you know, i think your song is an palindrome (of sorts)...it sounds the same backwards as it does forward...i listened to it and then used the keystrokes to go back in my browser (back to the listing of posts) and it started playing your song backwards instead...sounds the same almost. <br><br>
Ok, I was playing around with it last night and made a couple of songs. The first has 8 loops and two live tracks (one take each, I didn't put much effort into this), and took all of 15 minutes to create. <br><br>The second one is all MIDI. Started with a flute sound, like a flute choir or harmonium, and the sound just suggested something sort of melancholy eastern europe. With the MIDI editing being pretty hard, and with the metronome running against my beat (I was trying to play freeform) it came out kind of nebulous and formless, but I went ahead with it... this is for science you know! Layered a guitar on top of it next, just playing boom-chick, boom-chick with an occasional riff. Then a synth pad. Finally I added two Oboe tracks, played live. Not remembering what I did the first time, and not having a real lead sheet, and trying to get this done as quickly as possible, they aren't nearly as good as they could be. One take each. Took a little less than two hours. If I started again, I could probably do a better job, but... there are more songs out there. That one is a done deal. <br><br>Lastly, I recorded a Chopin Nocturne. Sounds like I'm banging a piano to death, but hey, that's MIDI for you. Two takes, joined in the middle. When editing this way, try to use the block edits rather than selecting MIDI data and moving it. In other words, do as much editing as possible in the upper window, and use the lower window for minor adjustments and note corrections. One very important reason for doing so is that shifting MIDI data doesn't catch controllers (sustain pedal, modulation wheels) which have to be shifted separately, and it's very hard to find the precise location to move them to. Shifting the blocks in the upper window moves everything. <br><br>Word of advice about editing MIDI blocks: if your blocks overlap, don't join them together with the "join" feature. It will apply all the overlapped notes to the new block it creates. You'll see what I mean when you get there, but take heart: the Undo works well in this app!<br><br>The upshot... GarageBand is wonderful to play with, but very hard to perfect a song. Seeing that it's not meant for that, it fills its need wonderfully. I had a great time with it. <br><br>Loop Jive Stuff (1.2 MB)<br>Flutes, Oboes, & Guitars (1 MB)<br>Chopin Nocturne in Eb (4.6 MB)<br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
my first post above has a link to a file that i did quickly just to be the first person who posted a piece using GB...we'll, we have many others to listen to that are much more pleasant on the ears. <br><br>i have now changed the file at the end of the link to a song i did in soundtrack (1 minute = ~ 1.5MB). i quickly put it together...it sounds okay, but i could have made it much better had i paid attention to the key and stuff. anyway, this will give people a chance to hear the differences between GB (e.g., shooshies songs) and soundtrack. can you tell any differences beyond the obvious one (that he's a pro and i am an amateur)?<br><br>psst! here's the <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/jayhawk/.Public/my.song.band.mp3">LINK</a> again in case you missed it. <br><br>
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