Version 4.3

November 04, 2021

New Features

Larger Chord Sizes

You can now choose to display chords with a larger size, making them easier to read in the PRACTICE, TABBING, and CHORDS song views.

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 Help > What's New from the main menu.

Enhancements

  • When using pinch zoom on a trackpad while the cursor is over the waveform area, the zoom gesture is no longer interrupted, and the display refresh rate has improved somewhat.
  • 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

  • When zooming in or out with keyboard shortcuts, Capo no longer loses your position when the playhead is close to the end of the song (#1807)
  • Capo no longer shows truncated bar numbers in the PRACTICE song view on macOS 10.12
  • You can no longer edit a project's filename from the window titlebar before saving it for the first time, causing Capo to crash (#1839, #1823)
  • When switching your instrument to something other than a guitar in standard tuning, Capo now correctly remembers this selection for new projects (#1803)

Version 4.2.1

August 26, 2021

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

BUG FIXES

  • Capo no longer renders and scrolls its spectrogram incorrectly on Macs with non-retina displays.

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 4.2

August 19, 2021

This update required a significant time investment under the hood to help us ensure Capo's longevity, and some extra care in testing to make sure everything's still running as solid as always. We are looking forward to more featureful updates in the near future, so stay tuned!

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Capo's spectrogram display (visible in the TABBING song view) has been modernized to use the Metal graphics framework instead of the legacy OpenGL APIs.

BUG FIXES

  • Capo now allows you to learn MIDI commands when your Mac is attached to MIDI hardware that sends clock synchronization or other extended messages.

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 fails to accept dragged songs from the Music app in some rare cases.
  • When activating the song scrubbing feature with certain audio files, Capo no longer crashes.

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

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 create projects from FLAC audio files by dragging & dropping them onto Capo.

BUG FIXES

  • Capo now extracts album artwork from newly-imported song files that were not already indexed by the system.
  • The Audio Freezer engine has been re-built to (finally!) end Capo's incompatibility with Aggregate audio devices on some macOS releases.
  • The above fix also eliminates the sound quality issues that some users experienced when using Capo with AirPods.
  • 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

December 11, 2020

BUG FIXES

  • Capo no longer crashes when opening Project windows for users that have always-visible scroll bars enabled on their Mac.

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 (macOS 10.14+ Only)

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.

You can re-detect and replace all the chords in your existing Projects by choosing Notes > Detect All Chords from the main menu.

Structure Song View (Subscription Only)

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)

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.

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!