Music Math – Value Calculator

Yay, this is some nice freeware tool I’d like to advise to any musician working on a mac. As an hardware sampler user I’ve always been sampling at 45 RPM to save precious time in my SP-12 or Akai 950. Those machines have limited sampling memory so…

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Yay, this is some nice freeware tool I’d like to advise to any musician working on a mac. As an hardware sampler user I’ve always been sampling at 45 RPM to save precious time in my SP-12 or Akai 950. Those machines have limited sampling memory so, it saved me nearly 50% of my memory. The hassle always was to get the sound in the right pitch again. With the SP-12 it even is nearly impossible because you can only transpose full semitones. Since I store all samples in my computer I was experimenting to keep the pitch on full semitones and speed up the sample, this was a real hassle, because I don’t have perfect ears. Music Math does the trick! You just enter the semitones you want to pitch the sample up and the program tells you in percentage how much you must speed up the sample. The full range for an SP-12 which can pitch 8 Semitones in example is 58.74%. But this little freeware thing does a lot more: it calculates SMTP, the time stretching and transpose values for BPM changes, delay times for you bpm, or the hertz for LFOs as well as loop length and diapason for any frequency. If anyone knows a freeware PC program similar to music math, let me know! 

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