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 (Paid), Transcribe! (Paid), Tune Transcriber (Free) and Musician's Practice Edge (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 8, 2019

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


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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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      Sonic Visualiser vs Riffstation opinions
      Some users think Sonic Visualiser is a great alternative to Riffstation, some don't.
      timing Riffstation is a hosted tool, Sonic Annotator is not.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Kindle Fire
      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.
      Most users think Amazing Slow Downer is a great alternative to Riffstation.
    1. 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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    2. 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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      Tune Transcriber vs Riffstation opinions
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      Does not make the chords for you, only let you take notes on the song by yourself.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. 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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      Song Surgeon vs Riffstation opinions
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      Does not analyze and extract chords from audio files.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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