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Analysts: GarageBand could boost Mac sales

updated 02:15 pm EST, Wed January 7, 2004

GarageBand helps sales?

Apple's new GarageBand application could of the fifth new application to the iLife suite: " 'Garage Band might even have more long-term effect on Apple's sales,' Bajarin said. 'Steve has taken the consumer application (software) layer to its next level from playing music to allowing you to be part of making music.'"




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    and...

    and people think iLife is too expensive at $49 dollars... geez.

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    This analysis is right on

    As a guitar player I am REALLY looking forward to using GarageBand! Not just recording music but for jamming along with a whole band. How cool is that! I'd have paid $49.00 for this one app, the rest is just gravy!

    Apple you have done good!

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    Wow

    You took both the links from MacMinute. At least give some credit!

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    this is already true

    most pros use macs exclusively to make music. a lot of amateurs use macs too, though most of the software isnt anywhere near as cheap or (i'm guessing) easy to use as GarageBand. i dont forsee a lot of people switching from PC to mac just to use garageband...

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    Re: and...

    iLife is too expensive at $49. I think they should sell these products separately. If I were to buy iLife, here is what I would use from it:
    iTunes - Good application, but still free otherwise. Has no impact on iLife.
    iPhoto - I use it about once a week, but would like the added speed.
    iMovie - I don't make movies, I have no digital camcorder. No use to me.
    iDVD - I do not have a superdrive. No use to me.
    GarageBand - I do not have any interest in making music. No use to me.

    So, as you can see, I would be paying $49 for one of the five applications, which is a rip off to me.

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    Acid

    GarageBand is great, but the SF Acid line has been around for years and does a lot of what GB does.

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    guitar

    Can I plug in my guitar to record it for use with GarageBand?

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    guitar

    yep

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    Rip-off?

    Don't be ridiculous. How many applications sell for under $50? I can see that iTunes should be free, and that iPhoto might be in the shareware range-- but the rest are easily $49 applications on your own. So, even if you only use one application in iLife, you are still getting your money's worth.

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    guitar

    that's great!

    And what about using the line-out/headphone outlet from my amp to my Mac so I get some more control over the sound before recording it?

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