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Yes you can have very good auto transcription using smart phone app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appspot.musictranscription
I would also suggest Giada Loop Machine. It's a free (or better, Open Source) software used, among other things to perform live recording and live looping. You can also process the I/O with VST, in case you want to add some nice fx. Supported OSes: Windows, Os X and Linux.
Cubase (at least 5+) can do this. You can set Cubase's sound card driver settings to have the sound card not be exclusively "owned" by Cubase so other applications can also use it while Cubase is running.
Pressing the Alt Key and hovering the mouse over an event enables the scissor. Then it depends whether you have the "snap" button on and what type of snap (events, bars etc.) is activated. If you deactivate the snap mode, you should be able to freely cut it anywhere. Another option is to drag the event beginning via the bottom left corner to the right to ...
I think the key to writing for any instrument is to first study what others do. There are literally hundreds of thousands of pages of published guitar music on the market (and on the internet), both in tablature and score format. Just pick your favorite bands'/guitarists' tabs and start analyzing. In my opinion it's the best way to learn about guitar idioms, ...
Perhaps I am missing something obvious, and I am talking from memory, but in order to cut accurately, you need to change the tempo counting bar measure type in the top bar. If I remember ok, you can specify different units like beats, seconds, edges or bars. There is an option that allows you to cut by fractions of second. Even that is not 100% millimetric, ...
There's very little software that does anything like this, and nothing that provides an acceptable level of sophistication. As Josiah points out, the difference between playable and impossible can be incredibly subtle. What you need to do is work with experienced musicians, who can give you detailed feedback about things.
I'm not aware of anything that analyzes technical difficulty of a passage, but I know that the latest versions of Finale let you flag notes out of the range of various skill levels. Don't look for "possible/impossible", target the level you want and see if the music is feasible. Rather than saying "this is unplayable", you want to look at the way music is ...
If you have any decent DAW, it should have functionality similar to what you describe. Take the audio you want to transcribe, put it an audio track, and configure the track so that when you change the project tempo, the audio file speeds up or slows down accordingly. One nice benefit of this is that you can write your transcription directly in the DAW, play ...
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