Reed Kotler Music, Inc.

Reed Kotler Music, Inc.

We make hardware and software tools that help you learn by ear from your favorite recordings. Among the tools are ones which will slow down music but keep the same pitch.

We make/sell the TR-1000 and TR-400 digital music study recorders and the Transkriber software. These units will slow the music down as much as you want but keeping the same pitch. They will all do this in realtime (meaning you don't have to wait). The TR-1000 and TR-400 also have a bass isolation function which will in general remove everything but the bass for easy bass line transcription. The Transkriber software also has a "vocal elimination" feature. The LBR-100 lead/bass/rhythm is very good at isolating various parts of the recording such the leas, bass or rhythm parts. This is only a summary of the features of these units. Go the website to learn more.

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Reed Kotler Transcribing Aids

Hi there! Does anyone out there have any experience with the
Reed Kotler transcribing aids? I would like to hear your
opinions, especiallyon the TR-400.

Thanks kindly,

Doug Tansley.

Re: Reed Kotler Transcribing Aids

Doug,

Here is a quote from a highly satisfied customer, Sid Jacobs. Sid is a top jazz guitarist and faculty member at the musicians institute in LA:

I've been using the tr-400 for a while now and I have been recommending it to musicians and my students. Before that I was using the Transkriber Software, also made by Reed Kotler Music. It's been said that a great composer doesn't borrow, he steals( attributed to Stravinsky, himself, a great composer ). This of course was said tounge in cheek, but the message is true in all the arts. You must learn the vocabulary of the idiom. I believe that the shortcoming in music education for most part is lack of emphasis on transcription. Simply put, there is no shortcut or way around it. You have to learn the vocabulary. And to take it one step further; in all keys. The old fashioned tape recorders that went at half speed put all the music down an octave and made transcribing a garbled nightmare. I know. The TR 400 makes the process a lot friendlier. The device is small( it fits in my guitar case) and easy to use and most important, the music stays in the same register. I take it on the road with me. Thats where I get most of my work done. If you are serious about your music studies then you must be transcribing. The TR 400 is the best tool I know of to allow you to get the message from the masters firsthand.

Sid Jacobs

: Thanks kindly,

: Doug Tansley.

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