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'Garageband' software: Changing the Way Music Is Made

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March 12, 2004 -- Using a $49 computer program called Garageband and a Macintosh computer, novice musicians are now able to create sounds that only a few years ago would have required the services of an expensive studio, loads of instruments and lots of money.

Garageband is rapidly becoming the latest high-tech living room craze -- mostly because it makes it easy for even the most musically challenged among us to make tunes that sound like real music.

Day to Day senior producer Stephen Proffitt wanted to find a professional musician and composer who would try out Garageband -- and found a world-class volunteer: musician, producer and composer David Was, one of the Was-es from the group Was (Not Was).

His verdict? Garageband could very well change the way we think about music and the way music is created. It's easy to use, powerful and very flexible.

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FL? FL Studio? It's more of an Acid clone, though I think it's better and easier to use than Acid.

I really liked GB until I tried Reason. Reason is god. GB is good for most people though. The only problem is everyone uses the stock loops and all the songs sound alike. My girlfriend is actually getting really good with it and I just convert Acid loops for her or make stuff in Reason. Also play guitar over her tracks sometimes.

Some of our stuff
 

Vortex22

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Originally posted by: dwell
FL? FL Studio? It's more of an Acid clone, though I think it's better and easier to use than Acid.

I really liked GB until I tried Reason. Reason is god. GB is good for most people though. The only problem is everyone uses the stock loops and all the songs sound alike. My girlfriend is actually getting really good with it and I just convert Acid loops for her or make stuff in Reason. Also play guitar over her tracks sometimes.

Some of our stuff
Yeah I can always tell when someone uses the crappy bundled samples that come with FL. And I agree that Reason is by far the best music program... it's too complicated for someone like me that just wants to screw around with it though :p
 

MaxDepth

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Originally posted by: dwell
FL? FL Studio? It's more of an Acid clone, though I think it's better and easier to use than Acid.

I really liked GB until I tried Reason. Reason is god. GB is good for most people though. The only problem is everyone uses the stock loops and all the songs sound alike. My girlfriend is actually getting really good with it and I just convert Acid loops for her or make stuff in Reason. Also play guitar over her tracks sometimes.

Some of our stuff
Your "Perceptual in Nature" sounds like it should be on one of those sappy teen dramas on WB. Not that I am saying it is bad (far from it), but you two could have a career as the next John Tesh. :D


BTW, "FL?" Whut's dat? All I am used to is Cakewalk and Sound Forge. (I know, that it is sooo last century.")
 

Originally posted by: MaxDepth

Your "Perceptual in Nature" sounds like it should be on one of those sappy teen dramas on WB. Not that I am saying it is bad (far from it), but you two could have a career as the next John Tesh. :D


BTW, "FL?" Whut's dat? All I am used to is Cakewalk and Sound Forge. (I know, that it is sooo last century.")
I didn't write that song :) All the ones without hardcore guitar = her solo. Me = rock, her = electronic stuff.

I think he means FL Studio. It's sort of a less complicated Reason. It has a really good drum sequencer.
 

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