Capo 3 For Mac Arrives With Automatic Chord And Beat Detection

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Music lovers rejoice! Capo, the Apple Design Award-winning app that teaches you how to play your favorite tunes, has been updated to version 3.0 today.

Developed by indie dev Chris Liscio of SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Capo 3 is a major redesign that packs several new features. The coolest addition of them all is automatic chord and beat detection that instantly analyzes a song loaded from iTunes and adjusts as you tune, change key, or start using a.. er.. capo.

I’m no musician, and it’s clear that Capo is designed with both experts and beginners in mind. The interface remains simple and easy to understand in version 3.

Here are the marquee features:

  • Fully automatic chord detection that makes learning songs even quicker and easier
  • The guitar chord box display that shows how to play the detected chords, and allows for a quick selection of alternates
  • A beat detection engine that gives Capo a bar/beat display, plus a metronome count-off for practice
  • Multiple regions can be named and snapped to the beat allowing them to loop in time with the recording

“Guitarists and musicians who want to learn new songs quickly and easily will simply love Capo 3,” said Chris Liscio of SuperMegaUltraGroovy. “This app is for anyone who wants to spend their valuable time learning their music instead of learning how to use complicated software.”

Capo 3 costs $30 in the Mac App Store. There’s a free trial available on the app’s website.

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