How can one play a song backwards?

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  1. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a

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    Is there an app. that would allow one to play songs backwards?? :confused:
     
  2. MentalFabric macrumors 6502

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    Peak will do it, as will spark, which is slightly cheaper, but I'm sure there's a free way to do it somewhere.
     
  3. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Quicktime can do that, accidentally I've done it sometimes, open the file with quicktime and go to Menu Movie, loop back and forth, if it's for occasional use, it will work well.. I'm not sure if it's only a QT pro feature...
     
  4. crachoar macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever I use quicktime to do that, it never works. It ends up playing the song from the end, but in tiny chunks that are actually playing forward (and thus, make a really annoying pop ever few seconds, plus the fact that it's not really playing backwards).

    I've found the best way to do it is to go into Final Cut and reverse the track in there...but yes, audio apps like Peak are a safe bet.
     
  5. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    a less pro solution is iMovie ;)
     
  6. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    in final cut press shift-space instead of just space and it goes backwards
     
  7. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    Sound Studio will do it, i think new macs still include this app.
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  8. Ben Kei macrumors regular

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    There is a FREE wave editing program similar to both Peak and Spark called Audacity:

    Here is the link for you: http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Audacity_OSX/

    You might experience a little bug with it where it resets your sound control to an extremely low setting but you can change it back in Core Audio afterwards.

    Lets you do lots of things with Audio besides reversing things and you can't beat the great price of £0.00!
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    The more important question would be what songs are you wanting to listen to backwards :D

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  10. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure there are some Beatles songs that, if played backwards, have veiled threats to Steve Jobs... "Jobs is dead...Jobs is dead."
     
  11. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, pretty close. If you listen to the first minute or so of Revolution 9 backwards, you can clearly hear "Trillion, Redmond. Trillion, Redmond."
     
  12. chewbaccapits thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Funny that you typed that because I was reading this easter egg found within the movie Eyes Wide Shut...made me think of doing the same with other songs...Thanks for the replies...

    Easter egg info:


    http://www.eeggs.com/items/29092.html :)
     
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    ɔɥᴉlpɹǝN oℲ ʇɥƎ snN by Billy Thorpe is actually quite nice when played backwards. (Swapping channels is unnecessary, but makes for a better looking title.) hcaB no dehctiwS (Wendy Carlos), also fares well as does much latem renots. And there's always seltaeB eht.
     
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    Congratulations, this is officially the oldest resurrected thread I've ever seen.
     
  17. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Audacity (which is free) will play audio tracks backwards..

    Edit: someone beat me too it :)
     
  18. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    What the heck? It was on the first page when I answered it. Must've been high levels of chronoton emissions yesterday.
     

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