Some extracts from Transcribe! reviews and emails from users
Fake Book Index
Pat Metheny recommends Transcribe! - visit his site www.patmetheny.com, click on "Pat Recommends" and see the entry for February 14, 2007 where he describes Transcribe! version 7.40 as "An amazing tool for musicians with a few really interesting new features".
Another world-famous jazz musician who has given us a quotable comment is Michael Brecker (who sadly is no longer with us) who says "I use Transcribe! to assist with the process of transcribing. It is a great piece of software and I would recommend it to every musician."
Magazines & Reviews
School Band and Orchestra Magazine, July 2012, Review by John Kuzmichwww.sbomagazine.com/346098/technology/technology-improvisation-tools/
"Without hesitation, Transcribe! is the most popular piece of transcription software in the field. This program slows down the recording while retaining the original key and can loop a solo repeatedly using a foot pedal controller to simplify the process. It will even allow users to transcribe videos. Transcribe! is available for both PC and Mac platforms and is easy to use, much like an analog recorder with enhanced audio playback options."
FreeJazzLessons.com, April 2012, Review by Steve Nixonwww.freejazzlessons.com/jazz-transcription/
"Transcribe has a ton of useful features for musicians trying to learn music from recordings. It’s an essential tool for learning jazz."
FindMySoft, March 2012, Review by George Normantranscribe.findmysoft.com/
"With its user friendly interface and numerous powerful features, Transcribe! makes it very easy to transcribe music."
MyMac, June 2011, Review by Mark Sealeywww.mymac.com/2011/06/transcribereview/
"Transcribe! is really successful and elegant piece of software that does what it’s designed to do very well on every front; it is a real boon to serious musicians."
Bass Player (USA), March 2011, Transcription Tip by Brian Foxbassplayer.com/article/transcription-tip/March-2011/128083
"I rely on two key pieces of software: Transcribe! [www.seventhstring.com] and Sibelius 5 [www.sibelius.com]... I encourage you to download a demo version of Transcribe! to see if it works for you."
Guitar Player (USA), Dec 2010, interview with Dweezil Zappawww.guitarplayer.com/
"How do you learn [Frank's] tunes for the set? Do you read, or do you figure them out by ear?"
"I'm not a good reader so I just listen. We use Seventh String's Transcribe! software to slow things down."
MusicEdMagic, April 2009, interview with Jeff Arnold who is the editor for guitar music at Hal Leonard Publishingwww.musicedmagic.com/acoustic-and-electric-guitar/interview-with-hal-leonards-jeff-arnold/all-pages.html
"The most common program is Transcribe. All the editors have it on their office systems. I use it every time when editing with a recording."
Cool Tools, Jan 2009www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/003472.php
"I've tried a number of programs that let you manually control the speed of a tune without changing the pitch. I have to say without reservation that Transcribe! is the clear winner." ... "I just couldn't believe how difficult other programs make this process. Transcribe! just works."
Language Documentation & Conservation Volume 3, Number 2 (December 2009), reviewed by Linda Barwick, University of SydneyThis review is about using Transcribe! for transcribing speech.
"Because of the potential for foot pedal control, ease of navigation within the file, and the very good quality of the digital signal processing, especially the "slowing down while maintaining pitch" feature, it will also be useful to almost anyone who needs to transcribe accurately from recordings—that means linguists, oral historians, etc."
"Pros: Very effective digital signal processing (DSP), programmable foot pedal control, email list for communication with developer.
Bass Player (USA), March 2008www.bassplayer.com/article/april-homework-transcribe/mar-08/34315
"Be patient, as transcribing takes a long time to master. My biggest tip? Go to www.seventhstring.com and purchase Transcribe!, a software program that makes the task a bit less painful."
Linux Journal online, Dec 2007, "Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux" by Dave Phillipswww.linuxjournal.com/node/1005835
"Transcribe! is well-written, well-supported reasonably priced commercial Linux audio software that fills a particularly useful niche. Highly recommended."
Bass Player (USA), March 2006www.bassplayer.com
"Transcribe! is one of the handiest helpers you'll find. The powerful software, which opens most digital audio files, is ideal for working out hard-to-hear passages"
Guitar Player, November 2005, "Field Test" by Jude Gold"...accurately deciphering some of Rhoads' fastest guitar passages was downright impossible. The solution? Seventh String Software's Transcribe!" . . . "this slick piece of code converts any mp3 or audio file into a digital waveform that can be manipulated in a variety of ways. The program's best attribute is that its slowed down audio, though not perfect, is extremely clear at half speed."
Vintage Guitar, July 2003, by Riley Wilson (Gigmeister)vintageguitar.com
"Answer to Transcription Woes" . . . "a wonderful tool for learning solos" . . . "Fidelity on playback is another critical area where Transcribe! really delivers. I've used SlowBlast and tried the Amazing Slow Downer, and their sound on playback is often grainy and distorted. Not so with Transcribe!" . . . "this is an incredible program"
Electronic Musician, June 2003, by Len Sassowww.emusician.com
"If you like to learn by playing along with audio examples, Transcribe! is a must-have download."
Dr. Dobb's Journal (USA), December 2002, by Al Stevens"a program I found that I cannot live without" . . . "Transcribe! is cool because it does what I have needed for years and it does what some people say can't be done"
The Guardian (UK), 14 March 2002, by Peter Forbes"enables you to analyse the chords at any point" . . . "Transcribe! is a powerful music tool"
Music Mart (UK), August 2002, by Jon Bateswww.musicmartonline.co.uk
"A very worthwhile piece of software that should be on the aspiring musicians' 'get' list" . . . "a very fine answer to most of the problems faced when trying to work out a piece of music"
School Band & Orchestra magazine (USA), March 2001, review by John Kuzmichwww.sbomagazine.com
"Transcribe! is another incredible example of how marvelous computer music software can provide instructional opportunities" . . . "Scrolling is rapid, and playback is very responsive" . . . "The speed reduction without pitch change is accomplished by factors of two, four, eight or 16 with high quality sound" . . . "Chord analysis is another interesting feature"
MacUser magazine (UK), June 2001, rating 4.5 out of 5www.macuser.co.uk
"Transcribe! performs better than most" . . . "The elegance of the Transcribe! interface pervades the program" . . . "It's an excellent tool for musicians"
MacReviewZone, review by Don Engstrom, rating 4.5 out of 5www.macreviewzone.com/hardcider/Reviews/transcribe5.0/index.shtml
"For folks learning tunes by ear it is a godsend. The program is well thought out and sports a feature set that reflects the fact that is was written by and for musicians. There is a gentle learning curve, and the html based help files are well written and will bring you up to speed quickly"
Versiontracker.com, review by Evan Evansonwww.versiontracker.com
"If you transcribe music (still the best way to learn to solo in jazz, IMHO), I cannot recommend strongly enough that you download the demo of this program - it's the best transcription aid I have found for the Macintosh."
Some emails from users
"I have been using Transcribe! for a few years, and it has been a tremendous help in my music learning. Thank you for creating it and continually providing updates for it."
"I am a huge fan of your transcribe software and use it everyday for jamming and learning new songs."
"I've been using Transcribe! for a number of years now and, for a long time, I've wanted to say thank you for such a terrific job designing this program. It is just terrific. My musicianship has taken a huge leap forward as I've been using it to memorize guitar solos."
"I have bought Transcribe and I am also recommending it to everyone I run into. Its a great program."
"Your transcribe program is a fantastic resource and I will continue to use it daily!!"
"Since using your product I find my transcriptions to be much more accurate... A big thanks for making my job that much easier. They should give you a knighthood."
"I am a bass player and I have used the trial version of your Transcribe! application. I consider it to be the best transcription assistant software I have ever used."
"I have been using Transcribe for over 4 years now, and love it dearly, now using it daily."
"I ended up buying the program and loving it... Thanks- This is a really cool program!"
"You have built a PHENOMENAL program of INESTIMABLE utility, without which I almost guarantee you I would not be half the musician I am today. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the time and effort you've put into Transcribe! Because of your work I can breeze through the (oftentimes dull, but still very necessary) administrivia of charting tunes, writing out solo transcriptions, memorizing tunes and so forth, and get more quickly to the "fun" stuff like playing gigs"
"Wow, congratulations for this wonderful software - learned about it, tried it, bought it immediately!"
"Hello, I love your product and have used it almost every day for many years."
"First of all, let me tell you that I LOVE this program. I own Amazing Slow Downer, Capo, and now Transcribe and am finding that it works extremely well in terms of usability."
"I really love your transcribing program and there isn't any other program like it."
"I'm an jazz educator and your software is required to study with me. It's an excellent piece of software!"
"Transcribe is a great product and some of my musician friends have purchased it based on my recommendation."
"Transcribe is probably the most important program an my Mac"
"The program is great and I use it constantly."
"I've been a Transcribe user for a number of years now. Great program!! It is an essential tool for me and an amazing leap from the early days of dubbing to my trusty old Superscope!"
"First off, love the program! I've been using it professionally now for many years and recommended it to countless people."
"I want you to know that I still think Transcribe! is the best transcription program on the market. I use it almost every day. Lately I've been using it with videos and it's fabulous. I recommend it to all my musician friends."
"I bought Transcribe a few months ago and I love it. It's really awesome!"
"I love your program, by the way, it save me countless hours!!"
"BTW, your product is fantastic and I've told tons of people about it."
"Transcribe is brilliant."
"Thank you very much for your time and help. Transcribe is up and running no problem, and I appreciate the quick response to my emails. I'm going to a music school in russia so a decent music programme like this is vital, and transcribe is perfect for me."
"Thank you for such an amazing program! I will be a customer for life!"
"I am *so* glad I came across your program just as I was about buy The Amazing Slow Downer... When I loaded a track and clicked on Bass Select, the *only* thing I heard was the guitar's bass strings. So, I may have set a record. With no prior familiarity with Transcribe!, I sent off my order with less than three minutes of trial time! What a great program!"
"Thanks for the awesome program!"
"I really love Transcribe, I bought it 3-4 years ago and I always use it for studying and practicing."
"Thank you SOOOOO MUCH for creating this program....it has helped me for years and years by significantly speeding up the transcription process. I truly appreciate your skills and efforts....thank you!"
"I purchased Transcribe about a year or so ago and I have been loving it since!"
"I have been using your software for a few months and find it really useful and very intuitive."
"I'm a happy user of the Mac version, and have recommended it to my students, who use it in their studies of piano improvisation."
"Thanks so much. Love the software!"
"kudos for an amazing product, it's a mandatory buy for all my students."
"Transcribe is absolutely essential to my practice routine... iPhone apps really pale in comparison to what transcribe can do."
"Love the software use it daily for teaching jazz piano/imrpov and for my own bits. I recommend it to everybody.... genuinely and have doen for at least the last eight years and very grateful for your work."
"Still loving your program every day I teach music (that's 6 days out of 7)."
"I have been using Transcribe for several years and love it."
"I love Transcribe! I recommend it to all my students and other players."
"Thanks, Transcribe! is the best tool to help music teachers."
"Hi Andy, thanks once again for your fantastic Transcribe! software, it continues to be a cornerstone of my music life."
"I’ve used Transcribe! for years, and have found it to be an indispensable tool for my work."
"Thanks for this great product. Only really good software out there for figuring out compositions."
"It is now the perfect program. I used to use Audicity, The "Amazing < NOT" Slow Downer, etc. Then I looked at all of the mp3 (analog) to midi (digital) or "sheet" converters. Celemony Melodyne & IntelliScore Ensemble are other ones that claim to do it. None of them work, the all suck."
"I have been an enthusiastic user of Transcribe for some time and I think it is brilliant."
