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Hi, is anyone familiar with this software?  I am looking for a program that will allow me to import MP3's into and then edit things like pitch (slow/fast), key (G to C), and reduce and/or eliminate the vocals from songs.  If someone is familiar with this software, can you tell me if it can do all these things or can you recommend a program that can.  Unlike most software, Adobe "leases" the software for a min. of one year and I don't think you can test it before committing.
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Audacity.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Free (as in Open Source) audio editor.
You need to download and install the "Lame MP3 Encoder" separately.  See the link on this page:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows
Follow the links to the 3rd-party page (http://lame1.buanzo.com.ar) where you can download the "Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe" installer package that will automatically allow Audacity to find the required DLL file once installed.
For importing and exporting WMA files you need the FFmpeg import/export library, but it sounds as though you are just working with MP3 format.

User manual online: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/

It allows changing of pitch by note increment or percentage, and tempo by beats per minute or percentage.  These are built-in effects.  You don't have to download any other plugins.  These effects do not perceptibly degrade the audio any more than can be expected by messing with the wave form.

There are tricks (documented in the online help files and discussion boards)
eg. http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_vocal_removal_and_isolation.html
to remove vocals, but it very much depends on where the vocals sit in the mix and a number of other factors.  I never had acceptable results in this respect with Audacity.  There are probably applications that do this much better, but I cannot really advise other than googling like you, because I haven't really had the need.

If you need any advice about using Audacity, just ask.
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Thank you, I will check it out.
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Thank you camtz
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