Capo
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Capo free download for Mac

Capo

Version 4.3

Slow down and learn to play your favorite songs.

Capo overview

Capo lets you slow down your favorite songs so you can hear the notes and learn how they are played. With Capo, you can quickly tab out your songs atop a highly-detailed OpenCL-powered spectrogram display.

Features:
  • Detect, and enter chords
  • Pitch adjustment
  • Mark song sections
  • Loop at slower speeds
  • Export Capo-adjusted music
  • Basic effects available

The free trial allows 60 seconds of playback per session before noise is inserted into the song, plus access to all features, including the chords, slowing, our isolation engine, and more.

For $39.99 per year, Capo Pro grants access to:

  • Unlimited play time
  • Auto-detected chords for entire songs
  • All current features
  • All upcoming Pro features in development

What’s new in version 4.3

Updated on Nov 05 2021

Version 4.3:
New Features:
  • Larger Chord Sizes. You can now choose to display chords with a larger size, making them easier to read in the PRACTICE, TABBING, and CHORDS song views.
  • Improved In-App Release Notes. Thanks to automatic updates, it's easy to miss out on the details of our ongoing work on Capo between larger releases. To keep you in the loop, we now ship Capo with a more comprehensive set of change history that goes all the way back to the 4.0 release that shipped in late 2019. In future updates to Capo, you'll be prompted to view these release notes at your convenience, and you can revisit them at any time by selecting Help > What's New from the main menu.
Enhancements:
  • When using pinch zoom on a trackpad while the cursor is over the waveform area, the zoom gesture is no longer interrupted, and the display refresh rate has improved somewhat.
  • Chord boxes for 4- and 5-stringed instruments are now rendered slightly more narrow than the standard 6-string diagrams, which looks a little closer to what folks might expect
  • Added support for a few chords that have been requested in support: 6add9 (aka 6/9), 7sus2, maj7sus2, 7sus4, and maj7sus4. (Note: You have to specify "6add9" in your chord searches, because "6/9" throws off our support for recognizing inversions. We plan to address this issue soon!)
Bug Fixes:
  • When zooming in or out with keyboard shortcuts, Capo no longer loses your position when the playhead is close to the end of the song
  • Capo no longer shows truncated bar numbers in the PRACTICE song view on macOS 10.12
  • You can no longer edit a project's filename from the window titlebar before saving it for the first time, causing Capo to crash
  • When switching your instrument to something other than a guitar in standard tuning, Capo now correctly remembers this selection for new projects

