iMac Music Tools Help

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Serafim, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Serafim


    Nov 15, 2009
    I recently bought a new iMac but i never owned an apple computer before so can anybody help me find out what programs can i use to record bass and practice. I tried to install Guitar Pro for Mac but it just didn't work. Any suggestion that might be helpful? Are there any programs that are better than guitar pro?

  2. garage band will be the easiest. just need to get a device to plug your bass into the comp. . . .they are a dime a dozen and fairly cheap these days.

    GB is incredibly easy to use and has a whole host of loops etc for you to jam w/. welcome to mac :D (just ordered my wife an imac, cant wait to get it)
  3. Serafim


    Nov 15, 2009
    i am sure she is going to love it. It's a really great computer. i have one more question: Do you know any programs that can open tabs like guitar pro? thanks
  4. Asher S

    Asher S

    Jan 31, 2008
    Also take a look at:
  5. Serafim


    Nov 15, 2009
  6. I don't sorry - I try not to use tabs. (unfortunately or read anything in general, musically anyways) just use my ears . . .
  7. Serafim


    Nov 15, 2009
    that's cool
  8. wemmick


    May 23, 2010
    Washington, DC
    I found this youtube video helpful for playing my bass through my iMac with GarageBand.

    The guy in the video recommends getting a full cable with the standard 1/4" plug to connect to your bass and 1/8" (3.5mm) plug to connect to your computer. I opted to buy an inexpensive adaptor from my local Radio Shack.
  9. Guitar Pro is available for the Mac.
  10. Razorjack


    Dec 8, 2006
    Stockport, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, Picato Strings
    You can use TuxGuitar to open GP files. Has most of the same features and is free.
  11. Serafim


    Nov 15, 2009
    Thanks to all of you really helpful advices