Introduction

Taboo purely and simply a drum tablature editor (a free one!) written by a drummer for drummers everywhere. It lets you create and edit drum tabs quickly and naturally in an ASCII environment without putting any complicated interface between you and your music. There are other drum tab editors out there, but I like to think Taboo is already the most intuitive and comfortable, and it’s still only in the early days of development! It’s got a bright future ahead, and I’m going to be continuously updating it with new features in the hope that it will one day be the most user-friendly and streamlined editor on the planet!

  • If you’re a recent initiate into the world of drum tablature, you may want to have a quick read of the Overview to get to the nuts and bolts of what you’re editing here. I’ve also made my case for why drum tabs deserve the kind of attention I’m giving them, which I know some like to disagree with.
  • If you’re trying out Taboo for the first time, you’ll want to have a browse through the (hopefully) concise documentation of the various Controls that Taboo offers you. From adding notes to copying and pasting arbitrary chunks of text, it’s all there.
  • If you’ve decided to go a little deeper, you can check out the options available to you in the Configuration Panel, set up a profile, and start going custom! The aim is to eventually suit the needs of any user, regardless of their tabbing preferences.
  • Or if you’ve been following Taboo’s continual development and just got your hands on this version, you may want to check out the Version History to see what new features you’ve got to play around with.
  • I’ve also jotted down a few brief notes on features I’ve got planned for future versions, but if there’s anything specific you’d like to see that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know! I love any and all feedback, and I’ll consider every suggestion I get. Remember, Taboo is still heavily under development and I’m adding new features to it all the time, so who knows, you may just get your wish in the next version!

No matter what you’re here for, I have to thank you personally for showing interest in the first application I’ve ever released, and hopefully it can be as fulfilling for you as its development has been for me!

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