Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Absolute Pitch

By Silvawood Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This program helps you hone the art of perfect musical pitch, but in our opinion, the trial version is overly restrictive. The interface couldn't be described as beautiful, but it is nice the actual piano keyboard is large and prominent.

To get you started, Absolute Pitch will play a melody and will flash the name of the target note each time it occurs. When you're ready to test, the app will play you another melody, and you'll need to strike the target note each time you hear it. When you miss one, the test strangely stops and won't resume until you hit the Start button, which seems like a momentum killer. Absolute Pitch has some nice customization options, such as 127 MIDI-based sounds, a slider for tweaking the speed of the melody, and the ability to include different octaves.

The biggest problem here is that the trial version only lets you work with middle C, which may not give some users enough to decide if the app is worth buying. Still, anyone who strives for perfect pitch might at least have a look at this one.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.30

Version 2.30 includes changes to the license model (now freeware).

General

Release June 17, 2014
Date Added June 17, 2014
Version 2.30

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 43,431
Downloads Last Week 4
Report Software

Related Software

Power Tab Editor

Free
Power Tab Editor

ButtonBeats Virtual Piano Black

Free
ButtonBeats Virtual Piano Black

SequetronLE

Free
SequetronLE

PC 73 Virtual Piano Keyboard

Free
PC 73 Virtual Piano Keyboard

Best VPN Services for 2021

Best for privacy

3 months free with 1-year plan

Best for customer support

$39.99 for the first 12 months

Best for zero logs

$4.87.99/months for a 1-year plan

Best money-back guarantee

$2.99/months for a 3-year plan

User Reviews

3/5
1 User Votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Developer's Description

Absolute Pitch is a musical ear trainer that uses a unique method to help you acquire absolute or perfect pitch. You learn to recognize a particular note by listening to a random (atonal) sequence that includes the note. Whenever the note is played, your aural recognition is reinforced by visual stimuli that serve to connect the sound of the note with its name and position on the piano keyboard. When you are confident you know the note after an ear training session, you can proceed to take a test. With its resizable seven-octave piano keyboard, the software can also be used to play music with your computer keyboard or mouse.