With this tip you will be able to see your Fretlight playing your own tablatures or already existing ones.
For further information about Fretlight guitar you can read here.
- You have to download and buy Guitar Pro:
- Create your own "Guitar Pro File" or open an existing one (it imports as well PowerTab files)
- Identify the track you are interested in (i.e. the track you want to be played by your Fretlight)
- Duplicate this track (you have now 2 identical tracks, the original track will be used to play the MIDI notes with M-Player)
- Select the second track (the copied one)
- Click F6 button (or "Track -> Properties" from the toolbar)
- It will open following dialog: (click the picture to see it in full size)
- Important: name the track like this "FMP - " + "whatyouwant" (ex. "FMP - Track1")
- Check the flag "Force Channels 11 to 16"
- Click OK
- Export to MIDI
Play your MIDI exported file with M-Player, you will hear the sound and see on your Fretlight the notes lighted on in real time.
[Added: 14 July 2008]
Some people reported to me to receive error messages from M-Player similar to this: "Unable to load file.Automation error. The object invoked has disconnected from its clients".
I too experienced this kind of problems using latest M-Player version with Vista.
It seems it really depends on M-Player version.
Anyway, using Win2000 or WinXP with M-Player v1.2.5214 everything works fine.
If you have Win2000 or WinXP you can download this M-Player specific version from here:
But if you want to avoid to downgrade M-Player, you can try this tip before:
- once you have your MIDI file exported, open it with a pure MIDI editor and save it again as MIDI
It has been reported that this tip should be able to fix the problem.