"Downloaded Transcribe! a few days ago and paid for it yesterday; it's probably the best software purchase I've ever made. It's perfectly designed for its purpose and delivers the vital functions easily and effectively, but it's free from bloat and unnecessary "stuff". Truly wonderful."
"Hi, I have the Transcribe program. I really love this thing."
"First thank you for the great product. It’s made my musical studies so much easier."
"Hi. I use Transcribe almost every day. I tell all my students to buy it!"
"Andy I never post much cuz I never have ANY problems with T. I love it, I use it all the time, and I totally respect both your work and your outstanding customer service! Thanks do much!"
"I can't live without this program"
"I love your program. It's helped me learn many solos and tunes"
"I love Transcribe!. I use it between 10 and 20 hours weekly and have recommended it to many people."
"I have valued this software and got my musicial friends to buy it also."
"I am impressed as always by your thoughtfulness and how it comes out in the design and execution of the product, as well as your decisions on what not to do... Thanks for your hard work. Transcribe! remains on a short list of invaluable apps for me."
"Thanks for continuing to update a wonderful program. It is helping me to learn jazz while I pursue my masters in piano performance."
"Thanks, you guys are awesome"
"Warm thanks Andy. I'm using Transcribe! regularly on Linux and recommend it around as it is an amazing tool :) Keep up the good job!"
"I am a professional composer/arranger. I do quite some hardcore transcription work every once in a while, and I have been a happy "transcribe" user for quite some years now... So, warmest thanks for a job well done!!"
"congratulations for your great programm. I'm a piano teacher at the jazz institue in Munich and Transcribe turned into a real important tool for the lessons."
"I would like to thank you for the great Transcribe! program. I use it a lot for teaching and for myself."
"Thanks so much for this! Just so you know, I'm pretty much your biggest fan, or at the least, Transribe's biggest fan!"
"I've been using Transcribe! for two years now and It has saved me countless hours during my writing and transcribing projects. By writing a great program with outstanding features that is simple to use, you have captured the brass ring of software development and delivered a piece of software that fulfills the promise of it's hype. Congratulations and keep up the great work!"
"I recommend it to people often and sometimes mention that I like it so much I bought it twice! :)"
"I've played with many different spectrum analyzers, but none come remotely close to Transcribe!'s way of displaying the spectrum musically."
"I have recently received the notification of your latest Transcribe! version, and would like to thank you for such a fine software. It is by far the best one in the market, in my opinion."
"Hey just emailing to say thanks for making Transcribe. You have no idea how much I enjoy using it. It's one of those programs that does what it does well, and you don't even notice it. Trying to play along to music and transcribe in media players etc, you constantly find yourself fighting against the player, but with transcribe, you don't even notice it, because it makes everything so easy. So thanks for years of troublefree and enjoyable use of your software!"
"I use Transcribe lots and its great thanks"
"Thank you for keeping this one of the greatest music programs out there"
"Thanks for the upgrade to this brilliant product."
"I just wanted to say thank you for the great work you do. I teach jazz at the university here and I also run a study unit on transcription technique. (logically) Transcribe! is the software I request my students to use for the course. Your program is just a blessing, specially if I think the time I spent in my youth with reel-to-reel decks and cassette tapes! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, really."
"I have recommended it to many friends over the years."
"Most of the time, emails to authors are to have help or to request new functions... This is only to say you : THANK YOU ! very much !"
"Great work on Transcribe! ... I wish I had found it a long time ago."
"So many years with your program and it is still growing and getting better. Thanks a lot for your dedication!"
"Just thought I’d send a quick hello from Australia to say that I love you work on Transcribe! As a guitar teacher I now insist all my students download it."
"A great bit of software that's been invaluable to me"
"For the record, I'm very happy with transcribe, would buy it again and I recommend to everyone. Congrats on a great product and good service."
"Thanks Andy, Brilliant as always."
"I’ve been a Transcribe user for some years now. Your latest update inspired me just to send a word of thanks to you for such a fantastic product. I recommend it to everyone, most especially my students – I am a guitar and theory teacher. I have not come across anything that even comes close in terms of functionality or ease of use. I use it all the time and my transcriptions would not be so complete – or easy to do – without it."
"Thank you for this amazing piece of software."
"Thanks so much for all you do with Transcribe! Your software makes such a difference to what I do!!"
"Just a few words to say i'm a happy user of Transcribe, since years now. I like the way it is designed, no fancy but very useful features. I also appreciate your attitude, keeping simply the improvements at disposal of customers So i just say: thank you for nice job and approach, keep on rockin'"
"I downloaded a copy of your program maybe a year ago. I have to tell you... YOU ARE A FRIGGIN' GENIUS!! I mean that seriously! I am just a very poor musician/guitar player (really not even good enough to call myself a guitar player!) and this program is the absolute coolest most fun thing I have ever used while playing. WAY undervalued as a teaching tool in my opinion. My sincerest thanks for your hard work, time and effort in development!!"
"My wife, a jazz singer, and I, a wanna be harmonia player, find your program enormously helpful."
"Transcribe! is one of my favorite apps, it works really well and is super useful. Keep it up!"
"great application indeed, many thanks!"
"The more I use Transcribe!, the better I like it."
"I've been using it for years, and it's still the best program I've ever used, of any kind: transparent in operation, almost no fat on it at all."
"You are the Best! Thanks. Transcribe is an application I use very often; it's quick and easy to use and it does so much! And best of all, it has fine tuned my ears beyond belief."
"Thanks for a wonderful piece of software."
"Je suis un fervent utilisateur très content de Transcribe!"
"I'd like to say that I love your program. Thanks for developing such a great product."
"LOVE Transcribe and use it all the time!"
"this is the best program on earth, not exaggerating"
"this is such a GREAT product, Andy, so perfectly fit to the purpose"
"It's so rare that a piece of software aimed at such a small market nails the requirements so completely as you have with Transcribe... I occasionally substitute for the keyboard instructors at the Academy of Contemporary Music's relatively new campus in Oklahoma City (ACM@UCO), and I make sure to spread the word about Transcribe to the students there."
"Congratulations on this fantastic update."
"Just want to let you know that I'm delighted with Transcribe! Having bought it earlier this year."
"I think of it as my 'secret weapon' in producing charts for my bands, although I have told everyone I know about it"
"Your software is quite simply incredible! ... Keep up the amazing work. At McGill University, we love using Transcribe!"
"I love this program. I recommend it to all music students who need to transcribe music, solos, improvisations, etc."
"Just wanted to say thanks for making a seriously great piece of software. With it, I have transcribed a ton of music - both for pleasure and for work. Some of the transcriptions became articles in magazines (Drummer, Percussive Notes, etc) and one large project became transcribing a large amount of Al Di Meola's music for my book "Al Di Meola:Classics - Solos, Scores and Missing Music" I did every note with Transcribe. Thanks again for making lives better through your part."
"The more I use it, the more I like it. So, I'm very happy everytime I use your application and want to tell it to you."
"I just thought I would tell you that I love your product. I wish I discovered it much earlier... I'm sure you've heard all this before but I just wanted to send some love."
"Cool! - I like the piano roll a lot. - Keep it up and I will/do spread the word among my students."
"Thanks Andy....your product (assuming you are the developer) is ROCK SOLID.....great work... (And I've been in IT, systems and software for 28 years, so I speak with a professional optinion)... ;0)"
"HI Andy, just wanted to say,,, your work is incredible, you are a Saint!!! Thanks for everything you do!"
"I can't tell you how much I enjoy using the program (and have from the very first minute since purchasing it years ago)"
"Awesome updates, love the speed trainer. I always recommend to people."
"I always recommend your program to my students and friends who are learning oud or other related instruments."
"VERY GOOD JOB !!! As I say to my friends: a software made by musician(s) for musicians !!!"
"Transcribe has been an invaluable tool for me. Thanks for such a great product."
"Thanks for such a wonderful product! I love it!"
"Just wanted to say how much I appreciate reading documentation as well-written as this. You're not just articulate--you have an actual style. I feel like I'm having things explained by an intelligent, witty teacher. How often does THAT happen? And thanks for a great program!"
"let me again say that your software is incredible. I have recommended it everytime someone asks me for lessons or guidance on their own musical development."
"your product is an absolute gem."
"I have been telling everyone that this was the best $50 investment I ever made. I picked up guitar 3.5 years ago and this tool has been invaluable to me. I use it every day to transcribe songs I would never have been able to, without it. So I just wanted to say thank you."
"I absolutely love the piano roll... Again, thanks for making this program. It is a GODSEND!"
"Just wanted to let you know that I love your software and use it often. Mainly for learning tunes on my fiddle and accordion from contemporary "celtic" music. Thanks for such a great product!"
"just to tell You, that Your work is just great! I like the program VERY much - thank You!"
"Great program. I always recommend it to my students."
"That pianoroll feature is SUPER-SUPER-SUPER."
"Many Thanks! I sincerely appreciate the privilege of owning and using your great software!"
"Thanks for the update. I love this, your creation!!"
"Just want to say thanks for a great product. I have told so may folks about it. Everything ... every click, every option is well thought out."
"I'm a career transcriber and a huge fan of your software. I still have ads for Transcribe all over my website, because it's the only program that I recommend to students, players, fellow instructors, etc."
"Transcribe is now an essential tool in my teaching as well as my own study."
"Thanks for keeping this great software going, Andy. It continues to serve me as an indispensable tool for teaching, transcribing and practicing."
"I like your program - written in a very musical way - makes a change!"
"This piano roll feature is a wonderful new feature which will help a lot for the kind of transcription I perform... Thanks for this wonderful tool."
"I spot an unsung British hero in the background here, without whom - the researcher confirmed to me - the work could not have been done. He could, he said, simply not have transcribed the volume of Scofield's work, thirty-seven tracks, which formed the backbone of his research. That unsung hero is guitarist/ software guru Andy Robinson, who hs been working on and improving his seventhstring transcription software for at least two decades."
"I tried a half-dozen or so other transcription software packages before purchasing yours, and your program is by far the best"
"I'm a big fan of your work. Thanks for your efforts to make such a useful tool and provide helpful resources."
"I especially love the ability to determine chords with the harmonic magnitudes feature. It is absolutely quality written software."
"I'm a musician / teacher in Australia and use Transcribe on almost a daily basis, both for transcription and as a practice tool. It's indispensable and I thank you for making such a powerful tool at such an affordable price."
"I mentioned that I like your program. But it is more than that, the more I use it, the more I appreciate its versitility. I am hearing things I missed before. Thanks."
"This program along with an extensive midi foot pedal board has helped me make a living for my family. I have transcribed numerous recordings in my field (mountain dulcimer), transcribed my own improvisations for subscribers to my learning site, and helped me to finally learn Irish traditional music by ear. Your software is the electron microscope of the music world. Thank you for all your hard work and expertise. Transcribe! is BRILLIANT and I tell my peers and students about it all the time. What kind of tea are you guys drinking?"
"I just would like to say, thank you for this amazing software. I am using it all the time, not only for transcribing but learning the song, etc..."
"Thanks for such a wonderful program. I use it regularly in my band to do all the heavy lifting for learning and transcribing tunes."
"Still using and loving Transcribe after all this time. I do a lot of orchestration and arranging for studio and concert work so it's a god-send."
"I've been a very happy user of your excellent program for many years, and always recommend it online when anyone asks about slowdown software. There's practically nothing I don't like about it (in contrast to almost every other piece of software I've ever used!)"
"I purchased Transcribe relatively recently. It's an awesome product, thank you for creating it. We recommend it to a lot of our clients (we run a large music school here in Brisbane, Australia)."
"I have been using Transcribe daily for a couple of months now and want to tell you how great it is. To be honest, I don't use it much for transcribing whole songs. I am able to figure out most songs anyway but can also get tabs etc. online. Transcribe! does enable me to correct any errors in other people's transcriptions... All in all, Transcribe! is a great program and is worth much more than I paid."
