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PC user looking for the capabilities of Garageband

Discussion in 'Recording' started by hey-zeus-juice, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. For christmas i received a brand new lap top. i was hoping for a Macbook pro so that i could dable with garageband. none the less the macs were too expensive, and i ended up receiving a nice PC. the most appealing aspect of garageband is that it enables the user to use the function "musical typing", which allows you to use your key board as a midi controller. i have done some research and discovered a few programs that are similar to GB for Pc, but i can't tell if they are capable of this musical typing. they are:

    Streinberg's Sequel
    Apelton's Live 6
    M-Audio's Session

    i downloaded live 6 and sequel. sequel had a very difficult interface, and didn't appear to have the ability to do the musical typing. live 6 seemed to have the ability but the demo didn't come with a library of midi sounds so i wasn't able to explore it.

    My question is whether there is a program available for pc that allows me to use the keyboard as a midi controller so that i don't need an external controller. i'm only looking to create drum beats. is there such a program?
  2. robbiusa

    robbiusa Active Member

    I played around with FL Studio years ago and remember using the qwerty keyboard to "play" in notes and also "draw" in notes with the mouse in piano roll view.
  3. robbiusa

    robbiusa Active Member

    Your post probably belongs in another section of the forum like "DAW's & Computing" or something.

    BTW FL Studio also has some audio recording facilities. Kind of fun to play around with when making beats and stuff. Built in vst instruments and effects.

    Hope this helps. Merry Christmas.

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