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功能修改:为iPad的GarageBand
Rounik Sethi on Mon, March 14th | 20 comments
My expectations were not particularly high when I was downloading the rather hefty 350+ MB app to my first generation iPad. After all, as a Logic user, I had been hoping for a iLogic or Logic Lite iPa

我的期望不是特别高,而我是相当丰厚的350 MB的应用程序下载到我的第一代iPad。毕竟,作为一个逻辑用户,我一直希望能为ILOGIC或逻辑的精简版的iPad应用程序,因为原始的iPad已被释放的一天。 GarageBand中为iPad ,只有$ 4.99,将是另一个玩具或录音艺术家的重要工具呢?这是一个决定性的时刻“触摸”乐,或会是我会玩3天,然后返回到使用另一个应用程序?

我很高兴地说,为iPad GarageBand是不是一个玩具!苹果公司为便携式触摸屏设备上的音乐应用的一个新的基准。事实上,他们已经创建了一个工具的好处和利益音乐家和非音乐家都在一个可访问的,有趣而直观的8轨道小的GarageBand接口。

Read on to find out more...

入门

在我的iPad 1时,GarageBand推出的一个好几秒。我怀疑新近发布的iPad 2将有更快的启动时间的负荷。我应该指出,加载时间没有我的整体经验的负面影响。

你一旦准备就绪,迎接与仪器的屏幕,在那里你可以一些软件工具之间进行选择,如吉他,鼓,键盘和录音,采样和吉他输入设计的音轨。对于新的歌曲,你需要选择一个上手的工具。

浏览通过仪器刷卡

软件乐器如鼓,吉他,低音,键也可在“聪明”的版本。在此以后。仪器上的窃听需要您的文书页面,在这里您可以点击在我的测试中超过3天的仪器响应速度灵敏度非常的关键,鼓,或弹奏吉他,等!所以有可能罢工的一个关键更难或更柔和,并产生更传神的表现。这种利用iPad的内置的加速度,而有些人抱怨它的不一致,工作对我来说比预期要好。

莲花池合成器

仪器及智能仪表

默认情况下,大钢琴,装入标准键盘乐器,但敲击钢琴的图片显示的地方,可以选择多种不同的乐器弹出式。注意:在弹出的窗口,在这里您可以选择各类仪器顶部的选项卡。一个很好的接触,每件乐器都有自己独特的面盘和控制。例如合成器通常具有切断,共鸣,管制等,而器官的功能拉杆。如果你使用的逻辑或GarageBand中你可能有宾至如归的感觉,这些预设的文书。虽然我会更喜欢更多的控制每一个合成的引擎盖下的,为iPad的GarageBand点,和虽然的一些控制是有限的,存在的足够在这里与和在至少近似的声音你正在寻找可发挥创建。

更改键盘类型

智能仪器的引进,很容易让任何人对他们的iPad的音乐。我并不总是“自动”功能的音乐风扇,但智能仪表是一个伟大的想法。随着智能吉他和键盘的一个简单的水龙头,将触发一个和弦,自动播放功能提供了4个预先录制的模式,我发现自己用它来快速创建背景音轨。智能鼓,甚至还包括一个随机的功能,以帮助您创建各种节奏的曲目适合您的项目。

智能吉他

接口

录制您的仪器,是一件简单的事。塔上的“录制”按钮在屏幕的上方和播放您所选择的的仪器。重要的是要注意的是,iPad的“章节”作品的GarageBand。因此,利用拼图按钮(左上),选择你想记录的部分的长度。默认情况下,第一个设置为8条。

一旦你记录你的表现上安排视图按钮将带你到主要安排当地窃听。在这里,您可以创建,删除重复的曲目...和剪切,复制,粘贴,移动,修剪MIDI和音频的地区。事实上,如果你曾经使用过的iMovie,你可能认识区域的边缘上使用手柄的比喻。它几乎感觉像苹果已经准备iPad的音乐创作,因为在Mac上发布的iMovie'08我们!

排列面积。看起来很熟悉?

