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Garageband old version - where can I find the file?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Kekoa, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Kekoa

    Kekoa Guest

    So I'm going to teach a home recording class, and as I was researching I discovered that Apple no longer gives away Garageband for free. (Poor taste, apple.)

    Does anyone know where I can find an old version of the Garageband online? I think the software is good to learn daw basics on. If I can't find a place for my students to download it I may just suggest they try Audacity first and then take the leap to a 'pro' daw of their choice.
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Are all your students using Mac equipment? If Apple no longer supplies it for free do they supply at a cost? If so isn't downloading it from some other source piracy? Certainly you would not be teaching a course based on illegal services.

    Audacity is freeware, works in both PC and Mac, I would think it is probably a better platform.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Garageband is included on the OEM installation disc for your Mac ONLY. If you upgrade your OS to the latest version, Garageband is not included. That has always been the case afaik. Trying to download Garageband from any other source is most definitely piracy. If you have the original install disc for you mac, you may have to install that OS. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
  4. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    The Internet does have search functions and download sites:

    GarageBand downloads for Mac - Free Mac software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    This is an update for Garageband. Cnet gives a part of life price of $79.

    Apple GarageBand for Mac - Free Mac software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I read "iLife" but anyway, the "Audacity" of those people!
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    The iLife apps are on the software restore disc that came with the machine.

    Do a custom install.
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I have a Powerbook G4...same thing still apply?
  9. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Yes. If your Powerbook shipped with OSX.
  10. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I have iLife?

    Far out...and I just thought it was good for a server :)

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