FretPet X v1.3.3 Mac OS X | 4.4 MB
FretPet is a unique guitar-oriented music sequencer, an educational tool for learning music theory, a controller for software and external synthesizers, a reference for all things relating to notes, chords, keys, and scales. and an indispensible assistant for creating coherent musical compositions with ease. Its dynamic interface makes writing music fun and surprisingly easy. FretPet is centered around the six-string guitar, so it makes an ideal reference tool for finding the names of chords on the fretboard. The program can show you any chord in any tuning.
Writing music with FretPet is amazingly intuitive. A FretPet Composition is built from small repeating sections. Simply select a range of chords, press play, and those chords loop repeatedly while you edit them. You can make changes to any aspect of your composition as it plays without any interruption in flow. And the Free Edit Mode allows you to completely control the movement so you can use FretPet as an improvisational instrument in live performance.
FretPet was originally conceived as a tool for making guitar chords and finding chord names. The interface of FretPet still centers on these functions. Without ever creating a document you can make a chord, see all its possible names in the Chord Palette, see and hear all its fingerings in the Guitar Palette, and modify it in dozens of ways via the Circle Palette and Chord menu.
Playing with FretPet is an interactive learning experience. FretPet presents notes, scales, and chords in a straightforward and pleasing way, making it easier than ever to discover and explore harmonic relationships. Music students will have no trouble comprehending the way chords and harmonies relate in FretPet. Beginners will see a whole universe of music theory take shape before their eyes and ears.
FretPet X uses Apple's CoreMIDI technology to provide a MIDI source for external and software synthesizers alike. You can use FretPet to play through GarageBand, Reason, Absynth, FM7, and dozens of other synths and utilities. Just as these synthesizers enhance the sound of FretPet, FretPet X takes these popular titles to entirely new and exciting places.
FeaturesCreate and modify chords with simple point-and-click interfaces
Instantly find guitar fingerings for any tuning and position
Compose chord progressions and picking patterns
Play through QuickTime and MIDI outputs
Play through synths like GarageBand, Absynth, FM7, etc
Export MIDI files and QuickTime Music Movies
Find all twelve names for any chord
Transpose and harmonize chords on the fly
Use filters to transform entire groups of chords
Absorb music theory without breaking a sweat