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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. When you're trying to break down a tricky drum pattern, transcribe a complex bass line' 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, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Playable are DarkAudacity, Audacium, Sonic Visualiser and Sneedacity.

Playable alternatives are mainly Audio Editors but may also be Audio Recorders or Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Playable.
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  1. Audacity icon

    Audacity

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    131 alternatives to Audacity 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  PortableAudacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsAudacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Audacity 2.2.0 in default Light theme running on Windows 10
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    DarkAudacity

    • Windows
    123 alternatives to DarkAudacity 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeDarkAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.3.2, released in May 2019, can be still downloaded from FossHub. The GitHub page shows an older version (2.1.3) that dates back to 2016.

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    Audacium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    126 alternatives to Audacium 

    Audacium is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsAudacium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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      Sonic Visualiser

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      15 alternatives to Sonic Visualiser 

      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. It's designed for musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers, and anyone else looking...

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      Sonic Visualiser 1.0 showing a waveform pane and a melodic range spectrogram pane.
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      Sneedacity

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      110 alternatives to Sneedacity 

      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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      1.  No TrackingSneedacity will not track you or use your personal data.
      2.  Ad-freeSneedacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.


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      Amazing Slow Downer

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      18 alternatives to Amazing Slow Downer 

      Change the speed of the music - from 20% (one fifth speed) to 200% (double speed) without changing the pitch.

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      Capo

      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      15 alternatives to Capo 

      Capo is a revolutionary tool for all musicians who want to get better at playing the music they love!

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      Transcribe!

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      18 alternatives to Transcribe! 

      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. It doesn't do the transcribing for you, but it is essentially a specialised player program which...

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      Audiophile TuneLite

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      16 alternatives to Audiophile TuneLite 

      TuneLite is the perfect music practice app for singers, dancers and musicians of all kinds. Learn to play, transcribe and practice songs by slowing down the tempo, adjusting pitch, repeating loops using your favourite tracks.

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      MusicTrans

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      15 alternatives to MusicTrans 

      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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      Discontinued

      The application has not been updated since 2015 (this is easily verifiable on its website). Also, though I am a paid user, multiple attempts to obtain support have been ignored, and I've waited several weeks.This application has been abandoned.

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