#1
what is the closest program, for a pc computer, that works like garage band? with all the different instruments and music making abilities, plus using the keyboard to make music and all that other garage band jazz
#2
My guess would be Cakewalk or Guitar-Pro.
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#3
Nothing really. You could try Reaper, but it's more powerful and less user friendly. Though I'd just as soon recommend you learn to use something powerful now anyway, even if your needs are modest.
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#6
I definitely recommend Reaper. I also occasionally use Cubase. I haven't used Garage Band much, but I didn't like it that much when I did use it.

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#7
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Stop being a pussy and buy a mac.
This is the only solution.


i was going to. then i decided that i ddint want to spend like 1200 bucks on a computer.
#8
Fruity loops, if used correctly, has many realistic drum programs, guitar synths, a really good bass plug in, along with pianos and all the other synth creators. Haven't used garage band before though...
#10
so reaper? and i can like plug my guitar right into it and stuff? and do all sorts of cool musical stuff?
#11
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Reaper is very user friendly and powerful. Cubase is crazy..so many issues with it.


But it's light as hell.
#12
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Stop being a pussy and buy a mac.
This is the only solution.




True story though. I sound like a hypocrite, i've never sat down and tried to learn how to use i. Can you actually write songs like on tuxguitar or is it strictly record on to the mac?
Im a failure.
#13
Mixcraft 4
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#14
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so reaper? and i can like plug my guitar right into it and stuff? and do all sorts of cool musical stuff?

Sort of. You may want to consider an interface, or updating your sound card though.

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#15
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so reaper? and i can like plug my guitar right into it and stuff? and do all sorts of cool musical stuff?


Get a toneport ux1, cheap and really good.
#16
Dual boot OSX and Windows/Linux/Other OS?

If that's doable for you, it'd probably work out fine to just use that OS for Garageband.

I mean, I hate anything Apple, and I'm still recommending that as an option.
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True story though. I sound like a hypocrite, i've never sat down and tried to learn how to use i. Can you actually write songs like on tuxguitar or is it strictly record on to the mac?
Im a failure.

yea it has both a standard notation editor and some kind of weird keyboard editor where you choose the notes and the duration
#18
People make Garageband out to be this amazing program, but it's no better than any of the alternatives listed above. Sure, it's an amazing program to come standard on a computer, but you shouldn't be going out of your way to find a program similar to it. I should probably mention that i own a mac and use garageband as my standard recording program (too lazy to restart my computer and boot up protools).