Does anyone use GarageBand successfully?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by blackxacto, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502

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    I never do, and am wondering if I should keep it installed. For music files I use Audio Hijack, Audacity, iTunes, etc., but I don't create music, so, why do I need it?

    If I am missing out, I would appreciate anyone that does use GarageBand successfully to share how they use it.
     
  2. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I use Logic Pro X quite frequently, which is basically Garage Band Pro nowadays.

    Garage Band is great for people learning to play music. It's also a fun toy for more advanced musicians who are not super familiar with digital music. Garage Band can be a decent "notepad" for musical ideas, though I usually lean towards Logic just because of how limited Garage Band is.

    Logic Pro X is one of the best tools for a song writer/composer. For $200 you get all kinds of awesome plugins, instruments, and samples. Are they the best things in the world? No. But they are good. With all the content you get with Logic, there isn't a better tool for the money in my opinion. Garage Band is just a watered down version of this.
     
  3. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for replying. I'm reading that the app can take up as much as 20GB+ including added library folders. I'm not a music author, just audio file collector. Hope others will respond.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    If you have no intent of ever creating music, I will guess that you can safely delete GarageBand and its libraries without any problems...
     
  5. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    For sure. I've deleted it before.
     
  6. JeffPerrin macrumors regular

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    If you use another DAW, one reason to keep Garageband around is that you can use it to edit and export ringtones for your iPhone. :)
     
  7. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think that Audacity will do this as it is only an audio file.
     
  8. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    My favorite GB is version 6, the version with Magic GarageBand - it runs on Sierra, so I'm happy. I'm an idiot related to creating music with instruments - I was too busy working on my multiple engineering degrees - but I do know what I like, and Magic GB gives me a great starting point that gets imported into GB v10. I bought MainStage to get at most of the additional content that's included with Logic Pro X - a friend of mine uses Logic Pro X quite often and it's amazing (to me) to watch her work with that app!

    I like to use both GB apps when the GF offers to me that it's time to get lost for a while. No, I don't need GB but it's more entertaining then sitting the rain fishing for fish that taste like river bottom, playing golf (ugh), or watching football (on either side of The Pond). My friend has appropriated some of my digital creations and made them sound pretty awesome, so I'm keeping both versions of GB on my Mac! Cheers!
     
  9. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    Have you ever tried Crappie? More tender and less fishy than catfish, and isn't a bottom feeder.
     
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    'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves. Did gyre and gimble in the wabe? All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe.
     

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