deCoda can decode any song so you can learn to play it in minutes. In seconds deCoda will tell you the key, tempo, chords where the verses and choruses are and more.
Using deCoda is as simple as adding your favourite song and letting deCoda help you figure it out. Inspired and informed by those working in the music and recording industry, deCoda offers features that make learning a song more effortless than ever.
deCoda has been built by zplane. zplane technology is used to make many of the biggest hits in the world by top artist and producers, and that same know-how is used to power deCoda.
deCoda's knowledge of a song's beat, tempo and structure let you navigate in musical terms rather than in samples or seconds. Explore the song in parts, bars or beats just with a keyboard hit or touch screen swipe. Automatically have a section loop and expand these loops just as quickly. Concentrate on your instrument, not the navigation.
deCoda decodes your song's musical data such as beat, tempo, key, chords and song structure. Using AI deCoda makes educated guesses for each providing a good starting point for your edits. In some cases, you'll not need to make any edits!
The pianoroll shows the melodic content of your song and lets you pick the notes that you can use for transcription (no automatic audio to MIDI). Results can be played back and exported as MIDI to your DAW or notation software.
Focus mode lets you highlight the instrument in the stereo mix that you want to hear. And when you're done figuring out the part then switch to inverted Focus mode to remove the instrument and practice with the backing track.
zplane's elastique Pro is one of the best and the most used time-stretching algorithms in the world. And of course, it's also inside deCoda. You can slow things down or speed them up and change the key to make it fit your instrument or voice. deCoda also detects the tuning frequency of the song and matches it automatically to your preferred tuning frequency - no manual setup needed.
Need a metronome for practice? If you want deCoda can add a metronome, clicking in 4th, 8th or 16th beats - always in sync with your song. It can also add a 1 or 2 bar count-in and even identify a potential upbeat, so you will never miss the first note again.
Everything you drop into deCoda will be kept safe in the internal library. No more hassle figuring out where to save a project or finding the corresponding audio file. Just type the song's name into the search bar, and in no time you're where you left off last time.
Need to share a project with a bandmate, producer, friend or a student? No problem, just export the project, and all including the audio will be one easily shareable file. Also, you can export the slowed version of the loop you're working on to put it on any playback device. And just send the notes you've figured out to a MIDI file or directly to any notation software of your choice.
Wherever you're using deCoda, we have the theme to suit. Sitting in a cafe doing your transcriptions, the light theme will give you the necessary contrast. While the dark theme will reduce eye strain when practising in the studio, basement or figuring out a song at night.
deCoda is everything I’ve wanted in a transcription tool as a guitarist. I can use simple keystrokes to navigate the parts of the song. Easily transpose, speed up or slow down the song. And the visual eq feature is great for zeroing in on parts! I highly recommend.
In a world filled with amazing software, nothing really surprises me anymore. zplane's deCoda is an exception and a seriously clever piece of software.
deCoda is a fantastic tool for analyzing music and presenting it in ways that allow one to learn and understand the music very quickly and comprehensively. It's very easy to use and is a valuable tool for both professional and aspiring musicians
Download your demo copy of deCoda below.
The demo is restricted to 2 minutes of audio playback time per start and doesn't offer export.
All other functions are available.
OS: Mac OS min 10.7, Windows min. 7 x86/x64
Audio: CoreAudio, Windows Audio, DirectX, ASIO
Screen: min. 1280x800 resolution
CPU: min 1.5Ghz
supported AudioFormats: wav, aiff, mp3, wma, flac, ogg