprano,bass or tenor
    some people have the gift to sing in more than one range some people have a monotone vocalization which makes higher and/or lower octave notes a challenge to hit.
    so sometimes Improvising is nessessiary following me so far?
    anyway I think with some practice she may be able to hit the notes or at least be able to hit it in her vocal range
    sorry that I wasnt much help

    I see you are from Dalton Ga which is only about 24 miles up the road from me
     
  5. Brian30755

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    Actually I'm in Catoosa County (Ringgold) now, so I'm even closer to Chattanooga. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Hey, Brian, transposing is the correct term, but I don't know of any software that can do that. An accomplished pianist transposing the key might be your only hope, but that would defeat the purpose of the sound tracks. Another idea might be to find someone else to carry the melody and let her sing the alto/harmony?
     
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    Cool
    I work at Munroe welding in Ringgold Ga on old alabama HY and MT Pisgah Road.
    Do you know where that is?

    Small world
     
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    Sony Acid Music Studio

    I have the full program but have never tried to load a song from a CD and change the key. With this studio you work with loops and events which can be loaded in the chopper and changed around in countless ways. You can extract 44,100Hz, 16 bit, stereo data from CD's. Extracted CD tracks are added to new tracks in your project. Once you play around with it for awhile and get used to seeing music as events it's quite easy and fun. But it does take time.

    Give the free trial a try and see if it suits your needs. Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
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    We transpose music all the time with our keyboard (which uses midi files). Just one little button will take the music through every note of each octave. It's a lifesaver!

    However since you are using CDs, I did ask my husband and he said it should be possible with Adobe Audition. We use that program for editing the preaching and special singing recordings from the church. He was pretty sure this might work. (If it doesn't work...I'm sorry)! Good Luck!
     
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    See if the pitch changer in Audacity (freeware) does a good enough job for you [​IMG]
     
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    My son uses the following software.

    n-Track Studio 24 bit - Version 3.3
    Build 1516
    Copyright 1996-2003 Flavio Antonioli

    LINK
     
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    Wow, am I ever behind the times! [​IMG]
     
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    Is that another way of saying your not very pc (personal computer) LadyEagle? [​IMG]
     
  15. Brian30755

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    I believe I'll be able to do something with a couple of the products mentioned here. It's going to take some time, though, because I didn't realize just how ignorant of this stuff I really am. Thanks for your help.
     
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    I use SlowGold ($39 last time I checked. Demo downloadable from the site). It's a software product that can transpose up or down one "cent" at a time, and can speed up or slow down the playback speed of a track. Something else to consider is an inexpensive karaoke machine that can transpose "on-the-fly" using buttons on the front panel. Karaoke machines can play normal CDs.
     
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    If you decide to use Audacity just load the mp3, select all, and change pitch is under the effect menu [​IMG]
     

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