[MPA] Garage Band vs Soundtrack

Peter Kirn musicmac at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 20 08:42:58 PST 2004

Hi Bruce,

I think the main question you want to ask yourself is:

1. Do you want to use a MIDI keyboard or guitar amps? If yes, you need 
Garage Band, because Soundtrack lacks MIDI input and guitar features.

2. Do you want to do video scoring in the same program as you're 
assembling your audio and loops? If yes, you need Soundtrack, because 
Garage Band doesn't support video scoring.

So you COULD wind up wanting both programs.

And if you want to trigger loops live in performance, there's no 
substitute for Ableton Live.

And if you want full interoperability in an integrated mixing 
environment, you'll need pro software, too, like DP4 or Logic.

Peter Kirn

On Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004, at 11:26 America/New_York, Bruce Maclean 

> So Garage Band is obviously the easiest musical program of all time
> but how does it compare to Soundtracks??
> Is paying another $100 for 2000 AppleLoops  the way to go
> Or is $200 for Soundtracks with 4000 loops and more/better features 
> (?) a better choice.
> Anybody spent time with both Garage Band and Soundtracks ?
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