Philly Gives Slowhand’s MacOS Release Props!

Here’s a cool shoutout to Slowhand’s MacOS release from’s Roberto Torres…
If you play guitar, you know the frustration of solos being too fast for you.

Slowhand, a digital platform built in Philly, wants to help players of all instruments improve their chops by controlling instructional videos without affecting sync or pitch.

The system lets musicians zoom in, loop certain parts and other fun tricks. This nifty-looking stomp box is an interesting addition to the platform, which lets users control the platform hands free.

The PC version took a year and a half to build, and the most recent Mac version — released last week — took approximately six months.

Amit Rao — who you might remember as the developer behind ParkSnap — and his design studio Pixie Bytesworked with Slowhand CEO Bob DeKett to get the desktop versions up and running.

“Amit’s team has done a fantastic job in helping us bring this anticipated Mac version of Slowhand to market,” said DeKett.

Download a 6-hour trial version of Slowhand here.

Roberto TorresRoberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he’s not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.
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