App for capturing online audio
Just passing along some tips I’ve discovered for audio capture on the go.
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I try to collect the best audio versions of tunes I want to learn by ear, gleaned from whatever source (YouTube, ripped CD, or session recording) and stored together with annotations and (optionally) musical notes. The ideal app I’ve found for storing audio and notes together is called ‘Notability’. I can store and play back audio snippets for each tune, along with imported sheet music if desired, on my phone & computer , indexed and synced to the cloud. It even had a slower-downer option.
Until now I’ve needed to sit down at a computer to import YouTube audio because there just aren’t a lot of tools on iOS for capturing/exporting streamed audio.
Just today I discovered a mobile app (‘Beat Time’) that can export YouTube or iTunes audio to create snippets that can be uploaded directly to Notability right on my phone! Audio can also be tempo or pitch shifted if desired within the app before export. This is a breakthrough for me because now I can work on building my my ‘to learn’ library anywhere.
I’m sharing this mainly as an FYI, but feel free to share any audio methods that you use to help store and recall tunes. I’m also happy to provide more details on using these apps.