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How to adjust bpm but keep the key

I'm trying to slow down Rocky Raccoon for a mother and son dance but when going from 103 to 93, the vocals sound quite distorted. Is there a key lock option I can download or maybe on an update I don't have to help out with this? My version is Mixmeister Studio Melody.
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  • Am I asking the wrong question/way or does nobody know or is this forum a ghost town?
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  • Hi Montoya,

    Yes, generally a ghost town, but it is what everyone makes it. The BPM and key on this track is interesting, as The White Album track is in C Major, with a BPM of 80, yet the very same track (ripped from the White Album) imported into MM calculates as 99.7 BPM in the key of A m. Taking the track into Sound Forge yields a BPM of 111. I think this is because the song has a variable tempo. I'm curious, though, why you need to modify the tempo for the entire track? Are you slowing it down to facilitate dancing, or are you trying to mix the track with another track that has a lower BPM?

    I loaded Rocky into MM and dropped the tempo to 93, and yes, I see why you think it is distorted, but I don't think it is a key issue, as the key is still in A m. You have the option of adjusting the key without altering the tempo by right-clicking the track and adjusting the track settings. You can then change the key as you wish. This will not solve your problem, though, as the song will still sound distorted.

    I tried changing tempo on the track using both Audacity and Sound Forge and the effect was the same. The song just doesn't sound right if the tempo for the entire track is reduced.
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