Frequently Asked Questions
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Can PitchScope transcribe bass guitar notes?
At this time it can not detect notes that low. However we are considering creating a new product that could also transcribe bass.
Does PitchScope also analyze and transcribe chord progressions?
PitchScope products can not transcribe chords but will resort to finding the most dominant note at any given moment in the
I'm interested in PitchScope Navigator. Is there a free version of Navigator that I can download to test its
There is not a free evaluation copy of Navigator, but you can download the shareware app PitchScope Player for free from this
site. PitchScope Player uses a Note Detection Engine that is very similar to the one that Navigator uses, except that Player can
not transcribe and play at Slowed-down Speeds. After installing Player you can load some instrumental solos on MP3 files, and
while you play them the Note Detector will spontaneously find and play their notes through Windows built-in Midi Synthesizer.
Player comes with a thorough Online Help Manual so you can learn the subtitles of making a good note transcription with either
Player or Navigator.
Can PitchScope output to External Midi devices?
Only PitchScope Navigator can output its playing Midi notes to an EXTERNAL Midi device that is connected to the computer.
Then, while detecting notes or playing Notelist transcriptions, the midi notes will not come from your computer's speaker but
from the sound system you have connected to your External Midi Device.
Can PitchScope write its Notelists with Musical Notation?
PitchScope Navigator and PitchScope 1.0 can NOT print their Notelist in standard Musical Notation, but can print their Notelist in
a kind of Piano Roll Format that resembles how you see the notes on its display.
Are you able to offer a version for Mac?
There is not yet a version for the Mac.
I just installed PitchScope 1.0 to Vista, but I can NOT see the Online Help and got a pop-up window that said "Failed
to launch Help."
Vista and Windows 7 use a different Help File system than what was used in Windows XP and earlier version of Windows. You
can easily fix this problem by downloading and installing a simple patch for WinHlp32.exe from Microsoft. When selecting the
correct patch, you will have to know if you have a 32 Bit version of Windows, or a 64 Bit version. These are the two possible
locations for the patch:
Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=91
PitchScope Navigator and PitchScope Player use Windows newer Help File system, so Windows 7 and Vista users will NOT have
this problem when accessing the Help Files for Player or Navigator.
I need something to tell me what musical key my songs are in. Can PitchScope do that?
PitchScope Navigator can automatically approximate the musical key of the song. The musical key detector is not entirely
accurate, but provides reasonably good results.
The music I have on my PC I have obtained through ITunes, can I input that format to PitchScope?
PitchScope products can only read song files that are in .MP3 or .WAV format.
Can your Note Detection feature tell me if a note in a vocal track is slightly out of key, like if it was being sung a
PitchScope products can not tell if a note is a little sharp or flat, but will resort to approximating and will pick the note's closest
Can you save your PitchScope Notelists as a standard Midi File, or in some other way put the data into another
program that supports MIDI?
Though PitchScope Navigator and PitchScope 1.0 can save their Notelist transcriptions to hard drive, they can NOT output
standard Midi files. However, we are considering enabling PitchScope 2.0 to be able to output Midi files. PitchScope 2.0 will not
be released until late 2013 or 2014.