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Capo 3.7

December 13, 2018

Read This First—Important!

Clicking the Download button will take you to the Capo product page on the Mac App Store. Once there, you will find a free download for the 3.7 update.

If you already purchased Capo, your license key information will automatically unlock the features in the free trial. There should be no further action on your part once Capo is downloaded.

What's New?

Capo has a fresh, new look on the Mac! We’ve integrated the Heads-Up Display and Control Strip that first appeared in Capo touch, and now offer an all-new dark appearance that’s exclusive to macOS Mojave.

We also made numerous enhancements to existing features based on your feedback and bug reports. Keep those emails coming—we love hearing from our customers!

New Features

  • Support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave.
  • The Heads-Up Display now occupies the bottom of the main window, and allows for a wider view of your song’s content.
  • The new Control Strip keeps Capo’s various controls organized, and discoverable.

Enhancements

  • In addition to supporting Dark Mode, we took care to respect your preferred system-wide accent color wherever it seemed appropriate to do so.
  • You can make Capo’s window shorter now that we moved the Heads-Up Display. This is great for users that like to use Capo alongside other apps.
  • We split the Pitch slider into separate Transpose and Pitch sliders to match Capo touch for iOS. Now when you fine-tune old recordings using the Pitch slider, you no longer need to re-adjust pitch when transposing the song. (Existing Projects with combined pitch slider settings will automatically get split across the two sliders.)
  • Capo now lets you change the Metronome volume separately from the Song and Note volumes using the new Mixer controls found in the PLAYBACK control strip.
  • We enlarged the Isolation controls (now accessible from the PLAYBACK control strip) to make the pan energy display easier to see, and to allow finer adjustments in sliders.
  • The Metronome and Count-In settings (now in the PLAYBACK control strip) no longer allow you to set a Count-In without the Metronome click. Now when Count-In is enabled, Capo will always play the click and the 1-, 2-, or 4-bar count-in only applies when a looping region is active. This is now consistent with the behavior in Capo touch.
  • We moved the Song Views popup to the Heads-Up Display—at the bottom-right of the window—so that it remains visible in Full-Screen mode, and can display view-related controls to its left.
  • Region titles now appear much larger, making them easier to read.
  • We switched from an included help file to using online documentation, which is easier for us to keep up-to-date, and easier for you to read. Win-win!
  • The resizing handles on regions have also grown larger to make it more obvious that regions can be resized, and also to make it clear when the region is active.
  • You can now de-select a Region (and disable looping) by simply clicking on it.
  • Movement between Regions—whether initiated by their keyboard shortcuts or control strip buttons—behaves in a way that makes sense depending on the current selection and playback state.
  • When editing chords, shapes are now drawn the same as in the timeline.

Bug Fixes

  • Keyboard shortcuts listed in the Control menu no longer show ‘fn’ entries beside certain commands.
  • The command names shown in the Edit Keyboard/MIDI Commands window now match the titles for the same commands in the main menu.
  • Capo no longer crashes when dragging chords on macOS Mojave.
  • Regions no longer flash while resizing during playback.
  • In the Export Notes and Chords… save panel, Capo now uses the song title rather than “Untitled” as its default filename.
  • When seeking during playback, the playhead no longer appears before the chosen playhead position.
  • When editing chords, certain partial search strings no longer return empty results.
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Capo 3.6.2

August 22, 2018

Bug Fixes:

This update addresses the crashes on systems that were missing a system-installed font.

Thanks to all the users that contacted us and submitted crash reports. You all rock!

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Capo 3.6.1

July 5, 2018

Bug Fixes:

This update addresses a number of issues that led to crashes on machines running macOS 10.11.

Thanks to all the users that contacted us and submitted crash reports. You all rock!

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Piano Chords, and Support for 7 New Languages!

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Capo 3.6

June 27, 2018

New Features:

We're excited to introduce the all-new "Simple Piano" chords display, making it easier to locate chord tones on the keyboard using a simplified one-octave display. The bass note of the chord is marked differently from the rest of the notes, which is helpful when building your own two-handed chord voicings. Head to the Notes tab in the Song Settings sidebar and select "Simple Piano" from the Chords Popup button.

We're also pleased to announce that Capo has been translated to the following languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish (Laos), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), and Chinese (Simplified). While we still only provide support in English, we would appreciate any feedback about how Capo behaves in your native language. We'd also like to hear any requests for additional languages you'd like to see added to this list.

Enhancements:

  • The main chord display in the Practice and Tabbing views has a new look, and now shares its behavior (and code!) with Capo touch for iOS.
  • When a chord is selected, you can now navigate between chords using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
  • Capo now animates its changes between the different chord display options.

