Capo 3 - Slow down and detect chords in your music
By SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc.
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Have you ever dreamed of a tool that automatically detected the chords in your music, allowed you to isolate a guitar part so you can hear it more clearly, removed the vocals so you could sing along, or just slowed your favorite tracks down so that you can hear notes more clearly and play along at your own pace? Capo does all of this, and much more!
Kenny Wright, the bassist for John Legend, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole and many more says:
“Capo’s a lifesaver, it truly is! I always carry my iPad, and now I can use Capo there and on my computer. I love the initial auto chord detection and the ‘Add Chord’ button to catch every detail of the performance. It takes all the guessing out of learning transition notes, intros, outros, etc. I check everything in Capo!”
It’s true! Capo automatically detects and displays the chords, key and tempo of the songs you load from your music collection. Capo's Chord Intelligence engine makes quick work of transcribing the chords in a song, and if it gets some chords wrong, Capo's easy-to-use editing tools make it quick to fix issues.
When loaded, each song displays a spectrogram that lets you to look deep inside your music to not only see what is being played, but how. This display helps you identify bends, vibrato, slides and other nuances of the performance so you can learn to play exactly what you are hearing. You can also click on the notes you see with your mouse, and Capo will generate tablature for you. No need for a notepad, and you can even work without your instrument nearby.
Capo's sophisticated time stretching engine allows you to slow down your music without changing its pitch or allows you to transpose your music and adjust its pitch without affecting the playback speed. These features are invaluable for practicing solos at a comfortable pace or learning a song in a different key.
[NEW] In the latest release, Capo now includes isolation controls, powered by SuperMegaUltraGroovy's all-new audio isolation engine called Neptune. With just a few adjustments, vocals or instruments can be heard in isolation or muted in your music.
It should come as no surprise—practice makes perfect. So we’ve loaded Capo with features that help you practice effectively. Capo’s built-in beat detection engine can detect the beats and bars of your music, helping you quickly set regions for looping and practice. Here you can mark the parts of your music that require extra practice, or adjust the speed of different sections while looping to practice over and over again until you have it just right. You can also add a metronome to keep you in time during practice, or to count you in before your loops.
This is just some of what Capo can do for you. To experience for yourself how Capo gives you practicing "super powers", download a FREE trial of Capo today at http://capoapp.com/mac and test out the songs you want to learn TODAY!
Even More Features:
• Plays songs in your existing library that are in MP3, AIFF, WAV, M4A, and the iTunes Plus format sold in the iTunes Store.
• Notation can be changed from guitar to bass, mandolin, ukulele or 5-string bass chords with multiple tuning options available.
• Virtual capos can be added at any fret.
• Chord boxes can be flipped for lefties.
• Export pitch- and speed-corrected audio for use outside Capo, as well as its chord and note entries for use in scoring or other MIDI-compatible applications.
• Save your pitch and speed settings, as well as your region, chord, and note entries, in self-contained Projects so the next time you want to practice you can pick up where you left off learning.
• Share your Projects using email, AirDrop, Messages, or simply by copying a file to another Mac to collaborate with students or other band members.
• Synchronize projects via iCloud. If you also have an iPhone or iPad running Capo touch (available from the iTunes App Store) you will be able to access these Projects from your devices.
What's New in Version 3.4.2
This release resolves the most frequent crashes based your helpful submissions. Thanks for all the feedback, and keep it coming!
Cool Idea…Clunky GUI…Lacks Vertical Zoom of Spectrograph
There are lots of positive aspects of the idea/concept behind this app but overall it always feels counterintuitive to me. I’ve used this a several times (primarily in guitar lessons as a teacher) and I usually revert back to a combination of other apps to get certain jobs done more quickly and efficiently (e.g. The Amazing Slow Downer, AudioHijack3, etc). Navigating around in Capo 3 seems tedious and more cumbersome than it should.
A feature request that would greatly improve on the functionality/practicality of this app would be having the ability to zoom in on the spectrograph not only via the current horizontal zooming but also vertical zooming as well. GUI-wise this app should take cues from Celemony’s Melodyne for how to zoom in lasso-style on particular areas of the spectrograph. Not having a vertical zoom feature to enlarge the height of the spectral information (i.e. the audio blobs) greatly limits this app’s usefulness, especially when certain bits of the spectral information is faint (e.g. harmonic note overtones, ghost notes, etc).
Hopefully this app will continue to mature and become more useful as a result. For now there are better tools if you’re really trying to analyze audio/music content.
Loving This App
I love the automatic chord detection - so far it has been very accurate. When learning a new song, I like having the ability to slow the track down whenever there are difficult parts to learn without affecting the pitch. The loop function also makes the learning process happen faster so I can just focus and repeat complicated sections. Going even further, I can isolate the vocals or specific instruments which is really helpful. Even though there are so many options available when using the app, the interface is straight-forward and easy for me to navigate, which is something I greatly appreciate. Overall it’s a really impressive app and I would recomment it to anyone interested in quickly learning songs!