Since the beginning of time, GarageBand has been a staple Mac feature for beginners learning to get involved with music production. GarageBand is a phenomenal DAW with cunning virtual drummers, tons of AU plugins, EQ support, rich guitars, synthesizers, and drum loops. What’s more, the user interface is pretty neat and responsive, with up to 255 songs to be overdubbed using the many built-in pedals and aplomb pedalboards.
Featuring a realistic set of GarageBand amp emulators covering a variety of genres such as classic rock, grunge, metalcore, and indie, it’s suitable for making guitar music. Not to mention, you can immerse yourself in a rich array of guitar, vocals and drum sounds, create, record and share your masterpieces.
Especially newbies will love the customizable drag-and-drop layout interface where you can dock, show, or hide outer windows on a separate monitor. GarageBand can also handle stereo and multichannel audio (up to 64 channels) seamlessly. Apple has announced an update to its GarageBand DAW content library for iOS and iPadOS. Free remix sessions Remix Sessions have been added to the program for recording and creating music. The new version of DAW GarageBand has a section dedicated to the production of remixes. The Remix Sessions section is available through the GarageBand Sound Library page, and offers videos on how to remix.
Users can add their own sounds to projects through the GarageBand library of loops and samples, or using the built-in virtual instruments. In addition to this, you can change the style of the compositions. The packs include beats, sound effects, synthesized bass and melodic lines, drum loops and other sounds. Each kit’s page also features short videos that show you how to use the samples.
Since GarageBand is the brainchild of Apple, this a priori DAW uses the appropriate plug-in format – AU. But VST plugins can also be used, but only with the help of third-party installers or other workarounds. GarageBand works best with AU plug-ins, since both are from the same developers. The use of plug-ins of any other format can lead to unstable operation of the program itself, signal delays, system freezes, and so on.
All in all, GarageBand is one of the best free music creation software for beginners, and it’s a great step towards hone your skills and learn Logic Pro, the big brother of GarageBand, which is also the brainchild of the California-based Cupertino corporation.