Does any one use garageband? I have been playing around with it and you can actually make some pretty professional stuff.
When I was screwing around in our mac lab at school I played with Garageband for 3 hours. Its shit. Everything just sounds like your average beat, nothing unique about it. Garageband is a program mostly for recording instruments, such as a violin or a guitar... its not really that good for making beats, unless of course you make beats from scratch with real instruments.
Ya, I dont like it either. I think it is for beginners or for people unfamiliar with music production.
I started off using it. It was the first software I have used. It's good for beginners but after a while it is very limited. Logic Pro is much better. It's the next step up and you can do much more stuff with it. For free software though, GarageBand is decent.
Aside from the fact that it's really sluggish, you can definitely produce quality music with it. It would be more difficult and tedious than a full fledged DAW because of it's limited features and editing tools, but you can make it work if you're creative enough. You can even use VST's in it if you don't like the included sounds. Hits have been made with a lot less than what Garageband offers.
I myself wouldn't use it because I have options, but I keep it installed on my computer so I can fire it up when I'm bored and want to challenge myself. You'd be surprised where a little creativity can take you.
Last edited by macbeat; 06-19-2012 at 03:20 PM.
Garageband? There's a reason its called Garageband, its cause its for GARAGE BANDS. People who get NO WHERE. Welcome to the corporation of APPLE.
I know I consistently break this picture out, but for the sake of your unrealistic optimism, its a must. Its people like you who screw people up the most, telling them optimistically they can get big with shit software.
Last edited by KillerKraut; 06-19-2012 at 03:41 PM.
Burial (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize. He made his two albums using a Windows laptop and Sound Forge.
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Dj Shadow made that album on an Akai MPC60. It was put in the Guinness book of world records and praised as one of the greatest records of our time.
Garageband is way more powerful than the tools those artists used. If you can't make Garageband sound good, it's because you're not good. You are completely taking what I'm saying out of context, I don't know where your anti-Apple rant comes from since this is about a tool used to make art.
And in closing, that pic you posted makes absolutely no sense at all and doesn't contribute to this discussion nor does it help the OP. No the Mac is not an instrument, but a true artist can turn anything into something beautiful.
"I'm an artist, and if you give me a tuba, I'll bring you something out of it." - John Lennon
The fact that you replied with a ridiculous comic strip featuring Spongebob Squarepants is all the proof anyone would need to dismiss you as a foolish child and someone that knows nothing about professional audio. Maybe you should stick with cartoons and leave us adults with the job of bringing art into the world by whichever means we see fit.
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The real world doesn't work that way, and if you don't think that talent trumps over any piece of gear or software, then you need to just get comfortable with music just being a hobby.
I use Logic Pro and Ableton myself, but if one day I found myself in a situation where I only could use Garageband, I'd make it work. Trust me.
Talent and knowledge will take you where ever you want to go. You have none, so you look for things that will compensate for it.
Last edited by macbeat; 06-19-2012 at 04:07 PM. Reason: typo
Garageband as a DAW.
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