AudioStretch, the music transcription app and feature from BandLab, has climbed to the top of the Apple App Store charts, claiming the number one spot on the Paid Music Apps list. Additionally, the app is now on sale for $1.99, the lowest price it’s ever been, and has become a viral hit on TikTok as hundreds of thousands of users are liking and creating videos of the app being used as a meme-creating sensation.
BandLab’s app for iOS and Android is a useful tool that enables users to change the speed of audio files without transposing pitch.
The real meme-worthy feature is the app’s ability to transcribe audio from video files. Videos can be imported from phone memory or captured straight into the app for instant manipulation. And how has the TikTok community warped this asset to music production into a frivolous, hilarious meme? Check out this trending Toy Story TikTok from user @noahzoomofficial.
If this TikTok has tickled you, BandLab has compiled a shortlist of some of its favourites at blog.bandlab.com.
AudioStretch’s LiveScrub feature lets users play the audio as they drag the waveform back and forth, with zero-speed playback included for a note-by-note listen. Speed can be finely adjusted by dragging the Speed Control left to right, while pitch can be altered by up or down to 36 semitones – with no drop in audio quality. A Spectrum Keyboard is included to assist in accurate note transcribing, with the ability to import and export tracks.
AudioStretch’s full price is $9.99, so act now if you’re looking for a bargain. A free version is also available, AudioStretch Lite, which provides the same features as the full version with some limitations. Namely, the max song duration is three minutes, with up to three hours on the full version; speed can be altered from -1.5x to 1.5x, or from -10x to +10x on the full version; and pitch shift lets you transpose by three semitones, while the full version lets you go as far as 36 semitones.
Download AudioStretch at audiostretch.com.
[Editor’s note: BandLab is owned by BandLab Technologies, which also owns MusicTech.net.]