Introduction

If you're a musician who likes to learn new songs and techniques by listening to the same piece of music over and over but wish that the music could be played a little slower, then you'll enjoy Amazing Slow Downer. You can repeat any section of the music at full speed, slow it down or even speed it up by changing the speed between 25% (1/4 of original speed) and 200% (double speed) without changing the pitch!



Spotify
You can access all your Spotify playlists if you have a Spotify Premium subscription.

Playlists
By using the "Playlist" feature you can add songs from your music library without importing the files. Simply create a playlist, then add any number of files, rearrange them and you are ready to go. More info in the "Playlist Help" section.

Importing songs
There are many ways to import songs. According to the iCloud guidelines, content that is easily recreated should be stored in a location that is not backed up to iCloud (or iTunes). Importing from your music library falls into this category. The location where these files are stored may also be deleted by the operating system if it runs out of memory. The other four ways to import files stores these files in a location that is backed up to iCloud and iTunes and will never be deleted by the operating system. Even if the system should delete all your imported music library files, the settings for those files will still be intact, just reimport the needed files again.

Music Library
To be able to import songs from your music library, make sure the file selection screen says "My Music" at the navigation bar at the top or that the current folder is located inside the "My Music" folder. If not, use the "Back" button at the navigation bar to take you out of the current folder(s).

Tap the "Import Song" button at the bottom toolbar to select a song from your music library. Amazing Slow Downer will import the song and create a local copy of the file. Importing will usually take a couple of seconds but for some types of audio files it might take a little longer. The imported file will stay on your device for fast and easy access. You can delete this local copy without affecting the original file in your music library. Loops settings and other settings you have made for this file will not be deleted, so if you import the same file again your previous settings will be intact.
Before importing a new file you may create a new folder by tapping the "Folder" button. This way you may organize your songs for various purposes.

Starting with iOS 8, additional import possibilities such as iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox etc may be available provided you have installed apps for those cloud services.

You may also import files to your device by using iTunes or with the help of your computers web browser and a Wi-Fi (wireless) connection. The process is the same regardless if you are using an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. All such files are stored inside the "Other Songs" folder.

Using iTunes
Connect your device to your computer using the included Dock Connector to USB cable.
Launch iTunes 9.1 or later on your computer.
Select your device from the Devices section of iTunes.
Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Under the File Sharing section, you will find a list of apps currently installed on your device that support File Sharing. Select Amazing Slow Downer to view a list of the files currently uploaded.
Drag and drop files onto the Documents list to copy them to Amazing Slow Downer on your device or click the "Add" button, locate the file or files you want to copy from your computer, and click the "Choose" button. The selected files will be copied to Amazing Slow Downer on your device immediately.
Note: Don't rename files already uploaded to the device, that will destroy the settings you already made for the files.

Using Wi-Fi
Tap the "Wi-Fi Import" button on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. If the import button says "Import Song", navigate back to the root folder until you see the "Other Songs" folder item at the top of file selection area. Now navigate into this folder and the "Wi-Fi Import" button will be enabled.
Now you may import audio files and create new folders using your computer web browser. Actually you can import any kind of files, which makes it possible to use the software to transfer files between different computers.

Using Dropbox
Tap the "Dropbox" button on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. If the import button says "Import Song", navigate back to the root folder until you see the "Other Songs" folder item at the top of file selection area. Now navigate into this folder and the "Dropbox" button will be enabled.

Application document interchange
Some applications such as the Mail app can transfer files directly to Amazing Slow Downer.

Songs imported using iTunes will be stored in the "Other Songs" folder, songs imported using "Application document interchange" will be stored in a folder named "Inbox" inside the "Other Songs" folder and songs imported using Wi-Fi or Dropbox will be stored in the "Other Songs" folder or some its subfolders that you might have been created.

Please note that this software cannot play DRM protected files from the iTunes store (m4p files and audio book files). Non standard iTunes formats such as Windows Media Audio, Ogg, FLAC etc, are also not playable.



Selecting files

Once you have imported the music you want, just tap a folder or audio track which will open the audio player section of the software. To read more about the audio player, tap the "Help" button at the bottom of the audio player screen.



Deleting files/folders

Tap the "Edit" button top right, then tap the "Delete control button" at the left of the row you want to delete. This reveals the "Delete" button, tap this and the file will be deleted. You can also slide your finger on a row to reveal the "Delete" button.



General Settings

Tapping the "Settings" button on the toolbar at the bottom right of the screen allows you to configure a number of settings for the file selection view (the "Player" view has its own settings).

  • Allow the application to be rotated to portrait upside down and landscape mode.

  • Allowing you to select what kind of files that should be visible, whether the file extension should be displayed or not and if available ID3 info such as artist, title and album name should be displayed.

  • Select if the files should be sorted according to its title, artist, album, file date, file name or when last used.

  • Select if a file should start playing when being selected and if it should start from the beginning or from where it left off the last time played.

  • The "Reopen Last File" switch will select the previous selected file at startup and is also mirrored in the main iPhone/iPad Settings pane in case a damaged file should crash Amazing Slow Downer at startup.

  • Finally you may select if you want to disable sleeping of your iPhone while using this software.

Please take a look in the "Settings" view, there may be more options than described above. Again note that the "Player" view has its own settings.