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whats the hell... i still dont like garage band.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by frob, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    so for a long time ive been asking for a midi controler for my daw, that will do only the most basic of transport controls preferably for under $200 and it must have a jog wheel. first slap in the face to this hope of mine was the bheringer controls that did every thing BUT what i want. and now this.

    http://m-audio.com/products/en_us/iControl-main.html

    frickin maudio come out with a garage band only interface that does what i want but dose it for anouther program. why? why make somehting that will only work on garage band?

    sorry this is gear related but its more of a rant.
     
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Check it:
    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail~dpno~262083.asp

    or the smaller version
    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail~dpno~252.asp
     
  3. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Active Member

    How about the Tranzport by Frontier? It's not a MIDI controller in the true sense of the term (those are usually keyboards with knobs or something you hit or blow into) but it is a DAW control surface that is wireless.

    http://frontierdesign.com/Products/TranzPort
     
  4. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    the transport looks cheap to me. as do the contours.
     
  5. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    I've used the contour pro, it's pretty well built. It's got the feel of a quality mouse.
     
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    i am with you on this one frob, i can't get behind garage band, too unpro- at the same time its great for a kid just starting out- wish it had been out then for me. In my days we had 4 track porta studio and the quality was very limiting
     
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    should I add 4 track cassette portastudio to put it in perspective?- cassette, no way!
     
  8. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    What is this thing you say...Cassette?

    :D
     
  9. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    sorry to kinda hijack a little but what do you guys think of some of the sounds of garageband, I've used a few of the sounds and brought them to pro tools.
     
  10. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    To me GB needs a little care and feeding, I think it makes a big difference if you add your own loops, or add some 3rd party loops.

    I use it for fast prototyping, and then bring it to Logic Express where I have more control.

    The Instruments are actually simplified versions of the instruments found in Logic Pro. And after looking closley at the parameters found the instruments to be quite tweakable.

    8)
     
  11. Jer

    Jer Guest

    Frob, regarding finish, here's a quote from a TapeOp review:

    I can’t say enough about the TranzPort. It’s extremely easy to use and has way more features than I would ever ask for at this price. Even the industrial design is nice—a solid piece of equipment that you wouldn’t feel embarrassed about handing to a client. Everyone needs one of these.

    Additional reviews.
     

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