Hi, I hope I'm posting in the right forum, I am sorry if I am not, this seemed to best match the question I was hoping someone could answer.

I am in search of software (preferably with little to no hardware) that I can begin to write some music on. Basically, something with a virtual fret board that is tab friendly that I can put through different effects and styles, say, delay, flanger, distortion, etc

Is there such a thing? I am just not in a good living situation at the moment where I can really play my guitar at home, plus, I don't have a lot of expensive pedals here at this location, all my equipment is hundreds of miles away.

I have used gp5 but it really seems kind of limited, am I wrong?

Any suggestions?