GarageBand iPad instruments question

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Italianblend, May 15, 2011.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Hi, I've never had a copy of GarageBand until I downloaded the iPad app. Wile it's fun and easy to use, I am concerned about the lack of instruments.

    I am especially looking for a pipe organ or church organ sound. I cannot manipulate the rock organs to sound like a pipe organ.

    I was wondering if this is just a limitation of the iPad app, and this is available on other versions of the software. Is it possible to download more instrument sounds for the iPad version of GarageBand.

    I would also like more orchestral instruments and was surprised there are none to be found!

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    One has to remember that the app is called Garage Band. Not too many church or pipe organs are in any garage band I've heard. Same goes with orchestra instruments. I recall another thread where someone was lamenting over the lack of a horn section in this app. I offer the same explanation. Sure, there are some such bands that have a trumpet or a sax (or a violin for "orchestra"), but not many. I think the app has stayed true to the concept.

    That said, I figure there may soon enough be an iPad app that includes much more. Maybe not, but I look forward to it.

    Mike
     
  3. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    Had I have known that my response would have been a bit different.

    I like that Jam Pack. I am thinking that they may offer some sort of paid update someday to offer more instrumentation. I know I'd buy it! :)

    Mike
     
  5. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    I've heard plenty. It's called an electronic keyboard. ;)
     
  6. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Remember GarageBand for iPad is pretty new and that all e media for the different instruments take up a lot of space for a mobile device. They may make such jam packs available in the future for the iPad version as an in-app purchase.

    If you have access to a real pipe organ, you can sample the notes on it and assign the sounds to keys on the iPad version of GarageBand. I know I read something where someone used it so he could play his violin in GarageBand.
     

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