hey i record with garage band and i want to know if theres a (preferably free) drum machine that i can drag loops into garage band with. Or is there a way to use garage band as a drum machine where im not "typing" drums with the keyboard or using their loops?
garageband works as a drum machine.... make a virtual instrument, and then go to musical typing, select a drum sample and play away... then it helps to auto-align the track to 1/16 beats for timing issues

edit: saw the second half of your post... that's how drum machines work, what are you expecting?
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
one where you click like a snare to sound off every quarter note at a certain tempo... do u know what im trying to say?