GarageBand info trickling in

For some people the most exciting announcement at the Stevenote™ was GarageBand. As Steve noted (heh), more than half the homes in the US have at least one musician. In our case all five of us play an instrument (or more). My three girls (ages 4, 7 and 11) are all taking piano lessons (of their own choice). Our 7 year old has a guitar as well, and the 4 year old has expressed interest in the flute and harp. My wife plays some piano, guitar and bass guitar. And I play the viola.

So I am sure there is a lot of interest in this new iLife application from Apple. To that end, more information is beginning to trickle in, and since no one actually has their hands on it yet, there is some apparent contradictions. for instance, this MacRumors article implies that you’ll be able to use loops from other sources (like Acid Loops), while this post at emotionDV pretty explicitly states that you can’t do that.

I guess we’ll know in a few days...


We have found out, now that we have the program, that you can use loops and audio files from other sources by dragging them into the timeline. However, if you want your loops to be accesible from the loop Browser, then you will have to convert them to an Apple Loop using the SoundTrack Looop Utility.



Posted by: Kray Mitchell on February 4, 2004 08:55 AM

Thanks for the update, Kray!

Posted by: Mark Newhouse on February 5, 2004 01:17 PM

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A couple of apparently contradictory posts to web boards adds intrigue to the anticipation of Apple’s new iLife application, GarageBand.

January 12, 2004 | Apple

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