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GarageBand demos at Apple Stores in Singapore (May & June 2009)

May 29, 2009

Calling all GB fans and budding musicians (who’re looking at afforable ways to produce your own music):

GarageBand ‘09 is an exciting weekend event where popular local musicians will make music and jam with the public with the help of Apple’s new GarageBand software.

From 30-31 May, 20-21 June and 27-28 June, acclaimed duo Jack and Rai will perform their best hits LIVE on GarageBand while sharing their secrets on making and recording digital music with its amplifiers and audio effects.

Peter, Eric and Merle as skilled GarageBand musicians will also show you how easy it is write songs, record vocals and instruments on MIDI Controllers while exporting your soundtracks to your iTunes or iPhone.

Don’t miss out on their exciting display by registering today! Sign up now at with your name and contact no.

The event organiser contacted me, asking if I could help blog about this. Being a GB fan, I said “Sure!”

I’ve not been given a website to point you to the information. If you want to verify the above event and/ or have questions for the organiser, you can email me and I’ll put you in touch with them.

Here are the publicity posters:

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Dezz permalink
    May 29, 2009 11:35 am

    With GB, Can i do music make a full song with no music keyboard?
    And no instrument playing into the software?
    And can change key at an instant?
    Can change style and speed at an instant?
    Can or not?

    (does this submit thing send a copy of my comments to my own email address?)

    • May 29, 2009 12:04 pm

      Hi Dezz,
      1) Yes, you can produce musical notes and effects without a real keyboard. There’s a feature called Musical Typing: a virtual piano keyboard.

      2) Yes, you can produce realistic instrument sounds without using real instruments. There’s software instruments and also preloaded Loops.

      3) Yes, you can change the key, tempo (beats per minute). For key-transpositions, it can be the entire song or selected tracks.

      4) Speed, i.e. tempo, yes you can change. “Style” is a bit harder to define. In GB ’08, there’s something called a Jamming feature where you can create standard sounding genres and musical styles, and change them. But to change the style of what you’ve composed, no automation can do it, I think.

      You might want to attend the Apple demos publicised above, where you can ask your questions in-depth 🙂

      Thanks for the questions. It’s easier if there’s screenshots to show you. If I have time, I might do a few posts to explain. Or if there’s enough people, we can organise another meetup for a demo 🙂

      p.s. No, this WordPress blog template doesn’t send a copy of your comment to your email. But you can subscribe to the comment feed.

  2. Dezz permalink
    May 29, 2009 6:27 pm

    Hi MrChew,

    I see, now i think i know more.

    Which session will you be at, where what time? Maybe i come and check it out. Sounds like it is a powerful music system.

    Ya, wish everyone has ability to make more music easily, should not be so difficult to create own music nowaday.

    Let me know when you have session.


    • May 29, 2009 9:14 pm

      Hi Dezz, I’m not conducting the Apple Demos 🙂 That’s organised by the event management company.


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