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This topic contains 12 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  rorygfan 2 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #1823

    2handband
    Participant

    gp for iPad sucks. Horribly. It’s purely a reader, with pretty much zero editor/creation capabilities. Steer clear.

  • #1824

    metalj
    Participant

    Look at the menu, does it have the notepad function? I use it alot all the time. I owned the app for several months before i read about it online.

    Jay aka the letter J

  • #1825

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    I downloaded to a student’s iPad just last week.  Took me a while to find the notepad but I did!  Cost less than eight bucks, too.  🙂

  • #1827

    2handband
    Participant

    Oh dear god I’m an idiot. Thanks, and disregard original post…

  • #1828

    metalj
    Participant

    Tabbing by hand is still my favorite but notepad on a cellphone that’s in your pocket all the time is the best. I use it mostly to convert neck diagrams into sequences.

    Jay aka the letter J

  • #1832

    2handband
    Participant

    Okay… before I stick my foot in my mouth again, has anyone figured out how to create a score with more than one track? Google is being remarkably unhelpful.

  • #1833

    PimpStick
    Participant

    2Hand – I think your safe from getting too many toes in your mouth 😉

    The iPhone and the iPad are really excellent tools, with that said, they are not full blown laptop or desktop. As much as I use the iPad for my career (I’m a computer engineer by trade) there are so many things it just can’t do – based on the limitations of size, software, storage, etc. etc.

    Guitar Pro for iPad does “NOT” suck. It does exactly what it was designed to do. Take the scores that you have on a main system ( like your laptop) and carry them with you on travel, to rehearsal, out for the holidays – what ever . . . . I use it all the time on the road, along with Amplitube on my iPad and it’s great.

    Can you do more than a “1” track score on the iPad version – nope, not at this point in time. The design of the app is to get down an idea. I’d personally hate to think I had to build a 12 – 20 track score on the iPad for any reason!! My eyes would fall out first, probably right after my fingers tied themselves into pretzels!

    In “my” opinion, GP for iPad is an AWESOME compliment to the GP6 version I have on my Mac – but it is not, nor will it ever be the same as the workhorse version I have on the Mac

    Just some thoughts,

  • #1841

    metalj
    Participant

    If my $7 app did the exact same thing my $100 pc version did i might get mad but it would have been cool if i could notate drums in the app.

    Jay aka the letter J

  • #1842

    PimpStick
    Participant

    I agree J

  • #1849

    2handband
    Participant

    Heres my issue: now that Im a single dad with sole custody Im trying to get as much work as possible done when Im on the road. I blew up my laptop a couple months back, and I figure that since I need my ipad for work anyway Im gonna try to use it for the stuff I used to do with the laptop. Mostly Ive been successful but this is a huge sticking point. A tab reader is utterly useless to me, and an editor that will only create single track scores is only one step above useless.

  • #1850

    PimpStick
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    My thought would be save those pennies and get a new laptop – the iPad is not a computer, it’s a device. Your probably not ever going to be happy with GP on the iPad – it may get better in time – or another product may come out – but for now – it is what it is.

  • #1852

    metalj
    Participant

    Yeah we’re in a transition period with tech. Back in the old days tvs lasted forever and computers and phones…and when did they stop making boomboxes and affordable home stereos? It all sucks to me. Windows is on its way out. There is no stability.

    Jay aka the letter J

  • #2703

    rorygfan
    Participant

    And the future trend unfortunately will be only on-line applications too…. you won’t download anything all will be website driven where you pay a subscription.  Like Netflix with a monthly usage fee.  Most smart phones have minimal software bare-bones installed and require web access continually to function.  Be thankful your stereos and TV’s lasted in the past since they were made under good QC procedures, I’ve discovered by accident that electronics purchased locally but outside the U.S. things catch on fire even (No UL approvals)- I had a DVD player blow a capacitor inside, glad I was at home.  I have a computer purchase in Colombia that fried too, stupid chinese florescent light bulbs catch fire even… none of this would occur in the states.  scary stuff, the chinese dump all the junk here.  Forks and spoons rusting even…

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