I helped beta test Guitar Pro 6. and Steven Slate Drums 4
You can say I've been tabbing since about 1982. "How", you ask? Easy, it just takes a B♭ cornet, notebook paper, a pencil and an old time console record player. That's how I scored AC/DC's "If You Want Blood, You've Got It" album. Being a poor teenager, I painstakingly made my own staff paper by hand with a pen and a ruler on notebook paper (college ruled, by the way). Then I would lean over the turntable with a cornet in my right hand and use my left hand to pick the needle up and reset it, THOUSANDS OF TIMES. No guitar, no computer, no Sound Forge, no Amazing SlowDowner, no center channel eliminators, no nothing. Just a pencil, my ears and memory. I did have one cheat, though. Since songs in A are written in B on cornet, I'd detune it almost a half step so it would sound in C, which is much easier. But the tuning slide would only move so far, I still had to intentionally play a bit flat on purpose to be in tune with the LP.
Well it's been a long while since those days of transcribing with the basics, and now have the luxury of modern technology to help me. I am now specializing in Texas TabsЩ by rock artists from the Great Republic of Texas, like Buddy Holly, King's X, Point Blank, Eric Johnson, Los Lonely Boys, Galactic Cowboys, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lightning, ZZ Top, Watchtower, Chris Duarte, Pantera, Van Wilks, Akasha, Vallejo, Chingon and Del Castillo. If you have any suggestions for a Texas TabЩ, let me know. Next up: Thug, by ZZ Top!!!
However, I will finish up some tabs that are almost done. On the unfinished list are Julian Arcas - Jota Aragonesa (classical), and maybe Black Sabbath - Lady Evil. But when these are done, that's it for the non-Texas tabs!
A quick explanation about my Guitar Pro 5 tabs. I put a few extra features that many find redundant, namely panned/double tracked guitars and drums with separate tracks (in addition to the standard drum set track). That is because I want to make the tab sound good as well. It might add some complexity that most find unneeded, but should you ever want, these extra tracks may be deleted easily. For those of you who like what I've offered, enjoy!
Tabs also done on commission (either money, items or buy me something with your unused GC credit). The ones I post here are my own lessons in new techniques I'm trying out.