Thanks to technology, we are way past the days when you had to get into a studio to make music. You can now make music at the comfort of your home with a digital audio workstation that comes with music production software available for devices.
While some of these music programs are available across multiple platforms, there are those that are only available to Mac users. The list below will highlight music programs that you can use only if you have a Mac.
Mixxx is a free app, and it comes to the rescue of anyone with a dream to make it as a DJ. It’s a good place to start, especially for beginners. If you’re using Mixxx, it’ll hook directly to your iTunes library and allow you to perform live DJ mixes on all your favorite music. The app features BPM matching to help you along with everything you need to remix as the song plays. It’s a lot of fun for free.
For when you need a tuner for your guitar, Gtuner is the app to look for. Gtuner is a simple app dedicated to tuning your guitar, so it works much faster than other big apps. It’s also a way to save money used on physical tuners. It’s very similar to hardware tuners, making it super easy to use. This app is available free for Mac OSX10.4 or later versions.
Macs come already loaded with this music program for free. It’s pretty essential and basic, but it gets all the necessary work done. It makes recording songs very hassle free. One of its latest features is Drummer, which saves you hours of MIDI programming by intuitively playing along with your compositions. The app is equipped with features that give your compositions a professional edge, such as the available sound effects, Amp simulators and numerous loops.
GarageBand is a great program for beginners as it does not include many controls that may be confusing. It keeps everything as simple and uncomplicated as possible.
Logic Pro X
Logic Pro X is the program that comes in the place of GarageBand when you need something that’s a little more intense. Unlike GarageBand, this is one that you have to pay for. It’s a software studio that can be used at a professional level. It offers top of the range virtual instruments, audio tools, a huge library of loops and synthesisers. The latest features on offer include Phat FX, ChromatVerb and Smart Tempo among others. Its editing features give the user a lot of power in controlling the aspects of the audio tracks. A feature such as Flex Pitch corrects vocals and instrumentals that are out of line. While it offers so much more, Logic Pro X is almost as easy to use as GarageBand.
With the above music programs, you can make your Mac your musical ground and make your own music. If not to start off your professional career, then for fun.