Playable Alternatives

    Playable is described as 'is built to help you learn, practice and transcribe music. It focuses on playback, featuring fast, easy, high-quality, real-time adjustment of tempo, pitch and other parameters' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Playable for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Playable are Sonic Visualiser (Free, Open Source), Transcribe! (Paid), Amazing Slow Downer (Freemium) and Capo (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 2021

    1. Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

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      After being bought by Muse Group in April 2021, Audacity has changed its privacy policy and may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)". It's now considered as a spyware by many.

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Sonic Visualiser is a free, open-source application for Windows, Linux, and Mac, designed to be the first program you reach for when want to study a music recording closely.
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    2. The Transcribe! application is an assistant for people who sometimes want to work out a piece of music from a recording, in order to write it out, or play it themselves, or both.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Change the speed of the music - from 20% (one fifth speed) to 200% (double speed) without changing the pitch. Wrong key? Change the pitch in semi-tones - at full or changed speed. Out of tune? Adjust the pitch in cents (100ths of a semi-tone) to suit your instrument.
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      Capo is a revolutionary tool for all musicians who want to get better at playing the music they love! Features: - Automatically detects guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele or 5-string bass chords for all your songs in your music library.
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      Without touching any control, MusicTrans will give you a graphical view of what notes are being played. An intermediate player can easily get the basic chords just by looking at the screen, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
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    3. Sneedacity (named after Sneed's Feed and Seed from The Simpsons episode, "E-I-E-I-D'oh") is a free (libre), open source, and privacy-respecting audio recording and editing suite forked from Audacity.
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    4. DarkAudacity is a build/fork of the the well known free sound editor, Audacity, customized with a darker, more modern theme - and a few small tweaks. The audio engine underneath is the same audio engine. The same code powers it. Like Audacity, it is completely free.
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    5. Learn and transcribe music for free from your web browser (no install needed). Load MP3s or a YouTube video. Slow down music, change pitch, add marks, beats, loops and easily navigate the song.
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    6. Musician's Practice Edge is aimed at musicians working with video or audio material. Hold all of your music courses and audio files in the one spot, regardless of who you bought them from.
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