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  • oasisscott
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    Joined: Sep 23rd, 2010
    Drum Machine for Garage band
    Hi All, Im looking to start doing some home recording. I have my Imac with garage band and a boss GT10. I have linked them up to record and got my guitar running etc. What i need now though is some drum and bass sound is there any facility in garage band to set up a drum loop or can anyone recommend a drum machine to use in conjunction with garage band?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Drum Machine for Garage band
    Hi oasisscott, There are a whole bunch of drum loops included with Garageband you can use. Logic Express and Pro come with Ultrabeat (a dedicated drum sampler and synth) and EXS24 (a sampler with drum kits too) - and all the JamPacks (Audio & MIDI Apple Loops). Alternatively, you could invest in a number of 3rd party instruments... e.g. Stylus RMX, Kontakt, etc or 3rd party samples and loops... :) Rounik
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  • oasisscott
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    Joined: Sep 23rd, 2010
    Re: Drum Machine for Garage band
    Hi thanks. Ive not had my mac long so I have not had chance to peruse Garageband much yet. are the tutorials on here any good for putting together the drum loops or can you suggest a better site?? Thanks for your help
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Drum Machine for Garage band
    Hi oasisscott, The tutorials here are great for learning how to make the most of Garageband. Once you figure out how GB works and what can be done with it, with a little work you can create drum loops and modify existing ones quite easily. [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/garageband09101[/url] You might wish to step up to Logic Express or Pro... both of which are much more flexible than GB and come with many more sounds, loops and instruments and editors to make it easier to create loops... but there is a steeper learning curve for Logic. There are plenty of amazing Logic tuts here taking you through all the different synths, drum machines, and much more. Having said that GB is perfectly capable and can be used to create drum, percussive and melodic loops. Of course you can post any questions you need help with here too! Cheers Rounik
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