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apple's "garage band"

Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 5:40am

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apple cam out with a program called garage band. BUt i dont have a mac so i was wonder if any one new a similiar program if you do that would be great.
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 5:55am

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o yeah and garage band is like a music mixer where you can insert a drum and a gaiter layer ( forgot to say what it was)
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 7:19am

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Reason.
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 8:32am

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Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 11:30am

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fallen wrote:

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Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 2:25pm

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Magix Music Maker 2005 is extremely easy
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 3:46pm

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well i have garage band and i like it. but soundtrack is alot better and has way more sounds. but thats just me neutral
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 6:04pm

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Yeah, I haven't used soundtrack really, but I know its way better than garage band. hugegrin
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 6:23pm

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Soundtrack isn't for writing your own music, is it? It's just loops.
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 6:37pm

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Garageband is cool, but it's very hard to make a consistently different song with the small amount of loops. To Sidewinder: Soundtrack is loops, just a LOT more than Garageband.
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 7:10pm

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since apple took over the Logic series they have added the cool looping abilities and virtual instruments of garageband to an already great sequencer/virtual instrument host. I'm waiting for decent availability over here to get my upgrade. It's the nuts.
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 8:43pm

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yeah sound tack looks cool BUT ITS FOR MACINTOSH sad
Posted: Mon, 18th Oct 2004, 12:26am

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Buy a mac. itll last 10x longer than a peecee running windoze. And hardly any viruses. You can expand garageband too. They have Jam Pack ($50) which adds 99 more loops to garage band and theyre comin out with a new one. I hate peecees and windowz. so i wouldnt know.
Posted: Mon, 18th Oct 2004, 2:52pm

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Use Adobe Audition.
Many many loops are downloadable for free, and there's also a trial version (tryout).
http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/main.html

But it's better to use a Mac, in any case :o)
Posted: Mon, 18th Oct 2004, 3:41pm

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You see, I thought he was talking about writing his own music, which is Garage Band's main function, not loops. If you want to write your own music, you should use Reason.


Will people stop suggesting someone buy a whole new computer just because they want a specific program?
Posted: Mon, 18th Oct 2004, 3:51pm

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eye lyke mie peecee with windoze thank yuuu verry mutch!

Costs a damn sight less than a mackyntosss although mack oss Exe is nyce.

razz

Can we also drop pointless spelling-to-imply-lameness too, we can all play at that game if needs be. Also since a mac is also a "personal computer" its just inaccurate.
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 9:02pm

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sidewinder wrote:

You see, I thought he was talking about writing his own music, which is Garage Band's main function, not loops. If you want to write your own music, you should use Reason.


Will people stop suggesting someone buy a whole new computer just because they want a specific program?
amen, guys i dont have an extra $6000 bucks sitting on the side to go blow on a a macintosh
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 9:21pm

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Also since a mac is also a "personal computer" its just inaccurate.
Ok, it is not only a PC but a better computer. And they start at 899$ (apple.com)
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 9:22pm

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899$ for a poop emac
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 9:28pm

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yeah i know but still,there faster, and have less viruses written for them biggrin
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 9:39pm

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Faster?
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 10:30pm

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yeah same old, same old. If you want true enlightenment buy both. razz
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 11:08pm

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If you want true enlightenment, spend a month with tibetan monks. That's what I did. And what did they tell me? Buy a mac.

I use Garage band to make the music for my movies, since I can't afford Reason at the moment. But if I could... Oh man.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Oct 2004, 1:35am

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timmyd wrote:

yeah i know but still,there faster, and have less viruses written for them biggrin
They aren't faster, are you insane? My imac is slower then Pooky's Pc, probably same price...
Posted: Fri, 22nd Oct 2004, 5:22am

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Why don't we alll whine about it? No really, this is entertaining.

APPLE 4-EVER DOUCHES
Posted: Fri, 22nd Oct 2004, 5:28am

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Serpent wrote:

They aren't faster, are you insane? My imac is slower then Pooky's Pc, probably same price...
I am really not d'accord.

IMacs were always the slowest (and cheapest) ones you can buy.
Up to date Macs are working with 64 bit, and the Pro Applications support these 64 bits. Up to date Macs are Dual Processor.
My 3GHz PC w/ 2 Gigs of RAM has no chance against my 2,0 Dual G5. And my 1,33 Powerbook is nearly as fast as the PC (processing heavy files in Photoshop, to have the same application).
Posted: Fri, 22nd Oct 2004, 5:32am

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IMacs were always the slowest (and cheapest) ones you can buy.
I have to say, Eff-That. My iMac G5 is running Photoshop and FCP HD. I haven't had any issues with speed concerning either of these programs. Slow? Maybe the iMacs of old. Not the new and sexified G5s.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Oct 2004, 7:57am

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Fastest iMac = 1.8 GHz, single, 600MHz FSB.. This one cannot compete against a 2x2,5 GHz/1,25 FSB. That's all I wanted to say with this.

However, BTT.
Because the MACs are much more expensive in any case, it wouldn't be advisable to buy one just to create a few nice sounds (if you already own a acceptable windows PC) smile
Posted: Fri, 22nd Oct 2004, 8:18pm

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emacs are slower than imacs.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 4:09pm

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emacs are ment for skools. they arent meant for fast processing. macs are faster. they have enough room for 1.25+ GB of RAM. My iMac G4 is as slow as crap because i had a 55 gb capacity hard drive with 3 gigs left and only 256 mbs of RAM.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 5:51pm

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Urm, RAM has nothing to do with speed, unless it's below 512-ish. Above that and there won't really be a speed increase, though uncompressed video will play back faster and stuff. The Processor is what makes the difference.

Hard Drive sizes don't do anything to the actual computer speed, though having a faster one does help a lot.

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Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 6:06pm

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VETO.

OSX likes to have as much RAM as possible. MACs get a real system speed boost if you have 512MB RAM, and add another 512.
But your information is legal for a windows system.

And, sorry, a faster HDD increases system speed too, e.g. replacing a 4.200 by a 7.200 RPM disk (even on windows systems). Think about swap files for example.

Both do not affect processing speed, but CPU is not all smile

I think the most important part is the FSB, together with the RAM speed.

Seems we have to change the topic of this thread.. hrr hrr
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 6:20pm

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Yeah let's just stop right now wink
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 6:21pm

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neverrrrrr
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 6:25pm

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Let's settle on the fact that Macs are better for Multimedia, and still good for everything else, while PC's are better for everything else, but still good for Multimedia.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 6:56pm

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No, I have a better idea.

The more expensive the computer, the faster it is.

a $2,000 mac is faster than a $1,000 dollar PC, and vice-versa.

a $2,000 mac and $2,000 PC are essentially comparable in overall performance, though architecture may make a bit of a difference in different uses.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 6:58pm

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i agree with both pooky and sidewinder
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 7:03pm

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sidewinder wrote:

2,000 mac is faster than a $1,000 dollar PC, and vice-versa.

a $2,000 mac and $2,000 PC are essentially comparable in overall performance, though architecture may make a bit of a difference in different uses.
Yeah, for $2000 you can get a top class pc, and for a top class mac you have to spend $3000, so I agree to your calculation smile smile