Optek Music Systems, Inc., a leading company dedicated to the development of interactive musical instruments and software, today announced that Macintosh users can now advance their guitar playing skills in significantly less time than learning from books, charts, and endless hours of tedious practice. By combining the power of Apple’s GarageBand music application and the interactive Fretlight guitar, beginning or intermediate level guitar players can quickly and easily become a pro.
Previously available only to PC users, the Fretlight guitar is now Mac-compatible thanks to Optek’s Fretlight guitar plug-in for GarageBand. The plug-in powers the lights that are embedded in the guitars fretboard, which signifies chords and scales. Using the plug-in, Fretlight can be added as a GarageBand instrument to light specific chords and scales, create custom sequence lists and give the user the ability to cycle through them with a footswitch and then drag and drop loops or songs in the timeline.
The Fretlight GarageBand plug-in is compatible with all four Fretlight models – FG-401 Acoustic, FG-405 Acoustic Electric, FG-421 Electric and FG-451 Pro Electric. Systems requirements include Mac OS X with GarageBand, a Fretlight FG-400 series guitar and Fretlight GarageBand Plug-in version 1.0 or higher. The plug-in is free to try for 30 days and $29.95 for a one-user license.
For more information, visit http://www.fretlight.com/