Riffstation is the ultimate app for guitar players and musicians to practice and learn the songs they love!

Load any song from your existing music collection (mp3, mp4, aac, flac, ogg, wav, aiff) and it automatically calculates and shows you how and when to play each guitar chord synced with the original music. In auto mode, it can detect maj, min and 7th chords with approximately 85% accuracy. Sus chords and maj/min 7th chords can be added manually.

See the guitar chord diagrams and hear the original music in perfect synchronization in any key, at any speed.

Slow down the music without affecting the pitch or change the pitch without affecting tempo. Transpose the song into any key you like.

Isolate the guitar track so you can hear it in greater detail. Or you can get rid of the guitar player in the mix and join in yourself.

Loop difficult sections with the beat synced loop tool. Now you can create perfectly timed loops to practice with.

Add an automatic metronome to the music to help with your timing.

Create custom jam tracks by rearranging the riffs in your favorite songs.

It does all this with the digital music collection you already own. No new content is required.

• Automatic Chord Detection and Synchronization
• Real-time Chord Diagrams
• Supports mp3, mp4, aac, flac, ogg, wav, aiff.
• Audio Slow Down Tool (half speed up to double speed)
• Pitch Shift and Transposition Tool (- 1 octave to + 1 octave)
• Loop Tool with Automatic Beat Synchronization
• Guitar Isolate Tool (mute or solo the guitar track)
• Riff Builder Tool (create custom jam tracks)
• Save Processed Audio
• Save Session Settings

What's New

Version 1.6.2

Fixed bug that caused the interface images to display at the wrong resolution on retina displays

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings



The first tune I loaded in was “The Fever,” Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, which I know pretty well. Some of correct chords were in there occasionally, but it was drastically incorrect, even changing keys (key of G, but this thing is sticking in Bb and D#m, which is another problem in itself (ever heard of the circle of fifths?) With the five star reviews - are these people just loading in E A B tunes or what? Will try to get a refund.

Refund !


How can I get a refund for this app. It is not helpful at all !

Great features but buggy

Ears ringing

Does what it’s supposed to with the music. I would like to see a few things fixed or added. When you select a section to replay, you are shown the beat # (1 to 999, or whatever), and you can select 4 beats or 16 or 64… very handy, superimposed over the sound wave image. But when you click the wave image to select the section it immediately jumps to another location, so you need to look at the time counter by the play buttons so you can find your way back. I would prefer the option of showing beat # and/or time counter so I know where I am and it’s easier to choose the setion to loop. Maybe there’s an easy way but I haven’t found it. It would also be nice to punch in the numbers directly rather than trying to select a section you already know with the mouse, a very inexact exercise. The WORST thing is that it lets you “save” sessions but promptly forgets where the song location is, or finds it but won’t let you open it because it’s grayed out for some mysterious reason. Support has responded once but they seem to assume I’m doing something wrong. All that said, I put up with the inconveniences because it does what it does quite well otherwise. And you find shortcuts to work around the annoyances, mostly.


Sonic Ladder Ltd.
14.1 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.