"Best software support I've ever had!"
"once again, I appreciate your improving this already amazing little piece of software :)"
"I just wanted to thank you for a terrific program at an unbeatable price. I use Transcribe constantly, and don't know how I'd ever finish all of my work without it. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
"Andy God bless you. Your attention to detail is stunning. Your concern for customer service should garner you a Nobel peace prize. I use your program a lot and I love it. Thanks so much!"
"I bought your software many years ago and you keep developing and continue to give us an even better product. I can’t thank you guys enough and keep up the great work!!!"
"Thanks very much for the continued excellent software releases and your hard work. This is a much appreciated and used program."
"I want to tell you how great I think your service and software is... I had been using my Transcribe software that I purchased some five years on an almost daily basis and it helped me learn so many songs and licks that I wouldn't ever have been able to learn otherwise."
"Thanks Mate, I love your program. I wouldn't be able to do my job without it."
"Thanks so much for the attention and time you put in on your terrific program."
"Thanks for all your work for Transcribe. It has become a central tool to my music education activities and lessons."
"I've been using Transcribe on my Mac for quite a while now. I love it. Hands down the most useful tool in my practice arsenal."
"I just wanted to express a heartfelt thanks while I had the opportunity of the update email in front of me. Your software is a wonderful tool and really helps people learn & make music. I advertise Transcribe! to my friends and acquaintances all the time"
"Hi Andy just a line to say what a great product transcribe is, I have been using it to practice, teach, transcribe for about a year now and have to say is light years ahead of amazing slow downer and goldwave that I used to use."
"Thanks Andy. We love transcribe."
"I LOVE your Transcribe software and have used it for several years and recommended it to everyone I know."
"An invaluable piece of software, and I like the no fuss updating."
"I'm writing to inquire about your stellar product, Transcribe. We've used that for a while now and dig it majorly."
"it is one of the most solid applications I've ever used. It has never, ever crashed."
"I think Transcribe is great, and I would like to see more widespread awareness and use. As you know, I am one of Transcribe's online evangelists."
"I use Transcribe! every day, appreciate it more than ever, and only regret not getting a pedal much sooner."
"Thanks for all your work on Transcribe. I use it a lot and recommend it to my students and colleagues."
"this is the best transcribing program ever! Don't know what I'd do without it. (Well, yes I know. Waste a lot of time.) Keep up the great work."
"I've said it before and I'll say it again, you and your software are THE BEST. I tell every student and (anywhere near serious) musician about it."
"Thank you--and thanks again for a GREAT product. Hardly a project goes by that I don't find use for it!"
"Thank you so much! You don't understand how vital a role your software plays in my everyday life."
"p.s. Great software, by the way."
"Thanks for keeping your consumers informed and responding to user issues and fixing them. I love the product and will keep using it because of the attention you guys give to user concerns, issues, etc."
"I have to tell you, I love this software, and I recommend it to any of my musician friends that will listen!"
"Absolutely love the software."
"I purchased Transcribe a while back and I feel I just have to say that Transcribe is just such a fantastic program. I can't tell you enough how much I use it on a day to day basis as a musician transcribing professionally , learning solo's , writing charts , looping my own songs and the other billion things I use it for."
"Speaking as someone who has been transcribing fingerstyle guitar pieces for over 30 years now and who is also a technology nut who has used a number of software applications - mostly media players and audio editors, though also at least one of your transcribing software competitors - for several years now, I want to express my gratitude and admiration for what you've achieved with your software."
"LOVE your program - as a beginning musician it has helped me SO much!"
"Again, thank you. Transcribe is a very important program in my arsenal!"
"I am a very happy owner of Transcribe. I've used it, loved it, and can't get enough of it. I'm currently a student at Berklee College of Music"
"Just downloaded the latest Transcribe and it just keeps getting better!"
"I am using Transcribe now since a long time and its still by far the best tool for transcribing and practice."
"Thank you for your wonderful software and for keeping me notified with the updates."
"I love Transcribe and I recommend Transcribe to all my Pupils"
"Thank you, thank you. As always, what a fanTAStic program!"
"Thanks again for a great program it has been the best thing for my musical growth to ever come along."
"Thanks to you and Transcribe, my son is doing very well with his violin and piano."
"I was given Seventhstring as a present for my birthday (after a little hint I gave them!), and I think it is excellent. Thank you for producing this wonderful product."
"As a musician, composer and arranger I have been using various versions of transcribe over the past 10 years. Your program is great and you constantly update it."
"I have been using transcribe for a year now to transcribe solos and I love it!"
"Hey Andy, I love your product transcribe! I use it all the time."
"I just downloaded the free 30day trial for Transcribe! Great software, and very usefull for me. Very VERY usefull indeed."
"By the way, thanks for Transcribe! in general, it's just a great tool that I use extensivly throughout my whole, and I recommend it to all my students!"
"I must compliment you on a great piece of software, one of the best designs I've ever seen, and that's coming from someone who was a developer and Oracle DBA for over 30 years. I love using Transcribe! and your support is great too. I almost bought Amazing Slow Downer, but then I discovered Transcribe, which is a hundred times better."
"I love the software by the way. Its great"
"Yippee! Thank you very much. This is my most treasured piece of software."
"This is a great program and has made transcribing possible for me otherwise I could not do it."
"love your software have been using it for years."
"I've been using Transcribe new for a year or two and really love it above the other "slowdowners"."
"Transcribe! is awesome!"
"First of all, Transcribe has been my most valuable teacher/ resource for learning the electric bass. I simply don't know where I would be without it!"
"first of all, I would like to thank you for transcribe. It´s a great tool I use frequently and enjoy working with it."
"By the way, it's a brilliant bit of software. I'm using it to work through numbers with my new brass section. Plus, we have a singer who keeps changing her keys. It's really helpful for that to."
"PS your product is amazing. thank you."
"Thank you again for a brilliant program it has saved me many times :-)"
"First, I'd like to thank Seventh String for the single most important piece of software in any guitarists armamentarium."
"I have 2 licenses for transcribe... love it and use it daily..."
"I love your program and can truly say that it is one of the best tools for my musical growth that I've ever used and I use it very frequently. Thank you so much for creating such an excellent tool."
"First of all I have been a happy user for some several years now. I started to learn to play fiddle at an older age of fifty. Transcribe has been a huge help in allowing me to work through difficult licks."
"Fantastic software has helped me so much with my music."
"Keep up the good work with your beautiful program."
"I am a happy Transcribe user. Thank you for your wonderful software."
"I love T!. Great tool."
"I'm just sending this to let you know I think Transcribe is a great tool, and I appreciate your continuing support for subscribers... I'm the CFO of a pretty large music company, and I appreciate a focused product that consistently delivers a good quality user experience."
"I have to say that this is the best transcribing piece of software of all time. The sound is great."
"words can't say how valuable your app is to me! I use it daily. "
"First of all I love your program. For years i strugled to improve in my music. Since I use your program i made huge steps. Thank you for transcribe."
"Thanks for developing Transcribe too, its an invaluable tool - I always recommend it to everyone I meet who's involved in music."
"Also just want you to know that Transcribe! has been my program of choice when it comes to transcribing, changing keys, tempo and such for the last 10 years. I have recommended the program to many of my students as well as friends."
"Thank you for developing this killer software."
"P.S. I have been the A.S.D. for years, but Transcribe is a knockout."
"I bought Transcribe! a while ago and love it, it's a great software, particularly for teaching, and I encourage all my students to use it too."
"Thank you sir... one of the best programs on the net. Period. : )"
"I am really loving transcribe! It has been so helpful to me to help figure out fast guitar riffs."
"I really love transcribe, thank you so much for making it."
"Thanks for a wonderful program, I've consider it one of my best buys in computer software!"
"I depend heavily on Transcribe! for all of it. It is the best program I have and I am lost without it."
"I've been a long-time Transcribe! user, have recommended the program to hundreds (if not thousands) of musicians (including ALL of my private students, most of whom have since purchased it). Transcribe! has been my "go to" music player for years now."
"Thank you for such a wonder program, I use it daily in teaching guitar lessons."
"First of all let me thanks you for the wonderful software you keep developing! I use it on a daily basis with a lot of pleasure!"
"First of all I want to thank you for this wonderful piece of software. it has been great."
"I've been using Transcribe for most of a year, and I've found it to be an indispensable tool, especially as a student of jazz."
"was doing a transcription last night for Rhythm magazine and Transcribe really makes all the difference - essential!"
"I use the Transcribe just about every day in my music practice and love it. I especially like the visual aspect of it, being able to mark beats and measures and sections by tapping along with the music and then selecting which measures to work on is awesome and makes getting it down on paper a whole lot easier."
"Thank you very much for this great piece of software that is helping my session guitar projects no end. Its one of, if not the best software i have purchased."
"I use Transcribe every day and refer it to people I meet."
"You have a fabulous product!!!"
"Love the software! Transcribe is great. I used to be a Amazing Slow Downer fan, but I found the features in your program much better."
"I've purchased your Transcribe software over a year ago. I love it by the way. i have used a bunch of different kinds of transcription software and hardware over the years and yours is by far the best."
"Anyway, Transcribe is a great bit of software and one that I've recommended to many of my musician friends. It has helped me greatly."
"First of all, this program is PHENOMENAL. A truly fine piece of technology!!!"
"I just wanted to let you know that this is a great program you've created."
"Everyone in the entire world that has any talent in transcription at all uses YOUR product. Including me. Amazing....."
"First of all, I want to reiterate how much I love (and use all the time) Transcribe!"
"I'm a professional arranger/ producer and have been using Transcribe for years. It's invaluable for the things I do."
"Wow, the newest version is gorgeous. I almost feel guilty, for the paltry sum I originally paid (and an upgrade?) I have this tremendously important program... I'd pay 5 times the price and still feel like I got a steal."
"It really is such an amazing piece of software and a great tool for practicing!"
"Transcribe has been an invaluable teaching tool for me. I can't believe how fast my guitar and mandolin students progress just by gradually increasing the speed of the songs they're learning. And then I change the key and get them to work that out! Brilliant!"
"Did I mention I truly LOVE Transcribe?"
"What a fantastic piece of software."
"Nothing to say except the ongoing improvements to Transcribe! are outstanding. I encourage other musicians to buy it whenever I get the chance."
"Your software Transcribe! is tops. I tell all my students and fellow teacher/author/performers about it... Thanks for helping me make a living!"
"PS: love your product! My guitar teacher Kevin Downing (www.guitar.co.nz) recommends it to all his students."
"I just wanted to send you a quick note about Transcribe! I have tried a lot of transcription aids, and yours is by far the best and the easiest to use. It has become a central tool in my music practice."
"I'm a big fan of Transcribe! I've been using it for a few years and recommend it to everyone I can, it's such a great tool."
"I recently downloaded Transcribe! and I couldn't be happier with it. It does exactly what I need it to do, is easy to use and has a fantastic user interface. My ability to learn to play guitar has improved dramatically since I started using it."
"Just a note to let you know how much I like Transcribe! I use it all the time and find its features and ease of use superior to other music-slowing program I've tried. It was well worth the price."
"I use this software for few weeks and it just blows out everything i use before... it is basically the software i had ever looking for to be able to learn by ear all these amazing jazz virtuoso solos"
"I use your excellent program hours and hours each and every day and consider it the most useful piece of software on my computer!"
"First of all this is the best software I have on my computer. It has allowed me to transcribe banjo solos I never could have done with out Transcribe."
"I am testing Transcribe! for learning guitar tunes and I can say that it is just what I have been looking for and the quality of the slow downed sound is marvelous."
"I love Transcribe. I think it is simply the best"
"Thank you for your wonderful work"
"I tried your transcribe program for 30 days from your website...and the experience was amazing...I am a jazz professional musician....."
