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Here's some of what I've been using:

Songsterr for tabs on the Mac and iPad.  

Garageband on the Mac (the last Mac update made it a really useable application with great features and results: bit of a Logic Pro-Lite) & iPad/iPhone, and there is free controller for the Mac version on the iPad called Logic Remote

Amplitude (there are a number of add ons [Hendrix/Slash/Marshall] and a good recorder) for iPad/iphone 

Ampkit for iPad

Jamup (and Bias amp modeller) are probably the best sounding amp/effects simulator on the iPad/iphone

Fasttune HT6 is a good polyphonic tuner on the iPhone/iPad

 

I tried Riffstation and few similar products but didn't have great results... but that might just be me  :smile:


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there is also a small software call Go Play Along (http://www.goplayalong.com/) It allows to play a tablature from guitar pro with the MP3 in background, with some tools to help to synchronize the mp3 to the tab. You can also decrease the music speed, ...

Another nice benefit of Go Play Along is that you can use the saved synchronized tab and MP3 as input to EOF to start a new custom.

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Another nice benefit of Go Play Along is that you can use the saved synchronized tab and MP3 as input to EOF to start a new custom.

 

Hmmm..., Now that sounds interesting. Does it really work well for that purpose?



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I have goplayalong and have synched some songs with tab.

They are saved as .gpax files.

 

How do you import this into eof?



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When Go PlayAlong exports the synced song from your library (a feature of the paid version of the program), it should create a folder along with that GPAX file which contains the XML, Guitar Pro and audio files.

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I bought GoPlayAlong today, and besides it's a very useful tool for practicing, it makes it super easy for syncing tabs to create CDLCs, as long as you have a good guitar pro tab.



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As a tuner, I use PitchPerfect. To write sheet music, I use Cresendo Music Notation. And I use FL Studio to make drum beats to play along to. (Paid)


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Ableton live 9 for DAW, even though today its famous for dance hiphop and electro, it started out for rock, and still is the bomb! Especially now with multi monitor support. Coupled with the Session drums library, 90 gigs of drums recorded with zillions of mikes and velocities, it sounds so real. Quite easy to put together, and the result is so professional.

 

Amplitube as my main VST plugin for Ableton and Guitar rig for some occasional things.

 

Sibelius for notation and sheet music creation. Great for writing solo piano compositions or jazz arrangements for a whole band with or without a midi keyboard.



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I'm surprised nobody mentioned Guitar Rig yet. It's a great amp modelling software with it's own dedicated hardware controller (optional) that doubles as an ASIO sound card. I've been using it for years and even recorded stuff with the software. I think it sounds awesome and it's really easy to set up and use. Before Rocksmith I used this to play along to stuff. 

 

http://www.native-in...itar-rig-5-pro/

 

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I wonder if anyone knows of other good guitar software?  I just ran into something called RIffstation.  It will take just about any audio file and show you the chords in it.  It does a bunch of other stuff as well such as changing the speed and pitch, isolating solos and looping,  Anyway, I downloaded the demo (http://www.riffstation.com/) yesterday and ended up buying it the same day.  I recently took a very large CD collection and put in on my PC and these are now all available for me to play - pretty cool!

I have a question for all of you that have Riffstation. One of the feature of the tool is "Mute the Guitar and Play With Your Favorite Bands". 

So...is it possible to save mp3 with the guitar part mute??? This will be awesome to create cdlc with no guitar on backing track...;)



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Has anyone tried Rock Prodigy..? Just wondering how it compares to Rocksmith..?



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I bought something called Songs2see on Steam some months ago.

 

Haven't touched it yet. 



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I have a question for all of you that have Riffstation. One of the feature of the tool is "Mute the Guitar and Play With Your Favorite Bands". 

So...is it possible to save mp3 with the guitar part mute??? This will be awesome to create cdlc with no guitar on backing track... ;)

 

 

Essentially, yes.  It saves as a .wav file, but you can use some other software to convert it into a .mp3.  Note though that what it does is takes whatever your settings are for the track muting at the time you click "save audio" and applies it to the whole song.  I wanted to save A Tear For Eddie with the guitar muted.  But in the original mp3, the clean guitar in the beginning is located in a right channel and the distorted guitar towards the end is in the center channel.  Classic rock, especially the Beatles, has its own set of problems though, as the mix tends to be very "flat" so there is no way to mute the guitar without muting the rest of the band and the vocals on many songs.  Most songs won't have problems like this though.  Just pointing out that ymmv on how good the muting is.



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Has anyone tried Rock Prodigy..? Just wondering how it compares to Rocksmith..?

 

I have it.  Used it a couple of times and then just lost interest.  Even though I was a beginner when I started with Rocksmith 17 months ago, Rock Prodigy still felt pretty basic to me.  And basic can get boring fast.