Garageband: Changing the Way Music Is Made

Musician David Was Test-Drives the Latest Software Craze

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Using a $49 computer program called Garageband and a Macintosh computer, novice musicians are now able to create sounds that only a few years ago would have required the services of an expensive studio, loads of instruments and lots of money.

Garageband in Action: David Was

Hear full-length cuts of the musician's creations using the software:

Listen 'Talkin' to Your In-Laws'

Listen 'Gband Blues'

Listen 'Do What You'

Garageband is rapidly becoming the latest high-tech living room craze — mostly because it makes it easy for even the most musically challenged among us to make tunes that sound like real music.

Day to Day senior producer Stephen Proffitt wanted to find a professional musician and composer who would try out Garageband — and found a world-class volunteer: musician, producer and composer David Was, one of the Was-es from the group Was (Not Was).

His verdict? Garageband could very well change the way we think about music and the way music is created. It's easy to use, powerful and very flexible.

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