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Capo 3

By SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc.

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**Apple Design Award Winner**

Capo helps you learn to play the songs in your music collection by ear. Its sophisticated, easy-to-use features will have you learning to play more songs in less time.

• GET THE CHORDS: Capo analyzes the songs you load by "listening" to them, and then displays all the chords it hears. In addition to naming the chords, Capo can show diagrams for guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin and 4-6 string bass players. When Capo misses a chord, or gets it wrong, you can correct the detected chords easily, and your changes get saved with the song. You can specify alternate chord voicings, and for all you lefties out there: we've got you covered with our left-handed display mode. Rock on, southpaws!

• CHANGE THE SPEED: Slow down (or speed up) your music without changing its pitch, so you can practice with the recording at a comfortable pace. Its high-quality time stretching engine ensures that your music sounds great at any speed. Export your speed-adjusted songs for use in other applications or devices.

• CHANGE THE KEY: Quickly transpose your music to a different key so you can play or sing along with it comfortably. The chords and chord diagrams update immediately to reflect the new key as you drag the pitch slider.

• LOOP PLAYBACK: Loop sections of a song for practice or sharing by creating regions. Simply drag on the waveform to create looping regions that snap to the beat and loop in time with the original recordings. Name the looping regions or colour code them to stay organized. Or export your regions for use in other applications.

• EXTRACT OR ELIMINATE INSTRUMENTS & VOCALS: With Capo's cutting-edge isolation effect, you can more easily hear the parts of a song you are trying to learn by simply adjusting a few sliders. Extract the sound of a single instrument/vocal to hear it more clearly, or eliminate it to create a custom backing track.

• GENERATE TABLATURE: Record the notes you hear in a song — simply by using your mouse and clicking the notes you see on the spectrogram. No longer do you have to keep a notepad at hand to transcribe solos, because your transcriptions are saved for when you return to learning, or playing a song.

• ADD A 'VIRTUAL CAPO' / CHOOSE ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Quickly audition a song's chords using different frets and alternate tunings so you can find out where it’s most comfortable to play, or to better match your instrument. When setting a fret to place a "virtual capo", Capo automatically adjusts its chord diagrams so they are displayed in relation to the capo.

• METRONOME AND COUNT-IN: Rehearse like a pro and improve your timing by playing along with a song-synchronized click track. Use the count-in feature to give yourself a bar or two to take a deep breath before rocking out with your favorite songs.

• SAVE CHANGES & COLLABORATE: All your work while learning a song (e.g. editing chords, creating loops) gets saved in a 'Project' while you work. When you open that song again, you’re ready to pick up where you left off. You can also share your projects and collaborate with students, friends or bandmates using email, AirDrop, Messages, or simply by copying the project to another Mac.

• SHARE PROJECTS BETWEEN DEVICES: Easily share your work between your Mac and your iPhone/ iPad, when you also have Capo touch (purchased separately from the iTunes App Store.) Using iCloud, changes you make to your songs are kept up-to-date on all your devices so you can be ready to continue where you left off whether you made the changes at home on your computer, or while traveling on the road.

• LOAD MUSIC FILES: Capo can open, play and analyze the songs you purchased from the iTunes Store as well as MP3, M4A, AIFF, and WAV audio files.

Note: As with all apps, Capo cannot play music that is protected using Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. This includes streaming content from Apple Music and other services.

What's New in Version 3.5.1

This release focuses on eliminating our most-reported crashes and bugs. We appreciate all your crash submissions and feedback emails, so keep them coming!

Bug Fixes:

• When adjusting the Isolation frequency slider, the high frequency setting no longer resets when playback is re-started.
• Corrects a crash that occurred when scrubbing near the end of the song.
• When the metronome item is added to the Touch Bar, Capo no longer crashes when closing a project.
• Capo no longer crashes when importing metadata for certain audio files.
• Fixed a drawing artifact that was visible near the end of the waveform while zooming.

If you're enjoying Capo, please show us some love by leaving a review in the App Store! And don't be shy—use the support link to let us know how we can make Capo even better for you, *especially* if you have any questions or concerns while using it. We're listening, and read *all* our incoming support mail!


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Customer Reviews

Great for even "closet" musicians

I’ve waited a long time for this app as I’ve tried in vain to figure out the bass line to classic Beatle songs (without the crutch of tabs). Capo makes it incredibly simple and fun (and lets me add some crude tablature so I have a chance of remembering where I played the notes). Their support is fantastic and the latest upgrade fixed several annoying bugs.

Gets You Started- Great Customer Service

Pretty good place to get stated . I have had no crashes. I wish it had a capo adjustment like riff station. Chording is good but it should know to repeat chord progressions in verses- it sometimes wanders off track (key)? Even with the above, still the best one out there compared with riff station and chording. Keep trying to improve it !

Update - the developer got back to me and told me how to adjust the song for a capo. Works slick.

My New Favorite App & Excellent Customer Support

I wish I had come across this app sooner. I also wish I had this kind of technolgy when I was younger. I did my research before purchasing this app and I know I made the right choice. No song in my music library is a mystery anymore!

Capo 3
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 3.5.1
  • Size: 30.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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