For those familiar with Garageband software: editable drums?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Phil M, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    The singer from my old band and I have been writing songs like crazy for the past 3 or 4 months. To record, we're using his Mac laptop with Garageband software. The drums are kind of cool, but he says they're not editable because they're .wav files. So we're stuck with the canned beats that the software provides. Is there no way to create custom drum beats, change ups, and cymbals with this software? He says no, and he's probably right since it's his stuff, but I'm just curious if there's a way to do it and he just isn't aware.

    Thanks.
     
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    You can create/edit/import midi files into GB and use one of the software instrument drum kits that's included. So in that sense, yes, editable drums are available in GB. But the editing power isn't nearly as great as with the bigger programs - Logic, DP, PT, etc.
     
  3. Phil M

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    Thanks much, I will look into those. Not sure what you mean by Green, but I will read up.
     
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    How do you expand the software instrument library? The horns on garageband 2 are pretty horrible....Is there a way to simply use General Midi instruments instead of the included software instruments?
     
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    I have them all. I use them with both GarageBand and Logic. They are excellent quality--I highly recommend them. The $99 Symphonic Jam Pack, for example, has some of the best orchestral samples and loops you'll find unless you start paying closer to $299 for the Garritan Strings and other more complete packages.

    If you have a .Mac account, they often have free Apple Loops for download.

    Hope that helps,
    Orren
     

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