"thank you for Transcribe. I have used it thousands of times through out the years, and it has helped me learn some of my favorite guitar solos :)"
"'Transcribe!' makes the experience of learning a song SO SUPERIOR in every way I can think of (and of course making the whole thing more enjoyable)"
"It's a program that just makes me happy."
"I love Transcribe, and use it almost every day. As a musician it's an invaluable tool."
"I have recommended your software to many people over the years. It is outstanding and nothing else even comes close to the ease of use."
"I use Transcribe almost everyday to practice along with (correct pitch, change key, slow down, etc). It is an awesome program."
"I purchased a copy of Transcribe! some time ago. I LOVE this software. It has been the single biggest factor in improving my playing, so thank you very much."
"I've had "transcribe" for about 18months or so and my command of the English language is inadequate to fully express how happy i am with it."
"Your software has proved to be priceless for teaching purpose"
"thanks and congratulation for your software, it's huge!"
"Transcribe is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!"
"I LOVE this application"
"A couple of years ago, I downloaded transcribe. I love it and it is a regular part of my guitar practice."
"Out of all the programs out there, this is close as to you can say perfect for what it is for."
"it is the ease (and readiness) of the controls for speed, fast forward, rewind, area and loop that make Transcribe! such a useful tool. I tried out Audacity (Freeware) but the features were nothing like as good as Transcribe!"
"Thanks! Great program, required for all my students. I also use it to prepare computer music performances."
"I've been trying out your software and up to now, I have been using another product. The other product (which will go unnamed) was a tad buggy (they haven't had an upgrade in years!). Transcribe! has performed flawlessly on both my mac and pc... Thanks for creating this, it is quickly becoming a valuable tool for me."
"I love Transcribe for Mac, I use it almost daily for learning Balkan accordion tunes."
"I'm really happy with Transcribe and love using it."
"It is absolutely incredible in its functionality and I wanted to send my thanks to you for such a great product."
"Your program is an important part of my playing and has helped me more than you can know."
"Thank you for your great and very helpful Transcribe!-Software."
"I just discovered Transcribe! and I am, of course, blown away by it."
"I love your software. Its awesome!!"
"Great work with the transcribe app, its probably my most used app on a computer, along with powertab."
"I use transcribe since a few months and it is a very,very ecellent programm."
"I just wanted to let you know how much I love Transcribe!."
"I use Transcribe more that any other software I own. Thank you for a great product."
"I have to tell you every time I use Transcribe I feel it was worth more than every penny I paid for it. One of the absolute most USEFUL programs I have ever owned. Congratulations on an amazing piece of software."
"LOVE this program, btw. Awesome job!! One of my favorite recent features is being able to import m4a files right from my iTunes library. I'm a working bassist and frequently have to learn a lot of songs for gigs, and I couldn't do it nearly as effectively without Transcribe."
"Hi! I love Transcribe!"
"I'm working know for a few weeks with transcribe and I must say: IT IS JUST GREAT!!!!!! For me as professional arranger the application is just for all my needs."
"I bought Transcribe! online years ago and use it just abt. every day in my arranging business. Great package!"
"Transcribe is a great application and I could not live without it - thanks!"
"I do transcriptions for a german Guitar Magazine and I rely on transcribe on a daily basis. It is a great programm."
"I live and die using your great app!"
"i just wanted to take a minute & say thank you for this great, helpful product!"
"I LIKE it! It does ALMOST everything my evil heart desires."
"I use it daily and recommend it to everyone I know!"
"Thanks for transcribe, it's an amazing program that I use all the time as both a guitar teacher and a transcriber."
"Transcribe is fantastic ... recommend it to evey muso i know ;)"
"Transcribe is a truly fantastically exceptional program and I recommend it regularly to family, friends, acquaintances and virtual strangers... Thank you so much for understanding what we need - and providing it! Also, I have never (fingers crossed) had any problems with your software"
"I have been using Transcribe! for years; I love it and recommend it to all my guitar students. Also your website has so much useful stuff, and your writing is actually very entertaining in a no-nonsense, honest way!"
"Thank you so much. I love transcribe!"
"I am using Transcribe since a few weeks. This is the best purchase I have done since a long time !!"
"I was pleasantly surprised when I received notice of the free update to the latest version of transcribe. Not only do I really feel I got my money’s worth in terms of service, but more importantly the new update is wonderful. The new control panel is exactly what was needed and I’m really curious to see how you’ll top this version in the future."
"Thank You! I love your Transcribe app – I’ve never been skilled at transcription and Transcribe has made the process so much easier and faster for me."
"Your product is awesome and makes my job writing arrangement a lot easier. Thanks and Cheers!"
"I have been using Transcribe for several years. It is a great piece of software that has helped me so much in both my personal musical development as well al professional endeavors. Thank you!"
"I have finally found the software I need! Yours!!!"
"Brilliant! This is one /very/ powerful program."
"Nobody else even comes close to your product. I use the video part regularly to help with my student’s transcriptions – capturing the fingering location, etc. You guys rock!!"
"I especially like the ability to slow a song down and being able to practice it in the key that we play it in live. I’ve become a much better bass player thanks to you! Every aspiring musician should be using Transcribe!"
"Hey Andy, I recently bought your program and I'm REALLY lovin it man. Definitley the best sounding most comprehensive, and user friendly program I've seen!!"
"Also out of all my software programs DAW's on and on this one is the most used. It takes the learning of new materal and lessons and guitar licks into a joy."
"In my opinion you have really given music the bigest boost in my lifetime..I just cannot imagine life without Transcribe"
"thank you for an amazing program which I couldn't really live without"
"Your product is really beautifully designed and implemented - to quote a former colleague: "Professional Software."
"Thank you so much for all your hard work on Transcribe! I have used it every day for over a year now and absolutely love it. I taught a Jazz trumpet masterclass at the Eastman School of Music, and actually put it in the syllabus as "recommended materials" and have recommended to many musicians."
"I bought a Licence many years ago. Transcribe runs everytime very solid."
"Your software is the best practice tool I've ever used"
"Transcribe is the best freakin' program, and it just keeps getting better. I just downloaded 8, and with the attractive GUI and the improved feature interface, I'm in love all over again. This is a must for any serious jazz musician, and probably several other kinds of musicians as well."
"Transcribe 8 has become an essential part of my daily workflow."
"Thank you for the kind service and great program."
"just want to tell you all that i love my transcribe and use it everyday and would be lost without it it is th emost important software i own and am thankful that i am able to use this."
"Thank you! I continue to use Transcribe! and recommend it to others. It's great!"
"Your 'Transcribe!' software is absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for the talented, imaginative and thorough work that has gone into its initial and ongoing development over the years."
"This new Transcribe with save-able video is insanely wonderful. You are the patron saint of musicians."
"I have been using Transcribe for quite a while now and absolutely love it. It has become an indispensable part of my work flow."
"I recommend this program to all my students. Keep up the good work"
"Wow, what a fabulous product you have produced, inch by inch over the years. Created, refined; quite marvelous."
"Genius at work! Thank you."
"awesome andy, thanks so much. i tell everyone i meet in music to check it out."
"Transcribe! is really great contribution to the world of music."
"I use Transcribe all of the time. It works great."
"Hey I'm taking this occasion to say how much I love your program! ... I couldn't learn music without Transcribe!"
"I just wanted to let you know that I've been using Transcribe! for about a year and a half and am very happy I decided to buy it. ... Feel free to put any praise from me on your site, I say it to anyone who will hear anyway."
"Thanks for this great application by the way, I've used it to transcribe songs structure, or to loop parts that I'm working on, and it's a really great tool!"
"I love your program. I am using it to learn to play banjo by ear. It is great."
"Best software I ever bought. Thanks for all the support!"
"just want to say thanks for a brilliant programme. I recommend it to all of our workshop members"
"I jusrt downloaded and installed the new update for Transcribe, and it is absolutely fantastic ! Thank you so much for this great piece of software."
"Its absolutely one of the most incredibly useful pieces of software I've ever used. I write, arrange and orchestrate music for a living."
"Of all the software that I own, I consider Transcribe! to be the best software investment I have made over the last 25 years and I THANK YOU VERY MUCH!"
"Transcribe is fantastic."
"The updates are killer. Just recently found out you could slow down video! Wish I had this stuff when I was trying to slow down DiMeola on a turntable at 16 speed!!!"
"Thanks Andy. You have a great site and brilliant software!!!!"
"Thanks Andy you're my hero! I love this program and I've recommended it to all my friends at uni."
"Your software is the only I use for this purpose because it does everything I want it to, and I'm sure I'll be using it for a looong time. Thanks for all the time and work you put into this great program - I know I really appreciate it!"
"And by the way, as a musician and a composer, your transcribe program is brilliant! I can't begin to wrap my head around the programming it would take to create a program like that..."
"Thank you very much for your great program, I keep recommending it to all my friends as I love it so."
"Best, most reliable, most used program on my computer. You rock.!!!! ... It is an indispensable tool in my world."
"I use (and recommed )Transcribe a lot. Learning to play fast Irish music as a beginner I'd be lost without it."
"Thanks so much for making the BEST transcribing software in the world! I tell all of my friends and colleagues about transcribe!"
"This version is fantastic. I was up late last night trying it out. It's come a long way! Congrats on a great product!"
"Without Transcribe, my practicing would be really boring and difficult."
"I have been using Seventh String transcribe for a couple years. I absolutely love it.... use it almost daily. Your tuner is awesome too."
"I love TRANSCRIBE. I have already transcribed 3 pieces, and I never thought I could before. TRANSCRIBE is an invaluable tool for me!"
"after a week found I just couldn't do without it. It's a real joy to use and is one of the most productive pieces of software I've ever come across. How I wish something like this had been around 35 years ago when I used to sit for hours trying to make sense of Charlie Parker faster than light solos on half speed reel to reel. Congratulations."
"THANK YOU MUCH ANDY! ... The video with transcribe is fantastic ... I LOVE YOUR PRODUCT.THANK YOU! THANK YOU!"
"It's fairly easy even for someone who does not particularly like learning softwares (Me). It is making me a better musician and for that I thank you."
"i love your interface. it's so easy to use. i've been using transcribe for years now. i use it on windows and linux."
"Had to email .... to tell you how wonderful "Transcribe" is. Such a help to musicians, hobby and pro."
"I can't really express how much I love your Transcribe program."
"BTW, love your software. My guitar teacher put me onto it. It has enabled me to work out some great guitar solos I never would have otherwise been able to play."
"Transcribe is indispensable."
"First of all, let me congratulate you on a terrific program. I've been transcribing music professionally for over 25 years and have gone through my share of Marantz tape decks, stenographer equipment, and more recently various software programs to help the process. I discovered your program several years ago and initially used it to process audio files to make them easier to transcribe (mainly speed, EQ and pitch correction) while using another pedal-controlled transcription app for the actual take-down. When you added support for foot-pedal controllers I was able to drop the other software and use Transcribe! for all aspects of the work."
"Thank you for a GREAT product! (Best Help File I've ever seen on any software!!!)"
"OK, it was already better than sliced bread. With your addition of the video viewer, Transcribe has entered itself in the list of "Most Useful Tools known to Man" next to fire and the wheel."
"I just want to comment that your site is the most refreshingly clear "plain english" site I have ever visited."
"Really good transcription software. If Batman had to transcribe a song, this would be the first thing out of his Utility Belt."
"I just wanted to let you know that I am deep in production of a series of tab books for my library of releases. These will be licensed and distributed worldwide and the key ingredient to getting the transcriptions note perfect is Transcribe! I have to say that your program has been absolutely invaluable to me in the process of this project. I am able to hear and notate things that even I didn't know I played! :-) The software is very easy to use and immediately useful. I can't say enough great things about it."
