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#253927 [TRR] iOS: Rocksmith, now available for iPad.ca

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 19 May 2017 - 01:15 PM

Well I'm in as soon as it becomes available, along with a travel guitar. Any good ones about ?

I went for the Speedster astonishingly playable even on low tunings.

In fact I use it for all C and C# Tunings at home.

Very handy, I broke many records.

The only criticism I have is that the pickup is (and always sounds like) a bridge pickup

#236134 "Note is specified to use the index finger..."

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 05 November 2016 - 09:23 PM

I don't care much about chordnames.

In the processes of setting Fingers and Hand positions, I often like to see how the song is structured in Section and Phrases

I would rather have a quick toggle between Hand pos / Section-Phrases,


#236021 "Note is specified to use the index finger..."

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 04 November 2016 - 07:13 PM

I'd like to know if more charters often switch between Hand pos & and RS sections+Phrases, specially when finalizing a custom.

Each time we have to enter preferences. 

It's almost the only reason I have to enter preferences with F11.


Would it be possible to toggle the display Hand pos / RS section+Phrases by a short key, shift +F11 would be obvious.


#228729 Fret Hand Position generation suggestion

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 13 September 2016 - 12:31 PM

Some suggestions :


1. when 10 12 is played with a pull off, and then the next note is 9 or 8, I don't think the pull of from 12 will be executed with the pinky.

Instead it would be always with the third finger, and then the index will go down to 9 or 8.


2. Sometimes EOF looks too far ahead, i.e. if there is an 8 several beats ahead, he will position the FHP to suggest playing a hole series of 10, 11 with 3rd and 4th finger, which is not natural. Maybe its better not to look further than 2-3 beats.


I think it's always easier to start with a lowest fret, and keep it as long as possible,

from the 12th fret even a note on 16 doesn't require a FHP change when a following fret is again a 12th


3. Slides ups are still a mess. Logically a slide up will always cause a change of FHP.

Question is which.

If a slide goes up from 12 to 14, but then the next note will be a 12 again,

it's natural to slide with the 3rd finger, the index will be on fret 10. 

After the slide, the index will then be on the right 12th fret, which is very helpful, specially if it's played on an other string.

Maybe it's just me but I often lose orientation of where my fingers end up after some slides. :lol:



4. One thing I forgot to mention : If  on a single note the finger is set to 1, the calculated FHP will set it as a position of the index finger. It may not be a big deal to add a logic that if the finger is set to 3, the position of the index will be 2 frets lower.

#189154 RIP Scott Weiland

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 05 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

I think he was a free man, doing what he wanted, knowing the risks, 

With the cash he earned, he supplied the drug dealers business. 

Meanwhile, by the time I read this, 5 children died from hunger and wars in the world.

Don't forget about the real sad things. :angry:

#163236 Lynyrd Skynyrd 3-pack DLC 7/14/2015

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 14 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

I'd like to thank our charters, who made this before, may their work not be erased for all of us, and rest in peace on many hard-drives.

#149455 Subreddit Launched, New Rule and Membermap

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 07 May 2015 - 04:19 PM

I'm afraid this topic will be closed quickly, but we play for free, in our garage here, while those who must pay a license want to make profit out of the artists and have professional charters (probably very low paid). Let's keep the garage closed, while they keep every door open to make more profits, be it hunting freebirds by law, forgetting they would have drowned by now, without our garage.

#149044 Blues Song Pack RS2014 DLC 5/5/2015

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 05 May 2015 - 08:47 AM

Be happy, today, I'm going to release a blues, a real fun one to play, must have had a sense of anticipation. B)

#146148 Fret Hand Positions

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 21 April 2015 - 08:04 PM

I agree on the aesthetic, and considering the speed of the scrolling, it doesn't really matter, I just like to experiment to see what can be done to fool software. ;)  I checked a few examples, and can't see nothing against your logic, for slide up and downs with any fingers. 

Even if the FHP jumps back to the previous position after the slide, it tells the player he has to reposition back his hand.

#139526 Latest EOF releases (2-20-2019)

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 21 March 2015 - 08:22 PM


Since EOF imports sliding grace notes as slides leading into the note, should it just mark the grace note with linknext then?
Yes, must be a nextlink, in case of a slide, I've never seen a 2nd pick, because logically a grace note belongs to his principle note.

Such a slide is in EJ-Manhattan Tab (Guitar1) at bar 10

No slide in GP should logically be imported as Hammer on/ Pull off

EJ-Manhattan Tab bar 26,27,39, 40 ...



Ghost notes mean entirely different things than with Rocksmith/Rock Band authoring.

Agreed, and Ghost notes sustaining a same previous notes must not be imported, as this tends to make the tabs less readable.

