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Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro is a multitrack tablature editor for guitar, banjo and bass.

Application Details:

Version: 5.x
License:
URL: http://www.guitar-pro.com
Votes: 9
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.7

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Test Results

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What works

- Midi playback of tabs (once you get Midi working - Using Sblive with emu10k drivers)

- Printing of sheet music (tho without song title)

- slowed playback for easier learning (25% / 50% 75% speed etc.)

- creation of own tabs (editing of existing tabs)

- selection of midi instruments


What does not

- for somereason the title of the score does not appear at the top of the sheet (like in the Windows version)

- Metronome does not seem to be working

- count down click does not appear to be working either (these could be a lack of the appropriate sound or channel in my SBlive Wavetable though)

- Export to WAV cause program to freeze (whille hanging on a note ... quite irritating :P )

Workarounds

What was not tested

- Export to Midi (and all other export features aside from wav)

- import txt/ascii tab

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

All and all I'm pretty impressed, the trickiest part was of course getting the midi to work on my system after that Guitar Pro was easily configured to use any of the four Midi Ports ALSA detected on my card. Works good enough to keep learning and not have to need windows to run this app.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 22 x86_64Apr 16 20161.9.7N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Jan 04 20141.7.9Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20111.3.25Yes Yes BronzeKonstanty Ścianecki 
ShowFedora 14Sep 06 20111.3.24Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 07 20111.3.19Yes Yes SilverKonstanty Ścianecki 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

2013-05-03 Admin note: The instructions below are very old and may not be applicable to current Wine. In particular, wineprefixcreate has been deprecated for several years. The instructions are being left here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them. 


NOTE : THIS HOWTO WORKS WITH EVERY WINE+MIDI APPS !!

First : I suggest you to create a wineprefix :

wineprefixcreate --prefix "$HOME/.wine_gp/"

Then configure :

env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine_gp" winecfg

I use this as winecfg :

-Win2000
-No shader, no virtual desktop, only "allow WM to control my window"
-OSS Sound (16Bit standard with "emulate pilote)

You'll have to launch a MIDI sequencer (I use Timidity but you should be able to use qsynth/fluidsynth):

Here's the script I use :

#!/bin/bash

timidity -iA -B2,4 -Os -EFreverb=0&

cd $HOME/.wine_gp/drive_c/Program\ Files/Guitar\ Pro\ 5/ $1 env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine_gp" wine GP5.exe sleep 1 killall timidity

Now, launch Guitar-Pro and open Options>MIDI. You should see "Timidity Port 0". Use it.

You'll notice that the sound is not perfect, sometimes it get slowed, especially when there are lots of instruments playing...

 

Anyway, you can use the Java-based TUXGUITAR, which is 100% free and open-source. It works perfectly on Linux, and partially supports Guitar Pro's file format. Or, if you're looking for something more sophisticated, Rosegarden is an excellent KDE-based music sequencer and notation editor. Although sometimes a bit hard to get working, it's quite featureful.

EDIT :

I suggest you configured "My documents" "Desktop" to your tab folders...

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