"I must step in (short notice) and play the Mozart Oboe Concerto with orchestra on May 10, and must memorize quickly. Your software is SO excellent in this.. I just rave about it.. So.. I will try to spread the word for you! OH OH......"
"I wish I had access to Transcribe! when I was first starting out. It's the best self-teaching device out there."
"I've downloaded your software yesterday, after fighting for a while withe windows media player and similar programs trying to transcribe old Ellington recordings for a big band project coming up in a few weeks. Your software is a pleasure! It is easy to use and incredibley good sounding in half- and even quarter speed. The filters makes hearing walkingbass lines super easy and fun! I will buy this one for sure."
"I am a composer/improviser and I am in the process of transcribing many hours of structured piano improvisations into Finale scores. This will be around a year's worth of time for me, and it would be pretty much impossible without your program. Having this program allows me to compose with a tremendous degree of freedom, and has actually changed the way I work, so...MANY THANKS!"
"Transcribe! has become an indispensable tool in my professional life."
"it's the perfect tool for transcribing music, especially music with a fast tempo! Also, the spectrum analyzer is very helpful in dissecting complex chords."
"You've made it flexible and powerful without overloading it with functionality that's available in other software, and without overreaching. Before finding Transcribe I tried a few more ambitious automatic recognition and/or transcription programs, and they're all rubbish."
"the marker/subdivision interface is well-thought out and exactly what I need for a transcription project in a university jazz theory and improv course I'm currently taking. I downloaded the Mac OS trial version and knew within a couple of hours it was well worth buying."
"This program rocks! I'm a veteran of the music business and have used all manner of methods to work with songs including double speed cassettes, ProTools and Sonic Solutions. This is the best yet!!"
"It's excellent and was critical to opening a door to musical styles that would have remained closed otherwise."
"Let me also just say that buying your program was a very smart investment for me, and it has proved to be invaluable for my work. I don't know how I could be arranging 20 Count Basie recordings on a very tight schedule right now without it."
"I use transcribe weekly and sometimes daily for hours on end and find it to be the best-sounding, most customizable, and full-featured transcription tool available. I'll never be without it! All other methods and programs pale in comparison!"
"Thank you Transcribe for making my life as a professional musician and arranger so much easier."
"Mate, can I just say that I LOVE transcribe. I work as a transcriber/ engraver full time for Hal Leonard, Integrity, and various other publishers, and I use Transcribe! all day every day."
"I teach guitar and play professionally and your program is indispensable."
"I have been VERY happy with this great piece of software. I just worked on transcribing a tune using it, and it's fantastic!"
"I never write these kind of letters, but I must thank you. As a professional musician, this is the best 50 bucks i've ever spent. The ease of use and variety of features is nearly miraculous to someone who started transcribing with the "needle on the vinyl" and "4-track speed control" methods. I've had this software for a couple of years now and it seems any need for any instrument (as I play several) has been anticipated."
"I recently discovered Transcribe software, and I wanted to drop you a note to say how happy I am with it. I'm a life-long professional pianist, and I have done the transcriptions for about ten of Hal Leonard's jazz piano folios and numerous other books and magazine articles. In other words, I've done a LOT of transcribing.... This program is basically the one that I had always wished someone would invent. After playing with the demo for an afternoon, I happily bought a copy, and I don't see myself going back to the last program I was using."
"Firstly, your program is fantastic - that's not a suck-up at all; I'm a full time pro player, and your program makes the transcribing part of my practice so easy. It's the only program I use, basically because it's the only program I need. So, thanks!"
"i make about 30 transcriptions each week and I wouldn't know how I can do that without it"
"I'm currently transcribing Joe Pass live virtuoso material and this is the perfect tool to identify the altered chords and fast bebop lines."
"Can't tell you how great I find working with T! It's absolutely indispensable."
"i would just like to tell you how great transcribe is working for me i use it in all of my lessons with my teacher"
"It has all the features I was looking for, plus some I hadn't thought of!"
"I think Transcribe is one of the great programs of all time. I use it daily."
"I teach at McGill University, Montreal in the jazz music department. I use your program A LOT... Both in undergrad and graduate level. Not only for transcription.. But also to analyze forms... For example marking a drum solo... And figure out what the great modern players play... The text zone is great also to write notes in real time. And of course... The spectral analysis is amazing...It really helps to find the chords of a tune."
"It is great. It is the category "Why didn't I think of that"?"
"Just wanted to tell you that I use transcribe every day as a guitar instructor and love it."
"Transcribe is just so easy to use – its so much easier to isolate the passage I’m interested in – setting markers and dragging a selection – its just intuitive."
"I am a big fan of your software, the "Transcribe!" At first, I was quite a skeptic however your program amazed me completely. I haven't actually seen anything like it."
"I tell my musician friends that if there was only one piece of music software that I could own, it would be Transcribe! And I mean that sincerely. I use it all the time, for both transcribing and for practicing."
"As a user of a lot of music programs (cubase, guitar rig, wavelab) and I want to tell you that Trascribe is the one I use more and is absolutely one of the most useful program I have ever seen."
"I work full time doing arranging and music prep. I do a lot of transcribing and referencing tracks that I am orchestrating or adding strings and/or horns to etc. I use Transcribe with Sibelius. I've got global keystrokes set up so I almost never have to leave Sibelius, it's just great. It has really sped up a lot of the "grunt work" I have to do."
"I can not tell you how useful this product is and how it has shaped my ear."
"Just to say what a fab program T! is. I use it a lot for myself and with my teaching. I always encourage my students to get it. Especially the serious ones."
"Just want to say, this is an excellent--and indispensable--product. Every time I use it I think about when I was a kid, listening to 33 rpm records at half speed."
"Your product is stellar, top notch, and the new look for transcribe8 is great as well. I am a guitar teacher at The Paul Green School Of Rock at Princeton in Hamilton NJ (USA) and use transcribe every day as part of my lessons. Many of my students have purchased transcribe online after just one lesson, that's how great it is."
"ALSO, I have to say that this program is a STAPLE of my whole practice routine. I use it for learning solos, practicing licks, and transcriptions. You have allowed me to pursue jazz improvisation with no worries. Thank you so much for making this, I owe a large part of my progress due to this excellent program."
"This program is so great. Thank you! I hope you make a fortune off it someday."
"TRANSCRIBE! is certainly one of the best and useful programms for musicians on the (pla)net."
"Transcribe is each day more useful to my work as a musician."
"The new version is really a great tool. Well, the previous one already has been. Anyway, I´m a musician and lecturer at the FMW Jazz-Academy in Frankfurt and besides using it a lot myself I recommend to every student of ours."
"I use it so much and would be really lost without it."
"thank you for your superb program, I like it so much, just great, and even better now with version 8."
"I can't tell you how much I love my transcribe program and how grateful I am to you for having made it and selling it. My music has gotten so much better using T! and I thank you so much. And that's only in my first year of using it."
"I just had a quick look to new version of transcribe, and even if I thought it was difficult to improve suc a good piece of software you did it!, Transcribe is better than ever!"
"I'll be using this software for my PhD project. I have used it extensively during my music studies and for chart transcribing."
"I love this program and use it a lot. I've been transcribing Bill Evans arrangements from his CD's—eleven songs now I think. There's no way I would be able to do this without your program. So I just want to say thanks, the first time I've ever written the creators of a software program to thank them."
"the ongoing development of this software is truly a marvel! i tell all my musician friends they are fools if they don't buy Transcribe!"
"It's been of immense value to me for my jazz studies at Georgia State University."
"I'll take this opportunity to tell how much I appreciate your masterpiece, TRANSCRIBE! I am a guitar soloist, and your program has made my life much, much easier."
"Thanks to your software, transcribing a classical or fingerstyle solo is now just a matter of finding some free time. I know I'll get the transcription done right when I sit down with the track and TRANSCRIBE!."
"I can't think of anything else that has been so essential to me as a music learning tool. With Transcribe!, I've been able to crack stuff that I had wanted to play for years."
"this is an awesome piece of software that I simply couldn't do without."
"I make regular money from transcribing big band charts and I really wouldn't be able to make such a good job of it without Transcribe!"
"I've been using your programs now for some time and can actually say nothing comes even close to what you have accomplished."
"I just wanted to thank you for the recent Transcribe update. Once again, this is such an awesome program. I use it on a daily basis with my guitar students and have gotten several of them to purchase it from you. Just wanted you to know that your work is appreciated."
"Love it! Thanks so much this is going to change my life."
"WOW! What a super program!! I have been using other products for sometime and Transcribe is the BEST!!"
"I transpose and transcribe music on a regular basis for customers. I have been using your program transcribe for over a year or two. I highly recommend it; It is an invaluable tool, thank you very much."
"Transcribe is one of my most favorit programs, I love it!"
"It is my pleasure to recommend Transcribe! to my students. As someone who started transcribing in the early '70s using LPs slowed down to 16 2/3 RPM, then graduated to vari-speed tape recorders, and subsequently tried several digital software/hardware products, I never dreamed something as powerful, effective and user-friendly as Transcribe! would ever come along. Thank you for all the time and energy you have put into developing the product."
"I teach applied guitar, bass and piano jazz students. I also teach an improvisation class most semesters. I have started requiring Transcribe! to be purchased by all of my students - It's actually a required purchase in my syllabus. That's how much I believe in your product! I also introduced the other professors to Transcribe! so they can recommend it to their students."
"I consider Transcribe! essential to the aims of the participants in this group, and I have no affiliation with Seventh String Software. None of its competition stands up against its feature set and tailoring to real musician needs. As I told John, it represents the best $50 bucks I've ever spent on a music program. Andy is very generous with his upgrade policy, he backs the product with a related transcription forum, and I believe the demo is fully functional for some period of time. It's the product I wished for, for many decades."
"I've been transcribing music for TV and Liveshows for 20 years now, using cassette deck in the beginning and ending up with using my sampler, but this program makes everything soooo easy – thank you."
"My hat's off to you, Andy!! I was about to post a sticky issue to the Yahoo Music Transcribers group, but I thought, "I'd better first check the built-in help for the answer to this." Lo and behold, there it was! ... Truly amazing software user documentation -- I've seen a lot!"
"I just downloaded the latest version of Transcribe! and used some of the new capabilities, and all I have to say is, you are a genius. I have told and recommended Transcribe! to every musician that I come in contact with including my students. Slowing the video down and being able to hear it is something I've needed for years. Andy, I do believe that you have outdone yourself in this new update of Transcribe! because I can't think of anything else I would want the software to do."
"Thanks so much! Customer service with seventh string has always been, and continues to be stellar!"
"Your product is my favorite guitar software of all. Thanks"
"Unbelievable! Man I've been trying to "steal" Etude by Lee Ritenour from one of his live DVD's, where he's playing a nylon string (with no fret markers) and being able to freeze the frame of the vid with the sound is a dream come true. And the sound quality just blew me away."
"It just keeps on getting better. The video component is great. Yours is truly one of the most useful and most used bits of software on my computer."
"First, I've got to tell you what a GREAT program. I use this exclusively for all transcribing and reviewing chores. I'm especially thrilled with the shortcut capabilities. Now we can use two programs at once and not have to switch between them. Nice job."
"Hi - you probably hear this all the time, but Transcribe! is simply the most useful and best transcription tool hands down. It's really invaluable to me personally and has opened up a whole pile of music to transcription that I don't know how I would tackle if I would not have tripped across Transcribe! years ago."
"As a satisfied customer I felt I had to write to thank you for your terrific piece of software. Not only do I use it everyday in my teaching for slowing things down, making loops of the tricky bits etc, I am currently transcribing interviews for my PhD and realised that the new video version (complete with funky little camera icon) would be ideal for pause/ playback etc. These are big files (ie 90 minutes of video at a time) and Quick Time, frankly, is pretty clunky at handling them. I am happy to report that Transcribe is smooth and stable and exactly what I need. Thanks Seventh String. Transcribe rocks! Seriously- it's true!"