到GarageBand挤满了很多,但苹果保持界面整洁,容易对眼睛和响应。我不能强调直观的界面是如何避开。有了一点点探索,你会发现功能,如MIDI音符,节拍器的设置,节奏,甚至选择的Apple Loops图书馆循环的量化。在右上角的问号给你有用的技巧 - 为特定的屏幕,你可能会惊讶地发现一些额外的多点触摸功能,在某些领域的接口。

有些人可能会通过内置麦克风录音质量问题,或不知如何连接到你的iPad你的电吉他。如果你有一个IRIG将工作作为一个吉他接口,但留录音室品质的调整麦克果酱 ,专门设计在iPad上的GarageBand(但将iPhone和Mac上工作愉快!)。预计在不久的将来这两种设备的全面检讨...

即将推出的远麦克风

结论

为iPad的GarageBand不喜欢它的Mac相对的,而不是一个完全成熟的数字音频工作站的一个音乐素描垫的弟妹。但包值得一个精心设计的苹果产品的一记重拳。您可以在哪些开始放​​下音乐曲目的难易程度是一样快,如果不是比Mac同等更快。甚至有增加的Mac版本中不存在,例如,键盘乐器的琶音和选择的能力规模,使其无法发挥不好的注意!

当然也有一些限制,如最多8轨,没有MIDI演奏/离线音符输入的钢琴卷帘编辑器,没有先进的音频波形编辑器,没有跟踪自动化,效果有限,适用于轨道,有限 - 但乐趣 - 效果适用于录音。此外,在写作时有没有办法在GarageBand格式导入歌曲到Mac上的GarageBand,虽然渲染你的歌曲的音频和iTunes或通过电子邮件发送简单。然而,苹果计划通过更新提供此功能,这应该让你开始在iPad上一个项目,并继续在GarageBand中工作,在您的Mac。

不要让这些限制,任何把你。苹果已经创建的下一步是在触摸屏手机,音乐制作,一旦你可以到你的歌,直接在GarageBand与Logic,iPad将成为一个至关重要的便携式设备,甚至更多的音乐家。注意我要去完成为iPad的GarageBand歌曲... ...是的,它是一个动手的方式非常有趣,我不能远离我的手!

你还没有下载的iPad的GarageBand ?你还等什么呢?

