Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to jeepnjava)
I recently purchased the upgrade for Garage Band on my 06 iMac.
What kind of upgrade did you buy? Jam Packs for GarageBand, like "Symphony Orchestra"? They are not included in the preinstalled version that comes with a new mac.
it is missing what seems likes hundreds of real instrument sounds.
Are loops missing or instruments? If loops are missing, do they appear to greyed out in the loop browser? If they are greyed out, have you pressed the little arrow to the right of the loop name, to download the additional content?
To be able to download the additional content, you have to accept the preinstalled iLife to your AppleID at the AppStore. Sign into the AppStore, go to the "Purchased" tab - "Accept" section, and press the "Accept" button for your iLife apps.
If it are the JamPack, that are missing, post back please.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to léonie)
I bought the $14.99 upgrade for the old computer that dies. My New MacBook Pro came with the latest version of Garageband already installed. What it seems like is that with my previous upgrade, I got a free Jam Pack included - There were lots of extra strings including trills, pizzigattos, and such. Does that sound like a Jam Pack - perhaps Jam pack 1 - EXPANSION?
I haven't purchased one of them before and it seems like they are nearly scarce and not availalbe to purchase anywhere but some MacMusic place.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 3:46 PM (in response to jeepnjava)
Spoke with Apple Customer Service - Looks like Snow Leopard gets Mainstage and all the Jam Packs included. However, Mountain Lion requires Logic Pro or Mainstage ($30) to get the rest of the sounds. That's what I ended up doing. Bouhgt it from the App Store.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to jeepnjava)
What it seems like is that with my previous upgrade, I got a free Jam Pack included - There were lots of extra strings including trills, pizzigattos, and such. Does that sound like a Jam Pack - perhaps Jam pack 1 - EXPANSION?
That sounds like the JamPack "Symphony Orchestra" - and that is included in Mainstage 2. Buying Mainstage is perfect - if you like the Symphony Orchestra, you will also enjoy the "World Music" JamPack with all the ethnic strings, flutes, and percussion instruments. You even get backpipes!