Capo's audio engine includes another useful trick, which is that it allows you to save your songs (or just pieces of them) into audio files, and your notes and chords into MIDI files.
When you export audio, all of Capo's effects—changes to the song's playback speed, isolation settings, and pitch modifications—are baked into the audio file that is saved.
To export the entire song
- Choose File > Export Song… from the main menu at the top of your screen
To export audio within a region
- Right-click on the Region you would like to export.
- Select Export Region…
NOTE: You will be prompted to set the name, location and file format when you export audio files. Capo can export files using the MPEG-4 AAC audio codec, as well as uncompressed AIFF or WAV files. When exporting AAC files, Capo can add some helpful tags to help you keep your exported audio organized.
Exporting notes and/or chords
Capo can save MIDI files that contain Capo's detected chords, and any notes that you entered on the spectrogram.
To save a MIDI file from Capo
- From the File menu, choose one of: Export Chords…, Export Note Entries…, or Export Notes and Chords…
- Enter a filename to use for the exported MIDI file, and choose what you would like to export from the Export popup button.
NOTE: Capo will show a different Export menu item in the File menu depending on whether your song only has notes or chords contained within it. If both are present, you will be given a choice of what to include in the file.
- Fret and string selections are not preserved in the exported MIDI files.
- MIDI files are exported at 60bpm to preserve a 1:1 correlation with the original timescale in the audio file. If you drag the audio file alongside the MIDI data in the DAW, the note and chord entries will be synchronized.
Last updated: August 19, 2021