How To Make Free Ringtones With iTunes and GarageBand

How To Make Free Ringtones With iTunes and GarageBand
Ringtones are a great way to make your iPhone stand out from the crowd. Whether you want a custom ringtone to distinguish your phone from others when it rings, or if you want a different song for each person in your favorites list; custom ringtones are great. What’s not great is Apple expecting you to Read more…

Apple might make Garageband a freemium standard

Apple might make Garageband a freemium standard (via The Inquirer) GADGET DESIGNER Apple might be making its Garageband app available by default on iOS. Mac site Macrumours noticed the change to Apple’s list of built-in apps for the iPhone 5S and was first to spot Garageband. “Garageband is free on the App Store for… Read more…

GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand for iPad
Apple has just released an iPad version of the popular music software Garageband. At first glance, it looks just like its desktop counterpart but it’s actually much easier to control and has a few added bonuses. In my humble opinion, it’s a great app to own whether you are a musician or an average iPad Read more…

How to Edit Audio Files with Garageband

How to Edit Audio Files with Garageband
This is a next new tutorial in our Garageband tutorial series. You can read the first tutorials here and here. Need to remove some background noise, mistakes or unneeded fillers from your audio files? Perhaps you want to clean up a podcast or conference call or a song you’ve just recorded. Well then I highly Read more…

How to Write a Song Using Garageband Loops

Analysing and playing your work
We all know that Garageband contains hundreds of loops that we can use to create “original” music. Many of us, however, take them for granted and don’t realize how quick and easy it is to create a professional-sounding song. As a home-recording application, Garageband is quite underrated and, in my humble opinion, can and should Read more…

How to Use Garageband for Sing-a-long

Use Garageband for Sing-a-long or Karaoke
Need to brush up on your singing or guitar playing? Too embarrassed to sing karaoke in front of a live audience? Is Rock Band not stimulating enough for you? Here’s a little solution that might do the trick. Using Garageband, there’s a way to reproduce popular songs. It has the capability to remove the individual Read more…

iLife ’11 – Must Buy, or Do You Care?

iLife '11 - Must Buy, or Do You Care?
It’s funny how two people can have completely different reactions to the same thing. I watched the big press event yesterday live, with my wife popping into my home office here and there to check things out. I caught myself dozing off a bit while iLife ’11 was being introduced, mostly because I rarely use Read more…

Back to the Mac Event: Wrapup

Back to the Mac Event: Wrapup
So what happened at today’s Back to the Mac event? Here are the deets, provided in a convenient list form. Looking for commentary? It’s coming soon. iLife ’11 Introduced – Free with every new Mac, $49 retail. Available Now. iPhoto ’11 Full screen display for all features New Slideshow themes Album view very similar to Read more…

Audio HiJack Pro – Record Anything

Audio HiJack Pro - Record Anything
Last week I talked about Pulsar, a program that lets you listen to satellite radio via your desktop, without having to log into a clunky web interface. Turns out that Rogue Amoeba makes a lot of products, including Audio Hijack Pro, so I sent off an e-mail, and they sent me a free license so Read more…

Apple Updates Mini, Pro, iMac, and More!

Today Apple updated the Mac Mini, Mac Pro, iMac, Airport Extreme, and Time Capsule. There are no real cosmetic changes, but everything is a little greener, and a little more powerful. It’s the most publicity the Mac Mini has received from Apple in a LONG time… Apple® today announced updates to its iMac® and Mac® Read more…