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  • Great review. However, you say " at the time of writing there is no way to export your song to GarageBand format, " - this isn't correct, as you CAN export in GarageBand format. When you click "send to iTunes" it gives you a choice of either AAC or GarageBand format.
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  • Dekuruy
    Great review Rounik. A lot was covered! I'm curious about a few things; have you experienced much latency - i.e. can the instruments be used for performance on a professional level? How precise is the metronome? Does GB for iPad send or receive MIDI data? Do any mics currently work with the app?
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Steve, Thanks. You're correct! I've amended the article to reflect that the issue is not with exporting in GB format from the iPad, but with importing this file into GB on the Mac.
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Adam, Glad you enjoyed it! To answer your questions: - Latency: Found it to be quite acceptable... the instruments were very responsive on my iPad 1. - Metronome: Worked well in my tests and appeared accurate. - GB supports MIDI In via the Camera Connection Kit. But from my tests doesn't support MIDI Out. - I don't have an "iPad compatible Mic" to test this out... but am waiting to get hold of Mike by Apogee which is designed exactly for this purpose. As soon as I get my hands on one you can expect a full in-depth review! Thanks! -
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    I should add that any iPad compatible mic should work in Garageband for iPad.
    • 8 years ago
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  • Dekuruy
    Thank you, Rounik ;-).
    • 8 years ago
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  • Jupygou
    Hey Rounik, Great review! I've been playing with GB on my new iPad and just love it! I don't have a compatible audio interface yet and am really interested to see what sort of things will be released for this platform. The Jam looks cool but $99 might be out of my price range for a stand alone guitar interface. We'll see if anybody else comes out with some other I/O devices. The only things on my wish list right now are a piano roll editor and an update for the Mac version of GB so I can open my iPad projects on my Mac. Cheers!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Thanks Ed! The Amplitube iRig might be a good option for you. I believe IK Multimedia have also released an iRig Mic. I agree... a Piano Roll, Audio Editor and greater ability to customise effects would be amazing. I'm sure Apple are working on it... and wouldn't be surprised if in two years most people are recording and producing music on their iPad's! It's amazing... when I think of how much I spent on a tape based (or even a fancy zip drive based) 8 track tracks 10 years ago... It's not that far off the price of an iPad!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    An update for GarageBand '11 for Mac has been released today (6.0.2) which "supports opening projects imported from GarageBand for iPad." Anyone tried it yet?
    • 8 years ago
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  • Dekuruy
    Hi Rounik, Did the update, and also updated to iOS 4.3.1 on the iPad. Exported from the iPad to my Mac, and opened the song up in GarageBand on my mac no problem. Nice! I went ahead and did some editing, but could not get my iPad to import the song back. I think I did everything I was supposed to first, so not sure if it's a glitch.
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hey Adam, I didn't think you could transfer projects from GarageBand to Mac to GB for iPad - so not sure that it's a glitch... more of a "missing feature". If this is the case, then I'd assume Apple currently view GB for iPad as the sketch pad and GB for Mac as where you'd want to finish off your project - rather than need to transfer it back to the iPad. Will need to check this out...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    btw, you might be interested to know this article on GB for iPad has just been published here: http://www.macprovideo.com/blog/ipad-2/garageband-ipad-2-live-studio-musicians
    • 8 years ago
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  • Dekuruy
    Thanks, Rounik. Yes, I just noticed that new blog post. Very interested since I'll be getting an iPad 2 soon. I was led to believe I could import from GB on the Mac into GB for iPad from the help section of GB for iPad. The heading there says 'Import a GarageBand song:'. The song I tried to import was eight tracks - actually just one track added to the 'Curtain Call demo that comes with the app., which is seven tracks of data, with one extra track. I recorded onto that extra track.
    • 8 years ago
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  • Great review, but I think you missed a pretty big "feature", which should actually be deemed a necessity in this program, and unfortunately it detracts hugely from what is otherwise a great product, especially for $4.99. The feature I am referring to is the ability to change time signatures. As of when I am writing this, everything I create in Garageband must be in 4/4 time. Until this oversight is addressed, I cannot take this piece of software for more than a well designed toy.
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    Hi Larry, Thanks. I see! Being able to work in other time signatures than 4/4/ would be a very welcome feature. I expect it will come in a future version or update.
    • 8 years ago
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  • bobbytee
    Rounik, thanks for the great info and review. I'm an amateur singer/songwriter who has been wanting to do simple, but decent quality, recordings on the computer for years. Unfortunately, all the options out there, and the sometimes steep price, has always paralyzed me and stopped me from taking the plunge. Well, I just got an original iPad and discovered GB. I only just played around a bit, but it looks fantastic! Can't wait to sit down and really experiment with it. My question after reading your review is about how GB for iPad works in 'sections.' I'm not exactly clear on that. Does that mean you can't create a song in one continuous piece from scratch? Can you elaborate a bit? Thanks!
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Robert, Thanks! Glad you found the review useful. Sections are designed to make recording different parts of the song easier. e.g. splitting a song into verses and choruses and breaks.fills etc. However, you essentially disable it: - Tap on the Section icon (looks like a piece of a puzzle) – Tap on Section A and then make sure "Automatic" is ON. This way you'll be able to record free-form longer parts within the limitation of a manually set up section. Hope that helps, Rounik
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  • bobbytee
    Definitely. Thanks, Rounik. I was exploring with GB last night, as I see I need to get into the GB 'mindset.' I'm a video editor by trade, so I am used to editing tracks and waveforms, but there are a few aspects I need to get used to. Thanks again. Bob
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    Hi Bob, Sure. It can take a little while to cross-over. I started off in the music world and have crossed back and forth into the Video editing world myself. Ask away if you have any questions. Also check the other GarageBand for iPad tutorials here on The Hub. Click on the "GarageBand" category on the right column to view 'em all. Best Rounik
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  • Dekuruy
    Just thought I'd contribute this to this blog's comments, since I think it's relevant. Came across this link today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygjHAvkI04k Nice production using Garageband for iPad, Thumbjam, and iRig Mic. This podcast led me to the link, and may be of interest as well: http://touchsoundpodcast.com/?p=134
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