Guitar Pro is a multitrack editor of guitar and bass tablature and musical scores, possessing a built-in MIDI-editor, a plotter of chords, a player, a metronome and other tools for musicians. It has versions for Windows and Mac OS X (Intel processors only) and is written by the French company Arobas Music.
The software makes use of multiple instrument tracks which follow standard staff notation, but also shows the notes on tablature notation. It gives the musician visual access to keys (banjos, drumkits, etc.) for the song to be composed, and allows live previews of the notes to be played at a specified tempo. It allows for certain tracks to be muted and provides dynamic control over the volume, phasing and other aspects of each track. Included in version 4 onwards is a virtual keyboard that allows pianists to add their part to a composition.
Guitar Pro outputs sound by means of a library and/or, as of version 5, the ".mw-parser-output .vanchor>:target.vanchor-textbackground-color:#b1d2ffRealistic Sound Engine" (RSE) which uses high quality recorded samples for a more realistic playback. By using its live preview feature musicians may play along with the song, following the tablature played in real time.
The distribution of these files was widely carried out on the Internet, being produced by fans often by ear, and included songs both of underground and mainstream artists. The main hub for Guitar Pro tabs was (and still is) the Arobas-owned mySongBook. However, the Music Publishers Association (MPA), claiming to represent sheet music companies, raised copyright issues and pressured websites offering the files to cease distribution. This included then-president Lauren Keiser threatening jail time for those involved. Subsequently, distribution became much more dispersed, and mySongBook itself was forced to follow much stricter practices.
Every private or public education establishment is eligible to the Guitar Pro Education Program. An establishment administrator (teacher, office, staff...) will be in charge of the account. The Guitar Pro Education licence is strictly limited to teaching purposes and cannot be given or sold. An official order form of your establishment with the name and address will be required during the sign up process.Online music schools, private teachers and non-profit organizations/associations are not eligible to the Guitar Pro Education Program. If you are one of the three, different specific offers exist. Please contact us.
Arobas Music was founded in 1997 by David Gros and Frank Duhamel. Now, it is a team of 14 dynamic people composed of musicians, developers, and webmasters with one common goal. Arobas Music's headquarters is located in Lille, France.
Arobas Music Guitar Pro is a music score application. The software allows you to create and modify stringed instrument tablatures and scores for other instruments and an audio rendering engine for realistic instrument playback.
Guitar Pro helps you learn or compose a musical piece with Realistic Sound Engine (RSE) technology, optimized playback options, and a soundboard tool for setting the panoramic, volume, and semi-parametric equalizer. In addition, the global view is available to define score sections, such as a verse or chorus, and the app provides more than 100 hundred soundbanks. After composing your score, you can export it to various formats, such as .MIDI, ASCII, MusicXML, .PDF, .MP3, .WAV, and .PNG.
Guitar Pro is a high-quality musical application used by beginner and professional musicians. It comes with advanced tools for creating and editing scores for various instruments and provides a simple interface for beginners to use. If you want to create or edit musical scores, Arobas Music Guitar Pro is a fun and capable piece of music software.
Guitar Pro 7 by Arobas is a complete workshop for any level of musician. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player who is looking to improve your playing, write music, or use a virtual backing band; guitar pro 7 is right for you. Guitar Pro 7 allows you to edit music scores and tablature for guitar, bass and ukulele, as well as create backing tracks for drums and piano. Guitar Pro 7 is the result of years' worth of development, and aims at meeting the expectations of Guitar Pro users by focusing on the specific needs of musicians.
Guitar Pro 7 includes a powerful audio engine designed to provide quality playback of sounds and effects of all types of guitars as well as hundreds of other instruments (bass, strings, piano, drums, etc.), from samples and modeled sounds of amps and effect units recorded in a professional studio. Guitar Pro 7 also includes several everyday tools for practice such as: the tuner, the chord engine, the scale engine, the guitar fretboard, etc. Guitar Pro 7 has custom display options; the user has several types of displays they can choose from. A 'page-type' of display for your score, a full-screen mode, or a '2-page' mode. You can also select whichever tracks you want to be visible. Guitar Pro automatically adjusts the vertical placement of the various elements of the score. Guitar Pro 7 is optimized for speed and ease-of-use. Automatically adding the barlines and checking the synchronization of various tracks allows the user to remain consistent in terms of musical notation rules and norms.
Guitar Pro 7 makes it possible to work on several files at the same time. Each file will appear under a tab above the score's window. Guitar Pro 7 also includes template layouts to make it easier for the user to jump right in and start composing. Some templates include: acoustic bass, acoustic piano, jazz trio, California punk band, progressive rock band and many more. Guitar Pro 7 also includes the ability to enable concert tone or transposition tone. The concert tone is what a conductor uses. The notes displayed are the ones you hear. The transposing tone is what the musicians use; it is mostly use for wind instruments, and refers more to the position of their fingers than to the actual melody.
A musician/sound tech/producer residing in Toronto. Blayne Stone has over 4 years of experience in the music industry. Experience ranging from managing artists to working as a sound tech for live music events. Currently involved in 2 active musical projects, Blayne is consistently writing, recording, and releasing music to the public. Deeply involved in the underground music scene in Toronto, Blayne has had the pleasure to play along side some extremely talented musicians in legendary venues. Owner of Camino Jazz Club, an art collective in Toronto, Blayne continues to book shows, consult and collaborate with artists, and is constantly producing content.