How to Speed up a Song [Web/App/Desktop]⚡

Learn how to speed up a song effortlessly in 2024 with our ultimate guide. Discover tips, techniques, and software options without changing the pitch to increase playback speed while maintaining audio quality.

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Dawn Tang

Updated on Apr 02, 2024

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Quick Tips

▶️To speed up a song online, access the EaseUS speed changer, upload the song, and toggle the speed slider to adjust it.

▶️To speed up a song on your mobile, import an audio/video file to CapCut, click the track to bring up the speed editing tab, and edit it.

▶️To speed up a song on a desktop, hold Alt (Option on Mac) while hovering over the clip's edge to reveal a clock cursor, then adjust the clip's speed by dragging the edge; alternatively, right-click the clip header and select "Change Speed" to input a number or render the stretching.

As music continues to evolve and adapt to our fast-paced lifestyles, the ability to customize the tempo of our favorite tracks has become increasingly valuable.

Whether you're a DJ looking to remix tracks, a musician practicing at different tempos, or a video creator adding fast BGM for TikTok shorts, this comprehensive guide will walk you through the latest methods and tools available for speeding up MP3 with ease and precision.

Speed up Audio Free Online

Online audio changer is a quick fix accessible to any device. EaseUS Online Speed Changer is an AI-powered, top-notch, free song speed changer, allowing users to change audio speed from 0.5x to 1.5x without compromising the audio quality.

EaseUS Online Speed Changer

Featuring an intuitive UI and supporting MP3, WAV, M4A, MP4, and more formats, this user-friendly audio editing tool offers a smooth, speed-changing experience easily. Besides, this MP3 volume booster adjusts song volume and pitch on the same interface. It also removes background noise from audio and video and separates various instruments.

Key Features

  • Decrease or increase audio speed from 0.5 to 1.5.
  • Support MP3, MP4. WAV, FLAC, and other formats.
  • Upload the file without the limit of size or duration.
  • A versatile tool for finding the keys and removing noise.

How to speed up a song online?

Step 1. Enter the main interface of EaseUS Online Speed Changer. The left sidebar shows new functions of this online tool. Find "Pitch changer" and click it. 

change speed step 1

Step 2. Then, drop the audio/video file in the blank. It supports multiple file formats, including MP3, MP4, WAV, M4A, and FLAC. 

Step 3. The website will analyze your file with AI. You can drag the little dot in the "Speed" section to slow down or speed up with a range of 0.5X to 1.5X. 

change speed step 2

Step 4. Click "Save and Export" to download the processed file to your local file location. 

Speed up a Song on Different Apps

If you are looking for specific solutions to certain apps on your computer, tablet, or phone, find the appropriate section below to get started with speeding up your favorite songs hassle-free.

1. Apple Music

Apple Music doesn't allow users to speed up or slow down MP3 directly, but you can fast forward the audio manually by long pressing the forward button.

Step 1. Open the Apple Music on your phone.

Step 2. Play a song and long press the forward button at the bottom.

Play a song and long press the forward button

Step 3. Release your finger to play normally.

If you need a permanent sped-up song, try EaseUS speed changer to create a new version of your audio file with the desired speed adjustments.

2. Logic Pro

Step 1. Open Logic Pro X and upload your song.

Step 2. Go up to click the dropdown arrow next to the time signature.

click the dropdown arrow

Step 3. Click "Customize Control Bar and Display…"

Customize Control Bar and Display

Step 4. Under the LCD pop-up menu, select "Custom" to check "Varispeed."

check Varispeed

Step 5. Enter the speed only percentage or drag the number up or down to adjust the speed.

Enter the speed only percentage

3. GarageBand

Step 1. Open GarageBand and load your audio file.

Step 2. Go up to the menu and find the "TEMPO."

Step 3. Double-click the tempo and enter your number.

Go up to the menu and find the TEMPO

Step 4. To speed up a part of your song, go up to the "Track" menu and select "Show Tempo Track."

Show Tempo Track

Step 5. Locate the section and double-click the line to create a new tempo point for tempo adjusting.

create a new tempo point

4. iTunes

Changing the playback speed in iTunes on the Mac or Windows is natively impossible. If you are using an iPhone or OS X, then you can convert the audio to an AAC file with the M4A extension. Or play it in QuickTime.

