The problems as I see it with Garage Band so far are: 1. It adds effects without telling you. 2. It encourages you to use software synths. 3. It lacks a freeze function. Nothing earth-shaking -- and I got some pretty good performance on my 1GHz PowerBook considering all it was doing -- but newbies should be aware they'll want serious hardware to really run this thing, and they need to MANAGE CPU RESOURCES. So, turn some of those (often unneeded) effects off, and bounce out tracks when needed. Peter On Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004, at 20:26 America/New_York, Jay Shaffer wrote: > Garage Band only gave me four(albeit effects heavy) tracks before > pooping out, although I have 800 megs of ram. The project was this new > age thing with an acoustic guitar loop and a couple of the software > instrument snyths. I went ahead and mixed down what I had and finished > the thing in Cubase in order to meet a deadline. I could have put the > bounced the track back into Garage bad, but it was bringing back > memories of endless bounces on analog four track decks. I've got to > figure out how to get more tracks out of it for it to be useful. I'm > sure it's how the tracks all have effects on them. I'm still trying to > figure out how to import (or export) MIDI in the thing, and also I'm > trying to figure out how I was able to do MIDI note editing on the > Deep House Bells 02 Loop which appears to be an AIFF audio loop??? > Perhaps it's like ReCycle where you map a MIDI note to a audio slice. > Still exploring.