Bug Fixes:

  • We spent some time improving the way Capo handles keyboard events in order to fix a number of issues where certain keystrokes would stop functioning.
  • Your volume slider settings should once again persist in preferences as they used to. That is, each time you change the volume your preferred setting will be applied to all new documents.
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Capo 3.5.8

March 23, 2018

Bug Fixes:

  • Custom-applied chord shapes that were saved using previous releases should once again appear as they were saved—sorry for the trouble!

Important Note:

By fixing the issue above, chord shapes that were edited and saved in the 3.5.7 update will not appear in 3.5.8 when you re-load the project. Furthermore, adjusted chord shapes in a project that had both a pitch adjustment and transposition applied (e.g. +1.56 semitones)—regardless of the version of Capo—those chord shapes must all be re-adjusted. We apologize for this inconvenience, and are working on making changes to eliminate this sort of flakiness in future updates.

We love hearing from our customers, so please leave a review on the App Store to share your positive experiences with others, or send us a support email if you have any questions for us. We're listening, and appreciate all your bug reports and feedback!

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Capo 3.5.7

March 7, 2018

We spent a lot of time reworking the music processing pipeline that powers Capo’s chord, beat, and key detection. This work should improve the overall accuracy of Capo’s results, and it paves the way for some features that we plan to add in the coming months.

Bug Fixes:

  • The playhead now remains centered when playing loops, and no longer sticks to the right-hand side of the window. * When loading a project, the saved time signature is now shown correctly in the song settings.
  • When creating regions, dragging outside the view's bounds will now scroll as it does when resizing them.
  • The 'Detect All Chords' feature now indicates that it is running in the status area.

We love hearing from our customers, so please send us a support email if you have any questions for us. We're listening, and appreciate all your bug reports and feedback!

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Capo 3.5.6

December 8, 2017

Bug Fixes:

  • Capo no longer leaves a trail of "Drag Song Here" windows for each document that's loaded.
  • The 'TAB' header view should appear correctly for users running macOS High Sierra.
  • When selecting alternate chords on macOS High Sierra, the alternate chord selector is no longer clipped at the bottom of the popover.
  • The power spread display in the Isolation effect is no longer flipped in the L-R direction, and we made some minor changes internally to improve its sound quality.
  • The cursor no longer flickers when placed atop the waveform display during playback.

We love hearing from our customers, so please leave a review on the App Store to share your positive experiences with others, or send us a support email if you have any questions for us. We're listening, and appreciate all your bug reports and feedback!

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Capo 3.5.5

September 27, 2017

Bug Fixes:

  • When the pitch of a song is modified, that change is now reflected while scrubbing audio
  • Fixed some parts of the UI where incorrect fonts were specified
  • Chords are no longer rendered with accidentals that are overly "spaced out" on macOS 10.11+
  • When displaying chord inversions (e.g. the 'F#' in D/F#), accidentals are now rendered the same as the root note
  • Fixed an issue that would cause audio playback to get stuck during playback after rapid seeking—usually near the start of the file

Some of the above fixes are based on the crash reports and feedback emails that are submitted by our users. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, and please keep the feedback coming! It helps us make Capo the best app that it can be!

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Capo 3.5.4

June 10, 2017

Enhancements:

  • Improved region navigation. With a region selected and the playhead inside the region, pressing the left and right arrow keys will navigate you to either the start or end of the current region first, and then to the previous/next region. Try it out, and let us know how this new behavior works for you!

Bug Fixes:

  • Pressing rewind (or the left arrow key) during playback no longer jumps you to the start of the song.
  • The playhead no longer jumps backward (or to the end of a loop) when playback starts.
  • Resolved a really nasty bug that resulted in corrupted waveforms and intermittent crashes. [This was especially difficult to track down. Props to Stuart for taking the time to help us investigate this!]

As always, we really appreciate all your crash submissions and feedback as it helps us to keep making Capo even better. You can reach us directly by choosing Help > Send Feedback from right inside Capo. We read all your emails!

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Capo 3.5.3

May 13, 2017

Overview

This release addresses a crash on launch that was experienced by our users in Japan. Sorry for the trouble!

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Capo 3.5.2

May 3, 2017

Overview

This release focuses on eliminating our most-reported crashes and bugs. We appreciate all your crash submissions and feedback emails, so keep them coming!

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolves a crash on launch that occurred for some users after installing the most recent iTunes update
  • Capo no longer shows guitar chord shapes in the wrong order when editing chords
  • During a loop, scrubbing outside the looping region no longer causes the playhead to jump erratically
  • Scrubbing during count-in will no longer lock up the UI in certain cases
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Capo 3.5.1

January 19, 2017

Overview

This release focuses on eliminating our most-reported crashes and bugs. We appreciate all your crash submissions and feedback emails, so keep them coming!

