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Guitar Pro 7.0.6 now available

Guitar Pro 7.0.6 now available

The new free Guitar Pro 7 update is online. Among the most notable changes we have brought to Guitar Pro 7, you’ll find that we have made it compatible with macOSX 10.13 High Sierra, improved the automatic backup feature and printing quality, added some new keyboard shortcuts, and fixed a number of software issues.

Many thanks to our users, many of whom have taken the time to send messages to customer support and shared with us their suggestions for improvement or difficulties they may have encountered when using Guitar Pro 7. This new free update will meet many of your requests, and we do hope you will like it. Let’s take a closer look at what we’ve added there.


Guitar Pro 7, ready for High Sierra

Apple released their latest version of the Mac Operating System just a few days ago. This new Guitar Pro update fixes some bugs that are related to questions of compatibility with macOS 10.13. If you’re already using High Sierra or if you intend to install it on your computer, then we do recommend you update to Guitar Pro 7.0.6.


Improving automatic backup and data recovery

If your Guitar Pro 7 ever shuts down unexpectedly before you had the chance to save the file(s) you were working on, you can now recover your work by simply restarting Guitar Pro 7. The program will ask you if you wish to re-open the file(s) that were active before the shutdown.

When you start the program, you’ll see a blue caption appear warning you that “Guitar Pro did not close correctly during the last session”. To recover your files, click on Restore the last backup files.



New keyboard shortcuts

Guitar Pro 7 gets ever user-friendlier, as we’ve added 7 keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac. Guitar Pro 6 users will be glad to see F5 and F6 shortcuts back, for easier access to score and track properties.

F2 Show/Hide edition palette
F3 Switch between displaying only one of the piece’s tracks, and displaying all tracks (1 instrument only, or all instruments)
F5 Show/Hide the Song inspector, to define the score’s properties
F6 Show/Hide the Track inspector, to define the track’s properties
F8 Show/Hide global view
F9 Enable/Disable looped playing
F10 Show/Hide automation editor


The program now adapts to lower screen resolutions

Guitar Pro 7’s windows Preferences, Stylesheet, and Chord library will now fit whatever size your screen is in, and can be resized by you for easier use on lower screen resolutions.


Specific display of the root note on the virtual instrument view

The root, or tonic, is the note on which a chord or a scale is founded. It is now highlighted in a blue square on the virtual fretboard when the Scale option is on.



Printing better-looking music scores

The thickness of score lines has been reduced for printing and for .PDF and .PNG exporting.


Other improvements and fixes:

  • The “Solo” and “Mute” options are taken in account when audio exporting
  • Performances are enhanced, notably for MIDI playing
  • MusicXML importing and exporting have been improved
  • The interface and score’s design have been enhanced
  • We have clarified issues regarding Copy / Paste
  • We have fixed wrong bend rendering when MIDI playing
  • We have brought various fixes regarding ties
  • We have fixed the Transposition and the Arrange Bar tools
  • We have brought various fixes regarding shortcut
  • We have made various corrections regarding translations
  • We have made various fixes regarding crashing, notably in relation to Undo and the use of Bluetooth speakers


How to update Guitar Pro?

Launch the updater to start using Guitar Pro 7.0.6:

  • Windows: menu Help > Check for updates…
  • MacOS: menu Guitar Pro 7 > Check for updates…


  1. Carlos Azevedo - October 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    One thing that bothers me in GP6 is that every time I reopen a file (local or songbook), my settings aren’t retained for the next session including my work-space layout arrangements. If GP7 hasn’t fixed that, then it still not ready for me, unfortunately.

  2. linda - October 9, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Hello Carlos, this feature is available in GP7. In the Preferences Menu, you can set up the stylesheet, layout, zoom, notation and MIDI/RSE.

  3. Thomas Thron - October 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I’d like to suggest the following things to make this piece of software even more useful:

    – inputs for FX settings: especially on time related fx like delay, i’d like to type in the settings or even better: tap/sync the tempo with the (current) tempo of the song. Having to adjust the time pot with mouse is uncomfortable when you desire an exact timing. By the way, is there an API to code FX for myself?

    – Humanization: in my postrock band my drummer does some ambient noise on the ride. If i tab these parts and play it, it always sounds too much like a looper, so i’d like to have an option affecting the tightness of the beat grid, which will decorrelate the sampled ride onsets. This also relates to straight 16th guitar notes and stuff.

    – Drums: i found that the hihat has a very different volume level compared to the other components. I had to set up an extra track just for the hihat. While i know that GP is more related to guitar, we all know sound as a whole has become more and more important, so i thought of a small mixer dedicated to the levels of the individual drum parts.

  4. Adam - October 11, 2017 at 4:53 am

    I’m not getting any audio output: There’s a little red circle with an ‘!’ next to the audio device selection that has a popover that reads “The audio device does not work” with no more information. Switching from “Standard” to “ASIO” causes the program to crash.

  5. linda - October 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Hello Adam, can you please contact our support for help at:

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