Mac GarageBand was born in 2002.
Although Apple dabbled with a number of different types
of video and digital software, they did not have much success in this
Until the iMac was introduced in 1998. During this time, they
experimented with Macromedia Final Cut software. This led to the
development of iMovie and Final Pro the following year.
Apple did not get into the digital music market until
2002. They had acquired Emagic and Logic Audio, which lead to the
release of Macintosh music software - Mac Garage Band. The same year,
iPhoto was also released, and the first iLife software suite emerged.
Mac GarageBand integrates a number of features which
allows anyone to create their own recording studio. Even without a
With the GarageBand software application, you can learn
- write music
- play an instrument
- record a song
No experience necessary.
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With GarageBand, you can take basic music lessons right
from your own computer. There are a number of interactive lessons which
will teach you the fundamentals. Piano lessons will show you where to
place your fingers and will show you the notes.
As you progress, you have the option to add on a backup
band. You can even take lessons from your favorite famous artist. All
of the instruments sound realistic and are plug and play.
With this option, you can plug your keyboard into the
Mac and take advantage of the vast number of sounds offered (woodwinds,
guitars, and more). There are over 100 different sounds for you to
choose from. If you don't have a keyboard, you can use the onscreen
keyboard. It can be resized to show up to ten octaves at a time.
Your recordings can be displayed onscreen in several different
ways, or, you can print them out.
The software will also allow you to use your Mac as an
amplifier. Just plug in your guitar. Afterwards, you can add in virtual
effects, or get 3D views of the rig (amp, speaker cabinet and
You can also assemble a full band, using a number of
different instruments to play together in an ensemble. Then you can sing or play
along. Each instrument can be assigned a different style, for full
control over the sound. Then, use GarageBand to record your masterpiece.
After your recording session, you can use GarageBand to
mix and arrange your song. You can pick from all of your recordings to
select the best one. Now you are ready to master your creation.
Just like the pros.
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