Apple GarageBand Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra
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Apple GarageBand Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra

GarageBand Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra, Pacchetto virtual instrument from Apple in the GarageBand series.

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Hatsubai 22/06/2011

Apple GarageBand Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Decent symphony jampack"
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The Apple GarageBand Jam Pack Symphony Orchestra is yet another Jam Pack that Apple has released to help extend the usage of GarageBand, their beginner DAW.

The Symphony Orchestra contains various different loops of all kinds of different instruments you’d expect to find in a standard orchestra. This includes pianos, trumpets, tubas, harps, violins and all kinds of other things. Keep in mind that these are simply loops and not actual VSTs. Because of that, their usage is fairly limited. What’s even more limiting is the fact that you’re using GarageBand. GarageBand is not one of my favorite DAWs out there. It works for jotting down some ideas, but it’s very limited as to what it can do. It’s a pure beginner’s DAW, and I don’t really understand Apple’s point in marketing something like this for the beginner out there. Sure, you can drag and drop some loops into the audio pane, but that’s about the extent of what you can do with GarageBand alone.

As with all Apple products, they're rock solid. I haven't experienced a single crash with Waveburner, and that's part of the magic of OS X. You're dealing with one of the best and most stable OSes out there. Everything is optimized for your hardware (assuming you're not using some sort of Hackintosh), and everything meshes like it should. The program doesn't use up too much memory, but it is a pro app, so it'll use more memory than certain other apps out there.

If you’re looking for some symphony loops out there, there are better choices. There are also more cross platform compatible choices. If you’re a die hard GarageBand user, this might be worth looking into, but aside from that, I find it’s much easer to just create what you’re looking for in a Logic VST.