Poll: What
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Jellynote
0 0%
Songsterr
5 22%
Ultimate Guitar
4 17%
Guitar Pro 6
9 39%
MIDI player
5 22%
Voters: 23.
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#1
Metallica - Master of puppets


Jellynote



- too much echo, bad quality


Sonsterr



- plastic sound


Ultimate Guitar



- nearly realistic sound


Guitar Pro 6 RSE



- mother of all guitar tab players. Nevertheless, RSE sound sometime has low quality.


Windows MIDI player (file exported from GP6)



- MIDI is 30 years old. Nothing to say


TuxGuitar



- sounds exactly as MIDI player because TuxGuitar uses MIDI engine built-in OS


What do you think?
#2
the old school MIDI sound brings back such memories :')

the rest are painful
out of all those, Songsterr probably sounds least bad
the Guitar Pro RSE would be best but they don't have the dynamics of the palm mutes right, so it depends on what's being played


but really it's irrelevant - if I were using MIDI notation to learn a part, I'd stick with the old school MIDI sound, it has the clarity you need without being grating

trying to get these programs to sound good is pointless wasted effort
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#3
Text tabs.
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#4
I listened to songsterr first and was pretty underwhelmed, but I apparently forgot how terrible they usually sound. I'd definitely rate Songsterr as best followed by the Windows midi player. At least for this song the others are just trying too hard to sound real and making things worse.
#5
I'm voting for midi player, mainly because it reminds me of Doom back in the day.
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#6
No idea because every tab I make (and play, which is rare cause I just work stuff out) is made on guitar pro 4 with RSE turned off so it's 100% midi sounds. I like that most, everything is clearer and easier to hear imo.

Problem is, I have no idea how my tabs sound to people who have RSE on or use other places. Oh well
#8
GP 5 > GP 6 in my honest opinion.. The RSE makes the more complex songs too muddy to properly hear what's going on.
#9
They all suck
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#10
They all sound bad. The standard MIDI player at the end sounds fine though because it knows that it is a "practical" thing (it's used simply as a rough sketch of the sound to give you an idea how a composition sounds) rather than trying to actually imitate a guitar. As a result it has a charming stylization that makes it acceptable.
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#11
Quote by Upmix
GP 5 > GP 6 in my honest opinion.. The RSE makes the more complex songs too muddy to properly hear what's going on.

You can turn it off, you know?
#13
my guitar when i read text tabs because reading isnt hard and all tab players sound like butts anyway
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#14
No one should get a tab player for how it sounds, only for how well it works.

Which is why MIDI sounds best cuz it's the least distracting.

Also TuxGuitar ftw.
o()o

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#15
Quote by sss1024
text tabs doesn't sound
Exactly.
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#16
Quote by EpiExplorer
Also TuxGuitar ftw.


I think TuxGuitar sounds exactly as MIDI player because TuxGuitar uses MIDI engine built-in OS.
It lacks critical features. Palm Mute for example.

Only GuitarPro and Ultimate Guitar has good support for Palm Mute.
#17
Quote by sss1024
TuxGuitar [...] lacks critical features. Palm Mute for example.


Get out of here. It totally has palm-muting. Did you even look?
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#18
sss1024

You've obvs never used it then.

And you never even took on my point: It's unnecessary to even think about getting a tab program that "sounds better" than another when the concept is that it's a practical writing tool not a 'make sound nice'-fier.
o()o

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#19
Quote by theogonia777
It totally has palm-muting. Did you even look?


Did you even listen?

I updated videos. Listen TuxGuitar example.

TuxGuitar uses shorter notes to emulate Palm Mute. Jellynote and Songster works in the same way.

Instead of it, Ultimate Guitar and Guitar Pro uses different sound for different guitar effects.
#20
Quote by EpiExplorer
And you never even took on my point: It's unnecessary to even think about getting a tab program that "sounds better" than another when the concept is that it's a practical writing tool not a 'make sound nice'-fier.
Yeah, this.

I mean I guess it's fine if you're just talking about it, but turning it into a debate is pretty pointless since the only purpose for the program to exist to begin with is to teach/create.
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#21
Quote by sss1024
Did you even listen?

