#1
Not planing to sound stupid but what is the point in getting an amp since i can get a good tone out of GarageBand, and i could use the money for pedals and such
#2
Quote by STEGMAIER
Not planing to sound stupid but what is the point in getting an amp since i can get a good tone out of GarageBand, and i could use the money for pedals and such



gigs, band practice, jams, etc.


if your just in your bedroom and you like the tone you get from garage band then don't bother getting an amp.
#3
you'd be surprised how much different the tone could be with an actual amp. especially a nice tube amp.
but if garage band suits you...i guess thats all that matters
but if you ever plan to play live...not having an amp is kinda stupid
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but if you ever plan to play live...not having an amp is kinda stupid



i suppose you could have garage band going out through a PA via a laptop...


probably wouldn't sound too great
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Quote by STEGMAIER
Not planing to sound stupid but what is the point in getting an amp since i can get a good tone out of GarageBand, and i could use the money for pedals and such


Because amps are cool. And I've never heard of GarageBand.
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#6
Compared to a nice tube amp, or heck even a Floor Modeller such as a POD or a GT10, Garageband's amp sims sound harsh and generic. There is a good reason Garageband is cheap if your mac did not come with it. But for headphone jamming it can be fun, but i think it wouldnt take pedals well...you'd never have an idea how great a pedal could be if you ran them all into Garageband.
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Not planing to sound stupid but what is the point in getting an amp since i can get a good tone out of GarageBand, and i could use the money for pedals and such


Why would you buy pedals for use with garageband? It's essentially got any pedal you might buy already built into it. Kind of a waste of money.
#8
Because Garage Band can't get over drums without some serious help.
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Because Garage Band can't get over drums without some serious help.


probably at least a 300watt powered monitor...then you also have to worry about the Mac voice popping up during a gig...

Steven Hawking's styled voice male or female

"Excuse meeeee...Garageband needs your addition!"

"Excuse meeeee...Garageband needs your addition!"
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probably at least a 300watt powered monitor...then you also have to worry about the Mac voice popping up during a gig...

Steven Hawking's styled voice male or female

"Excuse meeeee...Garageband needs your addition!"

"Excuse meeeee...Garageband needs your addition!"




Depending on what kind of genre you play, you could consider that to be 'avant-garde'. You never know, the Mac voice may just be at the cutting edge of live music.
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#12
I hate computers onstage. The noise from lighting rigs (or just dodgey power in general) in most pubs is enough to make them freeze up and it always happens at the worst possible moment. I use a laptop to configure keyboards before a gig but there's no way I would rely on it during the actual gig.
Plus, I also hate relying on foldback for my monitoring. Also if you work feedback you can't go using the foldback for that, it just screws up things for everybody and simply doesnt work as well as a proper half stack. At a gig give me a big valve amp and a stack of speakers or gtfo.
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#13
because garage band sounds decent at best. Side by side with a good amp, garage band sounds about on par with a spider III. For jamming in your bed / dorm room, or recording ideas... sure, it works fine. For actually producing anything you'd play for other people... no thanks.
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