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- This article is about the software application. For information about other music-related topics, see Garage band.
The application is not aimed at professional musicians, but is intended to help amateurs produce music easily. The application comes with 1,000 pre-recorded sampled loops, and 50 sampled or synthesised instruments which can be played using a MIDI keyboard connected to the computer, or using an on-screen keyboard. Additional loops and instruments are available in the four GarageBand Jam Packs, separate products offered by Apple Computer; each expansion pack costs $99 and adds more than two thousand loops and dozens of virtual instruments.
GarageBand can only be purchased as part of iLife, a suite of applications intended to simplify the creation and organisation of users' digital content.
Version 2 was announced at the (2005) Macworld Conference & Expo on January 11, 2005. Major new features included the abilities to view and edit music in Musical Notation form, to record up to 8 tracks at once, and also to fix timing and Pitch of recordings. It shipped, as announced, around 22 January, 2004.
- Official home page
- GarageBand Tutorial: Built-in Audio Unit Effects, a detailed explanation of GarageBand's Audio Units filters
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