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GarageBand turns your Mac into an anytime, anywhere recording studio packed with hundreds of instruments and a recording engineer or two for good measure. It’s the easiest way to create, perform and record your own music whether you’re an accomplished player or just wish you were a rock star. And GarageBand is the newest member of the iLife family, so you can add your original music to your slideshows, your DVD menus, burn it to CDs or score your iMovie projects.
Turn your Mac into a Grand Piano or over 50 pro-sounding instruments
Record with any USB or MIDI keyboard, guitar or microphone
Mix your hit using professional effects and settings
Use thousands of prerecorded loops to add virtual musicians
Make your guitar sound like it’s playing through your favorite vintage amp
You don’t have to play the piano. You don’t have to read music. You don’t even have to have rhythm. If you know what you like when you hear it, you can make your own kind of music. With GarageBand.
The easiest way for anyone — pro or novice alike — to perform, record and create music, GarageBand turns your Mac into a digital recording studio — complete with instruments, pre-recorded loops, amps, effects and editing tools. Why, you’ll even find virtual recording engineers in the mix to help you out. You’ll be spinning the music of the spheres in no time.
How easy is it to create your own music in GarageBand? If you know how to click, drag and drop, you’re well on your way to becoming a GarageBand wiz. Since not everyone has a garage, let alone a band to invite over, we thought you might appreciate having a few professional musicians sit in on your sessions. You’ll find more than a thousand of their riffs on your Mac after you install GarageBand. These professionally-recorded Apple Loops are all royalty-free interludes, played in a variety of moods and genres, on many different instruments.
Tap your Inner Mozart:
Apple Loops form the building blocks for your songs. You can place them in infinite combinations of unique arrangements. Need a longer sound? Loops extend to any length you want. You can adjust the volume and balance of each track individually, even fade the volume of a selected track in or out.
If you are musically inclined, you can do even more with GarageBand. You can, for instance, plug your guitar, keyboard or microphone into your Mac to record your own parts and lean on GarageBand to supply all the backing tracks you need. Just pick and choose what you like to set the foundation — a little acoustic bass here, a tambourine loop there — then lay down a few tracks of your own to complete the mix. In fact, with that electric guitar of yours, you have access to virtual guitar amps that let you emulate such classic and modern sounds as Clean Jazz, Arena Rock, British Invasion and others.
Dance to your own Drummer:
Satisfied with your opus? Export to iTunes for instant access from your iTunes music library. In fact, iTunes 4.2 automatically creates a playlist in your name. See, you’re famous already. From there you can burn it to a CD, transfer it to your iPod or use it in one of your iPhoto, iMovie or iDVD projects just like any other song in iTunes.
Apple released Garageband 2.0 in january 2005. However this time Garageband is integrated into the iLife 05 software suite. Garageband 2.0 is not sold seperately. Retail price for the iLife 05 bundle is $79.00
Installed copy of iLife '04*
Macintosh computer with G3 600Mhz processor or higher to use Apple Loops (G4 or G5 required for software instruments)
256 MB of physical RAM
A DVD optical drive (such as a Combo drive or SuperDrive)
Mac OS X version 10.2.6 (Jaguar) or later
3 Gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space