EJ-Manhattan Tab bar 39, 87 (6) 


Ghost notes different in pitch from a previous note are played slightly touched, almost as a muted noted, they are interesting to import. 

In The Patrolman Tab (lead) bar 41 (17) they are audible, but well hidden among many sustained ghost notes.



Do official charts usually prefer leaving the string unused or do they usually author them as muted strings? I'd rather stick with the official method as a default, but I can always add a function to remove string muted notes in chords if people would find that useful.

A charter raised my attention, and I was really surprised, how badly RS14 recognized some 3 finger chords with a muted string in-between. In the official Eric Johnson - Cliff of Dover, a chord has no green muted string.



In Eric Johnson Manhattan cdlc, the Tab starts with a muted string in chords. Never can I get the 6x8 detected. 



Strums are not exotic, I get them regularly. The duration to play them is defined in GP.

if played really slow, I define a Chord Fret Handposition and split up a chord in individual notes, if they are not split in GP.

They may appear like this : The 3 ways in GP sound more or less the same.







#139307 Latest EOF releases (2-20-2019)

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 21 March 2015 - 04:31 AM

About Import issues from GP5 tabs :


Grace notes fall in the Category "Ornaments" because they don't influence the melody/pitch

For E-Guitars, I would say 90%, are placed one or two frets lower than their principle note. 

I use a short timed slide with nextlink, they can be chords too, not only single notes.

I make no difference between a Slide in and Grace note.


Sometimes it's preferable to play them as hammer on/offs depending on Fret hand position required of what to play next .

The Grace note maybe played as a full note after the principal note, so sliding up doesn't make sense.

 but maybe that requires too much logic, and falls in the domain of defining Fret hand positions.


Ghost notes, another ornament, are the opposite of accented notes, 

I make no difference between a finger Muted note and a ghost note. 

Notations use ghost notes also as "let ring" of a sustained note along/beyond a next note (Crazy note in EOF) 

which may make it harder to program an import logic.


Muted strings in a chord, most often a kind of 6x9 would better not to import in EOF, 

Detection of such chords often fails in RS14, they are better accepted as 6_9


Another Ornament rarely used in GP are Staccatoes, cutoff's, the notes are not sustained the whole duration. 

Most often they are interrupted by a pause / rest after the note, so they should be imported correctly.

They may not be imported when they are correctly shown with a dot under/above the classic notation.


A final Ornament are Strums, where chords are not played together, but very shortly one after another

Eric Johnson's Manhatten uses Slide ins, Grace notes, Staccatoes, Strums up and down. 

Even a downslide from fret 14 to 2 on the lower string.

The GP5 is in the download folder of Pollo_28's cDLC.


I wanted to resume these import issues, because they are often overlooked in releases.

#139087 Latest EOF releases (2-20-2019)

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 20 March 2015 - 09:15 AM

Is there any way EoF could convert grace notes? It's a pain in the ass when a song has a bunch of grace notes and i have to manually replace grace notes throughout the song. Maybe convert them into a regular note with a slide or hammer/pull off?

This has been discussed here a year ago, and the problem seems grace notes are attached to the following note, without a timing of their own. I don't know if GPalong handles these notes to make it easier to import. Same goes for Ghost notes that aren't a sustain of previous notes.

Their importance to music is underrated, but when I play "Ween - A tear for Eddie", without ghost or grace notes, people say "nice", but when I play with these "decorations" they say "WOW". It's not important for Headbangers though. ;)

#124000 Ignition Beta Launched! (Merry Christmas!)

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 22 January 2015 - 09:22 AM

Maybe I'm too old for changes, maybe I'm too melancholic for old stuff, but I dislike Ignition. 

It certainly has some advantages, I can't really see which.

Still no quality votes for the chart, I can't set a column width, so I have this stupid date in all letters that covers partly the number of downloads... 

Maybe it's my fault to stay with that old Opera Browser 12.16

What a mess to get to the charters page, can't set a comment like in the old days, some pages are simply dead, must be somewhat frustrating for charters to get no feedback.

Ignition gives me the feeling of fastfood, all flashy colors, serve yourself and leave. What a pity.

#82052 New List of EOF Shortcuts after strange input problems

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 19 August 2014 - 06:55 PM

Ok, we people from a tiny spot are used to adapt, I'm talking five languages, so I may switch to 5 Windows keyboards, even if I have to use them blind.. B)

#27561 Donations.

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 08 April 2014 - 08:43 AM

I donated because I could read a list of donations and expenses. I can't find this document anymore, if you want donations, we want transparency to agree. It would be fine to include a column "version" (0.1, 1.0,2.0) in the cdlc search and in the file names