Dropping one Octave.

How do I drop one octave?

“Edit > Change Pitch” set it to -12 semi-tones.

Whatever you were doing, I bet it didn’t work. I think the pitch of the performance went down one octave, but I bet it was unusable when it got there. Unless you were converting a pure tone, transferring a music performance much over about three semi-tones in either direction usually sounds terrible.


You think so?
With Audacity 1.3.4 I was surprised at how good the quality was. Sure, a voice, percussive or unpitched sounds such as cymbals transposed more than a couple of semitones will sound strange, but the effect is devoid of the annoying artifacts that are common to real time pitch shifters.