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The consumer version of Sound Forge 6.0 does have a Resample function.
In order to change pitch, you would have to select the "Change the Sample
Rate only (do not resample)" option.  You can adjust the sample rate in
10 Hz increments, which should be fine enough for this work.  Of course,
you'll have some non-standard sample rate at the end of the process, so
after changing the sample rate to get the right pitch, you will then
have to actually resample to some standard rate like 44,100 (CD) by
simply deselecting the "Change the Sample Rate only" option.

There is one gotcha - the consumer version is restricted to 16-bits
and a maximum sample rate of 44,100 (they don't tell you that in the
specs).  But this shouldn't be a problem for him.

Sound Forge 6.0 is easy to use - my wife loves it for her media
work and uses it all the time.  I tried re-pitching quickly with
her copy of the software, and it all worked.

Hope that helps!

Eric Jacobs
The Audio Archive
http://www.TheAudioArchive.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Steven Smolian
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 2:45 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fw: Changing speed and accordingly, pitch in audio
re-recording/editing: asking for help/advice


----- Original Message -----
From: clarke hermance
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Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 5:18 PM
Subject: Changing speed and accordingly, pitch in audio
re-recording/editing: asking for help/advice


I an an amateur audio recorder and editor, using heretofore Sony's EZAudio,
to put to CD tapes made of some solo clarinet stuff I've been doing in
church.  It occurred to me that somehow, I could rescue a wonderful
recording of the contralto Marion Anderson doing Schubert's "Ave Maria".
The problem is that EZAudio cannot compensate for the fact that my
turntable, a medium price Onkyo purchased after my previous, expensive
turntable died a death of old age and hardening rubber wheels, only has 45
and 331/3 speeds, and the Anderson recording is a 78!  Argh!

So, a Googling found Millers article on using other computer softwared to do
what I wanted to do.  He talked about using CoolEdit, which now costs $170
for Adobe.  Sony makes two versions of Sound Forge, a pro model for (also)
$170 and a somewhat cutdown version (probably for rank amateurs like me) for
$70.

My question to you is:  Do you know if the cheap version of SoundForge will
let me do what I want to do, a la the description in Millers' article,
namely resampling the original WAV file at a different rate and according
adjustment of the pitch?   OR, is it only the pro version of SoundForge, or
the Adobe CoolEdit that will allow that?

I have tried to deduce the answer to my questions from Sony's and Adobe's
web pages but they are not informative enough, and nobody I know does audio
editing/re-recording.  OK, I know I can send my record to quite a number of
places, at varying price levels, and get a CD from the record, but it would
be fun to do it myself.

If you can help me, I'd be most appreciative.

Sincerely,

Clarke Hermance
Retired University Prof in ME,
Combustion researcher, and
very amateur clarinetist


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