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 1.4.71

New App Store Preview Video

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
870 Ratings

870 Ratings

Boo Kiker ,

Great tool!

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.

melanie chr ,

I like it a lot, except for one annoying thing

I am getting so much better on my guitar with this app. I go into jam sessions with other amateurs (and some professionals) feeling much more confident, knowing I have practiced a lot and could keep up. It has made a huge difference in just a few weeks. Even if I know I can’t keep up at 100% speed, I can ask to have a song slowed down a bit when it comes to performing and I know I’ll be fine. It’s just so much fun to play at home with this app. I have much more confidence now. This is when playing guitar is starting to be fun and not just work.

Developer Response ,

You do not have to pay twice with the same Apple ID. On the upgrade page simple press "Restore Purchase" and you should be good to go!

WendyRaevn ,

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.


Dynamic App Design LLC
40.4 MB

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


English, German

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Everything $14.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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