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Record A Potentially Award-Winning Podcast With GarageBand [OS X Tips]

Record A Potentially Award-Winning Podcast With GarageBand [OS X Tips]

GarageBand is not only a full featured recording studio, a highly capable MIDI synth station, an electronica musician’s dream, or a place to record full songs without a day of music lessons. It’s also fantastic software for podcasting. GarageBand makes creating a podcast easy and fun.

Back in the heady days of the early 2000s, I recorded and distributed a podcast of my own, called The ANC Podcast. It was a short internet radio show that focused on local music in Anchorage, Ak, where I had recently relocated to. I spent some time working on the craft of creating a podcast, and let me tell you, GarageBand makes it much easier than it really has any right to be. Most of the podcasters I know use a Macintosh and GarageBand to get their internet audio show on, including the Insomnia Radio Daily Dose, The Portable Podcast, and The Touch Of Gaming Podcast, just to name (drop) a few.

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Create An Electronica Masterpiece With GarageBand [OS X Tips]

Create An Electronica Masterpiece With GarageBand [OS X Tips]

Make yer own block-rockin beats!

GarageBand for Mac OS X is a full recording studio for your Mac. It allows musicians to connect microphones, guitars, basses, and other instruments for a fully analog recording session. It has MIDI playback and recording capabilities as well, allowing anyone with a MIDI capable keyboard to record right along with those instruments.

One of the less-touted features, however, is the Loops section. GarageBand comes with pre-recorded MIDI and sampled audio that fit together in various ways. Without knowing to play a single instrument, you can create amazing sounding music with GarageBand, simply using Loops.

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Lay Down A Fat Smart Bass Track With GarageBand For iPad [iOS Tips]

Lay Down A Fat Smart Bass Track With GarageBand For iPad [iOS Tips]

With GarageBand for the iPad, Apple has brought an inexpensive, very powerful music recording studio right to your favorite mobile device. This fantastic $5.00 app lets anyone with an iPad create, record, and enjoy making music, even if they have little experience with recording software or musical instruments.

With a killer beat in place, it’s time to add the second (mostly unsung) hero of modern music: the bass. Whether your tastes run to big, fat and bottom heavy or to quick, snappy and distorted, GarageBand has you covered. With GarageBand for iPad, you can create bass tracks that sound incredibly good with very little knowledge or expertise. Let’s take a look at the simplest way to do just that: Smart Bass.

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Create Ringtones And Other Alert Sounds Easily And Quickly With GarageBand [OS X Tips]

Create Ringtones And Other Alert Sounds Easily And Quickly With GarageBand [OS X Tips]

Ringtones, right? How can you be the coolest kid on the bus without your own custom ringtone? You can’t, that’s how.

With GarageBand ’11, it’s very simple to make one, and we’re here to show you how.

All you need is the latest copy of GarageBand, iTunes 7.5 or later, a Mac that runs OS X, and some music. Oh, and an iPhone, of course. You can use music that you create with Magic GarageBand, record yourself all fancy-like, or import an MP3 track to GarageBand to make your ringtone. Here’s how.

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Use Pix & Stix To Really Rock Out In GarageBand On Your iPad [Review]

Use Pix & Stix To Really Rock Out In GarageBand On Your iPad [Review]

If you play a lot of GarageBand, you should own Pix & Stix.

We covered Pix & Stix back in May, when they were just a Kickstarter project looking for funding. A year on, they’re now in full production.

The rubberized drumsticks and guitar pick are designed to make iPad apps like GarageBand a much more enjoyable experience, allowing you to rock out on the drums or on guitar just like you would in real life, without brusing your finger tips. But are they any good?

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Apple Buys Italian Music App Developer Redmatica, Looking To Beef Up GarageBand And Logic Pro [Report]

Apple Buys Italian Music App Developer Redmatica, Looking To Beef Up GarageBand And Logic Pro [Report]

Logic Pro and GarageBand could see major updates thanks to a new Apple acquisition.

Apple has reportedly bought small Italian startup Redmatica, a company that specializes in making digita music-editing apps that all run on the Mac.

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Apple Updates iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband, Cards, And iTunes U For iOS

Apple Updates iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband, Cards, And iTunes U For iOS

All of these apps have been freshly updated for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Apple released a slew of iOS app updates today in the App Store. iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband, Cards and iTunes U were all updated with various improvements and bug fixes.

All of the updates can be downloaded for free and are available now.

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Update Takes iPad GarageBand From Bread and Butter To Jam [Review]

Update Takes iPad GarageBand From Bread and Butter To Jam [Review]

The instruments browser offers a range of keyboards, guitars, basses, amps and effects, and a sampler.

The recently-updated version of GarageBand – Apple’s popular music-making app for the iPad — finally turns it into a serious tool for bands rather than something limited to solo artists and their session collaborators. With a shared connection, up to four band members can play or jam to a piece of music, be it a pop song or a classical overture. For the first time, it brings live performance to the iPad app.

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The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2011 [Year In Review]

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2011 [Year In Review]

Wow! 2011 has been one of the most interesting years in recent memory for Apple Inc. Of course the death of Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, stands out as one of the most important events of the year for Apple, but there have been a load of other stories too that have made 2011 a very memorable year for the fruit company. From one controversy to the next, to record-breaking earnings, and new products, Apple has plowed through 2011 with a steady determination to be the best technology company on the planet. Only one device underwent a redesign (the iPad), while other form factors stayed the same. Instead of focusing on making pivotal leaps forward with hardware, Apple’s main focus of 2011 was to fortify their strong foundation in the software game.

Here’s Cult of Mac’s look back on the Apple in the year 2011.

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GarageBand Is Now Available On The iPhone and iPod touch

GarageBand Is Now Available On The iPhone and iPod touch

GarageBand is one of the best apps you can show off on your iPad 2 to convince even the most ornery skeptic, and it just got even better: with the 1.1 update, GarageBand is now a $4.99 universal app, and can run on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

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