SuperMegaUltraGroovy has released version 3.5 of Capo for Mac, an app that helps you learn to play the songs in your music collection by ear.

SuperMegaUltraGroovy Capo 3.5

Capo can slow down music without altering its pitch, transpose songs, and also isolate instruments while playing the music in your iTunes library.

In addition, Capo automatically detects the chords in your songs while also mapping the beats so you can enjoy seamless looping as you practice.

Changes in Capo 3.5

  • New Features:
    • Song Views—Switch between Practice & Tabbing
      Capo now shows you what’s most important depending on what you’re currently doing. While listening and practicing, the waveform is front & center with quick and easy region creation. When tabbing out a song, the spectrogram is there to help you pick out notes, and dive deeper into the performance. Use the popup button in the window’s title bar to change Song Views, or use the command-1 or command-2 keyboard shortcuts.
    • Transcription Playhead
      Locks the playhead in place, re-starting playback from the same point until you move the playhead elsewhere.
    • Touch Bar Support
      Quickly navigate around the song using the waveform overview scrubber, and access common playback controls. You can even customize the Touch Bar to include the controls you use most often.
    • Markers are BACK!
      Lots of you really miss the markers from earlier releases, so we brought them back! Hit the ‘M’ key to drop a marker, or use the button in the toolbar.
  • Enhancements:
    • Improved Loop / Region behavior
      To loop a region, just click to select it, and hit play! No more confusing loop toggle to worry about. Regions can now also be modified while they’re looping, and when a region is selected, using the left/right arrow keys will move between the regions in the song.
    • Highly Improved Scrubbing
      We put together a nifty new bit of code for this release that lets you scrub over your track and “hold” a note frozen in time as you drag the playhead. To engage scrubbing, click & drag the playhead around the timeline. This feature is especially helpful to identify individual notes and find where they start while you’re tabbing out a song using the spectrogram.
    • Show & Hide the Chords, Tablature
      If you’d prefer to not see them, or you’re short on screen space, you can toggle the Chords and Tablature notation in either of the Practice or Tabbing views. This is great for those that want a “bare-bones” Capo experience, and those with the golden ears!
    • Full-Screen Support: Capo now supports full-screen mode. Finally!
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue that caused file exports to fail in some circumstances.
    • Capo no longer consumes excessive memory when loading and closing many documents over time.
    • The discrete, high-performance GPU is no longer enabled by Capo, and thus battery life should be greatly extended while using Capo with Macs that are equipped with discrete GPUs.

Capo for Mac is available for purchase for $29.99 USD for a limited time (40% off regular).

More information: SuperMegaUltraGroovy / Capo

SuperMegaUltraGroovy Capo 3.5 screen