12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2007 12:46 PM by joeyfivecents
Paul Philiba Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
is there any garageband for windows?
cause i know that if apple sold garage band to window's users for even $10 or $15, it could make them a lot of money
(i am personally really angry that i dont have a mac, just because windows rips off all their good editing software from macs)

Windows XP
  • Windham Hillbilly Level 4 Level 4 (1,600 points)
    is there any garageband for windows?


    Our usual answer is "GarageBand for PC costs $500 and comes with a free Mac mini computer."

    Seriously, though, there is no equivalent for GarageBand on PC. You're going to have to spend more than $500 on software for Windows to come close to GarageBand's functionality. And you'll be buying three or four different programs/plugins that won't work well together.

    One all-in-one candidate might be Cakewalk Project 5, which costs $259.
    http://cakewalk.com/Products/Project5/default.asp

    Then there's Sony Acid Pro 6 for $375.
    http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/products/acidfamily.asp

    Then there's Propellerhead Reason 3, $499.
    http://www.propellerheads.se/index.cfm

    GarageBand is a great app, especially when you realize it comes free with every new Mac.

    So, when you think about it, the Mac Mini (with all the free great apps, including GarageBand, that are all designed to play and work well together, is a heck of a bargain!

    Hope this helps you.

    old G4   Mac OS X (10.4.9)  
  • Schneb Level 5 Level 5 (4,940 points)
    I agree with Windham above, only I would add that if you replace your PC with a Mini, you can use your PC box as a storage server.
  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,270 points)
    Windham, might I have your permission to add your Windows Recommendations to the FAQ? I've enjoyed the laughs from the "Standard Answer" for a long time, but it would be nice to add Real Answers to our bit of fun.

    ~~HangTime [Finding wi-fi in someplace called, um, Virigina? Yeah, think that's it] B-)>

       
  • Windham Hillbilly Level 4 Level 4 (1,600 points)
    Windham, might I have your permission to add your
    Windows Recommendations to the FAQ? I've enjoyed the
    laughs from the "Standard Answer" for a long time,
    but it would be nice to add Real Answers to our bit
    of fun.


    Thanks, Hang. Of course, you may use my answer for as long as it is relevant.
    I do appreciate the ironic humor (because it's true!) of your "standard answer".
    It does, however, put it in some perspective to know that the software ensemble that is included with every new Mac for free is better in many ways than what you would pay hundreds of dollars extra for with Windows systems, not to mention HOW much better the Mac OS is than any Windows OS!

    (Since the answer is for Windows users, you might include the fact that you can still natively boot into Windows on your Mac Mini if you need to for that one or two apps you might still need, for whatever reason.)

    old G4   Mac OS X (10.4.9)  
  • H Oudekerk Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
    One might add of course that with the new Intel Macs former PC users still are able to use their old Windows software.

    Harry
  • Schneb Level 5 Level 5 (4,940 points)
    That is a good point. And as long as the PC is not being used for gaming, I'm sure Parallels will run anything else he might need use.
  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,270 points)
    Thanks! I'm just back home, and trying to re-setup 3 computers (I never travel light, heh), so it'll be a few days, but it would be nice to finally have a less snarky answer in the FAQ for our windows-impaired brethren.

    BTW, on the topic of humour, your user name makes me smile every time I see it.
  • Schneb Level 5 Level 5 (4,940 points)
    "your user name makes me smile every time I see it."

    Yeah, I love that sweeping, meditative, jug and washtub sound.
  • Windham Hillbilly Level 4 Level 4 (1,600 points)
    "your user name makes me smile every time I see it."

    Yeah, I love that sweeping, meditative, jug and
    washtub sound.



    Thanks, y'all!
    Yep, a jug o' 'shine, some local greens, and some homemade New Age Music (Thanks, GarageBand!).
    Nothin' like it!

    old G4   Mac OS X (10.4.9)  
  • Schneb Level 5 Level 5 (4,940 points)
    Time for JamPack 5...

    Washtub Bass 48"
    Washtub Bass 36"
    Trash Can Bullfiddle
    Box Drum and Pie Plate Cymbals
    Washboard
    Spoons
    Jaw Harp
    Slide, Siren and Note Whistle
    Stove Pipe
    Comb & Tissue Paper
    Bass Jug
    Tenor Jug
    Alto Jug
    Harmonica
    Guitar - bottleneck slide
    Guitar - fingerpickin'
    Guitar - dirty Dobro
    Cheap Banjo
    Fiddle
    Body Noises

    And tons of Loop-dee-loops.
  • xs4is Level 4 Level 4 (2,800 points)
    With Boot Camp, gaming isn't HORRIBLE...

    X
  • joeyfivecents Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    FL Studio Producer Edition. $150
    It even does things GB can't do.
    Actually more comparable to Logic but you should definitely check it out. I had a song featured in the reader demos section of Computer Music magazine #77 way back in 2004 using nothing but FL Studio. I would still use it but last year I was scared to buy a 1st generation macbook pro so I got a powerbook which won't run bootcamp (PPC)so I had to give it up. Yes, I wanted a mac that bad and have no patience whatsoever.