The Transcribe! application
is an assistant for working out a piece of music from a recording.
The usual technique is to copy the music to cassette and then
listen repeatedly to each bit, using your ear and your brain
to work out what is happening. You would also need a piano or
a guitar handy to check out which note is which. Transcribe!
effectively replaces the cassette machine and the piano. Transcribe!
offers many features aimed at making the transcription job smoother
and easier, including the ability to slow down the music without
changing its pitch, and to analyze chords and show you what notes
Did you ever transcribe
music from vinyl recordings? Remember what a pain it was trying
to work out a tricky bit, putting the needle down just before
and waiting for it? Then you got a CD player with looping facility,
and it made life so much easier that you could never go back
to vinyl again. The next step in this progression is Transcribe!
from Seventh String Software. With its powerful playback interface,
markers for beats, measures and sections, instant playback from
any point, multiple programmable loops, "cue" and "review"
buttons, tuning adjust, slowdown without pitch change, and chordal
analysis, once you start using Transcribe! you will never
be able to go back to using a regular CD player.