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Is there a free audio player (or any audio software) that can pause a track (mp3 or any other), but keep playing the note (sound) it is currently playing? (sort of like windows does just before crashing). Asking for transcribing.

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  • You could do this in any DAW with a loop facility. Software recommendations are off-topic, sorry. Maybe try softwarerecs.stackexchange.com – Tetsujin Jul 21 at 15:41
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    I’m voting to close this question because "shopping recommendations" are off-topic across most of stack exchange, as they are often either entirely personal or short-lived as a result of changing markets – Tetsujin Jul 21 at 15:42
  • @Tetsujin, I'm not looking for a "loop", I can do that very well even in vlc. A loop is essentially a timespan like 01:23.123->01:23.900 if you are accurate enough, but still it is not what I'm looking for. It's more of a "push button" on 01:23.123 and it will continue to play just the sound that is there at this exact timestamp. – Alex Jul 22 at 4:23
  • @Alex Unfortunately, sound is time. What you are asking for will have to return a loop. It's possible to have a very small loop but anything smaller than 50ms (20Hz) will produce audible tones that are not present in the original audio. On top of that, chopping the wave forms to form the loop can also result in audible harmonics that are not present in the original audio. The only way you might be able do this is with some powerful analysis that could predict the next 50+ms from the previous 50ms and try to build independently looping harmonic waves to reconstruct the sound. – 7HzResearch Jul 23 at 12:43

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