“I’ve been testing GarageBand and found that it actually does enable even someone like me, with neither musical knowledge nor talent, to create a song — not that you’d want to listen to it. It has Apple’s typical touch: lots of power, but in an elegant, easy-to-use design,” Walt Mossberg reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“For a more seasoned evaluation, I turned to my son, Steve Mossberg, a professional keyboard player and singer-songwriter who has produced CDs using a variety of methods, from full-blown professional studios, to stand-alone recording hardware, to computers running expensive recording software,” Mossberg reports. “After working with GarageBand for a week or so, Steve told me: ‘For its price, this program is incredible. You can make a killer demo with it.’ He adds that professionals would need to supplement GarageBand with more expensive, and more capable, software. But, for amateurs, he says, ‘it’s great.'”
“All in all, GarageBand is a terrific tool for amateur musicians. It’s another reason to buy a Mac, and another feather in Apple’s cap,” Mossberg writes.
Full article here.