"Hello I just wanted to relate to you that I am even more jazzed about your program Transcribe. I don't know when or how this feature snuck in the program but I just decided to try to open up a quicktime video file I made of this piece I am learning from a dvd . And I have video in Transcribe!!!! Man that is so helpful. Any way I tell every musician I know about this program, It is affordable and of great use."
"I'm writing to say thank you, Andy. For many years I've struggled wishing I'd had a tool like this."
"I LOVE YOUR PROGRAM!!!! I am a jazz musician and teacher who has transcribed hundreds of pages of music (Bill Evans, Herbie, Chick, Trane, Bird, Micheal Brecker, Wes montgomery, Monk, Kenny Kirkland, etc.), which until Transcribe! was done with a CD player. I have worn out several CD players. Your program has every feature I want. It is now an essential part of my teaching method. I recommend (demand actually) that my students buy Transcribe! and use it to transcribe and practice. I tell them that it is the "electron microscope of music transcription."
"I would like to complement you on an absolutely excellent piece of work. I have been a professional musician for more decades than I would care to admit at this time, and I have used most of the major music software packages on the market over the years. Yours is among the very best of any kind, and as far as I can tell is far and away the best package of its kind, period, in every way."
"I used the trial for Transcribe! and loved it. You have created something so beautiful, powerful and very useful!!" "Thanx so much for your creativity! The world is a better place because of people like you."
"Your program is fantastic! I teach guitar at two universities in Denver, Colorado and have had several students purchase your program. They showed instant improvement form working with transcribe!, and it is spreading to the rest of the program. Thanks again for creating such a useful tool for the aspiring musician!"
"I just wanted to thank you for a great product. I bought it just the other day and already it has helped me transcribe several parts of songs that I just couldn't have done on my own. I am recommending it to all my friends and students."
"I just want to say that it is a beautiful piece of software to work with. Thank you!"
"Great piece of software btw, I'm a programmer by trade and it's always wonderful to come across a piece of software you wished you'd written yourself!)"
"I love Transcribe! and I use it a lot. Transcription has never been this easy and fast!"
"I must say this is one of the best items of software I have ever used.. it just does the job so well that I can't actually think of any improvments to be made to it. It is one of the few items of quality that this is really what all software should aim to be like..."
"After sceptically installing Transcribe! I was more than surprised. Your software has exceeded my expectance. It breaks the limit every musician definitely arrives one day when transcribing."
"Every so often, the question comes up about software to slow material down without changing its pitch. I, and many others, think Transcribe! from 7th-string software is the best tool for the job. Not a shill for the company, just a satisfied customer." "I stongly agree about Transcribe! It is a great transcription tool, is easy to use, and has great sound quality when songs are slowed down. Been using it for years now, and it is perhaps the best (and cheapest) out there."
"I just downloaded the new version of Transcribe and wanted to take a minute to personally thank you and express my appreciation for a brilliant piece of software. It has already been an integral part of my work on countless occasions, and the new features are fantastic."
"I want to tell you how much I love Transcribe. I guess I have had it for two or three years, and it has helped me tremendously in being able to transcribe jazz solos. This might not seem like a great thing to a lot of people, but I am a 67 yr old classical pianist who has wanted to play jazz my whole life and being able to transpose solos has been a great help to me. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you do to help us have the greatest music experiences!"
"i just purchased transcribe, after using it daily for the last few weeks- i play guitar for a living, and transcribe is the best tools i've ever used for breaking down songs! i have three or four other tools, both hardware and software, and transcribe smokes them all."
"I use transcribe practically every day on my Mac and thought I'd let you know that I have never had any problems. It is brilliant and I am really glad to have it, it has been a huge help in many ways."
"Firstly may I say how wonderful it is? - I am using it a lot, and I think it is about the very best-designed piece of software that I know: it is so intuitive, friendly, reliable and fun to use."
"I just wanted to let you know that Transcribe is a fantastic program! I'm a drummer and a drum teacher and I use the program almost daily. I use it for charting out songs for gigs, practicing, and as a teaching tool."
"I have died and gone to heaven after discovering this program on the internet. It is a great program and real simple to use. I figured it out in 15 minutes. As a semi-professional musician, I have to learn tunes every week. Transcribe will now become a useful tool in my arsenal, lets just say my weapon of choice. I will be spreading the word about your product."
"i've been using transcribe! now for about six weeks- every day for 3 - 4 hours. i couldn't be more pleased! this is an amazingly deep program!" "i have several 'transcribing' hardware units that i can finally stop using- not one of them came close to your app."
"I have been using Transcribe for several years now. I have used it to transcribe jazz solos, analyze chords, transcribe dense brass choir textures, and more recently to analyze my own playing! I am about to graduate with my Masters degree in clarinet performance, and plan on an orchestral career which involves playing of the highest degree. I relate using Transcribe! to analyze recordings of myself to athetes' use of video and motion capture technology to analyze the minute imperfections in their swing, throw, stride, etc. I can slow down the recording to make sure I'm playing every note in a 32nd note run, or even use the spectral analyzer to detect the overtones in my sound, how strong they are, and if they're in tune. Anything I can possibly think of to do with a piece of music, Transcribe! does. The spectral analysis is probably the most amazing and impressive feature, to me. I graduated from my undergrad with Honors, and analyzed 3 solos of clarinetist Eddie Daniels for my thesis, and I owe Transcribe! for 99% of my grade! In addition, your writings on transcription in general on your website are more thorough than about anything I found in extensive research on transcription and analysis."
"I have nothing but great things to say about Transcribe! I tell all my friends about it, and they all love the program, too."
"let me say that i am amazed and wowed by transcribe. i have been using it for years and think it is the most amazing tool for musicians since- well anything. it is incredible."
"I have just purchased Transcribe! for Mac OS X and I love it. I used it for the demo period and then just had to have it. I am a software engineer and a programming instructor and I have to say that this is one of the very best pieces of software I have ever seen."
"Transcribe! Is a great little program. I've been a musician (guitar, piano, vocals) for many years… almost as long as I've been alive. I'm in my mid 50's (still playing in a band) and have embraced technology right from the start... for the specific purpose of learning tunes, Transcribe! Takes the prize hands down and gets 2 thumbs up from someone that knows the process of learning a song by ear. As I mentioned my interest in technology and also make my living write software, for business apps using VB and some years back used "C". Wouldn't attempt to write something like Transcribe!. You’ve done a superb job. Simple to use and very effective."
"As a budding bass player wannabe, I am compelled to let you know how I feel about your product. I use Transcribe! for hours every day. It has been invaluable in helping me both learn and create bass lines for lessons. Your intonation at any tempo is pretty damn accurate. I keep telling my wife that this is the best money I have ever spent on a tool to help me learn the bass. She is so tired of hearing me saying it that I have finally decided to let you guys know. I have recommend it to my bass teacher who is now using it and telling his other students to get it."
"Just wanted to say again, thank you, thank you for writing this program, I use it every day to speed the process of learning music and for making practice CD's for my students. It is the absolute best tool there is for a pro musician. I have used it now for about six years, probably almost every day."
"As a music teacher, your product Transcribe has proven invaluable. It's really the complete control over the playback that makes the difference, and helps me notate all my student's guitar solos quickly and accurately. Absolutely awesome that I can use my midi footpedal for any playback control too, it's really a great system. I just bought the full version today after deciding that I could never go back to using a normal media player like quicktime or even a DAW like Live for this kind of work"
"As an honest ordinary guy who had his less than year old laptop crash and burn without a moments notice I want to say THANKS for reissuing the license key. I've bought the software twice now to legally have it on two computers. It's simply the best transcribing software out there!"
"Just downloaded the trial version of your Transcribe! program and wanted to let you know that I have absolutely fallen in love with this program only minutes after opening the trial."
"Love your product by the way. I use it to help me practice the Irish "uilleann" pipes...Transcribe allows me to break down recordings from the old masters so that I can identify every gracenote and flourish, in order that I might imitate. Great stuff! Changed my life, in a way."
"I tried and bought the Transcribe software within a few days of the trial offer. Since then, I like it so much, I describe it to fellow guitarists as the best thing since sliced bread."
"I think the software is incredible it has definitely been a lifesaver for me. Thanks a million."
"I purchased the transcribe program approximate 1 1/2 years ago and I can truthfully say that it is one of the best working programs I have ever purchased."
"It is a great product and we all think its great down here in Brighton. It has revolutionised the way i learn irish tunes."
"this is a fantastic program. I'm working on a transcription book of Lenny Breau's music, which is extremely complex. I don't think I would have been able to do this work without your software."
"THANK YOU - I love this software!"
"I know I've said this before but Transcribe is the best piece of music software ever! I recommend it all the time to friends and colleagues."
"Thank you very much, Andy. I love this program and have used it extensively to figure out songs for my 70's rock tribute band (www.aliverocks.com) over the past couple of years. It is probably my most valuable tool."
"I love Transcribe -- I think it's the greatest invention since the electric guitar, it's actually changed my life for the better!"
"Just tried Transcribe! for the last month and now bought it. Thanks so much. I've been learning songs from recordings for years and gotten really good at it, but your software makes much it easier and faster."
"My husband is a huge fan of Transcribe!. He bought the program some time ago and is a daily user. So when our house had a fire in September, the license key to Transcribe was one paper be brought out of the office."
"I have been using Transcribe! for a few months now and it is the absolute best. Thank you for writing such a great piece of software."
"I just wanted to say how pleased I am with Transcribe, which I bought and first used over the Christmas period. It's totally revolutionized my practise routines and I've made more progress in the past six weeks than in the previous 40 years - at least that's what it feels like."
"hey i just wanted to thank you for the hard work on the new update of transcribe. i did a really difficult transcription of a flute solo and i got it nailed. it took me better part of a week but without transcribe could not say if i really would have been able to do it at all."
"Keep up the great work with this software. Seventhstring is a musician's dream. This product was worth EVERY penny I paid for it. I can't say enough about it. It does EVERY thing one would need for transcribing."
"I bought Transcribe a year or so ago and have just realised how dependent on it I have become. Just thought I would let you know I think it's a great tool."
"I just wanted tyou to know that I downloaded Transcribe, and within 15 minutes of using it, I bought it. I have been transcribing records for a long time, from 45 rpm records with the repeat arm up, through Lps, cassettes, and CDs, aand I have never used anything as helpful as Transcribe."
"Awesome program. Downloaded a few weeks ago but didn't install until tonight. Used it for 15 minutes and I'm sold. I'm a guitarist that just finished a class in African Drumming. I have a CD of drum rhythms which I ripped and I'm using Transcribe as a looping machine. Awesome. I'm going to sell my Tascam CD Guitar trainer. Your program is 10 times more powerful (plus easier to use) and one-third the cost AND it doesn't require batteries. Thanks for the great software."
"I wish more programs had this price to performance ratio as well as its great support."
"I can't say enough good things about this program. I love it! When it's time to learn tunes this is my number one resource. 11 out of 10!!!"
"Thought I'd drop you a quick e-mail. I just downloaded the evaluation version of Transcribe! and was so impressed that I bought it within half an hour of first loading the program. I can't say I really buy much software these days - pretty much got everything covered in terms of audio programs. But within ten minutes I'd transcribed the double bass intro to a track despite being [to put it bluntly] crap at transcriptions (and even worse at the double bass). As a software developer myself, I'm not impressed by fancy coding or unique features etc. etc. What does impress me is how this program painlessly did exactly what it said it would."
"congratulations! what an amazingly useful and easy to use piece of kit. I've just spent an hour wandering around a couple of tunes and your application is so easy to learn. Such a user friendly piece of software. Excellent."
