Find first and second violins, violas, cellos, double basses, and a concert harp, as well * Include flutes, oboes, lovely French horns, trumpets, trombones, and tubas, among others * Play a wide selection of percussive elements: bass, snare and field drum; cymbals, gong, and bells; the woodblock and still others * Find new keyboard instruments
After taking the time to get serious with garage band, I quickly found the need to get more instument voices for my uses. I play the music into garage band (record) with a M-Audio 66ES keystation (which I highly recommend) and found that there just weren't enough instruments to meet my needs for all of the tracks that I like to record. This product more than meets those needs, as it has a ton of instruments to use. I especially like how much more realistic they sound than the pre-loaded instruments in t..
With Garage Band's standard-issue synth patches and loops, it was hard to make new music without using the same sounds more than once. With these Jam Packs, I can get lost just finding loops to use - which is a really good thing! Definitely worth the money!
The day before I ordered this Jam Pack, I had received an M-Audio 88es USB velocity sensitive keyboard from amazon (reviewed separately) Keystation 88es 88 Key USB MIDI Controller and sustain pedal The standard Garage Band 'Grand Piano' sounded just "OK", and there was no harpsichord. Those were my prime reasons for ordering this Jam Pack... and to have fun with the other sounds, of course.The Steinway Piano in this pack is substantially better than the standard Garage Band piano. Neither is perfect - but..