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    zlazkow
    zlazkow
    Aug 29 2021
    4.2.1
    0.0
    Aug 29 2021
    0.0
    Version: 4.2.1
    "capo" ??? please change this ugly name to something more related to music. Examples: Verdi, Mozart, Stradivarius, Nabucco, Figaro...
    Bottacco
    Bottacco
    Oct 25 2019
    3.8.1
    1.0
    Oct 25 2019
    1.0
    Version: 3.8.1
    I am tired of applications saying they are free when they are not. You need to make an In-App-Purchase. Please Macupdate, stop this and start specifying which applications are really free, which ones have an In-App-Purchase and which ones are a subscription (and the renewal period).
    Aargl
    Aargl
    Jan 1 2019
    3.7.1
    5.0
    Jan 1 2019
    5.0
    Version: 3.7.1
    I'm still using Transcribe! instead of Capo, mainly because I'm used to it, but any time I'm trying Capo I discover something new and I'm more and more impressed! Today I've discovered the "isolation" part on the right pane: it allows you to isolate an instrument to focus on it and it's really amazing. I've been working on Ray Charles' What'd I Say where the instruments are panned quite heavily, so you can nearly get only the piano and cancel the drums! It surely will give the best results with old recordings from the sixties with a lot of separation. In modern pop recordings where a lot of things are mixed dead center, it's harder but you can have good results using this feature to make a karaoké file instead, etc. The only thing that I prefer in Transcribe! is that you can click anywhere in the waveform to place the cursor: in Capo, you have to click on the ruler instead. Also, you can create regions (which is an interesting feature), but the cursor won't move automatically to the start of the region you've just created, which would be an interesting option.
    roller-coaster
    roller-coaster
    Sep 15 2016
    3.4.3
    2.0
    Sep 15 2016
    2.0
    Version: 3.4.3
    I'm not sure this app is very effective. Have downloaded and tried it for several times. The idea of slowing down the song is good but in practice it become boring process. Much simpler and quicker way is to see the song notes in the Internet. Just my opinion.
    Albabe
    Albabe
    Jun 11 2015
    3.2
    0.0
    Jun 11 2015
    0.0
    Version: 3.2
    I'm curious if any of you Capo Users might have some Information for me. I'm looking for a Client/App to Write (basically) Lead Sheets. I'd love to be able to Type-in Lyrics and be able to post Chord Symbols above the Lyrics... and a Lead/Melody Line like in a Fake Book. Any ideas?
    Aargl
    Aargl
    Nov 11 2014
    3.1.4
    5.0
    Nov 11 2014
    5.0
    Version: 3.1.4
    I'm pretty impressed by the features! The tempo detector seems to work ok, the chords detector is not perfect but I like the ability to enter midi notes based on the spectrogram and then export a midi file! The slowed down sound is quite perfect, idem for the detuned sound. Only problem for me: I tune my guitars one tone lower, so the displayed chords don't match. It would be nice to add some pref for guitarists using a different tuning, I'm sure I'm not the only one (what about Hendrix? ;-) ). Also, if you want to totally hide chords or tabs, or expand the sound wave display, you can't.
    Chocky
    Chocky
    Oct 26 2014
    3.1.4
    5.0
    Oct 26 2014
    5.0
    Version: 3.1.4
    I've been using Capo since mid 2012 and would like to compliment the developers on a job well done. Capo is an amazing program and the SuperMegaUltraGroovy support team has been responsive and helpful. Updates are published quickly and the few issues I've encountered have all been solved. If you're looking for a tool that will automagically transcribe your favourite tunes flawlessly you may have to wait (and probably pay a lot more than $30). But if you're looking for a learning tool that will help you to decrypt guitar leads, chord progressions, melodies, etc. Capo is certainly worth a look.
    George6
    George6
    Oct 12 2014
    3.1.3
    0.5
    Oct 12 2014
    0.5
    Version: 3.1.3
    whats that new trend with the newer version on app-store only? low rating for this.
    Albabe
    Albabe
    Jul 10 2014
    3.1
    0.0
    Jul 10 2014
    0.0
    Version: 3.1
    Does anyone know of a nice Ap that allows someone to do simple Comp Charts? Basically just Lyrics with Chord Symbols above?
    Wts
    Wts
    May 24 2014
    3.0.3
    5.0
    May 24 2014
    5.0
    Version: 3.0.3
    This is great program ( albeit somewhat pricy for my pocket book )that automatically detects chords (tablature form for string instruments ) in the song when you load it. That helps me learn to play the song even though I do not play guitar. Slowing down and changing pitch is helpful in hearing the effects at different speeds and pitch before deciding how to score the music.
    Djefis
    Djefis
    Feb 23 2014
    3.0.3
    4.5
    Feb 23 2014
    4.5
    Version: 3.0.3
    I do not like it, costs too much to upgrade periodically.
    chrisalbert
    chrisalbert
    Jan 3 2014
    3.0.3
    4.5
    Jan 3 2014
    4.5
    Version: 3.0.3
    There’s a big difference between Capo and others, the point is it allows me to listen to a song at a pace that I like, so the good thing will be I can learn to sing a song and meantime to do that in an unfamiliar language. Love it.
    Kihoalu
    Kihoalu
    Dec 19 2013
    3.0.3
    4.0
    Dec 19 2013
    4.0
    Version: 3.0.3
    Correcting a comment someone made below: you can drag a tune from iTunes just fine. It just doesn’t get dragged into the usual launch window, it has to get dragged into the blank window intended for this.