"Thank you for your work. So many of us in the world owe thanks to so few for the wonders of technology. You are one of the few."
"This piece of software is a gem, for sure. Working with the EQ is a great tool. Your software provides a clarity of tone, while in slowed mode, that is not found in other products I have tried."
"hi I just thought Id say: transcribe is an awesome piece of software! I just discovered the feature that allows you to transcribe directly from audio cds, its even easier now. Plus the design is so thoughtful, everything works so simply and intuitiveley.Well worth the registration fee!"
"Your title TRANSCRIBE, was reviewed on the program MEGAPOLITAN, broadcast from the studios of WUSB, 90.1 FM, Stony Brook NY, (www.wusb.org), Long Island's largest non-commercial radio station. MEGAPOLITAN is a live, un-scripted program; transcriptions are not available. I found your software to be very capable, and trouble-free, perhaps the best of it's kind. I gave a most positive review, and pointed to your website."
"I want to thank you again for creating this marvellous piece of software"
"Well, it really is a great product. I do a lot of transcription and arranging work, and it's proved its worth many times over."
"I love Transcribe! Love it. I've been using it for a couple of years now, first for transcribing tunes for MUZAC renditions and now for my present occupation of composing ringtones (bastard children of real music). For those of us who's ears are not as fast as Mozarts this app is a great boon. Thanks for your hard work and good ideas."
"This weekend i have finally found time to download and try Transcribe! It is a fantastic tool and I will be purchasing it when my month is up. It is so wonderfully useful, just having the ability to change track speed tuning and eq is wonderful, but everything that one might think "it would be great if I could do that" you seem to have thought of. I am working on parts for a show with Lee Hazlewood at the RFH next week, and I must be going about 5 times my usual speed!"
"A couple of minutes later I was sitting here utterly stunned, flaggerbasted, glabberflasted, and Completely Amazed. Of course all I did was open the program, open Revelations from my hard drive, and click play. The Times They Sure Have A Changed! Your program is very elegant, seamless, and Terrific. Surely you are a perfectionist! Thank you ever so much (^_^)"
"I have one word for you: FANTASTIC!!"
"I just wanted to email you to let you know that I think Transcribe is a fabulous tool. It is so easy to start and stop the recording where I want to, that it lets me concentrate on the music, and not how to work the player."
"I just want to thank you for Transcribe! Transcribe! is simply the greatest computer application ever for musicians! I don't know how we managed before it..."
"just wanted to email my appreciation for Transcribe! ... occured to me just now how I treat it as a reliable daily workhorse for all sorts of things"
"I use 'Transcribe!' to assist with the process of transcribing. It is a great piece of software and I would recommend it to every musician."
"I use your program for all my transcription work. Having worked over the years with all manner of implements -- cassette, half- speed cassette, CD, MP3 players, Digital Performer -- I assure you that "Transcribe!" is the most efficient and useful tool available. I'll never go back to anything else. Bravo!"
"I just would like to thank you very much to having invested more work into this great program! Thanks for the new version which I have installed immeditatedly! There is almost now day where I don't use it! It IS defintively No 1 !!!"
"Hi, and thanks for writing Transcribe! I use it all the time, and it's made my life far hipper."
"Just thought I'd drop you a line to say thanks for Transcribe! It's good to see that someone has taken the time to develop a tool for transcribing that is actually useful to the musician. I have tried too many programs in the past that either promised the world but only delivered some half-hearted attempt or were some bloated, all encompassing multi-media program that tried to be too many things at once. I guess it takes a musician to really know what musicians want."
"I recommend Transcribe! every chance I get - having spent many years (going back to the 70s!) as a transcriber using tape at half-speed, Transcribe! has been the single biggest breakthrough in my own musical education - I use it all the time. Thanks again! :-)"
"I just wanted to say that this software just keeps getting better and better. I am really impressed. I have been recommending it to my friends and it has come in so handy with my music. I must have learned about 10 songs from ear with this software (music is only a hobby so this is quite a lot for me)."
"As always, I am very thankful that you have not only created an outstanding piece of transcription software, but you continue to improve it!! Transcribe has saved me countless times and I thank you for it."
"I purchased my licence key within the last couple of months and am completely bowled over by your software. I am incredibly lazy and find the software a great motivator to get me transcribing...believe me I ve tried everything the marantz tape slow downers even the roland guitar tuner gizmo however this is the most intuitive and useful bit of kit out there"
"Just a quick note to let you know that your Transcribe software is freakin' fantastic! I've been using it for several years, and am really thankful that you stayed with this. Keep kickin'. Thanks."
"Thank you so much for your quick response and much appreciated help. I always brag about and push my students to purchase Transcribe! since it is the best."
"I am an American student of jazz. Currently I am working towards a Masters degree in jazz performance (piano) after having completed a bachelors in the same. I am writing to you because you have a really great program. I have used transcribing programs for a number of years before yours became available. Wow! What a difference yours makes. I remember the pain I had to go through with the other programs, but yours is wonderful."
"By the way Transcribe is brilliant. I have been teaching the guitar full-time for twenty years. When I think of how many songs I have had to transcribe in that time. If only Transcribe had existed back in 1984!"
"Thank you very much for your help. I really love Transcribe! and I cannot live if I don't have it already."
"Have really appreciated your fine program Transcribe. I am using it quite a lot in my PhD work which involves a lot of transcription. It certainly has made the whole process much easier."
"I very rarely, if ever I think outside of business, write to anyone about anything even to complain! Just wanted to say what a cracking little program Transcribe is and how much it has helped me progress with my guitar playing."
"I am a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, and I purchased Transcribe! about a month back to assist me as I transcribe various solos in my dissertation work on improvisation. I REALLY like the program: it's immensely helpful particularly as a check-and-balance against what my ears are hearing, and as far as the dissertation goes, I certainly want to make sure my transcriptions are as accurate as possible."
"Thank you for the awesome software... it is spectacular, extremely efficient, and .... thank you again."
"I have used other transcription tools. This one allows the most control over speed, frequencies, etc. It also allows you to sample from various sound formats and save your bookmarks, etc. I have used lots of tools over the years (CD/Tape pause/replay, Akai Riff-O-Matic, CD Looper and their family of products) and this is the best one I have found."
"I'd just like to mention, in case people don't mention it often enough, how useful Transcribe! is. Thanks for making it."
"This is just a letter to let you know what a fantastic program I think Transcribe! is, the sheer amount of functionality the program offers for the price is astounding. I am using it as I write this email to work out the drum part of a song, when struggling to hear the bass drum I thought I was at a loss until I toyed with the programs EQ. Not only can I slow down the song so I can hear the rhythm better, but with the EQ properly configured I am able to hear the bass drum as if it was a seperate track."
"I love Transcribe! I am a beatmaker in the Seattle area, I work with various production teams creating hip hop, downtempo, and electronic music- basically sample based compositions. Transcribe allows me to view the note structures of an audio sample and then make pitch corrections to alline with other samples. I've used other much more expensive programs for this task, however they fall short of my expectations every time. Not only does transcribe have and "analog lock" feature which perserves the audio quality of the sample when pitching a wav file, but also the spectrum analisis is a great help when dealing with complex samples. I've recently been sighed to an independent record lable, and am confident had it not been for transcribe that my success would have been delayed."
"You have achieved and produced a "miracle product" as far as I'm concerned. You can't put a proper value on it. I haven't worked my way through it but even being able to mark sections and repeat instantly over and over again is quite remarkable."
"Tried several. This is the best and easier to use. Thnaks for making a great little tool."
"Hi Andy, I love the new program. You made all the improvements I would have wanted. I wouldn't be playing jazz guitar if it wasn't for transcribe and band in box. I run both programs simultaneously. So thanks again for a terrific program."
"I am another one of those guys who mistakenly purchased another piece of software before I found out about your software. I completely wasted my money on "Amazing Slowdowner" since Transcribe! is much much better in every way. Thanks very much for this awesome app!"
"Thanks for writing such a useful program. I use Transcribe almost every day. I'm always amazed at how well constructed and practical it is. I've turned several other people onto it and they all feel the same way. It's so rare that I find anything that is such a good value and so well designed - I just had to email you."
"Of all the software I have, Transcribe is the most valuable. I have licenses for it for Linux and Windows - it's really an essential program for me."
"This is my most used music program and I keep finding new things I can do with it - lately I've been copying old records to CDs and I just discovered hoe easy it is in Trabscribe to break the recording into tracks and output as separate WAV fies."
""Transcribe" is a such a superb program. It should be in every musician's training arsenal. Thanks and congratulations on doing it right. And thanks for continuing to make Transcribe increasingly superior."
"I've been learning licks off the record by ear for 25+ years, and this tool is the finest of its kind I've seen. With a wife and 3 kids its harder than ever to sit for long and agonize over a difficult to hear part, and this makes the best use of precious time."
"I want to thanks you and congratulate you on an excellent product. It's JUST the thing I needed. Amazing aid and time-saver, after all the times I've pressed rewind on a cassette player, or fast backward on a CD player, to try to catch a detail in a piano piece, trying to learn it... this is a real gem!"
"Until now I was using another program for transcribing but Transcribe! is much more useful... the equalizer, the quality of sound when you slow tne music, the markers...extremely easy and useful."
"... your exellent Transcribe program which I find an absolute godsend in my endeavours to transcribe music ..."
"Just thought I'd drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoy using Transcribe!. I write and transcribe music for magazines like Guitarist and Guitar Techniques (I was editor of this particular mag until July 2001) and your programme has proved invaluable in helping me with my work."
"I like your program a lot! I have been a guitar teacher for years and I could have used this program about a million times over."
"An excellent tool, intelligently laid out and a pleasure to use. I especially enjoy placing beats and measure markers. As a one-time technical writer (now mostly a jazz musician) it was also a shock and pleasure to read a really well-written manual."
"Your program is really fantastic and as someone who does lots of transcribing (both drums and lead work ala Chick Corea), it is easy to see the effort you put into the tools in your program would have only been thought of by someone who ACTUALLY DOES the work themselves."
"Learning songs/solos is so easy it's cheating."
"... wanted to commend you for the usefulness and stability of the product."
"It had to be done very quickly but also very accurately, and Transcribe was a big help. I can't think of any serious criticisms of the software."
"I LOVE YOUR PROGRAM, by the way. It is simple and fun to use."
"I think Transcribe! is one of the best thought out music programs I've ever used. Obviously designed by a musician for musicians."
"I tried other stuff before Transcribe but it didn't even come close!"
"Your software has become an essential part of my musical day."
"... a perfect product for slowing down music files so that I can practice on a musical instrument and also for slowing down English Country Dancing tunes so that I can stagger around and keep up."
"Like your product, your procedures are the closest thing to perfect that can be imagined - and as expeditious. It worked like magic, or rather like genius."
"I downloaded the trial version of it last night and used this morning to transcribe a solo, and I was deligheted to work with it. It's very user friendly and so incredibly functional. The markers are extremely useful and the sound doesn't get distorted at all even at a half speed."
"Transcribe! is the tool for me ... Thanks for making my life a LOT easier!!"
"Great Program. And I have tried them all.!!!!!!!!!"
"Wanted you to know, with your program, I have finally had success transcribing....The feeling of empowerment that that gives is wonderful!"
"I've been using Transcribe! since version 3 or 4 (it's been so long I can't even remember) and am absolutely thrilled with it. I have referred many students and colleagues here in Los Angeles to your wonderful program. It's usually quite funny when I first demonstrate the program's half-speed capabilities to someone---its seamless, clean sound quality never fails to drop a jaw and cause a gasp."
"I'm a professional: I use Transcribe! to assist my practice nearly every day."
"Since I started using it I have covered a huge amount of ground in my understanding and appreciation of music - its a fabulous product."