Step 1. On OS X, convert your MP3 file to an AAC file using EaseUS Video Converter or another file converter; change its extension to M4A so the audio becomes an audiobook. Now you can play faster.

Step 2. Or, right-click the file and select "Show In Finder." Press the option and right-click the file to "Open With…" QuickTime. Press the accelerate button to change the speed.

change speed in quicktime for tunes

Step 3. On Windows, copy and paste the iTunes file into documents and open it in VLC. Now, you can change its playback speed.

speed up song in vlc for itunes

5. Audacity

Step 1. Import your file to Audacity.

Step 2. Hold Alt (Option on Mac) while hovering over the clip's edge to reveal a clock cursor.

hovering over the clip's edge to reveal a clock cursor

Step 3. Dragging the edge in or out adjusts the clip's speed. You can repeat this action as needed.

Step 4. Right-click the clip header and choose "Change Speed" to open a dialog where you can input a number. You can also find the option to render the stretching in the same right-click menu.

choose Change Speed

6. CapCut

For this one, it'd be more concise for how to speed up a video on Capcut.

Step 1. Import your video file to CapCut.

Step 2. Drag it onto the timeline and tap it.

Step 3. Tap on "Speed" on the right editing tab and adjust it.

Tap on Speed

Step 4. Go to "Speed" > "Curve" > "Flash Out" to create a dynamic speed effect.

create a dynamic speed effect

7. Spotify

Step 1. Open Windows Media Player and click "File" to open the Spotify song.


Step 2. Right-click the song and choose the playback speed.


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8. BandLab

Step 1. Access your project in the "Studio."

Step 2. Select the audio region you want to adjust.

Step 3. Tap on "…More", then choose "Timestretch."

choose Timestretch

Step 4. Hold and drag the right edge of the region to either speed it up or slow it down according to your preference.

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How to Speed up a Song Without Changing the Pitch

To speed up a song without changing the pitch, you can use software or apps that offer time-stretching or time-compression algorithms. These algorithms adjust the tempo of the song while preserving its pitch.

Programs like Audacity, Ableton Live, and Adobe Audition provide options to adjust tempo without affecting pitch. Additionally, some music players and mobile apps offer this feature for playback purposes.

When using these tools, ensure you select the appropriate settings to maintain the original pitch while altering the speed of the song.

Here are steps to speed up audio/video without changing the pitch in Premiere Pro:

Step 1. Drag the video or audio file to the timeline.

Step 2. Right-click the track to select "Speed/Duration…"

select Speed/Duration…

Step 3. Speed it up by percentage.

Speed it up by percentage

Step 4. To reserve the audio pitch, search for an effect called "Pitch Shifter."

search for an effect called Pitch Shifter

Step 5. Click it and drag the effect to the top of your track. Then go to "Effect Controls" and scroll down to find the pitch shifter.

scroll down to find the pitch shifter

Step 6. Click "Edit…" to open it. Drag the slider to the left to be thicker and to the right to be thinner. Meantime, play the video to check the effect.

use pitch shifter

Wrapping up

In conclusion, speeding up a song can add excitement and energy to your music experience, whether you're working on a project, practicing, or simply enjoying your favorite tunes. With the plethora of tools available across web platforms, apps, and desktop software, you have the flexibility to adjust tempo to suit your needs.

For those seeking a convenient and reliable solution, consider EaseUS Online Speed Changer, offering a user-friendly interface and efficient features for modifying song speed effortlessly.

How to Speed up a Song FAQs

1. How can I increase the speed of a song?

To increase the speed of a song, you can use audio editing software like Audacity or music players such as VLC Media Player, which offer speed adjustment features. Additionally, there are online tools like EaseUS Speed Changer available for this purpose. Simply import the song into the program and adjust the playback speed to your preference.

2. How do you speed up a song on an iPhone?

You can speed up a song on an iPhone in 3 ways. Access online speed changers like Easeus online speed changer, download a mobile speed changer to your phone, or use Apple Music. Long press the forward button on the current song to fast-forward through it on your Apple Music.

3. What app do you use to speed up songs?

Music Speed Changer on both Apple Store and Google Play enables real-time speed changing without affecting the song pitch.

4. How do you speed up a video on YouTube?

To speed up a video on YouTube, hover over the player and press the settings icon, then select "Speed" to adjust the playback speed.

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