1745 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2007 12:46 PM by joeyfivecents
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.
Then there's Sony Acid Pro 6 for $375.
Then there's Propellerhead Reason 3, $499.
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)
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, 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
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)
Time for JamPack 5...
Washtub Bass 48"
Washtub Bass 36"
Trash Can Bullfiddle
Box Drum and Pie Plate Cymbals
Slide, Siren and Note Whistle
Comb & Tissue Paper
Guitar - bottleneck slide
Guitar - fingerpickin'
Guitar - dirty Dobro
And tons of Loop-dee-loops.
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.