TabTrax FAQ

Q. What is TabTrax?

A. TabTrax is a windows program for the creation, playback and printing of sheet music for drums. It is able to import plain text tab files and convert to standard drum music notation and midi.


Q. Who uses TabTrax?

A. TabTrax is primarily used by drummers as a tool for learning new song, grooves, fills and techniques. However, it can also be used by non drummers to create drum tracks for songs and music created in TabTrax can be exported to other programs using the midi export feature.


Q. What kind of drum tabs can TabTrax import? Is there a special format?

A. Tabtrax can import any drum tab found on the internet. If Tabtrax cannot import a tab, you can send it to me and I will find the problem and either fix it or let you know how to fix it.


Q. What version of windows does TabTrax run on?

A. I currently develop the program on Windows 7 but the current version 3 will run on XP and beyond. If you are still running and older OS, you can contact me for version 1.9.


Q. How do I add a rest or make a triplet?

A. Please see tutorials


Q. When will TabTrax support guitar and piano?

A. By the end of the year, please see ‘Road Map’ post above


Q. Can I run on more than one computer?

A. Yes, you can run on as many of your own personal computers as you like.


Q. How long will I get support and how do I get upgrades?

A. You will get support forever. To get an upgrade, please email me and include the registration key provided to you at purchase.


Q. What do I do if a tab will not import?

A. The main reason tabs do not import is Tabtrax cannot find a bar separatorlike | or :. If the tab has a non standard bar separator like ] or < or something like that, simply replace them all with |. The easiest way to do that is open with notepad or wordpad and use Ctrl+H for replace menu the change whatever you find for a bar separator to |.

If that doesn’t work, please email the tab to me and I will try fix it for you.

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