In this Instagram video clip, posted by Matthew Followill, he can be seen running Apple's GarageBand software on his MacBook Pro. He has recorded a riff using his newest Telecaster (newest guitar as of Sept 2014), and says, "Here is what the new Telecaster sounds like! #letsrock"more
In [this NPR interview](http://www.npr.org/2014/01/01/258889976/after-three-years-six-injuries-75-million-spiderman-musical-ends) with Glen Berger (author of "Song of Spiderman: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History" and co-writer of the show), it's explained that Edge used GarageBand to demo songs for the production. Edge can also be seen using the software briefly in the film *It Might Get Loud*.more
I've been using Apple software since I was really young and I've become really attached to Apple and GarageBand especially. Thats why I would love to use Logic because it is very similar to GarageBand.
With a very good gamma of drums, synthesisers, pedals and amps, Garage Band is an amazing tool to Record Demos, but that is all. There are some key features which are still lacking in this tool which are available in every pro Tool for professional recording, such as multi recording tracks for one channel.
Apart from that, if you want to record Demos for your band, that's exactly what you are looking for.
I have used this to record demos for other musicians and for the recording studio where I will be working, so that the producer has an idea of what I am looking for. It is relatively easy to learn how to use and you get pretty good results out of it. You have to watch for feedback when doing the guitar tracks in particular and I found that recording the guitar is best using an acoustic with an external mike and then choosing the electric sound you desire afterwards. There are some great tutorials on line for those who are starting out. One in particular is called "How to Make A Song in Garageband".
I thinks it is great to start with, it is a cool way to get introduce into the music production and recording world because it is amazingly simple to use. Even now I still use it when I have my laptop and I just want to throw some ideas into a track, that way I can try them fast and easy before I´m sure I will use any of them.
It is a good daw, and I reccommend it to young producers, but there is a point when you can't do any more with the product. At this point, it is time to upgrade to a daw like logic pro x, or a program like ableton live on a mac.
Garageband is useful for amateur; for those who wants to start to produce music, and have a similiar user interface with Logic Pro X. So, don't worry to start to produce music using Garageband.
I wasn't expecting such a large variety of amps and effects, but Apple has a way of surprising users in the best ways possible. The one downside is that for a novice, it can be hard to figure out what is what, and how to use certain features. It took me forever to figure out how to turn the feedback off. Another problem I've encountered a lot is getting sound. Hooking up with an iRig, sometimes the computer doesn't register you've put something in the headphone jack, or doesn't register that what you've put in ISN'T a pair of headphones. The quick fix is to simply restart the computer, but it can get annoying if it persists.
The fact that this comes with any Apple product is what I love most. Sure you have to buy accessories and additional amps if you're serious about using this app, but what you're getting as a standard is pretty impressive. I've gone back and forth between this and Ampkit. Each have their merits, but Garageband is better for recording, editing, tracking, and that sort of stuff. All in all I give Garageband a 7.5/10.
This app actually pre-installed on my iPhone. At first I was like, "Hmm... I should get a better DAW for my iOS" but then after experimenting it for a few minutes I was like "damn man, this app is hella fun and easy to use".
Tons of producers hate on garageband or write it off as useless, but to be honest I think it's a very powerful platform when you put in the time to learn how to use it. I've got it upgraded with a nice selection of plugins but even on it's own it's definitely underestimated.
I was surprised at the latest iteration of Garage Band. Apple pulled together a very user friendly music production product for the entry level masses. I enjoy playing around with the loops, but also was amazed at the built in instruments. In education, this is a great way to start students off with the basics and they are not overwhelmed. I tell them to not be fooled because while it looks simple, it contains a lot of features to master.
Main DAW for recording. Still operating on 6.0.5, only because it's what I've gotten used to, and I feel any of the later versions might get too complex for me in comparison to the simple and easy-to-use 6.0.5.
Very easy layout, and some amazing mixing possibilities. You really can sound good with this DAW, but there is no mixing bar. You also can't write automation like you can in other DAWs. Also, you can't add plugins (to my knowledge), if you could you'd have better mix outcomes. Though, if you use the proper mic-ing technique, and got some epic mixing chops you can still sound pretty good. Mastering, also helps. Everything (except "Underneath The Moon" which was recorded in Audacity) I've posted on Soundcloud in the last year has been made on some version of Garageband.