January 21st, 2004

singing

Making music

Yesterday I got my hands on GarageBand, a product I've eagerly anticipated since seeing its debut at the Macworld Expo keynote earlier this month. It's part of Apple's iLife '04 suite, which is normally $49 (and completely free with new Macs) but I got it for $29 with my educational discount. For that price, it looks to be about the best software deal I'm likely to find.

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Now, for the first time I think I can actually make decent arrangements for my compositions. Not good enough to make a high-quality demo, certainly, but I can get my ideas down and take them to a professional (like boyziggy) for further tweaking.

I'm excited. After I created my first little 20-second-long trial song last night, I was grinning ear to ear. Having the means to produce something original, to do something fun but productive with my spare time rather than just coming home and playing computer games every night, is very appealing.