garageband files played in logic - different sound?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by plasticsoul, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. plasticsoul

    plasticsoul Guest

    first of all, i'm new here, so hi to everyone!

    recently i opened up a song i made with garageband in logic pro. since i am making the switch to logic, i wanted to see how the two compare (everyone says they are similar, with logic being the "performance-enhanced" version). my initial reaction upon playback is that the song has so much more warmth in logic than in garageband. in GB it sounds like it was recorded ITB, but with logic the same song sounds like it was recorded on a good analog system. is this possible or are my ears playing tricks on me? and if i bounce the track from logic will it sound the same way? i'm asking because i'm having a hard time believing my ears. lol
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    While recording/mixing software is based on series of 0s and 1s, some people stand by the fact that each DAW software lends its own color or personality. I made the jump from GB to Logic and noticed the same thing.
  3. PITA

    PITA Guest

    generally speaking that is a sign of poor software clocking and poorly executing code.
  4. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I agree, I more attributed it to the fact that Garageband was entry level and not as good as Logic, which painted a more accurate picture. Still, that's not to say that there are not those who think that Logic sounds different from Cubase which sounds different from ProTools.
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    GB has simplified versions of the Logic plugs, when played in Logic effects like compression, reverb, delay are replaced with more full-featured plugs.

    Plus the busing is strange when you import a GB song, so take a closer look at the processing, and the way tracks are routed.


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