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Casious

pitch We need pitch control

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Hi, im a user of a Poweramp and i see multiple request from «pitch audio» feature, so...why not? :huh:

 

Or we need collect votes for that?

 

Please add that feature, will be awesome!

 

C'mon' yeah?

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It has been requested in the past. I do wonder why though, Poweramp is all about getting the best playback quality you can achieve, and changing the pitch of a piece of music would do the opposite. 

Andre

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4 hours ago, andrewilley said:

It has been requested in the past. I do wonder why though, Poweramp is all about getting the best playback quality you can achieve, and changing the pitch of a piece of music would do the opposite. 

Andre

Poweramp (beta) actually has tempo control, changing the tempo not affect the playback quality?. Has reverb too

Poweramp (not the beta) has multiple options to change playback options, only we need pitch control.

If Poweramp have options that improve the user experience when listening to their music does not detract from the product quality.

"Changing the pitch would do the opposite" If this were so, also we'd remove the equalizer option because with that option some music might sound bad. It is a misconception.

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You didn't actually answer the question of why you need it, what situation do you want to use it for? The other controls you mention are mostly about making the music sound more accurate to compensate for equipment deficiencies or add ambience. Tempo was requested by people who listen to audiobooks/etc and want to listen to them at a slightly faster pace to get through the content quicker, you wouldn't use it for music (I hope, anyway!)

Andre

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10 hours ago, andrewilley said:

You didn't actually answer the question of why you need it, what situation do you want to use it for? The other controls you mention are mostly about making the music sound more accurate to compensate for equipment deficiencies or add ambience. Tempo was requested by people who listen to audiobooks/etc and want to listen to them at a slightly faster pace to get through the content quicker, you wouldn't use it for music (I hope, anyway!)

Andre

I need pitch control, by the audiobooks too, i want graduate the voice of storyteller, a confort question, that is not bad, must be my choice change the pitch of my audiobook.

 

Are you the developer?

How much paid users is necessary to add this feature?

 

 

ThX for the time

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No, I'm not the dev (as it says in my signature).

There are a lot of other, even more requested, features that we have been waiting for some time for - but you never know, maybe this will fit in with something else he is developing? (The tempo control showed up when Max was working on the new audio engine, I guess it was easy to add while he was working on that code).

Andre

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I came here today to make a request for two features, and pitch control is one of them and I will explain why some may want or need this feature. There is a somewhat controversial theory about how and why the western world is using 440Hz tuning, also known as standard tuning and concert tuning. There is evidence to support that standard tuning used to be 432Hz (used by the likes of Mozart and Verdi) but was changed to 440 for not so honorable reasons, involving Nazis and perhaps others. There is some scientific evidence to support 432 is in harmony with nature and more beneficial to the listener. If you do your research, beware of the cynic's and shill sites out there. There are players like "432 player" that convert from 440 to 432 on the fly. There is also Foobar2000 which has a plugin called SoundTouch which can convert to whatever you like and offers tempo, pitch and rate adjustment. While conversion may not be as good as a recording made from instruments tuned to 432, it is the only option for much of the music out there. Many musicians are actually recording these days in tunings other than 440.

Until there is a larger change in societies' consciousness, this feature will be used by the minority, but it's inclusion in Poweramp is one of real benefit. We don't want to get hung up on why 440 was chosen, no need to focus on the evil in the world. But a change needs to be made and the whole point of returning to a natural tuning is to benefit mankind.

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My own theory is that if the musicians and mixers and mastering engineers knew what pitch and tempo they wanted for their music, it's a bit arrogant of me to suggest it might sound better if you tweak it a bit. :) But yes, I have heard that theory too.

EQ is a different matter by the way, that is trying to get as close to the studio results as possible by compensating for the failings of domestic kit. Well, unless you just use it to turn the bass up to 11 anyway.

Andre

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I use pitch control to play around with my songs. I primarily listen to EDM and i like to experiment with sound. Sometimes i use pitch control to match the exact sound i hear during a DJ's set. Or just change the feeling of the music. Poweramp alpha has tempo control, now we just need pitch control.

 

There's another thread about this in the past, which i also have posted it in:

 

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I need it.When I learn English by listening mp3,I can turn down the speed to hear clearly.

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3 minutes ago, 1579243958 said:

I need it.When I learn English by listening mp3,I can turn down the speed to hear clearly.

Speed control is already supported in the current alpha-test builds of Poweramp v3 (see the Downloads tab above). But not yet an independent pitch control.

Andre

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Poweramp is really a geart player but because of the fact that there is no pitch control I'm now searching for another.

I need this function for my fitness classes and I'm sure about that also other trainer would be intrested in it.

 

ThX Hilly

 

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There is a speed (tempo) control in the alpha-test for PA v3 ranging from 50% to 200% - which I assume is what you are asking for in fitness class terms (rather than just altering the frequency higher or lower without changing the speed).

Andre 

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Pitch control is as important as tempo for many reasons.  I hope they add this feature. 

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On 10/31/2016 at 10:00 AM, andrewilley said:

You didn't actually answer the question of why you need it, what situation do you want to use it for? The other controls you mention are mostly about making the music sound more accurate to compensate for equipment deficiencies or add ambience. Tempo was requested by people who listen to audiobooks/etc and want to listen to them at a slightly faster pace to get through the content quicker, you wouldn't use it for music (I hope, anyway!)

Andre

I disagree with you. EQ mostly used to make the music sounds according to people's  taste.  Some people like more base, others prefer higher ends, and so on.

Most consumers can not, in the first place, make the music sounds as accurate as what the artist intended, and for very simple reason: they are not the artist thus don't know what the artist version sounds like. 

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22 minutes ago, aboammar said:

Pitch control is as important as tempo for many reasons.

Such as?

Just curious.

Andre

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On 3/4/2017 at 2:09 AM, andrewilley said:

Such as?

Just curious.

Andre

Besides some of the reasons mentioned before, and like many others like me,  I like to change the pitch/tempo for some songs to a level that is comfortable for me to sing along with it. In example, some singers sing at a higher pitch than my capability which make it very hard for me to sing with it especially in 🎤 karaoke situations.  This reason alone is enough to justify the need for this feature. 

 

Also, sometimes I like to change the pitch of certain songs or music just to match my taste.. Just exactly like when changing the tempo, EQ, and adding DSP reverb to match my taste. 

Maybe it is not important for you, or you do not see any benefit from it, but it is very important to many people like me.

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Maybe Max will add this in the future, but do I know his general philosophy is to make Poweramp the most accurate and highest quality music player on the market, so I doubt it will be a high priority (although it should be a pretty easy thing to add if he wanted to).

Andre 

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21 hours ago, andrewilley said:

Maybe Max will add this in the future, but do I know his general philosophy is to make Poweramp the most accurate and highest quality music player on the market, so I doubt it will be a high priority (although it should be a pretty easy thing to add if he wanted to).

Andre 

Well, adding this feature will not affect the player target as being the most accurate and highest quality music player on the market because it will be an optional feature just like other features such as EQ, and Reverb, and Tempo.

 

I hope he add it ASAP ..

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