Tab Transcriber

Tab Transcriber is a notation software for fretted string instruments, including guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, etc... The software transcribes standard midi files into the tablature of your choice: custom tunings for almost any instrument may be defined and saved in a tunings library. The resulting fret positions may be modified to the preference of the player with little effort. 

Tab Transcriber is designed for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.

Tab Transcriber is available in twelve languages: English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Catalan, Dutch.

A demonstration version is available in the download section.

Here is a summary of the features: 

  • High quality transcription engine which optimizes playing positions. 

  • The transcription engine provides detailed statistics on the quality of the transcription. 

  • The ability to merge multiple tracks from a midi file into a single transcription. 

  • Allows transposition of notes. 

  • Has an "open string bias" option which puts an emphasis on open string positions. 

  • The ability to create custom tunings for almost any instrument. (Professional version) 

  • A multiple window interface, that allows multiple transcriptions to be opened and edited simultaneously. 

  • Quick start tutorials in the on-line help. 

  • Export tablature to text (7-bit ASCII characters) 

  • MIDI playback support

  • Multi language support