I just discovered that if you’re using Logic Pro, you don’t need a program like Transcribe!.
You can drag any mp3 or mp4 file into Logic to create an audio track. With mp3, it automatically creates the track. If you drag in an mp4 file, before it creates the track it asks if you want to 1) open the movie file or 2) extract the audio. Select 2, and your audio track is created.
Then, you can adjust the tempo up or down as you wish. And you can use the Cycle feature to select whatever part of the tune you wish to focus on. It’s a whole lot faster and easier than Transcribe! for me. And your instrument is there as well.
I’ve also been working on a “Basic practice” template to share with those new to Logic Pro. It’ll be ready in a day or two. I wasted so much time fretting about how to begin working with the program. Looking at all the controls is daunting. So I thought it might be useful if I gave you a very basic template that you could download and save to begin your Logic Pro journey. You’ll still have to figure out the various features, but this might lend a bit of focus.
I’m posting this here since the thread for Learning Logic Pro X I created a while ago seems to be languishing, largely due to some of the lame posts there–mine, not those of anyone who responded. I just wanted to make sure that those interested might see this information.
Hope this is of use.