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Oh no

Lately, I've seen a post or two about the recent upgrade to Apple's iLife package, which includes GarageBand 2. I didn't muck around much with GarageBand 1, because the installer disk I was using didn't seem have all the requisite files on it.

Now, I know that that sweet installer disk was simply looking out for my best interests. The new disk had everything I needed, installed iLife perfectly, and allowed me to take a dangerous trip into the inner workings of GarageBand.


Like I needed something else to distract me. So anyways, here's my first GarageBand track. Keep in mind that

  • I have no real verifiable musical ability
  • some sounds are included purely on the basis of the appeal of their names
  • I'm just fiddling with it
  • I have no real verifiable musical ability

I almost didn't put it up, because I do know of at least one occasional reader who has real verifiable musical ability, of which, if I haven't mentioned it recently enough, I have none. So be forewarned. Oh, and it's like 13 MB, and soooo not worth it to wait for a dialup download. Believe me.

Update: No, I didn't find any verifiable musical ability, but I did finally figure out how to export it into a much more manageable file size. Try this version, which is only about 1.1 MB.

Update 2: By popular demand, I present to you the the second track from my upcoming album. And by "popular demand," I mean my own compulsion to spend an hour playing with GB this morning. It's roughly the same size, I think, but this track goes for more of an ambient feel. It's also a little less percussive.


It rawks! Sort of tribal, but with an unexpected Daft Punk-like twist at the end. It made me dance Conan O'Brien-style in my chair. By the way, have you heard John Holbo's composition?

I have now, and I just know that (a) I'm going to be looking for others' GB compositions and (b) that it will set off this whole new wave of envy. That, and the fact that they'll actually have titles...

Must. Turn. Off. Garage Band....

Oh, that's pretty cool. It's already like two hundred times better than a lot of the technocrap out there!

I have a newfound respect for you. wowee, dude. make some more.

whoa...I was just talking to a co-worker about garageband. nice tune.