Power Tab Editor may easily become the veteran fretter's best friend. This feature-packed program lets you plot music onto digital tablature for exporting, burning, or playing MIDI files. The features are staggering--11 toolbars, 47 tips, and a max of seven guitars or basses per song are just the beginning. Deluxe tabbing capabilities let you adjust octaves and phrasing, and place an onslaught of markings, such as slides, bends, and vibratos. You can also create notes, store lyrics, and enter your favorite Italian music term if you're in the mood for something vivace. Well-stocked chord and tuning dictionaries help move you along.
Unfortunately, the software's features sometimes outpace its functionality. Though attractive, the interface isn't very intuitive and contains character errors and other mistakes that could frustrate the most intrepid user. One crucial broken Quick Start link for creating new tablature spoils an otherwise robust and detailed Help menu.
However, if you're feeling scrappy enough to push past the lesser points, the power payoff for using Power Tab Editor--digital tunes you tab yourself--may sound like rockin' music to your ears.
From Power Tab Software:
Power Tab Editor is a tablature-authoring tool for Windows. It allows for the creation of tablature scores that can be printed out and played back via MIDI. Features standard music notation and symbols as well as all of the popular tablature symbols. Can import MIDI tracks, and can export to ASCII Text, HTML and MIDI format 1 files. Version 1.7 build 80 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.7 build 80 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Easy to learn. Entering notation is very easy and fluid.
Just feels clunky for some things. Changing tempo. Playback. No deal breakers, just not how I would have done it I guess.
I just need a piece of software to quickly enter notation when a riff or a melody pops into my head. I have never tried any of the fancy commercial software out there so I can't make a comparison. But this suits my needs just fine.
You can punch fret numbers in there and listen to it playback as different instruments.Seems to have all the little tab symbols on it.
none,it is free after all
I thought it kind of fun to play around with.I'm not a tab guy or able to read music,I've always played by ear but it does seem to work good.This is probably great for someone giving lessons or just trying to use tab
Can't make this do anything useful at all, and can't uninstall.
I just wanted to stick some notes on a staff but this thing doesn't do anything but give me one lousy empty measure. Useless. If it really does do what I want it to do, then its interface must just be counter-intuitive. I would uninstall if there was any such function. Can't believe I downloaded this bag of dog poo.