It’s almost here folks… looks like we’re signing off on a final release build in the next day or so! Clear your Labor Day plans!
The newest Slowhand update (3.03) is now available for free within the app. In addition to a few bug fixes and optimizations, this newest release allows you to save any project as only the loops, cutting out the fat to save you precious storage space, speeding up loading times, and making it even easier to upload and share your projects to the Slowhand User Library!
The Slowhand controller pedal was developed by MasterMind Designs to make Slowhand a truly hands-free experience and puts control of every Project function at your feet. Once a project is opened, looping, zooming, and speed adjustments can all be done without ever taking your hand off your instrument, making the learning experience even quicker and easier. Read more!
“With the help of the Slowhand foot controller, learning complex solos and difficult passages is both intuitive and efficient, providing a level of control that never requires players to take their hands off the guitar. Within two uninterrupted hours of firing up Slowhand, I was able to master the first solo to Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne,” which, as I’m sure many know, is a complex and challenging solo to master. With the help of the foot controller, I was able to slow the tempo, zoom in to specific parts of the video, and create loops of different sections of the solo, splitting a daunting task into more manageable pieces.”
Yoel Kreisler @ Tonereport
” Slowhand is a simple and to-the-point program that does only a few things, but does them really well. While I didn’t enter the review thinking of myself as someone who would look to performance videos to learn, after actually experiencing it (and I’m not one to dedicate much time to something difficult or that doesn’t interest me) I fully realize the potential as a learning tool. While you’d assume zooming in to see what’s being played more clearly and slowing down the tempo will make learning a piece more accessible, it’s truly surprising how helpful Slowhand is in practice.”
One of the cooler features Slowhand rolled out a couple of months ago was the ability to save just the Loops of a project. While this was initially identified as a way to create a single project from multiple source videos (a la “Best Rock Riffs”), a happy byproduct of this feature is that Slowhand users can “trim out the fat” in a project and retain only the loops. The ability to choose between retaining the source video within the project or ditching it is now up to the individual user. Here are a couple of thoughts was to why a user might want to keep (or remove) non-Loop video.