Most musicians use computers these days, but that doesn’t mean that music is losing its soul, as some people claim. After all, you can even write classical music using a computer, it doesn’t really have to be done using a feather, and writing it all down in the pale light of a candle…
…and since a lot of artists are using Macs, why not use it to run a tablature editor? I know, I know – most artists you can think of that are also Mac users are into graphics design or related fields, but I also happen to know some guys using Macs in a recording studio, so it’s more than meets the eye.
Today’s tablature editor for Mac is simply called Tablatures, and the last version, labeled 1.13, was released a few hours ago. According to Tellini, its producer, this is “the first and only Mac OS X editor for PowerTab tablatures.”
Its main features are the following:
- Export tablatures in MIDI format for playback or use in other applications (for instance, GarageBand)
- Advanced playback of the tablature: follow the playback on screen, loop over selected parts, slow the tempo down for practice sessions
- Create beautiful prints of the tablature: you don’t need to stay in front of your monitor to play along your favorite song
- Share your music even with those members of your band that don’t own a Mac: Tablatures and PowerTabEditor share the same file format
- Read and play most GuitarPro 3-5 tablatures
A shareware product, Tablatures can be ordered for 39 EUR via the official Tellini website, where a trial version is also available.