On Tue, 3 Aug 1999 10:09:05 +0100, "Chris Millar" <chris.mil...
>Bugger all of you. Their is a program which will listen to a *.wav file and
>tell you the chords. I had it on my computer about six months ago but then
>it fucking crashed and i lost it. I don't think there is one for mp3 though.
>But still, getting the chords from a sound is pretty good and if i remember
>rightly it was pretty accurate too.
"DSChordFinder" by is one of two programs that I know of that do that.
The other is "Chord Transcriber" by Musician's Ear.
They each have their strengths and weaknesses. If I could roll them into
one product or convince either author to include some of the other's
features then we would have one heck of a tool for musicians!
Application: DS ChordFinder
Publisher: Dubbeldam Software
Web Site: http://www.Dubbeldam.com/
Input format: .WAV files
OS: Windows 3.1/95
Strengths: Automatic chord recognition
"Spectrum" display of notes found in chord
"fretboard" display of notes found in chord
Adjustable tuning in `1/10 step increments
Weaknesses: Screen output only (no log files)
limited chord vocabulary (major, minor, 7ths)
no ability to save your work
It is my experience that the author is not very interested
feedback and suggestions.
Cripples: Shareware version is the old version. Registered version
includes the ability to work out solos note by note and a
half speed option. Demo times out after 30 days.
Application: Chord transcriber
Publisher: Musician's Ear Software
Web Site: http://www.musicians-ear.com/
Input format: Internal CD
Line IN jack on sound card
OS: Windows 3.1/95/NT, Macintosh
Strengths: larger chord vocabulary (major and minor triads, seventh
chords, major and minor seventh chords, sixth chords,
augmented and diminished chords, seventh sharp five
chords, and seventh flat five chords.)
Automatic pitch correction option
Lead sheet or chord list output
Playback of chords, either as audio or as MIDI
Ability to cut, paste, and alter chords, and to add lyrics
Ability to transpose chords into any key
Ability to determine the easiest key for guitar
Output of transcriptions to printer or to standard MIDI
offers choice of three most likely chords for each chord
The author has expressed interest to me in feedback and
Adjustable tuning in 1% increments
Weaknesses: can not automaticaaly detect chord changes
Cripples: Demo limited to 3 chord changes.
TablEdit Tablature Editor for guitar and other instruments
runs under Windows (3.1, 95, 98, and NT).
Version 2.20 can be downloaded from the official TablEdit Site:
The TablEdit User Space has over 1500 tablatures: