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deCoda V1.1.0 released!

zplane releases deCoda 1.1 - adds audio input and plugin support

Powerful update to unique music learning and practice tool

Berlin, Germany Sept 4th 2020: zplane.development ( just updated its acclaimed music learning software deCoda. With version 1.1 musicians can plug in their instrument and play along to the song they are learning. The new plugin support makes it possible to play along through any VST/AU plugin while learning. To get users going quickly, deCoda 1.1 even comes with a special version of IK Multimedia’s Amplitube 4 LE with four extra models.

deCoda was designed to help musicians learn to play new songs.Being able to plug in your instrument and play along with your signature sound makes it so much easier, says Tim Flohrer, CTO and co-owner at zplane.

Built from the ground up as a software tool to help music makers learn new songs, deCoda is a unique software tool. Users can import any audio file and deCoda will tell the key, tempo and chords and identify sections like intro, chorus and verse. Smart tools for looping, isolating individual instruments, tracing and exporting melodies, and adjusting the tempo make it easy to follow along and effortlessly learn difficult passages.

Other new features include the ability to export the chord analysis as MIDI files or in ChordPro format for easy chord sheet creation.

deCoda 1.1.0 is a free update for existing owners.

deCoda key features 

  • Find Key, tempo and chords with the help of advanced algorithms
  • Learn to play songs in parts with flexible looping options
  • Automatic song structure detection helps you find intro, verse, chorus etc
  • Plug in your instrument and play along through your favorite VST/AU plugins
  • Includes a special version of IK Multimedia’s Amplitube 4 with four extra amp models
  • Transpose parts or the entire track to a key that suits you better
  • Change tempo without changing the pitch
  • Use the Focus EQ to isolate a certain instrument
  • View the parts of the song on a piano roll display
  • Export MIDI parts that you have traced from the audio
  • Export the chord analysis as MIDI tracks  


deCoda is immediately available for purchase directly from or from major music software vendors. The price is €49.( Visit for more information. A free demo can be downloaded here.

About zplane

Founded in 2000, zplane’s has developed award-winning technologies in the field of pitch-correction and time stretch. These technologies are used in market leading music production platforms world-wide and can be heard on countless songs of any genre. Aside from licensing to third-party developers, zplane has also created a string of successful plugin products and standalone applications used by musicians all over the world. 


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