If Microsoft copies GarageBand …

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    You've all got to watch this video from Microsoft. A special prize for those who can make it all the way to the end.
     
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    I LOVE the MacBook with a flower sticker over the Apple logo.
     
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    Is it really from M$?

    two points of interest:
    1) "So it's from Microsoft. It's pretty easy to use, huh?"
    2) they use a MBP
     
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    Now I know what REM was singing about. It's the end of the world as we know it.:eek:
    Granted, the software is kinda cool in a lame Disney way, but those infofilms are horrible, just horrible.
     
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    is this like a sesame street episode?????
     
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    I made it to the end (I feel really sick though)... what did I win? :D

    Please don't tell me I won a Songsmith Family Pack... but a way to block those images from my memory would be nice now.

    Seriously, what a terrible ad & product!
     
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    In Concept

    In concept this is actually a great idea.

    However, in execution-what the Hell were they thinking? It looks awful, the music it "creates" sounds like midi file you'd find on a Geocities site from 15 years ago, and it doesn't have any of the polish of Garageband '04...
     
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    Microsoft officially have the worst marketing department of any company on earth.
     
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    Delicious.... Thanks! I still wonder if watching that was worth it... plus I also watched the Seinfeld-Gates saga some months ago... I wish I could turn back time and avoid the whole thing - MS does have the worst marketing dept ever. Do they have the "where do you want to go" slogan? I guess the answer is: AWAY FROM MICROSOFT.
     
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    [​IMG] wtf :confused:
     
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    Thanks for the link, Blue Velvet. But there should be some kind of warning, I think. I barely survived this video. I had to gnaw one of my arms off. :eek:
     
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    Microsoft Corporation, Delivering you another WTF.

    That should be there new slogan. :rolleyes: :D

    EDIT: This is the link to the store. They are selling this for $30!! Then you have iLife for $79. I know what I would choose.
     
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    Wow the last time this much hurt came out of my screen was when I watched those ads of Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. WTF.
     
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    Couldn't do it. The music horrible. And they're discriminating that beautiful MBP

    Except for Copysoft's products aren't easy to use.
    You'll probably need a good amount of ram to run it since their current OS takes at least 2GB to run smoothly.
    Just like M$ todo that.
     
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    i tried to stick to it but with 30 sec left it was either shoot myself or stop watching :p
     
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    Where's my cookie, and the Xanax to help me recover from that experience?

    Don

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    Is this real?
     
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    Seems like a pretty cool app if it works well. Microsoft Research has always had interesting projects going.

    I don't understand why some would call it a copy GarageBand. The only thing they have in common is that they are music software.
    I would rather call it a Band-in-a-box copy if anything.

    They got some pretty cool technology back in the 90s when they bought Blue Ribbon Soundworks (makers of Bars & Pipes for the Amiga). Wouldn't surprise me if some of that was used in this app.
     

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