I can't afford a rehearsal pianist and want to explore whether I can record the piano part and play it back at various speeds for rehearsal purposes. I'm not very technologically advanced but is there an easy and affordable solution?
May I ask what kind of experience you have in the audio field? It would help us give a more useful answer for you, with the right level of detail. I'll offer a general response for now though:
You've got two options:
- Record your piano piece straight into audio editing software. Audacity would be a good choice if you don't have a favourite already; it's free! You can then simply manipulate the speed of the audio file to whatever you wish. In Audacity it'd be Effects > Change Speed / Change Tempo
- Alternatively, if you have access to a Digital Audio Workstation, like Pro Tools or Logic, and have a MIDI keyboard, you could play the piano piece into the DAW on an Instrument track, and play back at whatever Tempo you wish.