#1
Hey everyone, basically mucking about at school today on the macs and decided to ask if there was any software that was like garageband for windows that is free.
I can't affoard to buy the microsoft version and i definately cant afford a mac.

I will officially make love to whoever, if anyone knows of anything

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#3
http://www.reaper.fm/

Reaper.

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#5
Audacity is the right answer.
Just make sure you get the BETA because the other lacks loads of features that really you need to mix anything well.
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#6
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Audacity

No, Reaper.
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Reaper.

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Yes, Reaper.

Audacity is fine, but it's not much like Garageband at all. It doesn't support MIDI or VSTs.
#7
Didn't think Reaper was free...?

And besides, there's going to be nothing anywhere near as good for music stuff as Logic or Garageband for Windows. Macs are just frankly waaaay better at that sort of stuff. Hence why I have one.
#8
you dont want audacity, you want a program that does loops, like sony acid. I dont know if its the best round, but it compares to garageband.
#9
acid costs a grip.
get fruity loops

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And besides, there's going to be nothing anywhere near as good for music stuff as Logic or Garageband for Windows. Macs are just frankly waaaay better at that sort of stuff. Hence why I have one.

Umm really? I'm a Mac user myself, but there's really no reason why the Mac platform is inherently better at audio than Windows.
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#12
Any software can be free if you're up for it.
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#13
Quote by Kumanji
Didn't think Reaper was free...?

And besides, there's going to be nothing anywhere near as good for music stuff as Logic or Garageband for Windows. Macs are just frankly waaaay better at that sort of stuff. Hence why I have one.


Reaper isn't free per se but they let you download a fully featured trial version that you can use for as long as you want with no penalty, paying is completely optional.
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#14
Quote by Kumanji
Didn't think Reaper was free...?

And besides, there's going to be nothing anywhere near as good for music stuff as Logic or Garageband for Windows. Macs are just frankly waaaay better at that sort of stuff. Hence why I have one.


Well that's just not true
#15
Audacity is noooothing like garageband unless you want to record into your computer. He probably wants the loops and all that. Audacity isn't even an acceptable answer.
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#16
TS are you talking about the recording and playing in side of garage band or the loops, that kind of determines it.
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#17
Reaper is kinda free, and the closest you'll get without paying (not cheap though). For recording and mixing, go for it. For loops, listen to the loop guys (though reaper can sure do loops, it just doesn't come with them).

I love it when people say Logic is the best, yeah, it's the best in its price range but doesn't beat Pro Tools or Cubase.
#18
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Umm really? I'm a Mac user myself, but there's really no reason why the Mac platform is inherently better at audio than Windows.


It's not. They USED to be. Now it's pretty even, but most people stick to the norm' and get Macs.
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#19
Man I just tried Audacity and I have to say...


WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT!!

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Man I just tried Audacity and I have to say...


WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT!!


And this is why I said Reaper.
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#21
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Umm really? I'm a Mac user myself, but there's really no reason why the Mac platform is inherently better at audio than Windows.

No doubt you can set up Windows to record just as well as a Mac. After all, Pro Tools HD is available on both.

However, in factory setting, Macs come straight out ready to record. It has several crucial utilities that really make it a lot more comfortable to work with.

First of all, OSX's CoreAudio driver is much much better than Window's stock MME. For Windows, you have to get at least ASIO in order to get decent performance and latency in audio hardware, and it's a pain to set up correctly.

Second of all, OSX has the iAC bus, which is an inter-application bus so that you can send signal across multiple programs.

Third of all, Audio MIDI Setup routing digital signal that much easier.

Lastly, OSX has a much better workflow for the users who are working with audio production.

Not that you can't do these things in Windows, but it sure takes a hell of a lot more time and energy.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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