Does GB allow you to compose by hand?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tokyo, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Tokyo macrumors member

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    I have not seen anyone discuss whether or not Garage Band allows you to manipulate individual notes within a MIDI score. I've seen screen shots which show a keyboard input as bars along a scale, which in other MIDI programs I have been able to edit using the cursor. Does GB have that ability? I cannot play an instrument, but I have in the past input music manually in that manner; my inability to play would make such an editing feature invaluable to me.

    And further, can it display the performance as sheet music?

    Just curious--thanks!


    Tokyo
     
  2. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    From what I've seen and read (Granted, I haven't played around with the actual application, so take my words with a grain of salt) but it doesn't seem to me that GarageBand has that capability. I hope I'm wrong, but if not, there's already an excellent program out there for this called Sibelius. It allows you to compose by hand (on a computer) and print out sheet music and the like.
     
  3. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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    Yeah - the green instruments let you change their notes by clicking on that scissor/waveformy button.
     
  4. Crazy Canuck macrumors newbie

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    Ot's actually quite well done. In the track editing mode you can edit existing midi impulses, or create new ones. Use the controll key to switch modes. I've made a few drum tracks that way. I find the ones provided are great starting points. I build fills and add symbols where they should be...

    Beauty ap, eh!!!
     

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