Bug Fixes:

  • When adjusting the Isolation frequency slider, the high frequency setting no longer resets when playback is re-started.
  • Corrects a crash that occurred when scrubbing near the end of the song.
  • When the metronome item is added to the Touch Bar, Capo no longer crashes when closing a project.
  • Capo no longer crashes when importing metadata for certain audio files.
  • Fixed a drawing artifact that was visible near the end of the waveform while zooming.
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Song Views, Transcription Playhead, and More!

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Capo 3.5

December 15, 2016

Overview

Heads-up! We made a lot of big changes in the Capo 3.5 update, and we put together a quick tour of what's different in this release at our what's new in 3.5 page. Below is a quick summary of what's new.

New Features

  • Switch between Practice & Tabbing Song Views in the window titlebar
    • Capo now shows you what’s most important depending on what you’re currently doing. While listening and practicing, the Practice song view puts the waveform front & center, with quick and easy region creation. The Tabbing song view reveals the spectrogram so you can continue picking out notes, and diving deeper into the performance as before.
  • Transcription Playhead
    • Locks the playhead in place, re-starting playback from the same point until you move the playhead elsewhere.
  • Touch Bar Support
    • Quickly navigate around the song using the waveform overview scrubber.
  • Markers!
    • Lots of you really missed the markers from earlier releases, so we brought them back! Hit the ‘M’ key to drop a marker.

Enhancements

  • Improved Loop / Region behavior
    • To loop a region, just select it and hit play. No more confusing loop toggle to worry about.
    • Regions can now be modified while they’re looping.
    • When a region is selected, using the left/right arrow keys will move between the regions in the song.
  • Highly Improved Scrubbing
    • We put together a nifty new bit of code that lets you scrub over your track and “hold” a note frozen in time as you drag the playhead. To engage scrubbing, click & drag the playhead around the timeline.
    • It’s especially helpful to identify individual notes and find where they start while you’re tabbing out a song using the spectrogram.
  • Show & Hide the Chords, Tablature
    • If you’d prefer to not see them, or you’re short on screen space, you can toggle the Chords and Tablature notation in either of the Practice or Tabbing views. This is great for those that want a “bare-bones” Capo experience, and those with the golden ears!
  • Full-Screen Support
    • Capo now supports full-screen mode

Bug Fixes

  • Capo no longer holds the discrete GPU active on 15" MacBook Pro machines
  • Fixed an issue that caused file exports to fail in some circumstances
  • Capo no longer consumes excessive memory when loading and closing many documents over time

Please share the news of this update with your friends and family via Twitter, Facebook, and by any other means you see fit. Capo continues to grow thanks to all your feedback and support, and we look forward to bringing you even more in 2017!

Note that Capo 3.5 requires macOS El Capitan (10.11) or later.

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Capo 3.4.3

September 10, 2016

Bug Fixes:

  • Corrects a potential lock-up that could occur when playing back note entries
  • Improved timing accuracy for note entry and metronome playback
  • Fixes a layout issue with the TAB display header
  • Corrects a crash that would sometimes occur when clicking the File menu
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Capo 3.4.2

August 15, 2016

This update contains fixes for the most frequent crashes, and minor playback-related bugs. Thanks for all your submissions!

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Capo 3.4.1

February 4, 2016

This update carries a rather large fix that's been long overdue—Capo is now at least 90% less wrong about reporting sharps and flats for your keys, and their respective chords! We apologize that it took so long, but we're pretty sure we have this nailed down now.

In addition, Capo should no longer crash when loading V2 documents. Capo now also correctly handles a very rare issue where certain audio files resulted in no chord detection results at all.

Note that Capo 3.4 requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.

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Isolation: Powered by Neptune

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Capo 3.4

December 16, 2015

This update is all about Isolation! It completely replaces our old effects, and is powered by Neptune: our powerful new audio isolation engine that helps you isolate or eliminate guitars, bass, vocals, and anything else you're trying to hear more clearly. You'll find it in the spot where the effects used to be, in the In-Song Settings. When enabled, just sweep the panning slider around to find the instrument you're after, and tweak the width and frequency range to narrow in on the sound. See the included help file for more details on using Isolation in Capo.

We also spent some time fixing various little bugs and crashes all over the place to make Capo better overall. Crashes are much easier to fix thanks to your crash submissions, so we'd like to thank you again for sending those in. Rock on!

Note that Capo 3.4 requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.