January 11, 2005

GarageBand 2

I'm a little torn over what to do about the new GarageBand 2 in iLife '05. The main reasons for wanting to go to something more "pro" like Logic7 would be the ability to freeze tracks (to reduce cpu usage when things aren't changing) and to get simultaneous multi-track recording. Both are now in the new version of GB. I guess we'll have to see if the UI is still sluggish as hell or if they improved that too. I've been playing with Logic7 and it's really really nice, but it's missing a lot of the polish that GB has. It just doesn't look or feel as sexy. Just cuz I want pro functionality doesn't mean I want to forego gumdrop audio regions and sexy graphics.

I'm also curious how well the new MacMini will work for DAW software. I don't have a lot of room on my desk and it would be great for that. I just phear that it's underpowered or that the disk is too slow. But it's so small and cute, who wouldn't want one?!?!

Posted by pinkerton at January 11, 2005 6:06 PM