This is a utility for taking an existing Shawzin song code and creating a "Guitar Tablature"-like image of it.
There are three lines numbered 1-3, one for each string. On each line are numbers representing when each string is played, and the frets that must be down when the string is pressed. Chords (multiple frets) are grouped with an underline to differentiate them from single fret string plays.
My motivation for this is console players, who have no way to import song codes that I'm aware of. PC players have a huge advantage in terms of both being able to create Shawzin songs and the ability to share them. I can't do anything about the first one, but I can do this little bit to make sharing with console players easier.
Paste the actual song code in the large text area. It's okay if there are line breaks or other spaces, these will be removed before processing
The tablature should be generated automatically as you make changes, but you can still click Generate Tab to generate the tablature image manually.
Click Generate Link to build a link containing your song and display data. You can embed this link in your own pages or posts to allow someone to open up your song with everything pre-configured.
Clicking once on the tablature image itself will convert it to a .PNG image. Clicking it again will allow you to save it and view it offline.
Your options are limited for general, non-metered Shawzin songs. You can basically control how much time each line covers.
The metering options are geared toward someone familiar with the song and how music timing works.
If you recorded your song using the in-game metronome then you probably want to use 120 as your Tempo. However, if it's a really slow song then you might want to try 60.
There are a limited number of tempos available because of how the Shawzin recorder timing actually works. Each second is divided into 16 time increments, and each recorded note is assigned to the nearest increment. In this system there are only a few tempos that will give you a whole number of increments per beat, which is further limited by possibly needing a whole number of increments for eighth notes, sixteenth notes, and/or triplet notes.
To fix this, you can tell the generator how many beats of your song are considered "lead in" before getting to the first full measure. This can be a fractional number of beats.
For example, if your Time Signature is 4/4 and you have an eight-note lead in, then then Lead in beats should be set to 0.5.