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Old 07-27-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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Best software to write tabs?

I tried Table Edit. It is pretty good, but it looks really old. Anyone know the best software out there?
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:25 PM   #2
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Guitar Pro 5.

I don't like the redesign of Guitar Pro 6 at all, so I still use 5. And I only write tabs/MIDI-stuff for my own songwriting/tab songs for my own bands covers, so I don't care that it can't read the newer .gpx-files.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:03 PM   #3
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Yeah, Guitar Pro 5 for sure, for the same reason. Guitar Pro 6 isn't really anything special in my opinion
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:31 PM   #4
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Yeah, Guitar Pro 5 for sure, for the same reason. Guitar Pro 6 isn't really anything special in my opinion


Totally agree. Go for Guitar Pro 5.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:03 AM   #5
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If you're cheap tuxguitar doesn't fair terribly compared to guitarpro. It's free and can open guitarpro files and is only a little less dynamic.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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I bought GP6. Thanks for the info. I am very pleased.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:04 PM   #7
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It sounds like you made up your mind but if you ever were looking for an alternative, Power Tab and Power Tab 2.0 are great alternatives that make the process simple and still sound decent.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:11 AM   #8
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I did prefer GP5, but now that I have used GP6 for a couple of years I have got used to it. Here's my view:

Things I prefer on 5:
Drum tabbing is MUCH faster. I honestly don't know why they changed it.
It sounds better unless you spend time tinkering. I don't like how GP6 has a bunch of DAW-esque features that require you to adjust levels and build tones to get a passable sound. The MIDI sounds of GP5 was much clearer and faster, and meant you spent more time writing than getting it to sound passable.
More stable, GP6 seems to crash at least once a day.

Things I prefer on 6:
Has the potential to sound a lot better than GP5, although I don't really care about this as I don't need it to sound good, I need it to write ideas.
Global pitch shifting. Sounds small, but I have found this quite useful.
Transposing, I have found this very useful for changing things across multiple tunings.

Final comment, if GP6 had GP5's drum tabbing and didn't try to be a DAW then hands down it would be the better program.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:41 AM   #9
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All I use it for is to write tabs for songs so I do not forget them. I have not used the other stuff much at all.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:36 PM   #10
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I use Tuxguitar, which can also play GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit tabs.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxguitar/
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