What is a good Synthesizer program for mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by moviecouple, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. moviecouple macrumors regular

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    Was trying to find a good Synthesizer program for the Mac. Just learning and wondering if there was a good program to practice with.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    GarageBand probably is a decent place to start - especially since it's included with iLife. It'll work with external MIDI keyboards and you can customize the instruments, add filters, etc.

    If you get more serious, there are several stand-alone synths - some are synths in their own right, others are sampled or recreations of classic synths - such as a Mellotron, Moog, etc..
     
  3. moviecouple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you have to hookup externals with it or are there built in instruments?
     
  4. Aniday macrumors regular

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    You can use the built in instruments in Garageband with an external midi device or the onscreen keyboard it has.
     

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