Transcribe+ is a slow downer and pitch shifting app to help you learn any piece of music by ear. It does away with cumbersome buttons and tiny sliders in favor of direct manipulation and interaction with the music.

"Transcribe+ is an elegant solution for learning music by ear"

Simply swipe left/right to adjust the speed, and up/down to adjust the pitch. Tap the waveform at anytime to freeze the music and drag slowly to listen at any speed- even one note at a time! Flag the waveform to mark the form of the song or add your own custom notes. Easily set a loop area to practice a certain section over and over.

Transcribe+ is build on native iOS audio frameworks with extensive low level customizations for the best possible sound quality even at the slowest speeds.


Adjust Speed from 0.25x - 2x without changing pitch
Adjust Pitch up or down 6 semitones to play the piece in every possible key
Zero time
Flag the waveform with your own notes for later review
Loop any area of the song instantly for efficient practice
Export Loops or Entire Tracks
Split-screen multitasking for iPad
Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud integration

Transcribe+ is a free trial download with limitations. Unlock everything with a single in-app purchase.

Note: Transcribe+ does not work with DRM tracks or streaming services. Tracks must be downloaded to the device.

What’s New

Version 1.4.5

Now music will continue to play in the background if user exits the app during playback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
395 Ratings
395 Ratings
PhotoMolly ,


Wonderful job on this app! Well worth the price! I’m using this in split screen with MS Word, transcribing multiple-hour spoken word audio files. Here are a couple of features I’d really really like to see added. 1, a button to copy the timecode into the clipboard so that I may paste it into my document, 2, the ability to modify the format of the timecode, [HH:MM:SS] for example, and 3, a lock button on the row that represents the entire audio file, because occasionally I hit it by mistake and lose my place. Thanks again though! This app is SOOOO close to exactly what I’ve been looking for.

oldavid ,

Putting it through the paces.

Great app! My playing has improved in the two weeks I have been using this app. I’m trying to transcribe a couple of Django recordings and the loop is helping a lot. I like being able to swipe across the waveform and zero in on a specific spot so I can verify the pitch. I have not had much use for changing the pitch yet, but if I was working with a singer, it would be helpful.

It took me a while to figure out how to get songs onto my phone and not use iTunes. I used cloud storage (one drive) to get around this.

Sib User ,

My “go to” for lifting tunes.

Pro musician transcribing big band charts. This is THE app I use until something better comes along. I look for Intuitive apps that don’t require hours to learn. Swipe left to slow down; right to change pitch; tap to flag a section and label it as you choose; tap to Loop, and it automatically sets a 10 sec loop. You can adjust the loop with dragging tabs at both ends of the loop. It’s that easy. Back to my Maynard chart, take care!


Dynamic App Design LLC
39.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Dynamic App Design
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Everything $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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