2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2005 7:14 AM by Barbara Brundage
pieter bruce Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I want to write and play back bagpipe music, with all the accurate movements, ie taorluaths, doublings etc. Garageband doesn't seem to let me do this. Am I wrong? Is there an Apple program or Mac-friendly program that will let me do this? Bagpipe Music Writer is the standard for pipers, but it's a Windows-only program, and if I get a PC simulator I have to buy a Windows operating system as well. To **** with that.
  • Hungry Joe Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Bagpipe software: i've heard everything now!!

    You could try the AMG expansion pack for GarageBand, has 4 bagpipes apparently!: http://floridamusicco.com/proddetail.asp?prod=garagexpansion

    (you'd really need a midi keyboard of some kind to play the software instruments and use any expression they might have, but you can to do it manually in the note editor).

    Also, GarageBand 2 has music notation I think - not used it myself yet...

    N.B. probably best posting this in the GarageBand forum next time: http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@@.68a477c1
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,070 points)
    Notationally, there's nothing mentioned on the page for Bagpipe Music Writer Gold that can't be done in any standard notation program (although I don't think I'd want to use GB as a notation program, myself, not for all those ornaments).

    Check out Music Time Deluxe from gvox.com, and Finale Print Music from makemusic.com. They'll notate it for you, but I don't know about the playback. They'll play back, but at that level I don't know if you get any options remotely resembling a bagpipe sound.