    Petersreviews
    Petersreviews
    Nov 20 2013
    3.0.2
    5.0
    Nov 20 2013
    5.0
    Version: 3.0.2
    As a music teacher, I've been transcribing musical solos for over 25 years and I have to say I love this program. I just upgraded from version 2 and version 3 adds a few bells and whistles that make it a more polished product. Pros: Fast, easy to use, built-in vocal reduction, built-in speed and pitch changes, chord recognition, an all-in-one solution for transcribing songs and solos. Cons: Chord recognition isn't perfect, a bit pricey for the hobbyist, can get a little glitchy at extreme pitch or time changes. For me, this is a great for teaching and also for figuring out those really tough solos. Another reviewer pointed out that it wasn't accurate for detecting chords but that's a tall order since the same group of notes can technically be more than one chord. Add to that a moving bass line and other instruments playing different inversions and even a human will have some trouble from time to time detecting the correct chord. And as others have pointed out, you can do pitch changes and time changes in Logic and other audio programs (if you own them) but having all the tools optimized for learning makes this a faster solution. I used to bounce songs between two audio editors and now I just use Capo. It also looks like the developers are always tweaking the software and adding features so I can't wait to see how Capo improves over the next year. This is a must have for serious students and music arrangers and educators.
    Iliketrash
    Iliketrash
    Oct 8 2013
    3.0
    2.0
    Oct 8 2013
    2.0
    Version: 3.0
    I don't know what all the fuss is over this program. The "demo" lasts only 10 minutes! The chord identification failed miserably on a popular song with an orchestral background. And I mean _miserably_. The orchestration had some augmented fifths and sixths and, apparently failing to identify them, it just started making up simple chords like Em etc. So I tried a clean recording of one of my own songs which was only an acoustic guitar playing strummed chords and a simple, one-note lead. The piece contained some jazz chords. It identified Cmaj7 as Em and completely punted similarly on things like Gaug7. So I tried it on a simple three-chord song (Buck Owens' Cryin' Time). It correctly identified the chords that are in the song (I, IV and V in the key of Ab) but missed numerous transitions and the ones that were correctly identified were frequently displaced in time, according to the cursor position. I did have a chance to try slowing down the music, and that part seemed to work well. Maybe I could work something out with this program if the trial period were longer than 10 minutes, but phewy on the whole thing. :-D
    Dualie
    Dualie
    Oct 7 2013
    3.0
    0.0
    Oct 7 2013
    0.0
    Version: 3.0
    I'd buy this for the uke in a heartbeat
    Lik
    Lik
    Sep 30 2012
    2.1.7
    5.0
    Sep 30 2012
    5.0
    Version: 2.1.7
    Awesome Tool! Great UI! Does exactly as advertised and has a modern and clean look & feel. Cool 1min explanation videos in the startscreen. 5 Minutes and you're good to go. This is the best guitar learning app I have ever seen!
    Stef-Vandenabele
    Stef-Vandenabele
    Oct 28 2011
    2.1.4
    3.0
    Oct 28 2011
    3.0
    Version: 2.1.4
    Whatever I try to slow down, the time stretch algorithm seems to be glitchy. For some minor slowdown it has no or less artifacts but more then 10% slow down is bad quality. I understand it is hard to compete with the pro timestretch algorithms from for example Logic or Cubase (Warp is amazing btw) but the high asking price demants something that sounds better imo
    Espiridion
    Espiridion
    Jan 12 2011
    2.0.3
    0.0
    Jan 12 2011
    0.0
    Version: 2.0.3
    Just some comments since I can't review it, given that it requires 10.6. From what I recall the previous version worked fine on my Mac running 10.5.x, but I never bought the application. Sound quality was really good even at extreme settings, it was easy to use, and had some useful effects (e.g., EQ., Voice Reduction, Mono). Version 2 adds more features like spectrogram and TAB, but I can't comment on those. When I tried Capo it was a $40 application, on sale for $20 here at Mupromo as I recall. I have to admit that $20 was a nice deal. That being said, there are plenty of alternatives these days, from the already established Transcribe! and Amazing Slow Downer to other applications that do MUCH MORE than slow down audio, such as Mac audio editors like Twisted Wave, Wave Editor, and DSP Quattro (currently on sale). Many Digital Audio Workstations also include speed/pitch capabilities. Reaper for example has a very good algorithm, and the current price is $40 for versions 3 and 4, or $60 for versions 4 and 5 once version 4 is out. To me Capo is a very nice sounding, easy to use application. However, it does not add as much value as other applications that have plenty of useful features, from full DAWs to batch processing audio to VST/AU hosting. With just a bit of work and Jack OS X, for example, I can also use DSP Quattro as a sound enhancer similar to Hear, DPS, AstoundSound, iWOW, etc. I haven't tried it system wide, though. So for my needs $50 is just too much for Capo. I may take another look by version 3 since I do like it.
    Acwolf
    Acwolf
    Jun 18 2010
    1.1.6
    5.0
    Jun 18 2010
    5.0
    Version: 1.1.6
    Instead, I now recommend Sonic Visualiser. I tried to add it to the suggestions but for some reason it isn't showing up here in the listing...
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