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. Isolate or remove vocals, drums, bass and instrumentals with machine learning.
"Transcribe+ is an elegant solution for learning music by ear" -AppAdvice.com
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 12 semitones to play the piece in every possible key
Live scrub on the waveform- listen note by note
EQ toolbar helps enhance certain frequencies
Flag the waveform with your own notes for later review
Loop any area of the song instantly for efficient practice
Split track into 2 or 4 stems to isolate or remove vocals, drums, bass or instrumentals
Export Loops or Entire Tracks
Split-screen multitasking for iPad
11 themes with matching icons
Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud integration
Works with Apple Music- *speed, flags and loops only*
Transcribe+ is a free trial download with limitations. Unlock everything with a single in-app purchase.
Note: Transcribe+ does not work with Spotify due to 3rd party app restrictions
Improvements to notification system
Ratings and Reviews
A few additions would make this a 5 star app
There are a few features I think this app should have especially since it was so expensive.
My most urgent request is Low Pass and High Pass filters. I am currently trying to learn bass lines and sometimes the guitar is so forward in the song that the bass is really hard to hear without cranking the volume. It would be nice to turn the guitar down a bit or boost the bass.
Second is the ability to make a playlist of songs you are working on. It is a little annoying to have to go dig the song out of my phones music player each time and not be able to quickly call up a different song. I have had to reboot Transcribe once because it would not allow me to pass through to Apple Music to get my song.
Last and definitely least important, in most DAWs or DJ software you have the option of using the multicolor wave form view which is helpful because it shows where your kick drums are hitting by highlighting them and other beats in contrasting colors. This would make it easier to quickly pick out a section to loop and also helpful as a visual metronome as you practice.
Thank you for your time and effort, your app has already helped me a lot as a beginning bass player.
Developer Response ,
1.5 has the ability to split any track into Bass, Drums, Vocals and Instrumentals. I think this will actually accomplish your desired goals even better than a low/high pass and or multicolor waveform. Give it a try- it's actually quite amazing.
I love this app. Saves me from having to fire up the desktop and DAW to pick out melodies and instrumental pieces from songs I want to learn. So much easier to use. The pitch and speed change controls are superb. A couple of suggestions, though. Could you make it so that the looper function can be set shorter than the current shortest time. I think it can be closed in to about 2 or 3 secs. It’d be great if the start and end points could be brought together as close as possible. Like in milliseconds. I often try to pull notes out of recordings one by one. I close in on a single note and let it loop, then find it on my guitar or tuner. And if you had a built in tuner in the app in addition, that’d be even better. Then you could loop a note and see on the tuner what the note is.
Good, but needs improvement
This app is really amazing and very useful for separating audio. In my opinion; I would still need to use more advanced equalizers in order to create a higher quality audio separation but it the app still functions the way it is supposed to be. One minor issue however is that the scrolling bar is not as smooth as I expected it to be since it would automatically get stuck to speed 1.00x and it takes away from a perfect transitioning experience from slow to fast or fast to slow, and I wish this gets fixed as soon as possible. I would also wish that this app will develop a new feature to reverse the audio, as well as giving the user the ability to scroll pitch and speed at the same time. Thank you.
Developer Response ,
The reason we 'snap' to 1.00 is we got a lot of requests to make it easier to get back to 1.00. I will strongly consider adding a toggle to allow turning this off. If we do add a toggle to turn it off- there is another way to easily get back to 1.00, two finger tap on the area. Reverse audio is also not very difficult to add. I'm curious though- what is the use case for this? Thanks!
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- Dynamic App Design LLC
- 101.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Everything $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.