I updated videos. Listen TuxGuitar example.

TuxGuitar uses shorter notes to emulate Palm Mute. Jellynote and Songster works in the same way.

Instead of it, Ultimate Guitar and Guitar Pro uses different sound for different guitar effects.
TuxGuitar, Jellynote and Songsterr are not guitar simulators, doofus.

Stop bitching about stuff that doesn't matter even slightly.
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#22
Quote by sss1024
Did you even listen?

I updated videos. Listen TuxGuitar example.

TuxGuitar uses shorter notes to emulate Palm Mute. Jellynote and Songster works in the same way.

Instead of it, Ultimate Guitar and Guitar Pro uses different sound for different guitar effects.


You're not getting it: YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO CARE ABOUT TAB SOFTWARE SOUNDING GOOD.
o()o

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#23
Quote by EpiExplorer
when the concept is that it's a practical writing tool not a 'make sound nice'-fier.


Says who?

A huge portion of GP is designed to let you create tablature that sounds good, don't confuse what you choose to use it for as the only reason it exists.
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#24
Quote by Arby911
Says who?

A huge portion of GP is designed to let you create tablature that sounds good, don't confuse what you choose to use it for as the only reason it exists.
To be fair, the comment that was responded to was specifically about TuxGuitar, not GP.
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#25
I admit that GP has one clear advantage over tux and that is it's velocity control system, useful for production. But having used both for years, Tux is just a straight up improvement in almost every way.

But then again, I use it for production as well as writing music so I don't have to care if it sounds good or not.
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#26
Quote by slapsymcdougal
To be fair, the comment that was responded to was specifically about TuxGuitar, not GP.


In going back over the thread I don't believe that's a valid assessment. The comment was directed at all tab players.
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#27
i used guitar pro midi
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#28
Quote by Arby911
In going back over the thread I don't believe that's a valid assessment. The comment was directed at all tab players.
Well, if you're not going to get into the spirit of things and be thorough...

Plus, as the products are tab players, rather than DAWs using VSTs or anything, that really ought to be a hint to lower one's expectation of sound quality.
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#29
Quote by EpiExplorer
You're not getting it: YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO CARE ABOUT TAB SOFTWARE SOUNDING GOOD.


I DO care about sounding good. Many other players cares about good sound too.

It's OK if you don't care about it.

P.S.
try to google https://www.google.ru/search?q=tuxguitar+better+sound. Many TuxGuitar users wants good sound too.

P.S.P.S.
Good sound better then bad sound 8)
#30
It's like Hal-Sephira v2.0

Just because you google people talking about it doesn't mean they care about it. Why should you?
Again, just talking about from an unbiased position is fine, but turning it into a debate/argument about which is better is kinda dumb.
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Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#31
Joshua Garcia

It's OK if you don't care about sound. Just ignore this poll, right?
Last edited by sss1024 at Jun 23, 2016,
#32
Quote by sss1024
I DO care about sounding good. Many other players cares about good sound too.

It's OK if you don't care about it.

P.S.
try to google https://www.google.ru/search?q=tuxguitar+better+sound. Many TuxGuitar users wants good sound too.

P.S.P.S.
Good sound better then bad sound 8)
Then practice playing. It's really the only way to make sure you sound as good as you possibly can.
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#33
Quote by EpiExplorer
You're not getting it: YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO CARE ABOUT TAB SOFTWARE SOUNDING GOOD.

Sure. For some users I'm sure sound doesn't matter. But the whole point of this thread is to compare sound (for users that prefer a good sounding tool).
No reason to be upset, it is clearly stated in the title.
#34
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#35
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Sure. For some users I'm sure sound doesn't matter. But the whole point of this thread is to compare sound (for users that prefer a good sounding tool).
No reason to be upset, it is clearly stated in the title.

I'm sure he's got over it in the 9 months since he posted that.
#36
I only use Tux, tbh
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#37
i use songsterr regularly, but i kinda like how cheesy 80's those old ones sound lol
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#40
EpiExplorer To that logic don't get a car that sounds louder than another (or quieter, to each his own) because it's MAIN purpose is to drive. Year and 1/2 late, I don't care.
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