[LAU] Playing with play-a-long tracks?

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 22:45:26 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM, immanuel litzroth <ilitzroth at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the best tools for play-along practice I have found is
> Transcribe. It's super for transcribing but for play-along;
> 1) change the key of the piece (within boundaries) -- need to practice a
> song in A
> but the singer want's it in C? no problem.
> 2) Change pitch -- I play along with Beatles tracks a lot and they are not
> always in
> standard tuning, but somewhere in between.
> 3) Loop part of the recording to practice a particularly difficult
> portion... no problem.
> 4) Want only left or right side? or wanna subtract them? no problem...
> 5) Need some tech support? Fire off a email and get answers from the creator
> of the
> program!
> 6) Need to exchange transcribe files with annotations with other users on a
> different platform
> like Mac or Windows? No problem.
> And lots of other goodies... For a mere 35 euro's? Bargain!!
> http://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe
> And for the record: I am not affiliated in any way with this program or it's
> creator other
> than having been a long time *extremely happy* paying user.
> Your,
> i

You can probably do most (or all) of this with Ardour and a few LADSPA
plugins (like the rubberband ones) too, although perhaps it's not the
most obvious way to do it.  But you do get the bonus of being able to
record yourself and listen back to evaluate yourself.

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