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Old 11th March 2020
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Music Synthesis in GarageBand?

Hi all,

I'm teaching a sound survey class in the Fall. I usually go over everything from analog recording to music synthesis. However the school only has Garageband on Macs for a DAW and Adobe Audition.

I haven't used GB in years, can GB use 3rd party synths that I can have the school purchase? or are there any specifically ones you could recommend to teach synthesis? I'm thinking of like a simple synth like Reason's Subtractor that uses basic waveforms. Or even a granular synth.

Thanks!
Old 12th March 2020
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Hi all,

I'm teaching a sound survey class in the Fall. I usually go over everything from analog recording to music synthesis. However the school only has Garageband on Macs for a DAW and Adobe Audition.

I haven't used GB in years, can GB use 3rd party synths that I can have the school purchase? or are there any specifically ones you could recommend to teach synthesis? I'm thinking of like a simple synth like Reason's Subtractor that uses basic waveforms. Or even a granular synth.
I'd not hesitate to suggest some free alternatives that are really good:

I own more than 10 great commercial synths but I use these all the time.
Old 13th March 2020
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I'd not hesitate to suggest some free alternatives that are really good:
I own more than 10 great commercial synths but I use these all the time.
are these VSTs that work with GB?
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are these VSTs that work with GB?
VSTs doesn't work with Garageband. AUs does. They are all both and more.
Old 13th March 2020
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VSTs doesn't work with Garageband. AUs does. They are all both and more.
oh I thought was a limitation of years ago.. Not sure why I thought this had been changed.

anyways, I will check those out thanks so much!
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