Just got the new iLife yesterday and installed all but iDVD. The new iPhoto is great and worth the price itself. Anyway, this thread is about GarageBand 2. So far, I like all the new features. I don't record more then just myself on the keyboard, so the mutli-track recording doesn't help me out. Maybe it is just me, but there are a lot more loops and software instruments then before. I'm glad to see they added new ones and to go along with the ones I already have. The best addition for me was the music notation. It is very simple and performs in real time. My only complaint is I can't find a way to print the sheets. It seems stupid to have the ability to make the notation and not do anything with it. If there is a way to do it and i am just missing it, I would love to know. There are a lot of little features added, and i keep finding new ones as i look around. You can now control the pan of the track through the entire song which is very nice. There is now an option to make your keyboard a mini piano with sustain, octive and velocity controls, very cool again. I don't see a way to save them as MIDI files to use with other audio programs. But it can import them, so no need for plug ins. My only complaint that they didn't add with this one besides what i mentioned above, was the ability to export the songs to iTunes as other formats besides an aif. When ever I create a song, I have to first export it to iTunes, then convert it to AAC or MP3, I wish it could do that automatically. By far, iPhoto has recieved the most improvements in the new iLife and the editing features and books in it alone are worth the upgrade.