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Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:06 pm
by robertmichael
I love the sound and recording features of garageband. Is there a way I can use it on my Windows PC? The sound output is seen better than my Vox headphone mini amp but can’t seem to figure out a way to have garageband on windows.

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:18 am
by meatballfulton
There is no way to run Garageband on Windows.

What's your budget, how many tracks do you need, will you be using third party plugins or only sounds available inside the DAW itself? You won't find most DAWs as easy to work with as Garageband, though. There's more of a learning curve involved.

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:23 am
by ricky miller
You have to use emulators like VMWare but the performance is not good with this method and you will feel frustrated after some time. It is better to buy Macbook to use garageband.

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:45 am
by imolivia
Yes, you do have better GarageBand Alternatives for Windows 10. Garageband is not officially available for windows and garageband is macOs application. But there are some windows pc emulators by which you can run garageband app without any problem. https://garagebandonpc.com/alternatives/
Here is the complete guide on that!
Cheers!

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:00 pm
by meatballfulton
Keep in mind that you can't buy Garageband. It's installed on new Macs. You would need an account at the online App Store to be able to download it, I'm not sure if that's even possible with a Hackintosh. Hopefully that link will explain how to get around this problem.

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:52 am
by ricky miller
meatballfulton wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Keep in mind that you can't buy Garageband. It's installed on new Macs. You would need an account at the online App Store to be able to download it, I'm not sure if that's even possible with a Hackintosh. Hopefully that link will explain how to get around this problem.
I am not sure as well if that even possible but this article here shows the ways how you can do it. But I am not sure if what they say is true.

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:13 pm
by meatballfulton
Wow, if you can make it through that VMWare install example, good luck. :? A lot of work just to get Garageband!

To the OP: the article wonders why Garageband is not available for Windows. Well, no Apple programs are available for Windows except for iTunes/Music. Seems pretty obvious to me.

Garageband uses the engine of Logic, which became a Mac only program after Apple bought it's creator Emagic 18 years ago. Since the Windows code base for Logic was abandoned back then, Apple will never have a Windows version of Garageband.

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 7:10 pm
by ricky miller
meatballfulton wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:13 pm
A lot of work just to get Garageband!
Exactly! I mean if someone wants to use Garageband just because it is free then there are other options like cakewalk as well which you can use on windows without any hassle.