updated 11:30 pm EDT, Wed April 22, 2009
Capo song altering app
SuperMegaUltraGroovy has unveiled Capo for Mac OS X, an application designed to help musicians learn to play their favorite audio tracks. The software slows down the speed of songs to help users play at a rate that is more comfortable. In addition to speed control, users can also adjust a song's pitch, in order to change their key or fine tune them to match the preferred instrument. Users can also set markers, and create loops to help go over specific areas of the songs without loosing their place.
Capo can be used by simply dragging songs straight from iTunes onto its icon in the Dock or any open Capo window. All settings changed in the program can be saved in Capo documents, to help users always keep their desired configuration. The markers that are used work as keyboard shortcuts which allow users to simplify marking versus, choruses, bridges, and other important points.
Capo is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and available for an introductory price of $30, after which the price will be raised to $50. Users can also download a trial version that enables a 5-minute playback of each song, before the audio begins to degrade.