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GarageBand 10 review: Great tool for musicians (sorry podcasters)

At a Glance

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  • GarageBand 10
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    Musicians will be delighted with GarageBand 10. The new sounds and instruments are really good and Drum tracks now sound realistic. Podcast producers should stick with the previous version.

At a Glance

Musicians will be delighted with GarageBand 10. The new sounds and instruments are really good and Drum tracks now sound realistic. Podcast producers should stick with the previous version.

Price when rated: Free; in-app purchase $5 for extra sounds, loops, and drummers, access to GarageBand’s Learn to Play music lessons and the Lesson Store.

Pros

  • Great new instruments and loops
  • Drummer tracks helps create real-sounding drums
  • Smart Controls provide contextual effects and settings
  • Solid collection of amps and stomp boxes
  • Support for Logic Remote app

Cons

  • No support for enhanced podcasts
  • Magic GarageBand goes the way of the dodo
  • No ability to access all effects
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