If you've ever used a previous version of Guitar Shed, you'll immediately notice the enhanced user interface, and massive amount of new features in this latest major release, "Guitar Shed 2".
Here's a quick overview of some big changes and additions you'll find...
- Core Features - Fast, Stable, Powerful
- Guitar Shed for the Macintosh has now completely transitioned to a "Universal Application". This means that it will work natively on both newer Intel-based Macs, and older PPC-based Macs...you choose!
- A 60-70% speed increase over previous versions of Guitar Shed in most areas.
- Guitar Shed 2 has been completely re-written from the ground up to provide much greater speed and overall stability over previous versions.
- Support for the newest Macintosh OS X and Windows XP (Including Windows Vista) operating systems.
- 4 entirely new modules added: Gig Manager, Web Manager, Chromatic Tuner, and the Metronome.
- Fully-integrated program update menu checks for the newest version of Guitar Shed, and can download it directly if needed.
- 2 Separate Tuners
- Chromatic Tuner added - It is input (microphone) sensitive! #1 most-requested feature!
Note: The Chromatic Tuner is currently only available in the Macintosh version of Guitar Shed.
- Tonal (Ear) Tuner updated.
- Many new alternate tunings.
- Strum feature added.
- Guitar Tablature Organizer
- Print feature added.
- Song Jam remote control added for integrated playing.
- Tab formatting is greatly improved. Much easier to read even the most confusing guitar tablature now.
- Sortable by both Song and Artist.
- Other interface improvements include a resizable column control, and custom-sized windows.
- Tablature find feature is updated to take advantage of improvements in the underlying search engines.
- Tablature search results are now shown directly within Guitar Shed!*
- Macintosh iTunes® integration updated for the most recent version.
- Chord Library
- New chords added.
- Updated styles and graphics. Including improved left-handed support.
- Web Manager
- Lets you keep track of your favorite websites, e-mails, and more.
- Quick-visit button offers one-click access.
- Gig Manager
- Tracks your gigs, performances, rehearsals, and other important dates. Including venue, date, time, and notes section.
- Integrated calendar.
- Jam Machine
- Completely rewritten for speed.
- Many all-new jam background tracks. Provided exclusively by Guitar Shed.
- Famous "Crowd" feature lets you play in front of a virtual-stadium audience.
- Offers extremely accurate tick on even older, slower computer models.
- Time signature can be adjusted. Including 2/4 to 12/8 odd time signatures.
- "Click" light glows on the first count for easy playing of odd time signatures.
- Song Jam
- Faster and more powerful.
- Slow down the song speed, while keeping the pitch the same! (Requires QuickTime 7 or later).
- Much-improved "Loop-Repeat" feature.
- 3 speeds of rewind, 3 speeds of fast-forward.
- Powerful equalization features allow for expanded treble and bass manipulation - providing a much wider sweep range than before.