After years in the making, Arobas music, the creator of the Guitar Pro software, just issued a press release.
The lucky people attending NAMM on January 19-22 in Anaheim, California get to see the first public beta version of Guitar Pro 7. Here is the first video review of the brand spanking new Guitar Pro 7, it looks great!
Guitar Pro 7 expected release date
GP7 is currently in BETA testing. People could sign up for it on Arobas's Facebook page. This letter dated February 10, 2017, states instructions to the Beta testers.
The official release date is set for April 5, 2017.
Until now, the beta version has been private and limited to users selected by Arobas Music. NAMM was the first time the public got to see Guitar Pro 7.
Guitar Pro 7 new features
According to the press release, GP7 will have many new features:
- Significantly enhanced editing features
- The possibility of using tablature for any other instrument beside the guitar
- New types of notation
- Improved file importing and exporting (export to MP3, FLAC, OGG)
- Redesigned graphical user interface with the ability to access to the software’s main features in one click.
- Polyphonic tuner
- Tablature for all tracks
- New audio processing, with hundreds of instrumental sounds included. The sounds can be customized, and GP7 will render the sound
One of the most important changes that hit my eyes right away, is that it looks like Arobas is doing away with their realistic sound engine (RSE) introduced in GP6. It was a bit buggy and slow when a lot of tracks were added, so hopefully the new version will be better.
We will keep this page updated, as we learn more about GP7, stay tuned.