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I was working on a Mac at school a couple weeks ago and was messing with Garageband and wondered why don't they have this on windows, So is there a program that is like Garageband for Windows?
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ya, there is...

You can try Fruityloops...
sonar home studio...

there's lots.
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post #3 of 20
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ya, there is...

You can try Fruityloops...
sonar home studio...

there's lots.
99.9% of them suck.

The best one I've found yet is Frinkia. It's open source, which is nice, but it requires soundfonts and junk, which can really be annoying.
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Well is there a GOOD program that i can install and just start using it without having to DL all the extra junk?
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post #5 of 20
Sadly, Colstrock, there's not much on Windows that can hang with Apple's GarageBand.

FruityLoops KINDA gets there? Because of all the support from other users and all but Apple includes so much in GarageBand it's ridiculous. AS well, if you get Final Cut Studio they give you like a 4gb Apple Loops Content CD that totally eats up your HDD. It's got SOOO much stuff on it.

My recommendation for a similar Windows program would be FL because of it's advancement over the years.
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post #6 of 20
Acid pro I guess. Its simple like garageband but not as nice. I use a professional program called Reason, I also use Logic Pro. Reason comes with two sound banks. I do basic beats in Acid and upload them into Reason.
    
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So I could create simple music like maybe 2 or 3 instruments?
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post #8 of 20
fruity loops is probably your best best imo
    
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post #9 of 20
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Is it easy to use/understand?
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post #10 of 20
I suggest acid then. It's pretty simple, just not as cool as garageband. You could definitely use 2-3 instruments.
    
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