If you’re a guitarist, a piece of software called RipX DeepRemix might not sound like the kind of thing you need to have on your radar. It’s designed for electronic musicians, right?
The reality, though, is that nothing could be further from the truth; in fact, RipX DeepRemix - created by developer Hit’n’Mix - could be the ultimate guitar learning and practice tool.
This is because RipX DeepRemix splits MP3s and other mixed audio files into separate guitar, drum, bass and vocal parts. What’s more, you can even view and play back their individual notes.
For guitarists, the potential benefits of this are a real game-changer: You want to hear a song’s guitar part on its own so that you can learn to play it? RipX DeepRemix makes that easy. Or perhaps you want to see which notes make up a specific chord? Again, no problem.
All notes are presented to you on a stunning animated piano roll with pitches displayed on the keyboard to the left.
Another big benefit of RipX DeepRemix is that once you’ve isolated the guitar part you can slow it down, making it much easier to learn fast note and chord changes.
You can even play along to the backing, minus the guitar part. Let the rest of the arrangement play and you can step into the guitarist’s shoes.
This is cutting-edge technology that guitarists and other musicians have been hankering after for years - and it’s incredibly simple to use. Just drag your chosen MP3 or other audio file into RipX DeepRemix to start the ripping process. You can then listen to the entire track or a specific section, viewing notes, chords and other information on the timeline.
To isolate the guitar part, simply click its S icon (for solo) in the bottom-right of the screen. Now you’re ready to dive deep into it, seeing the notes and chords as they’re played. If you want to learn by ear, just click on notes and listen to them.
So, there’s no more guesswork - you can see and hear exactly what the original guitarist played, and with the ability to adjust the tempo of the song, you can quite literally learn at your own pace.
You might expect technology like this to cost the Earth, but the remarkable news is that RipX DeepRemix can be purchased for little more than the price of a guitar pedal. In fact, it costs just $99/€79/€85 - a small price to pay for something that could help take your guitar playing to the next level.