iRehearse
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Phrase trainer to help musicians learn, practice, transcribe tracks.   Demo ($14.99)
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iRehearse... Ever struggled to hear what is being played in your favourite song? Ever wondered what exactly is happening during that screaming solo or big drum fill? Ever had to re-tune your instrument to practice that one track that is tuned a semi-tone down? iRehearse is here to help! iRehearse is a software phrase trainer designed to help musicians learn, practice and transcribe tracks. Featuring looping, pitch shifting, tempo adjustment and audio EQ.

iRehearse will play all of your standard audio formats like MP3 or Wave, however it can also load other formats. Do you have a
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • New faster waveform generation
  • Background waveform generation so you can play a track while waveform is created
  • Sliders for tempo and pitch adjustments - hover over the setting and they appear
  • Direct entry of tempo and pitch
  • More accurate in and out points for loops
  • Drag and Drop from iTunes
  • Drag and Drop multiple files into playlist
  • New Preferences window
  • Ability to disable VU - ideal for slower machines
  • Reset all adjustments in one click
  • Various bug fixes and performance tweaks
Version 1.2:
  • New faster waveform generation
  • Background waveform generation so you can play a track while waveform is created
  • Sliders for tempo and pitch adjustments - hover over the setting and they appear
  • Direct entry of tempo and pitch
  • More accurate in and out points for loops
  • Drag and Drop from iTunes
  • Drag and Drop multiple files into more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • SL tested; 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 (2GHz PowerPC G5 or Intel recommended).
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Quicktime 7.1 or later



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iRehearse User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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corlexis reviewed on 15 Sep 2009
Thank you RJV Media for an absolutely excellent learning tool for all of us musicians who need a tool that's not too complicated, but has just enough features to be of great help in learning new music.

I've tried these kinds of applications before, and they were always overly difficult to use in that they had just way too many features that I would never use - and they didn't sound all that good. iRehearse is perfect for how I want to learn new music in that I can tune an imported song's key to the key I want to play it on my guitar - meaning it's very easy to tune a guitar down to where it's comfortable for my voice, and I can then tune the selected song down to that.

It's great to be able to see the song as a waveform for keeping tabs on where you are in the song, in addition to being able to see where you have set up the in and out points for the looping function.

Transport functions are quite clear, especially being able to jump right to the loop you've set up. Perhaps the scroll back button function would be more useful as a 'start at the beginning of the song' function (which is now done by clicking at the beginning of the waveform).

The loop function is extremely helpful in accurately focusing in on a section of the song with loops being easily set, edited, or deleted. I would make the 'jump to loop' button and the 'repeat it over and over' button as one button so one click gets you to your loop and begins looping it for you - but this is wonderfully functional the way it is.

What works most flawlessly are the Tempo and Pitch controls that feature helpful numeric settings which are kept with the songs that have been imported.

The most basic output controls (bass, treble, and balance along with the master level) are fine for the purpose of this application - and the 'LED' VU meter is a nice touch. Perhaps having the choice to hide the output section would be as useful as being able to hide the playlist section.

All in all, this is a great learning tool at an incredibly great price!

FIVE STARS ACROSS THE BOARD!!!
[Version 1.1]


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Legal Eagle commented on 25 Jul 2009
The Trial Version of the application comes with absolutely NO instructions whatsoever as to what it does or how to use it. Nor ANY Help at all. It is in no way intuitive and is therefore utterly useless without proper instructions..
[Version 1.0]

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TheFifth commented on 07 Aug 2009
@NOTAFOOL: If you go to the Menu button and then select Help there is a perfectly good help file there. Explains what each button on the interface does and how to use the software. What else were you looking for?
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Legal Eagle replied on 07 Aug 2009
The Trial Version that I downloaded does NOT, as I correctly stated, contain any Help whatsoever. It may be that the full version does, but the Trial Version most definitely does not. And there is NO "Menu" either. All there are are 2 drop-down menus - labelled "iRehearse Trial" and "Edit". The "Edit" menu is at all times totally greyed out, and the "iRehearse Trial" menu contains NO Help nor anything else relevant. Just as a matter of interest, can you suggest any rational reason why I would insist that there is NO Help available in the Trial Version, if in fact there is ?
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TheFifth commented on 07 Aug 2009
The trial DOES have help. I downloaded from the dev's site originally , but I've just re-downloaded from the link above and checked and it's definitely there. There is no standard help menu in the menu bar, but there is a MENU button in the bottom left of the interface (look on the screen shot above, it's the top of the three rectangle buttons on the left) which has a help option within it.

Granted this is not a standard way of using menus on a Mac, but the whole interface is not a standard Mac interface either. The interface is more of a hardware style interface which is used by lots of pro video and audio apps. Maybe it's because I've used apps like Pro Tools and Avid for many years, but I found the interface pretty intuitive to use. Terms like pitch, tempo, semi-tone and cents seem pretty obvious to me.

I'm not saying there is a rational reason why you would say there is no help, I'm just suggesting that you may not have spotted it, and maybe that is because you are not familiar with the style of interface used. Didn't mean to be offensive, just trying to correct your mistake. Help is available in the trial version, click the menu button (bottom left of the interface) and select help from the menu that pops up.

Please don't take my comments as trying to be nasty, I just felt that your original post was incorrect and unfair so wanted to correct it.
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Legal Eagle replied on 08 Aug 2009
Thanks for your assistance. But no thanks at all to the Developer for hiding the "Help" in an unorthodox, non-standard and unexpected place.
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Mr.-T rated on 25 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2]



Wcmcghee2 rated on 28 Jun 2011

[Version 1.2]



Lazzi rated on 12 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:4,026
Version Downloads:1,432
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:05 Dec 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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iRehearse... Ever struggled to hear what is being played in your favourite song? Ever wondered what exactly is happening during that screaming solo or big drum fill? Ever had to re-tune your instrument to practice that one track that is tuned a semi-tone down? iRehearse is here to help! iRehearse is a software phrase trainer designed to help musicians learn, practice and transcribe tracks. Featuring looping, pitch shifting, tempo adjustment and audio EQ.

iRehearse will play all of your standard audio formats like MP3 or Wave, however it can also load other formats. Do you have a video of a song you wish to learn? iRehearse can play that too! iRehearse uses Apple Quicktime to handle the playback of your tracks and as a result can play almost every format that Quicktime can.


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