Version 4.3

November 04, 2021

New Features

Larger Chord Sizes (iPad Only)

On the iPad, you can now choose to display chords with a larger size, making them easier to read in the PRACTICE, TABBING, and CHORDS song views. Note that using Capo in split-screen mode may override your size preference when there isn't enough room for the larger chords.

Improved In-App Release Notes

Thanks to automatic updates, it's easy to miss out on the details of our ongoing work on Capo between larger releases. To keep you in the loop, we now ship Capo with a more comprehensive set of change history that goes all the way back to the 4.0 release that shipped in late 2019.

In future updates to Capo, you'll be prompted to view these release notes at your convenience, and you can revisit them at any time by selecting the What's New item in Capo's top-level settings screen.

Enhancements

  • Chord boxes for 4- and 5-stringed instruments are now rendered slightly more narrow than the standard 6-string diagrams, which looks a little closer to what folks might expect
  • Added support for a few chords that have been requested in support: 6add9 (aka 6/9), 7sus2, maj7sus2, 7sus4, and maj7sus4. (Note: You have to specify "6add9" in your chord searches, because "6/9" throws off our support for recognizing inversions. We plan to address this issue soon!)

Bug Fixes

  • On devices running iOS 12, projects that are received via AirDrop now get copied to the correct location, and no longer get lost when they are closed. (#1842)
  • When browsing songs in your music library, the title for the back button no longer disappears (#1840)
  • The control strip no longer displays a placeholder title, or grays out any active PLAYBACK buttons when you tap the folder icon to return to the list of projects. (#1774)
  • When loading projects that have the playhead positioned near bar numbers greater than 100 in the PRACTICE song view, the bar label is no longer truncated. (#1835)
  • When switching your instrument to something other than a guitar in standard tuning, Capo now correctly remembers this selection for new projects (#1803)
  • Capo no longer takes you to an outdated (and apparently broken!) URL on Apple's servers when you attempt to change or cancel your subscription from the settings screen.

Version 4.2

August 19, 2021

NEW FEATURES

Audio Export (iOS 14+)

  • You can now export slowed, transposed, pitch-adjusted, and isolated audio from Capo, just like you can on the Mac! You can long-press on a region to export the audio in that range, or you can export modified audio for the whole song from the new menu located at the top-right of the in-song view.

ENHANCEMENTS

  • We rearranged the header of Capo's in-song view so that it now shows the currently selected song view front & center. Tapping on this new header will now let you switch the current song view.
  • The User Guide is now also located in the new menu found at the top right corner of the in-song view, so you no longer have to leave your projects to access it.

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!

Version 4.1.1

March 24, 2021

This update contains bug fixes and improvements based on user feedback and crash submissions.

BUG FIXES

  • Capo no longer crashes when activating the song scrubbing feature with certain audio files.
  • The song scrubber is no longer silent when using audio files that have a 96kHz sample rate.

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!

Version 4.1

February 12, 2021

This update contains bug fixes and improvements based on user feedback and crash submissions.

NEW FEATURES

  • Using Handoff, you can easily continue your work on projects that are stored in iCloud when switching between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

ENHANCEMENTS

  • You can now import from FLAC audio files when creating a new project.

BUG FIXES

  • Capo no longer allows an existing project to continue playing in the background when a new project is loaded using the Recents list on an iPad.
  • We addressed some of the crashes that were submitted by users since the last release. Please keep sending us your bug reports!

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!

Version 4.0.2

December 11, 2020

This update contains bug fixes and improvements based on user feedback and crash submissions.

BUG FIXES

  • When seeking to the start of the song using the new Go To Location feature in the Structure or Chords song views, the display is now correctly scrolled to the top.
  • Capo now correctly auto-scrolls to the currently playing bar in the Structure and Chords song views after creating new sections.
  • In landscape mode on larger iPhones, the controls in the isolation UI are no longer clipped out of view.
  • Capo will now return results for music library searches that include apostrophes and other punctuation characters.
  • When editing the location of bars in landscape mode on iPhone, the display is no longer clipped and drawn outside the bounds of the screen.
  • We addressed some of the crashes that were submitted by users since the last release. Please keep sending us your bug reports!

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!

Version 4.0.1

November 20, 2020

This update contains bug fixes and improvements based on user feedback and crash submissions.

BUG FIXES

  • Capo no longer crashes when creating or loading projects on A7-powered devices (iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 5S)

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!

Version 4.0

November 17, 2020

NEW FEATURES

4th Generation Chord Detection

Capo's newest chord detection engine is faster, more accurate, and identifies a wider range of chords—including inversions! If you'd like to read more about the development of this new technology, visit our blog at supermegaultragroovy.com.

Song Views (iOS 14+)

Following Capo's counterpart on macOS, Capo touch offers alternate views of your song that are tailored to specific tasks while you're learning. You can switch between the available song views by tapping the new button that appears at the top-right of the project view.

Structure Song View (Subscription Only, iOS 14+)

You can now see and mark up your songs at a high level—bar by bar—to define the sections of the song. Mark the Verse, Chorus, A Section, B Section, or use whatever names you choose! You can also apply colors to the sections to help you identify similar ones.

Many users will be excited to learn that this all-new song view also allows you to edit Capo's beat grid that's used to power Capo's snapping and metronome features. By clicking along with the beat to mark the start of each bar, you can replace Capo's detected beats with your own. You can also change the number of beats in specific bars when you're working with songs that have mixed time signatures, and make fine adjustments to improve precision.

Chords Song View (Subscription Only, iOS 14+)

An all-new, vertically-scrolling look at the chords in your song displays more chords on screen at the same time. It also uses the sections you define in the Structure song view to group the chords according to the section they belong in.

This is a massive improvement for chord-oriented musicians that are looking to analyze a song's overall harmony, or those that want a better view of what's coming ahead.

Trial Mode (Paid, Non-Subscribers)

If you are a paid user that has not yet subscribed to Capo Pro, you can try the new, subscription-only features as many times as you'd like, for as long as you'd like! Just select one of the song views that are marked TRIAL, and Capo will let you play with the feature with only one catch—your edits to the project will no longer be saved.

Don't see anything worth paying for? No problem! Close the project, and you'll be back to using Capo as usual. We will keep trying to earn your subscription in future releases, and hope you enjoy the massive improvements to the chord detection engine!

Improved Free Edition

The free version of Capo no longer has a playback timer! You now have full access to Capo's full feature set, but Capo will not save any of your edits to Projects without an active subscription.

This change results in a more useful product for a wider audience. Teachers, be sure to tell all your students!

ENHANCEMENTS

  • We modified the Simple Piano chord display to make it easier to distinguish the bass note from the others.
  • You can now disable the system-wide display sleep timer from the Settings screen.
  • The Control Strip and play/pause buttons are now easier to tap.
  • Long pressing the time (or bar-beat) indicator in the HUD will reveal the new Go To Time (or Bar-Beat) feature that lets you seek to a specific location in the song.
  • It's now possible to quickly toggle the metronome by long-pressing its icon in the PLAYBACK control strip.

BUG FIXES

  • Capo no longer crashes in the chord chooser when searching for chord inversions
  • We addressed a handful of crashes that were submitted by users since the last release. Please keep sending us your bug reports!

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!