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.
Download the LAME encoder here.
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 (download LAME here).
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.