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Riffstation Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Riffstation for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is MusicTrans. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Sonic Visualiser or Amazing Slow Downer. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Riffstation and eight of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Riffstation are Capo, Transcribe!, Musician's Practice Edge and Tune Transcriber.

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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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Online
  • iPhone
  • iPad

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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!

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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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    Most users think MusicTrans is a great alternative to Riffstation.
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    Capo

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

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

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    Most users think Capo 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.

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    Sonic Visualiser 1.0 showing a waveform pane and a melodic range spectrogram pane.
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    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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    Amazing Slow Downer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

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

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    Most users think Amazing Slow Downer is a great alternative to Riffstation.
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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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    Musician's Practice Edge

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Musician's Practice Edge is aimed at musicians working with video or audio material.

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    Main Screen -Media Player - plays video + audio. Slow down music, retain pitch
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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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  8. Audio slow downer that changes key and/or tempo. Allows for the isolation of multiple Audio Segments (loops) within a single file. Apply different keys, tempos or EQ’s to each loop. Also contains automatic key, tempo and chord detection.

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    Does not analyze and extract chords from audio files.

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