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Welcome to easyTranscribe - the app that helps you to transcribe music and also hard to understand spoken words. Slow down online videos with music, lyrics and other content you are interested in, loop a passage and try to find the right chord / melody / lyrics ... When you got them, jump forward to the next passage and learn it from there. Simple as that.
You can also always use the cue button to start from the same spot again. Set the cue point to the current position by pressing the display for the current playback time (saying "set cue" on top of the current playback time).
What is easyTranscribe you ask? easyTrancribe itself is a simple web browser enhanced with controls for online videos. Surf to your favorite online video website and start transcribing with this app. Check it out now and get it for free for your mobile phone and tablet.
Find out how easy easyTranscribe actually works:
Use an online video for transcription
Open a video url
Surf to your favorite online video platform like for example www.youtube.com or www.vimeo.com ... or open a local video from your device and enjoy your control over video playback. You can open urls by using the OPEN URL command from the "Star" Menu (just press the button with the star icon shortly). If the page has a video to display you can then use the controls to start / pause playback (TIP: sometimes you might have to start the video directly on the page by clicking on it before you can use the controls of the app).
You can also use the url bar on top of this page to enter your video url.
If you want to come back to where you left of your transcription you can save your current state by pressing the "star"-button for a longer time. You then will be asked to enter a name for the favorite. Done.
Next time you start the app you can open your favorites by shortly pressing the "star"-button and choosing them from the favorites menu. Click the entry to open the video and use the same loop times and cue time you used last time
Students? Share the loop ...
If you are a teacher or have other reasons to share your transcribe settings for a video including url, loop times and cue points you can do so by simply using the SHARE functionality in the favorites menu (shortly press the "star"-button to open it).
It will give you an url that contains information of the currently open video with the chosen loop times and cue times settings that you can send to your students via e-mail or sms or share online on an messaging board or your social media. If the recipient has easyTranscribe installed it will just magically open the app with the correct settings. Sharing and working together on transcription has never been more fun! for sure! :-)
Better transcriptions with controls
Setup a loop to repeat
Better transcribe by repeating the "to be transcribed"-part of a song. Press the left button of the loop (currently saying --:--) when you are at the song position that you want your loop to start. Then start playback or use the jump buttons (+1,+5,+10) until you reach the position in the video where you want your loop to end. Now press the other button (right button that currently says --:--) and enjoy learning with the looped passage. If you want to stop the looping just set the switch between the two times to off
Got that part right? If you have your loop enabled (switch between the displays of loop start time and loop end time) you can use the jump buttons (+1,-1,+5,-5 ..) to move the whole loop forward or backward by said seconds.
If you turn off the loop button the jump buttons will just change the current playback position with which you can update the loop (See setup a loop to repeat)
In the loop? Can't change playback position?
Having problems to change the current playback position or jump to a cue point? Probably you have the loop enabled which ensures that the playback can only take place in the time defined for the loop. To change that simply set the loop switch (between the two looping times) to off.
Take notes of your transcription and easily insert the current playback time by pressing the corresponding button in the "Notes" view. Notes are local on your phone and currently don't get shared with the SHARE function.
Open local video / audio file
Does easyTranscribe make your life as a musician easier?
If so, please consider to upgrade to the full version and tell others about it, how it made your life easier and how cool it is ;-)
The version you can download is free for you to give it a try. Ads are shown to support the app and you are free to upgrade to an ad-free experience at any time.
Thank you for your support!
what our users are saying:
"makes it easier to transcribe music from youtube"
"recommended! this app definitely helps me to learn new music"
"Can't imagine learning music from video tutorials any other way"
"finally, I can decide how fast these guys are playing"