MusicRadar's good review on Garageband 09

February 3, 2009 · Posted in Electronic Music 

A good review on the recently launched update can be found in Music Radar, teaser below – click you way to the full story below (even though I don’t know anyone who actually uses it):
GarageBand ’09, the updated version of Apple’s popular software used by millions to play and record music, now gives budding musicians a fun new way to learn to play piano and guitar.
GarageBand '09

GarageBand now has a more Logic-like look.

As of yesterday, Apple’s iLife ’09 software suite was available to buy, which means that you can now get your hands on the latest version of GarageBand.

To mark the occasion, MusicRadar was invited along to a press briefing at Apple’s London headquarters, and we came away with a copy of the new software. So, what are our first impressions?

One thing to point out from the outset is that you’ll need OS X 10.5 (Leopard) if you want to run GarageBand ’09. In fact, that goes for all the other applications in the bundle, too (iPhoto, iMovie and iWeb).

This means that, if your operating system isn’t already up to date, you’ll have to shell out £83/$129 (the cost of Leopard) on top of the £69/$79 that you’ll have to pay for iLife ’09.

We should mention here that Apple is currently offering Leopard, iLife ’09 and iWork ’09 in a £149/$169 bundle, but there’s no discount available if you just want to buy the former two products.

While we’re on the subject of system requirements, it should also be made clear that if you want to use GarageBand’s new Learn to Play features – we’ll be covering these in a separate article, by the way – you’ll need to be running an Intel-based Mac with a dual-core processor. As far as Apple is concerned, non guitar- or keyboard-playing PowerPC users will have to remain so.

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