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JohnnyNemesis
01-05-2006, 04:41 PM
So, how many of you fuck around with this program or are hopelessly addicted? For those that don't know, it's a simple little program that you can make music with...tons of instruments, premade beats, little things to just throw together and have fun with...nothing too serious. When you're done, you can export your work straight to iTunes as an MP3. It's really swell.

My lady introduced me to it, and I started fucking around with it today. Again, lots of fun.

Anyone here familiar with the program? If we have enough users, I'll encourage people to share their creations, and I'll share mine.

Note: For a second, I thought that this could go into the Your Band section, but...I'm not sure it belongs there, since this isn't about being in a band or really making anything consistent or serious. I figured it could be more of a discussion thread anyway, but if you folks don't think it belongs here, do let me know.

Sunny
01-05-2006, 04:43 PM
hahah, i love GarageBand. my creations, however, are nothing short of pathetic tiny loops... but oh so fun to make anyway. =p

Nirushika6789
01-05-2006, 04:45 PM
Where can I get this program?

It sounds fun..I would like to try it out :p

Endymion
01-05-2006, 04:52 PM
i believe it's part of iLife or whatever that suite of programs is called.

JohnnyNemesis
01-05-2006, 04:52 PM
hahah, i love GarageBand. my creations, however, are nothing short of pathetic tiny loops... but oh so fun to make anyway. =p

I knew you'd reply :)

SHARE, SHARE! SHARE YOUR PATHETIC LOOPS!

...pweeze? I'll share with you my very first creation, which is bound to have some fucked up errors, so you'll feel fine about yours:

http://www.savefile.com/files/3318151

That one, however, is still a work in progress :)

Nirushika, if you have a recent Mac, you already have the program!

Nirushika6789
01-05-2006, 04:58 PM
Damn...I forgot you said about the Mac computers...

Ah Welll...I have Windows...*weeps*

Chimera512
01-05-2006, 05:12 PM
ifyou have a windows (or mac) pc and are willing to deal with a reasonably steep learning curve Reason is a really good program too and has a similar level of addictivness associated with it.

JohnnyNemesis
01-05-2006, 05:19 PM
I built on the last one and experimented tons:

http://www.savefile.com/files/8563803

neocon58
01-05-2006, 05:33 PM
We made a porno soundtrack with Garageband at school, I basically messed around with a few synth sounds and stuff like that, and then we basically acted out a porn scene, moaning into the microphone and whatnot. We even had the cumshot at the end.


Good times.

Paint_It_Black
01-05-2006, 05:50 PM
I totally read this title as Gangbang (for Mac users).

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-05-2006, 05:53 PM
Glad someone else did.

Paint_It_Black
01-05-2006, 06:02 PM
Dave, did you really? I thought I was pretty fucking weird for that one.

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-05-2006, 06:03 PM
I honestly read it as that. Didn't want to say anything.

Felt a bit left out for having Windows though. =(

nieh
01-05-2006, 06:26 PM
I have a copy of Reason on my computer which sounds like it's kinda the same thing. The thing is, Reason is kinda high-end stuff and my computer is not. It can't even play through the demo song without my computer running out of memory.

barangatang
01-05-2006, 06:27 PM
My mac didn't come with it. :( :( :( :(

Is there anyway I can get it without buying ilife?

coke_a_holic
01-05-2006, 06:30 PM
I'm stuck recording my own stuff with Audacity because I don't have a mac. Oh well. It would be fun to run loops under guitar tracks, but it would probably end up with some problems concerning volume and reverb, so I'm content with just having a recording program with effects.

T-6005
01-05-2006, 06:31 PM
I'd much rather just record real music that I've made. Although it almost certainly sounds much worse than any program.

T-6005
01-05-2006, 06:33 PM
I'm stuck recording my own stuff with Audacity because I don't have a mac. Oh well. It would be fun to run loops under guitar tracks, but it would probably end up with some problems concerning volume and reverb, so I'm content with just having a recording program with effects.
Illegal copies of Cakewalk and N-Track are easy to find. Another way is to record the song with the limited Cakewalk, export it to a .wav (which is allowed in the unregistered version) and then use a program (I recomment CDex) to convert it to .mp3.

0r4ng3
01-05-2006, 07:26 PM
I'm not sure if someone mentioned this already, but if you have a mic on your computer, you can record your own stuff, and add those random loops to it.

Paint_It_Black
01-05-2006, 07:29 PM
Or if you don't have a mic, plug some headphones into the mic socket. This is a little bit of info I learned on this very site and actual came in very useful.

Endymion
01-05-2006, 07:30 PM
it doesn't work that well, headphones are optimized for the electric -> vibration transfer, whereas mics are optimized for the vibration -> electric direction. far better than nothing though.

Paint_It_Black
01-05-2006, 07:39 PM
I've been chatting online with an old friend of mine, and out of frustration I suggested he tried using headphones as a mic. After the initial positioning problems he sounded really clear. Although he did try a few different sets of headphones until he found one that worked well. This is the most useful thing I've ever learned here.

JohnnyNemesis
01-05-2006, 08:02 PM
I have Audacity too, and I loves it. I ripped a lot of my own video game music from my NES and SNES with it. I've been in heaven since.

Everyone download the link I posted earlier (the second one, not the first one), and let me know what you think of my first work.

dain84
01-05-2006, 10:12 PM
Or if you don't have a mic, plug some headphones into the mic socket. This is a little bit of info I learned on this very site and actual came in very useful.
Are you serious?

Paint_It_Black
01-05-2006, 10:14 PM
Yes, though I know it sounds silly. Just try it.

Endymion
01-05-2006, 10:46 PM
Are you serious?
thus is the magic of symmetry in physics. as a current through a loop of wire creates a magnetic field in the enclosing circle, so does a (changing) magnetic field produce a current in a loop of wire around it. headphones work by sending a signal down a wire to a loop with a small magnet which rests against what is basically a drum head. as the current in the wire changes, it causes the magnet to vibrate at different frequencies. those frequencies are then like drum beats, but at the same frequency as voices etc. conversely, a microphone works by having your voice (air vibrations) hit a head which then vibrates, and that vibration moves a magnet, and that moving magnet causes currents in a loop, which then goes down the wire. the only difference is that one is optimized one way and the other is optimized the other way, but they'd still work both ways.

Lars
01-06-2006, 01:54 AM
Heh, I've downloaded some live recording that someone did via headphones. Didn't sound too bad. I've never tried this however, I feel very tempted to see how my headphones would sound now. Though I'd look a bit of an idiot talking into them here at work.

Ooh, I've never seriously tried anything with garage band. I downloaded the NIN garageband song, was it The hand that feeds? (the first single) but haven't actually tried playing around with it yet. I didn't have enough memory when I first got it. Now that there's this topic I want to mess it up. I wish I'd brought my laptop to work.