Users can choose to export entire songs, or just a loop region that can be set to repeat on iPod devices. "Creating an iTunes playlist with various slowed versions of a song, along with difficult looped passages, can yield hours of practice material to help you master your favorite tracks while you're away from your Mac," Liscio says.
In addition to slowing, and pitch-adjusting music, Capo 1.1 adds audio effects to help make learning easier. Users can adjust the balance of a song to focus on a single channel, adjust a 10-band graphic equalizer to better isolate or highlight an instrument, and reduce vocals in a specified frequency range.
Recently, Liscio has started filming a video podcast series aimed at Capo users. "I wanted to respond to customers requesting information about learning music by ear, and also pass along Capo-specific tips and tricks in the process." The podcast series covers topics including basic ear training, tips for learning to play music, and advanced Capo features.
Capo 1.1 is a free upgrade for existing users, and new users may purchase within the application's embedded, secure store for $49 (USD). Information about Capo, and the Capo Podcast, can be found on the product website. Capo is compatible with all Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.