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variable tempo music player
Posted by hesitation
6/4/2013  11:23:00 AM
Is there a midi player for android or iOS that can play midi files at variable tempo?

Often when learning a new step/routine it is helpful to dance to a slower version of the music, then gradually speed up to normal tempo.
Re: variable tempo music player
Posted by Waltz123
6/4/2013  6:22:00 PM
I don't know of any midi players for mobile, but there are quite a few music players with adjustable speed for normal music files (wav, mp3, etc). They've come a long way over the last 15 years, and the sound quality on many of them is excellent. If you slow them down too much (say, to 50%), it would sound ridiculous, but then even a midi file would sound wrong when modified to that extent. However, if you're staying within the standard +/-15%, you can't go wrong with any of these:

Tempo Magic / Tempo Magic Pro
Tempo Slow

There are others still, but these are the best I've found for ballroom dancers. I'm sorry I don't have links -- you'll have to search on the name in the iOS App Store / Google Marketplace. Also, I know these are available for iOS, but I don't know which, if any, are also available for Android. Maybe some of our Android fans can let us know.

Jonathan Atkinson
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