Non-GarageBand software Instruments

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ShaggyLR, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. ShaggyLR macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2004
    I would like to use my M-Audio USB Keyboard and my iBook for a band on stage, but don't want to use Garageband for the instruments. Are there any other software instruments that would be compatible with both the iBook and M-Audio keyboard?
  2. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Lots, what kind of sounds are you looking for?

    Native Instruments do a great range of stand alone softsynths, ranging from the Absynth synth to the B4 Hammond organ, and some others as well, Reason is a good group of synth and samplers that is very easy to use stand alone, and can be run as a bank of different machines over different MIDI channels.

    Abelton Live is highly thought of, as are the Omniphonics synths.

    If you really want to get serious, Logic Pro has a killer set of synths and samplers too.

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