Garage Band as an instrument

Discussion in 'iPad for Musicians' started by Duffman, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Duffman

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    Not being a very good keyboard player always looking for easy ways to add organ,pian, or strings to a song. Recently I patched my Pro to my audio interface via a 1/8 stereo to 1/4 mono adapter cable.
    Started Garage Band....added a track. On that track I inserted SMART KEYBOARD. Was able to record the audio from the iPad directly into my DAW.

    Why is this so cool. The SMART instruments in Garage Band allow you to play chords, riffs, and arpeggios with 1 finger. You can sound like a pro with ease.

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  2. doublesixes

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    That's precisely why I got my Pro. GB allows me to add keyboard tracks without the need of a real keyboard and the results are convincingly good.
     
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  3. Joanna91

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    Can one use garage band to play music as long as they can play the piano?
     
  4. doublesixes

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    Yes you can. You can get a $50 keyboard and run it through GB. Give that keyboard any sound you want from GB's vast library. Acoustic pianos are great, so is the Rhodes, Wurlitzer and synths.
     
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    This is wonderful...you can run your iPad into your DAW or vice versa or both. Record to a PC/Mac and iPad Pro simultaneously.
     
  6. Thomas1977

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    hmm I always wondered what garage band is for. That app was one of the apps that came preloaded on my ipad mini 2.
     

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