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The Transcribe! application is an assistant for people who someti@ c z : jmes want to work out a piece of music from a recording, in order to write it out, or play it themselves, or both. It. [ z | G V ( doesn’t do the trk p ! 9 1 n 2 Qanscribin* 4 x Q X Y l Lg for you, but it is essentially a specialised player program which is optimised for the purpose of transcription. It has many transcription-specific features not found on conventional music players.


Depenh v !ding on version, Transcribe! reads audio from many differentq { * n N ~ S types of audio file and audio CD. It also has a “Recorn O sd” fa` ! – – u 5 k u Gcil7 9 Y ) j * a yity for recordi, @ a m yngk l ) z 0 I from analog sources such as cassette or vinyl. It displays the audio waveform and a& F e _ 5 2 ^ zllows you to scroll around, place markers for sections, measures and beats, and easily play or loop from any point.

TransI & 5 E zcribe! can also display the video synchroni A H ^ised to the audio for many vidh 8 ( l g 5 \ `eo files.

Loops and positions can be stored and recalled. TheL b v `re are many keyboard shortcuts and you can configure these as you= l / l 7 J # s like. You can configure Transcribe! to respond to pedals of various types so as to keep your hands free : start and stop pla1 D v d { 5yback with your feet!

There is extensive an7 o S 3d readable h– O O _ q T 5 p help acceo F x issible from within the pro9 H Lgram.

The “spectrum” featurw : Q C d r G &e displaC r I e s ~ U . _ys the strength of the various pitches in any chord o, v ! j \ d C vr note you select, in the form of a graph –3 X ; 2 I d : G a wavy line ovP l L Y R |er a pN / !iand m x ; V d io keyboarV $ ]d graphic. The height of th$ % R g I : T g #e various peaks in the graph indicate the strength of the note above which the peak appears. Thi# \ P *s is not a magic bullet foM H K R – B Y qr analysing cW O T A 6 rhords but itA J ` can be a very useful source of inforI u H ( U u e )mation.

Transcribe! will perform “note guessing” and “chord guessing” – that is, itO 5 y Q \ w\ L T N b & $ill attempt to interpret the spectrum information for you, marking the notes being3 1 y T K p w ! A played on the piano keyboard, and attempting to name the chords (in standard form such as “Am”, “E7#9”, etc). Note guesses can be displayed in “piano roll” fo/ $ + N 4 + %rm, showing the guesses over time, aligned to the wl y / w ! ,aveform view.

TranscribE u C T X * 7e! supports Automation (or ScriptiD ; | 8 A Ong). You c` u j ) v # H 4an run Transcribe! automatically from commands in a file, perhaps to process a number of sound files, saving them at diffeu 8 r ? – K Vrent altered speed2 ; V U U N Ds, or to instruct Transcribe! to play various sound files with various effecV s l { X nts.

Transcri{ 7 d g u dbe! offers various audio processing effects (Slowdown, Pitch Change, EQ filtering etc) intended to help with transcJ u o Z H x e (ribing. These effects a) Q * l ^ [ 9 S ]ll run in “real time” unless your machine is old & slow. This means there is no pre-processing or other waiting, the processing is performed on-tP l mhe-fly while` / q playing and you can instantly hear the effel 1 _ % }ct of changes to EQ etc. ForD c V ^ @ 0 D 0 T instance if you press the half-speed buttp C ; ; # ) k pon while playing t$ b /hen playback simply continues, at half speed.