Any Apps to make guitar chords/tabs from audio files?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by knobtwiddler, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

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    I saw someone's phone do this and it blew my mind!

    Any osx apps out there the create tabs (at least chords) out of audio files?

    I prefer osx but if it's gotta be windows i'll fire up the old parallels.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    I would suspect that the app you've seen is fetching tabs from the web based on the tags of the audio file that's playing, rather than analysing the mp3.
     
  4. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

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    I saw someone do it on a droid. Very possible that it was using tags and checking internet. Wishful thinking I guess. What an amazing thing that would be, though.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wow serious? You should find out the name of that app and PM me. Really, I'd be interested. Sorry to be of no help otherwise.
     
  6. appnuts macrumors newbie

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    Chord Detector iPhone App

    The app is called Chord Detector, I have it, its cool! Here is the link to their website

    http://www.chord-detector.com
     
  7. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Try Capo on the Mac.

    It detects chords, and also offers a spectrogram display. You can click on lines in the spectrogram (which represent frequencies in the audio file) and it automatically generates the tab.

    It's in the Mac App store (it's a reasonable price, but worth it)
     
  8. M87 macrumors 65816

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    Very interesting...
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Like someone else here said "Capo". I think it is more of a tool you use to figure out a song than a hands off automation. And it looks like you have to know a little very basic music theory too. Not sure how well it works if a lot of notes are bent. But it allows you to slow the song down and loop over sections, like I said it's a tool box
     
  10. MrDakotaDavis macrumors newbie

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    Yes! There is an app that reads the audio file. I have it. It's called "Chordly". I bought the app for .99 cents and it works great. You can let the app use any song in your iTunes library or soundcloud and Dropbox and it concerts it... EVEN Sond chords that aren't posted on the Internet. But I think the app got deleted from the App Store. Because it was working great and now it's glitching. So I looked for the app and it has disappeared. LOL but the good news is technology exists my friend!
     
  11. MrDakotaDavis macrumors newbie

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    Chordly App

    View from my phone.
     

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