I am, I guess, old.
Historically, when the mood hit I would record my electric or acoustic guitars into a digital 8 track recorder, master them down and burn a cd. Life was pretty simple. Primarily I am a guitar player with an average voice.
Now I have looked into GarageBand with my Mac and found it has potential. I started using it the other night and found I can mic my guitar and make good recordings. Vocals come in good. Life seemed to be progressing after I purchased an instructional video and learned a little more about the program.
As I learned a little more about the program, the trouble began. Loops intrigued me. Midi instruments seemed awesome. I had trouble finding things in Garageband such as loops, initially, but this forum put me on the right track. So I bought an Axiom 49 midi keyboard interface without researching much. I found out that in Garageband the keys and drum pad works but you cannot really assign everything the keyboard can do, you need to get bigger and more professional. Logic?
So, I am in the stage of sort of over my head but really liking the potential. I can stick with Garageband and mic my guitars and amps. Maybe buy a vocal processor and keep life simple. Or do I take the plunge and buy Logic (or another bigger/better program you recommend) and accept the learning curve for the result being much better? Is it much better? Might the cost of a vocal processor (to cover my less than stellar vocals) be included in a better program thereby ofsetting the cost?
Any advice you can give would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance.
Yes. My advice is learn garagebad before buying logic pro. If you cant make a song your proud of on Garageband, your not ready for Logic Pro.