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Riffstation Alternatives for Linux

Riffstation is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is MusicTrans. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Sonic Visualiser or Tune Transcriber. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Riffstation and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement.

Riffstation alternatives are mainly Audio Editors but may also be Audio Players or Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Riffstation.
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  • Online
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    MusicTrans

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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!

    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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    Most users think MusicTrans is a great alternative to Riffstation.
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    Sonic Visualiser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Sonic Visualiser 1.0 showing a waveform pane and a melodic range spectrogram pane.
    Sonic Visualiser vs Riffstation opinions
    Some users think Sonic Visualiser is a great alternative to Riffstation, some don't.
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    Riffstation is a hosted tool, Sonic Annotator is not.

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    Transcribe!

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Tune Transcriber

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Does not make the chords for you, only let you take notes on the song by yourself.

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