"GUITAR EXPLAINED VISUALLY"

HyperTab audio control

audio control in HyperTab

Hypertab can play two types of audio:

MIDI: included in a HyperTab song file

MP3: not included but easy to get -- see below

After you've bought a HyperTab song file, and you've found an mp3 for it, click the button below and follow a few simple steps to link the song file to your mp3.

 
link to mp3 button

Hypertab audio and mp3

MIDI

  • default format of a HyperTab file
  • can be slowed down for learning
  • sounds decent (see sidebar -> )

MP3

  • included with demo file that comes with software
  • not included with paid full-length songs but you can link to your copy of an mp3
  • can't be slowed down, but sounds great
  • available from a variety of sources (see below)

both (MIDI and mp3 at same time)

  • interesting effect: fuller, brings out the individual parts
  • lets you hear quality of mp3 sync (or problems with it)
  • launch Windows Mixer directly from within HyperTab to fine-tune volume and balance between MIDI and mp3 (note: not available on Vista or Mac).

Where to get an mp3 file


audio cd: if you have a CD of the original recording, you can use either Windows Media Player (PC) or iTunes (Mac and PC) to create an mp3 file. Chances are you have either or both of those applications already installed on your computer. Open either one, open the help section, and search for "mp3".

Amazon: this is a quick, simple, and inexpensive ($1 per song) way to get an mp3 file that will work in most mp3 players, including HyperTab. Go to Amazon.com and click "mp3 downloads".

iTunes: Used to be copy-protected but changed in Jan. 2009; however I haven't got HyperTab to work with .aac files (iTunes format) yet.

Other: Other possible sources include Wal-Mart and Rhapsody.

After you get an mp3 file, come back to this page and click the "link to mp3" button at the top for instructions on how to link.