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Easily increase or decrease music speed without affecting the tempo, apply automatic settings or tinker with them to achieve the best results

editor's review






Musicians need to rely on numerous instruments or software utilities to come up with the ideal sound for their track or to learn new tricks, and occasionally they might need to speed up or slow down a track to enhance its value. This is where BestPractice can come in handy, especially considering its graphic interface is intuitive enough to be used by novices and experts alike.

Easily speed up or slow down audio files

Such an application is needed since slowing down a track using a regular media player typically distorts the sound and the pitch is modified, thus making it hard for the user to understand the tones.

BestPractice can be used to increase or decrease speed of any MP3 file or audio CD, while also displaying CDDB details for each track. It also needs to be mentioned from the beginning that users might need to experiment with the settings for a little while, before coming up with the best results.

Apply settings immediately or further configure them

As such, one can modify the playing pitch by adding semitones or adjust the pitch fine - if further changes need to be applied, the playing speed can also be edited so as to obtain a high-quality time stretch. There is also the possibility to use BestPractice for karaokem as it can suppress the voice or modify the key to match one’s voice.

Multipurpose application

In addition, users can rely on the application to transcribe music at slowed down speed to make it easier to be understood or to listen to foreign lyrics and get familiarized with the language. There are many possibilities to consider when using it.


All in all, BestPractice can be both a fun tool for playing karaoke with friends and a learning app for better understanding the notes of a certain solo one might have liked. It can even change the song’s pitch with no effect whatsoever on the tempo. Unfortunately, no recent updates have been made to the app.

BestPractice was reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire
Last updated on July 23rd, 2014

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