Jump to content
satyabrata satapathy

zplane’s deCoda for 29$

Recommended Posts

I have deCoda LE.  The upgrade on the vendor site (after logging in) shows up as $33.75.  I wonder if there’s an upgrade being sold (at a discount) anywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, ALC said:

I have deCoda LE.  The upgrade on the vendor site (after logging in) shows up as $33.75.  I wonder if there’s an upgrade being sold (at a discount) anywhere.

$33 at PIB according to this site, but actually $29.74 when I add it to PIB cart. Then if you have any Virtual Cash you could go lower... :)

https://musicsoftwaredeals.com/?searchbox=decoda&price_from=0&price_to=9999

Edited by abacab

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, abacab said:

$33 at PIB according to this site, but actually $29.74 when I add it to PIB cart. Then if you have any Virtual Cash you could go lower... :)

https://musicsoftwaredeals.com/?searchbox=decoda&price_from=0&price_to=9999

I’m seeing $33 in cart at PiB.

It seems no retailers are selling an upgrade from LE (which should cost even less).  I wonder why.  Maybe the publisher isn’t offering it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, ALC said:

I’m seeing $33 in cart at PiB.

It seems no retailers are selling an upgrade from LE (which should cost even less).  I wonder why.  Maybe the publisher isn’t offering it.

Hmmm... that's weird. It says "your price = $29.77 (including tax)", but it bumps up to $33 if I actually put it in the cart!

I already own it, so I'm not about to complete this purchase. But still very weird!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought this might be a time-saver for learning new songs for the band, but I was unable to purchase using PayPal. Says "Developer Error: Something went wrong".

Clearly, some serious thought went into error handling when designing this site. I guess they're doing me a favor, forcing me to figure stuff out the old-fashioned way (trial-and-argue-with-the-drummer).

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got decoda and really like it. Great piece of software.  Biggest feature is the ability to slow a song down, play it back effortlessly, and still maintain the same tuning. That alone is worth the money.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, bitflipper said:

I thought this might be a time-saver for learning new songs for the band, but I was unable to purchase using PayPal. Says "Developer Error: Something went wrong".

Clearly, some serious thought went into error handling when designing this site. I guess they're doing me a favor, forcing me to figure stuff out the old-fashioned way (trial-and-argue-with-the-drummer).

I bought it from PIB the last time it was on sale. PayPal always works for me at PIB. :)

Never bought anything at the Zplane site. Not on sale there, either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't need to learn new songs for a band I'm not in, but it occurred to me that deCoda might be handy for ripping chord progressions from popular songs, to use in original works.

Can't copyright a chord progression, as far as I'm aware... :)

As long as the melody, bass line, and rhythm differ you should be OK.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, abacab said:

don't need to learn new songs for a band I'm not in

Agreed. However, there are certain songs that I never felt like I knew the correct way to play them. I faked it pretty dang good.

I have already used this to work on a couple of songs that seem so simple... but they are not. Much move involved than you would think. This keeps me in practice and invigorates me to play more. Which I hadn't done in the last few years.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can any one tell me what version of DeCoda is up for sale at PluginBoutique?  I bought DeCoda a couple of years ago when it was sold by Zplane on the Zplane website.  That version was 1.2.2.  As far as I can tell, it is not for sale on the Zplane website at this point.  

 

I have a suspicion it is only version 1.3 at PiB, but I wanted to check.  I will ask sales support at zplane if I can upgrade since I already own an older version.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, DeeringAmps said:

v1.3 is what I see in my account.

 

Thanks! That what I suspected.  Cheers!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is what I found on the zPlane website:

DeCoda

Version 1.3

• Native M1 compatibility for Apple Silicon-equipped computers – NOTE: At the time of this writing, IK Multimedia AmpliTube is not yet fully M1 compatible. Our tests have shown that only the AU version of AmpliTube will work in deCoda when running natively on an M1 Mac.

• Enhanced contrast in Dark Mode

• Piano Roll stays aligned when using any size Chord Bar

so, not any big changes for me whilst I stay on my PC.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, I am not trying to Larry-ationize my number of posts in this forum, and I am not sure why i didn't see it before. 

But at the zPlane website, login to my account, there under Downloads is DeCoda 1.3.  

Great!  Looks like these minor updates are still available on the Zplane website!  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, balinas said:

Can any one tell me what version of DeCoda is up for sale at PluginBoutique?

Just to confirm, I bought zPlane deCode from Plugin Boutique a while back, and the latest download version that they offer me in my account is v1.3.0.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I demoed this yesterday and so far the only thing that this would offer to me is the ability to slow a song down. The chords were in the ballpark but the section detection was way off, not that I would find it useful even if it worked.

In your experience, is there a cheaper/better program/plugin for slowing songs down, or is this the best there is (at this price point) for that singular purpose? I have used Audacity in the past but the sound tends to get warbly and distorted even when slowed down only moderately. DeCoda kept it surprisinly clear even at around 1/3 of the original speed.

As an aside: I also tested Stagecraft Simple Stems and I was surprised how well it managed to separate different instruments. It wasn't even close to perfect, but good enough to make transcribing easier, in some cases significantly so. Often the problem for me is not the speed but some instruments getting drowned out by others. Bass is the most common victim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...