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Audio Analysis Tool by Riffstation
Free (was €39.99)
Riffstation 1.1
Riffstation 1.1 Riffstation 1.1
Riffstation by Riffstation is a Standalone Application for macOS and Windows. It functions as a Standalone Application.
System Requirements
1GHz processor or higher, 2GB RAM
Stand-Alone Utility / Application
Sample Formats
Loads and/or Saves
Copy Protection
Online Activation (Challenge / Response)
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Riffstation is a standalone software application designed for guitar players to practice, learn and create jam tracks easily with the music you already have in your collection. Load any mp3 and you can isolate the guitar, slow it down, loop the riff, see the chords, and create custom jam tracks.

Riffstation has the following features:

  • Automatic chord recognition of Major, Minor and 7th chords.
  • Visualization of chord diagrams synced with the music.
  • Transposition of chords and audio simultaneously.
  • Chord filtering and editing.
  • BPM detection and beat snapped live loop selection.
  • Real-time time stretching from half speed to double speed with 4 modes for various music styles.
  • Real-time audio transposition (+/- Octave) and freehand pitch shifting including a fine tune for retuning by fractions of a semitone.
  • Real-time instrument isolation and extraction on stereo audio. Instruments within a stereo mix can be soloed or muted.
  • Real-time beat rearranging allows user to create alternate song versions or totally brand new riffs out of existing tracks.
  • Real-time pitch control over each beat in each riff bank.
  • Multiple riff banks can be sequenced into songs Sessions and audio can be saved.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By tommyzai
August 23, 2014


I'm a ex-music producer, now working as an ESL in an underdeveloped area of China. I use creative lesson planning to teach English and life-skills to "at risk" teenagers, and transitional adults. I often use music to help these troubled youths express their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a healthy manner. In addition, I secretly try to inspire students to release their hidden musical talent. I often use Riffstation in class to slow down audio, which is great for ear training and deciphering. This application is filled with useful features; yet, the isolation tool to identify and lift-out pre-recorded audio (vocals, guitars, etc.) has proven to be indispensable. I create karaoke tracks, which enables my students to practice their spoken, sung, and even screamed English over a familiar backing track.


  • Stand-alone — no need to work within a DAW or other applications.
  • Neatly designed interface that has three sections: Jam Master, Riff Builder, and Chord Viewer.
  • All the controls and features are where they should be.
  • Fast and simple import via file menu or drag-n-drop — loads all major file types or straight from CDs.
  • Shallow learning curve.
  • Smooth workflow.
  • Clever chord detector and key change option.
  • Amazing value.
  • Responsive, innovative developer.


Riffstation is my go-to teaching tool, but it certainly has many professional audio applications. I highly recommend Riffstation to any producer, e-musician, film and game scorer, DJ, etc. who is looking for a clever little musical genius assistant. It's geared towards guitarist, but can easily be used for just about any audio and/or instrument. This innovative application helps build musicality and breathes life into musical projects instead of getting in the way. This is extremely important when creating or teaching. Musicians and teachers and students alike have little or no patience. If I fumble around with software during class I will lose my students. Riffstation helps keep my kids focused on learning and creating instead of text messaging and staring out the window. To quote an online reviewer, "Riffstation is a software guitar practice tool designed to eliminate much of the guesswork of learning your favorite songs, riffs, and solos." It's all that and much, much more! Thank you for creating such an amazing piece of audio software.

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21 May 2018 at 2:55pm

Is it native 64-bit ?

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