PlaySections 4+

AV Player with Section List

Hiroshi Kajihata

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings
    • $1.99



PlaySections is an audio/video player that allows you to freely set marks and play back specific sections of your audio/video files. For example, while you're playing music, you can insert marks where the song transitions between the verse and the chorus, dividing the song into sections. Then you can pick a section from the generated section list and listen to any part of the song.

For each section title, you can enter multiple lines of text. As a result, in addition to verse/chorus labels, you can make notes about the chord progression, measure count, lyrics, and so on, offering a tool that you can use for many purposes.

PlaySections supports section and song loop playback, allowing you to listen to your favorite section on loop. It also features useful functionality including tempo/playback speed adjustment, pitch shift, vocal cancellation, 7 band equalizer, and flip video, making it a perfect app to use in instrument, vocal, or dance practice, or when playing music by ear.

Not only can it read files from the iOS Music Library, but by using the Share Extension/Open-in functionality, you can import files from other applications. For example, you can load a recording from the Voice Memo app that comes standard on the iPhone, letting you create and play back a section list for a song that you performed yourself. Even more, you can use it to study a new language, or to prepare meeting notes. Version 4.0.0 adds support for YouTube videos.

Many uses
- Set marks for intro, verses, chorus, instrumental solo
- Set chord progressions and lyrics for each section
- Practice of playing musical instruments, singing, and dancing
- Analyze music structure, chords for music dictation
- Great for language learners, transcription from audio files of meeting/conference

Feature Highlights
- Music Library Integration
- YouTube video
- Waveform scroll
- Section Marks
- Section title edit
- Loop playback (section, song)
- Speed control (-50% to +200%) *
- Pitch control (-12 to +12) **
- 7 bands EQ control (-24dB to +12dB) **
- FX (vocal cancel) **
- Flip Video (except for YouTube videos)
- Share Extension, Open-in support (File import)
- Remote control, AirTurn support
- Low latency playback (Audio Unit support)
- Supports all major audio/video formats (AAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC [requires iOS 11], MP4, MOV...)
- Background playback (except for YouTube videos)
- VoiceOver
- Drag & Drop on iPad
- Inter-App Audio, Audiobus**

* No support for DRM contents (Apple Music, ...)
** No support for Video, YouTube and DRM contents



What’s New

Version 4.3.2

Minor UI bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

adaptiveagile ,

Now my favorite app for learning guitar songs from performances

The developer has really improved this app exponentially. Highly functional and intuitive, with an A-B looper, pitch shifter, playback speed controls and audio effects.

Stores multiple sections for Learning songs. You can edit the name of each section for better organization. Lock and unlock the sections with the click of a button.

View the video in either full screen or split screen with the audio waveform section.

While I haven’t been able to do a search scrub (moving the video manually along with accompanying audio), but that’s not really necessary as the visual audio waveform makes it easy to find where you are.

Best app I’ve found for this. Highly recommended, and kudos to the developer. This is a MUST-HAVE app for musicians!

Developer Response ,

PlaySections 2.9.0 adds "Browse" menu that allows you to import audio and movie files from iCloud Drive, other cloud storage services (Dropbox...), and other apps. Now you don't need to save movie files in your Camera Roll just for importing to PlaySections. The "send-to" and "open-in" menu also support importing movie files.

brianmaas ,

Bug fixed by developer within days

This app is perfect for practicing with video clips. You can easily make sections that repeat. And playback at slower speeds.

There was a bug that made speed changes not work for video. I reported it to the developer who responded back to my email within hours. He fixed the bug and the changes happened only days later after the Apple update process. Great support!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your great review! Since version 4.0.0, you can import videos from YouTube. You can change the playback speed of YouTube videos as well.

Mac100 ,

Great app!

Very pleased with this purchase. As for suggestions, it would have been helpful to have help in the app (but if you keep at it you can figure things out). Also, it would be nice if the looping setting could be remembered so you don't have to set it each time. Thanks for the great app!

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