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Close/switch without saving? No guitar instrument??

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powerobject Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 6, 2013 4:20 PM

It is so lazy and unthoughtful of Apple engineers to not provide close/switch a song without saving. I can't believe GB is from Apple without this feature. Any editor (text/graphic/music/movie) offers closing without saving but GB auto-saves everytime we go to select another song or create a new song. Any mess up in the current is automatically saved!!

 

Even the song editor is half-baked. It is very delicate. While pasting, it trims other sections, overwrites other sections. How about inserting and pushing other sections to the right instead of triming them?? That's how an editor should work.

 

There are no guitar/string instruments other than smart guitar?? How about sound effects?

GarageBand (iPad), iOS 6.1.4
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    Any editor (text/graphic/music/movie) offers closing without saving but GB auto-saves everytime we go to select another song or create a new song. Any mess up in the current is automatically saved!!

    Any regular way to quit the current project will autosave it on an iPad or iPhone, iPod (switching to the project view, switching to anouther app).

     

    A brute force way to exit the current project without saving is to reset your IOS device (hold down the Home button and press the Power button at the same time, until the phone restarts). This will quit GarageBand without auto saving the current project and you can open a different one after restarting your iPad.

     

    I got into the habit of duplicating a project, before starting to edit it. This way I always have a backup copy to revert to, if I do not like the current version.

     

    Even the song editor is half-baked. It is very delicate. While pasting, it trims other sections, overwrites other sections. How about inserting and pushing other sections to the right instead of triming them?? That's how an editor should work.

     

    GarageBand on the iPad is a very different application from GarageBand on the Mac. The mac is more version is better designed for creating and editing song arrangements, and the iPad version focusses on playing the iPad as musical instrument.

    How about sound effects?

    There are some basic loops, and you can import any audio file you have in the Music.app to add effects.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)

    How dare they charge $4.99 for this.

     

    Apple could make better but I think music creation is such a small part of iOS they need to appeal to simple. Otherwise thousands of people would be here complaining that garageband didn't auto save their masterpiece.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
    If there is one dumbest flaw in iOS, it is this - not giving a dialog to save/abandon GB file which takes just one line of code. So wvent your opinions and submit feedback:

     

    There are two differences that you may want to consider:

    1. A GarageBand project is a is a project with databases and audio files, and not a document, like iWorks documents.  In all Apple Software versioning (to be able to revert to a previous version) is used for documents, but not for databases and projects - for this kind of applications (iMovie, iPhoto, Filemaker, Final Cut) all changes are applied immediately and the old version is not saved.Only document based applications preserve a version history.
    2. There is a big difference between designing applications for small handheld devices with limited amaount of storage and computers. You have to be really frugal with storage requirements on a handheld device. Keeping a copy of a GarageBand project to be able to revert to it, will require a lot of storage, if you have many audio recordings. That would be no problem on a mac, but a big challenge on an IOS device.

     

    So I think, that Apple's decision not to include a "Revert" option can be justified, even if you do not like it. IOS devices have other requirements for the software than full Mac versions.

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