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Old 06-08-2017, 04:48 AM   #1
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Garageband seems limited. Anyone Agree?

I started creating music a few months ago and I've been using garage band. It was pretty cool in the beginning but now it seems like it's very limited in regards to the different sounds. I tried messing around with Pro Tools but it was too different for me. Anyone know if Logic is a good transition from Garage Band?

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Old 06-08-2017, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: Garageband seems limited. Anyone Agree?

Aye, everyone outgrows their starter DAW if they keep at it and need something meatier.

I personally don't use Logic (or Macs) but the people I know that uses Logic seem pretty happy with it. Sorry can't give you much more than that.

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Re: Garageband seems limited. Anyone Agree?

I'm afraid I haven't used GarageBand, but I do use Logic. My workflow is probably different from others in that I only use Logic for recording and mixing and mastering.
What I would consider in your position is to look at several DAWs, which are quite likely to feel quite different. Check out which one works best for you. Keep in mind that they may or may not come with virtual instruments, and this could well tip the balance. Bitwig is often listed as a very sparse one. Logic comes with Absynth, Ableton Live comes pretty well equipped, but you do need to consider adding a good synth. Propellerhead's Reason comes fully loaded, but is rather unique (it emulates a hardware based studio, so you get to route cables, which actually gives a lot of flexibility). It does come with a good set of capable synths.

In the end, it has to suit your needs. Logic is rather cheap, while a fully loaded Ableton comes with all you need, but at 2.5x the cost. Try out a few and pick one.

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Re: Garageband seems limited. Anyone Agree?

I recommend you check out [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
from MuTools..mainly because you might find the interface a little more less daunting that other DAWs out there, yet its a fully working DAW, that comes with its own synth/sampler, drum module, step sequencer and FX, plus built in instruments. It also comes with their MUX built into it, which is, as they say on their site, "..a high-quality and flexible modular synth and effects plugin."


Basically, I'm suggesting this, as I use it myself and can honestly tell you in makes a great step up from GB to the world of more complex DAWs, but has that ease of use you are more than likely used to with GB.

That said, I should point out that it IS a powerful full DAW in it's own right first and foremost, but the design makes it a bit easier to get your head around if you find DAWs a challenge in general.

It comes with built-in help docs and they have a forum over on KVR that's very active, where you can find fast help if you need it.

Oh..and it's one of the cheapest DAWs out there..which is a good thing, too.

I personally bought MuLab with the intention of using it to learn the basics of using a DAW, but then found it does basically everything that most other DAWs so and I've stuck with it ever since..no need to move elsewhere, as this have all my needs covered.

Give the demo a try and see if it's a good fit for you and your workflow.

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Re: Garageband seems limited. Anyone Agree?

Yeah, GarageBand is limited. It's supposed to be "limited". Even my dad think it is, and that's a sign.

Logic (and Cubase, Sonar, Reason, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One, Reaper, Digital Performer, Bitwig, etc) is alot more flexible.

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Re: Garageband seems limited. Anyone Agree?

I've heard that the transition to Logic from Garbage Band is pretty much seamless, but can't verify.

On that note, now is the perfect time to avoid FL Studio, though

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Re: Garageband seems limited. Anyone Agree?

Hey Thanks everyone for the information. I'll definitely keep an eye out for the DAW's such as Logic and MuTools. I really appreciate the help.

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