What program to make music with nothing more than iBook.

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    All I have is my iBook. No instraments nothing. Just my Keyboard - Trackpad - and me. I want to make music. Like Audi tracks and beats and what not. What program do I need? It seems like garage band is more for recording with real instraments. Thanks
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    GarageBand can make use of AppleLoops to put together tracks, you can buy additional loops and sounds.

    But from the sounds of it, you might get off on something like Propellerheads Reason -- it is a self contained studio with synthesizers, effects, sequencerrs and loop playback galore. It does not need any live instrument input. http://www.propellerheads.se/index.cfm
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I do just fine with Garage Band and my input for my electric guitar. Decent sound for me.
  4. mcmav37 macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2004
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I don't think I would make that statement. Sure, GB can record real instruments, but a ton of it's power lies in the software instruments (and loops). You can set up your keyboard to cover an octave of a piano keyboard and then key in the notes you want. Then, you can change the instrument that those notes are "played through" at will. Then record another with a different software instrument. Add some loops and you're on your way.
  5. Jschultz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I can attest to Reason. I used it back in it's 1.0 days, and it's so very intuitive. some of the best work i ever made was thanks to that program!

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