"your proramme goes from strength to strength and the other contenders for the title seem to be left on a receeding horizon"
"Le logiciel est absolument incroyable. Bravo et merci !"
"Your marvelous software and terrific tutorials/explanations have totally taken the wind out of my sails! What a great implementation of a neat idea. Wow; how amazing to see piano harmonics in all their glory (and complexity)!"
"I am one of the, I'm sure very many people, who's musical life is better because of Transcribe! Thank You!"
"Oh so few software products these days run absolutely without a hitch; this experience sets a new high-water mark."
"Thank you so much. And again, wonderful, wonderful software."
"I love you application! I recommend it to all my jazz students."
"Andy, this software is phenomenal! I love the sound quality and the use of the audio wave. I bought it as soon as I tried it. You blow the competition away."
"Transcribe! is one of the best pieces of software I've ever used, of any kind. Bravo!"
"I don't know if you realize it, but I've been pushing your program like crazy as the definitive way to learn tunes on the Uilleann pipes."
"I was searching for a good slowdowner for musicians... My search is now over, thank you for the great Transciber!"
"I can say that almost nothing has helped me in my musical career as much as this program."
"I love this program. I have been looking for it all my life."
"Thanks again for the incredible product. I use Transcribe every single day of my life. Full orchestral pieces, full big band scores, blazingly fast odd-time Macedonian and Balkan folk music, late Coltrane and Eric Dolphy solos, strings, percussion, Latin...you name it, I've used Transcribe to help me take it down accurately. I transcribe and arrange music for a living, and your software has grown to be an invaluable tool in my profession."
"you're product is so fast, easy and intuitive that I can't stop using it!"
"I am a blind preacher and picker and I love transcribe. than for all you done in making it."
"I'm in a jazz transcription class. Transcribe is *amazing.*"
"Not only is your user interface more intuitive, the sound quality is IMMENSELY SUPERIOR."
"I've been playing for about 10 years or more and this has been one of the most valuable tools I've come across."
"I just wanted to commend you on what I think is the THE best educational and FUN musical software I have ever seen."
"Beautiful. I've played with it for about a half hour, using all the basic features. Everything works. Outstanding job. I particularly like the cleanness of the cue function and the enhanced interface for all the effects."
"I just have to say that your product is simply amazing. My only complaint is that I've become addicted to it, which is cutting into my trumpet practice time."
"Your software is fabulous and it has changed my life; no lie."
"BTW Andy, I just wanted to say that this is an awesome piece of SW. It far exceeded my expectations."
"your great!!!! Transcribe! has changed my life from a musical point of view."
"For what it may be worth to you, 3 1/2 years work with Transcribe have made it an absolutely essential tool. I do a fair amount of transcription, both for the orchestra I play in and for the odd singer around town. I now can't imagine life without your great product."
"Most software I buy ends up collecting dust a week after I buy it. But I have no doubt I will continue to use Transcribe for a long time to come."
"I work with a group of musicians who put various shows together. Transcribe! has been an invaluable >tool for me. I passed on the trial version to my colleagues. It took them one day to make the purchase, they were blown away!"
"Thank you! Your program is great! I'm a jazz pianist , and it is possible for me to transcribe anything now thanks to your program."
"I've been using Transcribe! - how long - 3 years? More? Not sure, but anyway, it's something that I use in myriad ways that I couldn't imagine being without."
"By the way, I bought and tried several programs, (Reed-Kotler's Transkriber, Seventh String Software's Transcribe!, Amazing Slow Downer, Notechaser, SlowGold, etc.). I found Seventh String Software's Transcribe! to be, unquestionably, the best."
"God bless you and the folks who designed this software. I've been trying to find something like this for years!"
"I just wanted to say thank you very much for developing such a fantastic product. Using it, I was able to start learning some of my favorite pieces of music with relative ease, whereas without Transcribe! the task would have been incredibly difficult if not impossible."
"Your sample version enabled me to copy a run I've been listening to for 30 years and never could figure out."
"Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
"I use a great deal of software and technology in my day to day life (work and personal time included), and Transcribe! ranks right up there with email, cell phones, word processing, web browsing, and home espresso machines for me. It has made a huge difference in my ability to learn tunes and licks and keeps me connected with one of my true passions in life - music. If only I had it when I was a kid..."
"I've written before but wanted to write again about this program. Of ALL the programs for a computer I've ever had, this has been the single, best program I have ever used. Your price is more than fair for it, your updates are great, and the product is outstanding. I would actually be lost without it now. I have told every musician I know about it and put notes on discussion boards about it. I think everyone I know that has tried it now raves about it. I am glad I came across it. Thank you for one of the best products on the market."
"Other software programs do not come even close as far as sound quality is concerned."
"I wanted to thank you for the finest piece of shareware ever written. The changes you made in this recent version are just the ones I was looking for."
"Transcribe is a fantastic program. I use it just about daily, and recommend it whole-heartedly to my friends and students. Thank you once again."
"I have found your Transcribe program to be the most useful I have ever seen for figuring out songs and chords."
"As a guitar teacher i found the transcribe program fantastic and can not live without it"
"Love the program - I've recommended it on the sax forum I subscribe to. Tried other transcriber progs. yours is definately the best and most stable - keep up the great work!"
"As a long-time recording engineer and producer but a new time guitarist, I I can only sing the highest praise for your software. I am starting to think that the reason I put off learning guitar for so long was that I lacked a learning tool such as the one you have created. There is literally nothing on the market that compares to what you have done."
"I just wanted to say that I just got Transcribe and I love it! I've only used it for slowing down percussion parts so far, but seems it handles the transients much better than some higher-end programs that I use, and it does it without having to process the file off-line."
"the latest version (5.20) is amazing. This is without a doubt the best piece of music software I have ever purchased, no question!! I transcribe (or attempt to) rock keyboard (ELP, Boston, Genesis......uh, am I showing my age?) just because I've always wanted to know what those notes were! This is an incredible tool and simply rocks on my 1GHz P3 - - never had a single crash or problem"
" By the way, Transcribe! is the most useful program I have ever used on my PC. As a beginner it has helped me learn fingerpicking patterns I would not have even considered months ago."
"the reduced speed playbacks are the clearest of any of these programs I have tried"
"I think it is a stroke of genius. It has enabled me to figure out complex passages of music for the piano which otherwise would have taken me days, if at all, to do."
"Just wanted to say "what a wonderful piece of software"!!!! Absolutely love it. I downloaded it this afternoon, after seeing the review in MacUser and I transcribed two whole songs in the next two hours!"
"I really love Transcribe! A few years ago I was hoping that there was a product that did what Transcribe! does."
"Transcribe! is simply magnificent! One of the best programs I've ever bought. I'm a composer/arranger and have found it well designed, easy to use, and extremely helpful for all sorts of sound editing and manipulating use."
"Andy, your Transcribe program is probably the single most useful programs I have ever purchased. It keeps getting better with every upgrade."
"Despite the technical sophistication of this tool it is not at all geeky. Amazingly well put together. I do stuff like this for a living and I don't think I would have made such a nice interface."
"Transcribe is just doing what I have dreamt since 30 years"
"I love your software! It is by far the most useful tool I have ever encountered for learning new music."
"Transcribe is da bomb! Works great, reasonably priced. I really like it."
"Your Transcribe! is wonderful/essential."
"your software is a piece of art I can't do without"
"Transcribe! takes the cake! It is truly a gift from the Gods!! Bless you!!!"
"I tried several programs including Reed Kottlers Transkriber which was helpful but I much prefer Andy Robinson's Transcribe! because of the spectrum it displays. I find this considerably extends the usefulness of the several programs that only slow down audio files - especially when trying to untangle chords. Finding out wat chord is being played and, most importantly, what voicing is being used is far easier with Transcribe!'s analysis of all the frequencies that are being sounded at any slice in time."
"Your program is so excellent that the transcriptions practically do themselves."
"Brilliant. There is no question why you are the premier product in your field. I love it."
"Great job! You know, this is one of the most useful programs I own . . .You guys have got it right."
"Transcribing is something that I always dreaded having to do. Now I am actually looking for solos to transcribe."
"I have demo'ed a lot of other "slow down" programs, and none that I have tried even compare to yours"
"I got the tip about your great program from John-he was right, it is a huge time saver. Downloaded yesterday. Great job. I'm the editor of jazz music for Warner Bros. Publications."
"Thank YOU for the program. It's invaluable for figuring out these complex guitar pieces and very user-friendly."
"I just found, tried out, and sent in my registration for Transcribe. Great piece of software! The UI design is really nice; ideally suited for the task of transcribing."
"I dont want to go on about it too much but it really is a fantastic bit of software, I just wish I had it a few years ago when I was going through my "I want to play Charlie Parker tunes" phase."
"I really cant say enough great things about your app, I have already used it to figure out a LOT of bebop licks (really fast Cannonball Adderly stuff, and transcriptions of walking bass lines). It is by far the best value out there in transcription software...and it hasn't crashed once on either my Mac or my PC. Keep up the great work!"
"As a musician who for 20 years has learnt music by ear (as well as dots) I think transcibe is as revolutionary as the recording walkman! Congratulations! It is a truly useful tool and very easy to use."
"I've had Transcribe for maybe a little over a month and have worked out most of this one song from a CD that I didn't think I'd ever figure out. And, frankly, it means so much more to have worked it out myself (with your program, of course)."
"As an arranger I've had to do much transcription, and in fact am working on a rush job right now. I had no idea about your program. I couldn't wait for the download to finish so I could try it out. So far it's a GIFT FROM HEAVEN. I'm anxious to try out all its other features."
"This is the f****n' greatest music learning/transcribing tool I have ever encountered, and I've tried a lot of devices for transcribing . . . Transcribe! stomps these old technologies into oblivion"
"I purchased your transcribe software last year. I love it. It's an amazing program."
"This is a great piece of software. Thanks very much for working it out."
"I just registered Transcribe and after using it for a while now, I must say it is the best $30 I have spent on my music! This program does everything I would want and has all the features I would like. I bought a hardware transcriber last year for $130 and it has half the features (and sound quality) as your software. In other words, this baby rocks!"
"Frankly, I'm blown away. While I notice that you're pitching it to jazz players amd guitarists, I can see an even greater application of it for those of us who play in folk styles on instruments like the violin. I'm really interested in Eastern European music, and Transcribe lets me hear some of the amazing micro-slurs and ornaments that pass the ear by at regular or even half speed, but that sound very distinct at quarter (or eighth, or sixteenth) speed. On one of my favorite Greek tunes, "Neos Konialis" (by Rita Abadzi, back in the 30's), I can even hear distinctly when her excellent violinist crosses strings and shifts. What a product! And easy to use."
"it blows the doors off the competition, both hardware-based and software-based, and is much less expensive than the hardware solutions."
"you have a WICKED piece of software, I absolutely adore it and have been able to figure stuff out that would have been heretofore nigh on impossible!"
"I really do find Transcribe invaluable at every stage of learning material; so the selection for looping and getting the solo notes is just one stage; another is selection for spectral analysis of chords. It takes quite some time to really suss out the voicings of some chords but this was an impossible task before. I have been recommending it widely."
"I was able to figure out stuff that I have been fooling around with for three decades . . . better than any Christmas present."
"was able to transcribe 8 bars of Joe Pass 16th note runs in under an hour....That's an amazing feat for me. I really recommend it!"
"I'll never have McLaughlin chops but at least I will know what he's playing."
"Dear founders of a perfect product Transcribe!" (from Lithuania)
"Speaking as a software engineer (which I am), this is the best slowdown/looper software I've seen to date."
"I love your Transcribe! program and use it daily (literally!) . . . I can't say enough great things about your program . . . It's no exaggeration to say I have never crashed while using Transcribe!"