Before contacting us check out our FAQs below. If you can't find an answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us using our support email email@example.com. We'll do our best to deal with your query within 48 hours. Full online documentation is also provided here, or you can check out our video tutorials for simple guides to Riffstation's main features
Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Mac OSX 10.6 and higher 64 Bit. Minimum system requirements ; 1GHz processor or higher, 2GB RAM,
Riffstation is the ultimate guitar software application for players of all abilities. It consists of 3 modules; Jam Master, Riff Builder and Chord Viewer. Load any music file from your iTunes (or any) music library and Riffstation will unleash all of the untapped resources contained in the music collection you already own! Isolate the guitar, slow it down, loop the riff, see the chords and build custom jam tracks using the music you love. Check out the Feature List for more information
You don't plug your guitar into Riffstation. It is not a guitar interface or digital amp modelling application. However, you can use software based amp modelers (Line 6 Amp Farm, Amplitube, NI Guitar Rig) in conjunction with Riffstation.
Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Mac OSX 64 Bit 10.6 and higher
You will not need any special hardware. Riffstation uses your computers existing on board sound hardware to playback music.
If you've got a guitar, you have got to get Riffstation. From beginner to pro, Riffstation will become an indispensable tool for any guitar player to learn and practice basic chord progressions as well as complex guitar solos.
We thought long and hard about this. Software of this nature usually costs in the hundreds but we want Riffstation to be accessibile to all guitar players for less than the cost of a magazine subscription, or a new effects pedal. We've tried to make it as affordable as is possible for us to support. We hope you agree it's worth it!
We try and support all the major audio file formats including wav, mp3, wma, flac, ogg, aac and many more
The fully automated mode is the default mode which calculates the chords of a song automatically when you load it. This method will return Major, Minor and 7th chords with an accuracy of 85% for basic rock and pop songs. However, you can edit any chord by right clicking on the chord in the orange chord strip. This allows you to edit the chord type and it's length. You can mannually add Sus 2/4 and Maj/Min 7 chords using this tool.
The isolate tool is a state of the art audio processing technology which will allow full isolation in many cases. However, there will be instances where only partial isolation is possible and some remnants of other instruments are still audible.
The slow down tool will retain the audio quality and will not affect the pitch or key of the audio. Subsequently, the pitch tool will not affect the tempo. And, both tools can be used simultaneously in real-time. Our time and pitch algorithm is fully real-time and of a high quality with no perceptable latency
Riff Builder might be the craziest thing we've ever thought of but we love it and hope you do too. How would you like AC/DC or perhaps Metallica to be your new backing band, but playing the riffs you tell them to play? You can use Riff Builder to create your own custom jam tracks by using your favourite bands and songs as building blocks. It's quick and easy. Load any song in, then drag the beats on screen to rearrange the song into a brand new riff!! Now you have your favourite band with their awesome sound and production, playing a totally different riff, a riff which you've built! You can build multiple riffs and then sequence them using the Song Builder tool. You can even change the pitch of each beat to create totally unique jam tracks. Then save the session and share it with your friends online, or save the audio and post yourself jamming on youtube. You dont have to settle for dull generic jam tracks anymore.
Yes you can! Just send us an email and we will organise it with you.
You get 3 activations with each purchase of Riffstation which means you can run it on up to 3 of your computers. You must be connected to the internet to activate Riffstation for the first time. Note - that you will have to reactivate Riffstation if you make any significant hardware changes to your computer. Upgrades will be free for minor release revisions but new tools may attract an upgrade cost.
Riffstation supports most iTunes music formats but you may find instances where your music is in an unsupported format. If you encounter this problem, you can use iTunes to convert any of your files to mp3 which can be used with Riffstation.
The process convert a song to a different format using iTunes is described here.
Riffstation cannot import songs from a CD directly but you can use iTunes or similar music software to convert your CDs to MP3. In iTunes for example: insert the CD. A dialog will appear asking if you would like to import the CD. Simply, click yes and then the MP3 created can be loaded into Riffstation.
Riffstation cannot play protected iTunes files. However, there is a new standard for iTunes downloads called iTunes Plus, which has better quality, no DRM and can be loaded into Riffstation. If you own protected iTunes files, you can upgrade them to iTunes Plus using the process described in here.