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AIR application – Transcription Tool (MP3 Player)

Recently I had to transcribe some music for a funk cover band that I play in. Transcribing is much easier when you can loop a section of the track and listen to it over and over. This isn’t a feature that any of the media players on my computer have, so I figured I would build an Mp3 player that can do this.

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The Transcription Tool enables you to load in a local mp3 file from your library, and then loop all or a selected part of the track. There is an HSlider component with 2 handles (sliders) so that you can choose whichever part of the tune you like.

This is a standalone desktop application based on Adobe® AIR™ Runtime
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Let me know any feature requests for future versions.

Flex mp3 player

Transcribing music from recordings can be difficult as I like to pause and replay segments over and over until I know exactly what is being played. This is not a feature of iTunes so I decided to build my own Mp3 player using Flex to make my life easier.


This player loads an Mp3, displays ID3 tags (artist and album) and then enables you to drag two pointers to highlight a particular section of the track to loop.

UPDATE: Download the newer version (now an AIR application) here.