The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82782   Message #1530297
Posted By: PoppaGator
28-Jul-05 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: RandyTab: Tab/MIDI Software
Subject: RE: RandyTab: Tab/MIDI Software
Whatever tab program one might be using, it would probably be desirable to identify others working with the same software, in order to swap files.

Whatever its flaws, Randytab is free, which fits my budget perfectly. Plus which, the person who sent it to me also provided a good-sized collection of files he had created, tabs for material in which I am particularly interested (Mississippi John Hurt songs).

Also, an update is reportedly in the works, although I don't understand why someone would invest the time and effort to improve a non-profit freeware product. (The original program was written for academic credit, which to me is a reasonable explanation for developing something and then distributing it at no charge. But I don't imagine the guy could earn a higher degree just by upgrading his previous thesis!)

Kaleea: I don't know anything about the specific program(s) in which you're working, but it seems to me that once you have created and saved a file using a given set of parameters (three mountain-dulcimer stings, for example), you should never need to "reinvent the wheel." Just call up your existing file, do a "save-as," delete the notes but not the staff, and proceed to tab your next song as a complete "revision" ~ no?