[macvoiceover] Re: regarding garage band

This doesn't cut it.  not everyone wants to do 16 simultanious tracks.  some 
want to do podcasts, some want to set instraments and save them.  there are 
many different uses for gb so before you rain, take a step back, scale down 
and punch it again please?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lewis Brock" <lewisjbrock@xxxxxxx>
To: <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 1:20 PM
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: regarding garage band


ok well here is a run down of things before you guys get all excited
here

now I am a professional musician with years of experience between macs
and PCs with different recording packages.

Garage band is accessible to a limit and I emphasize the word  limit.
it will give you basic recording access. some control over accessing
parameters for each midi track or software instrument track. audio
editing and midi editing is in fact a rather serious problem as
navigating and controlling with voiceover is incredibly awkward and
not as informative as needed here

running multiple recorded tracks. well lets just say...., FORGET IT.
after extensive testing  recently with my production environment. its
a waste of time. no track after track 1 is spoken as it cannot
navigate further or see the interface.. I set up a full 16 channel
midi 8 channel audio project for  a rundown test and I couldn't edit a
track nor get info on each channel.

the only way around this for recording tracks is to get a midi control
surface with faders, controller pots and more.

navigating the sound pallette for each  software track can be done but
it is sluggish at times  and is a little irritating but none the less
its navigateable

master track issue.  not exactly the best   function going and not
really editable. more effects support, true mastering tools etc would
be a good idea.

Sorry to rain on people's days here but to be honest after having
taken some time and some recent tests. forget garage band. I am doing
some work at present which I will be revealing soon. cant say anything
just yet but  if you're from mac visionaries and know me then you'll
know my knowledge of the audio recording software market.

  if you relally need my help with garage band and want a direct
tutorial then contact me on skype at lewisjbrock. I will be happy to
support you as best as I can

lewis


On 10 Mar 2008, at 16:45, David Poehlman wrote:

> can you answer the questions on the list pleae?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lewis Brock" <lewisjbrock@xxxxxxx>
> To: <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 12:37 PM
> Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: regarding garage band
>
>
> hi there
>
> please contact me on skype regarding garage band. I am a professional
> musician and mac techie in the UK and have experience with programs
> like this. I will be offering audio tutorials very soon  which can be
> available hopefully  by blindcooltech.
>
> any help you need then please feel free to email me directly at
> lewisjbrock@xxxxxxx
>
> or skype me at lewisjbrock. please tell me who you are etc and I will
> instantly authorise you
>
> lewis brock
>
>
>
> On 10 Mar 2008, at 11:29, Ginny wrote:
>
>> Well, I’ve been one of those folks who has spent lots of time in one-
>> to-one training at the Apple store and then coming home to try to
>> make some sense of what we as visually impaired users can actually
>> accomplish with garage band.  Here are a few of the problems I’ve
>> uncovered.  Please let me know if there are work-arounds for these
>> problems, because if there are, then we should definitely put our
>> heads together and come up with a guide for VO users.
>> The track listing is not accessible.  I can record a track, and then
>> I can record a new track, but I can’t then go and select one of
>> those tracks and edit it because I can’t access a track list.
>>
>> 2.  The list of provided instruments isn’t labeled.  I think it
>> would be possible to memorize where each instrument list is, but
>> then when you click on the main instrument, you have to select
>> categories within that instrument which are also not accessible.
>> Once you can actually get to a list of instruments—say, jazz bass,
>> you can read through the various names of the jazz bass sound
>> options.  However, getting to that point is incredibly challenging.
>>
>> I can’t figure out a way to drag and drop the provided instruments
>> or loops into a track…I can only listen to their samples.
>>
>> There doesn’t seem to be a way to edit individual tracks.
>>
>>
>> I’d love to know if you guys have found work-arounds for these
>> issues, because if garage band’s not quite accessible, I’m going to
>> have to resort to Cakewalk. <sad sigh>
>>
>>
>
> Lewis Brock
> Totally Blind musician and composer of 21st century music
>
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