"Play music by ear"
AudioScrub (REMIX Edition) is a musical assistant that helps you learn to play your favourite songs.
It can change the speed (without changing the pitch), put the music in a comfortable range, loop parts of a song, display a waveform, and rewind or fast forward like a tape player.
Use your ears to learn jazz solos, fiddle tunes, math rock, indigenous music, classical pieces, Lady Gaga… Whatever grooves you, this app will help you develop your listening ability.
* * * FEATURES * * *
1. Your speed, your key.
Whether it's too fast, slow, high, or low, the speed and pitch modules can adapt the music to your preference. You can even change the tempo without altering the pitch.
2. See and scroll.
A fluid, scrollable waveform allows you to quickly and visually access different areas of the song. No need to pinch and zoom to go back and forth between large and small scales because both are visible simultaneously.
3. Tapedeck-style playback.
Say goodbye to accidentally pressing the 'rewind' button and losing your place in the song. You probably want to go back 'just a bit', so that's what the rewind button does: tap to jump back two seconds; hold to seek backwards.
4. Play that again, and again, and again, and…
Create a loop and set in and out points by tapping the buttons or dragging the sliders. With unlimited loops, you can have one for intro, verse, chorus, solo, head, coda…
5. To the left, to the right.
To save time, you can set a loop to the correct number of bars and then just shift to the left or right. This lets you practice in musical sections without re-creating the same loop several times.
6. Play it in twelve keys.
Use the trainer module to learn a section of music by cycling through different keys, automatically or manually. Five transposition schemes give you a variety of approaches depending on the music.
7. Über comfort.
The playback buttons are large and positioned in a way that natural for your hands. You can play, pause, and rewind without looking at the screen.
8. ALL THE TAGS.
You can finally see all of the musical metadata without truncation, including the title, artist, album, composer, and release date.
* * * TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS * * *
• Slow down to 25% of original speed and speed up to 200% without changing the pitch
• Adjust key by up to 12 semitones up and down
• Adjust fine tuning for out of tune recordings or instruments
• Adjust panning for recordings with instruments in one channel
• Train in multiple keys / transpositions automatically
• Loop sections or the entire song
• Save unlimited loops
• Loop in the background while using other apps
• Loop in the background while device is locked / asleep
• See and scroll waveform of song
• Rewind and fast forward like a tape player
• View metadata (Title, Artist, Album, etc…) without truncation
• Play songs from the Music app (excluding Apple Music)
• Play songs from Dropbox, Mail, Airdrop, and other apps
• Play songs from iTunes File Sharing / Drag and Drop
• Play MP3, Unprotected AAC / M4A, AIFF, and WAV files
• Stream songs via AirPlay
• No file management required: works with any song in the Music app (excluding Apple Music)
• VoiceOver support
• Clean interface
• No complicated instructions
• No annoying ads or review popups
• No behavioural analytics or 3rd party trackers
• Universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* * * BUG REPORTS, SUPPORT, FEEDBACK * * *
From within the app, tap the Info button, then select 'Send Feedback'.
* * * QUOTES * * *
"this app keeps me on my A game. I have all of the songs we play on my iPod […] I load it up on this bad boy and work it out until I land it. I love this app and it will always be on page one"
"allows me to spend the least amount of time touching my iPad and the most time actually picking up notes and wrtiting them down on my sheet. I'm already transcribing my third song and it's really quite fun"
• Fix import from Files app
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great functionality hurt by file selection.
It does a great job with its core functionality. I took off 1 star because it lacks the ability to browse cloud services. The Loopman app can do this, so it’s not some kind of platform restriction. You have to basically export out of the cloud service to get songs in.
Developer Response ,
Yes it is true that the app needs to be updated for recent versions of iOS. I'm working on it.
This app is perfect for learning songs. I use the slowdown feature constantly for figuring out the notes and pattern of complex guitar riffs, and I couldn’t be happier. One of the other awesome features I also just discovered was the key change option, which allows you to play a song in a different key so that you don’t have to re-tune!! That’s super useful when I want to switch from playing a drop D song to a drop B, especially if I don’t want to swap strings! As an added bonus, I think this app is gorgeous, so I don’t mind looking at it for hours on end. Apps don’t have to be shiny and pretty for me to give them 5 stars, but having a simple and elegant interface makes the user experience that much better, and shows that the app developer cares to polish their work. I’ve used all the features in this app and they work incredibly well, I can’t thank this app dev enough!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for these kind words! Please share with your friends. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to improve it even more in the future.
Reviewers with an IQ = 5
I completely agree with the devs, nothing in there description says anything about Apple Music, they must be the type of person who drives in the left lane on the highway going the speed limit - just a complete moron.
This app is so versatile, it's a great feature where you can change the start and end points of your loop on the fly. After trying 4 other apps similar, 2 of which don't exist anymore (after OS11); this is the first one that still plays if you lock your phone, or still plays in the background if you activate a different app.
Just as a note; I am unfamiliar at how Apple indexes searches in the app store or if you are even able to manipulate it -- I don't really use this for musician purposes, therefore wouldnt really search this app using any musician terms, I happen to find this app only by using Google and not in the app store with the term 'song loop'
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback Paul. I'm glad you discovered the app and are finding it useful. If you ever need any help, you can use the Send Feedback (in the About section) to send a message directly to me.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.