Great audio editing/recording software for beginners who have an Apple device
May 29, 2021

Great audio editing/recording software for beginners who have an Apple device

Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with GarageBand

We use GarageBand for many tasks such as recording for podcasts, YouTube videos and other social posts. GarageBand is great for us and solves many problems because it is very beginner friendly and can be used by any staff.
GarageBand helps us produce quality audio and voiceovers for our videos. Having good quality audio plays a crucial role in grabbing clients' attention when they view our videos through social media, for example.
  • Easy and simple interface that can be used by anyone.
  • The visual audio levels are great and help to clean out all the impurities in an audio.
  • Comes freely built in with all Mac computers, which are widely used.
  • Very user-friendly and intuitive at the same time.
  • GarageBand can be self-taught with no experience.
  • GarageBand has large project files which can easily fill up the storage.
  • It sometimes causes the Mac to heat up while other similar software don't tend to do that.
  • Not for the top tier professionals, as it is a more beginner friendly software.
  • Lack of effects. GarageBand is pretty basic, but gets the job done.
  • Lack of pre-sets to edit audio faster.
  • The biggest flaw is that it is only available on Apple devices.
  • It's totally free to use.
  • It's easy to use, so any of the staff can learn it pretty quickly.
  • The availability of the mobile app increases the efficiency of our workflow.
  • Lets us produce great quality audio for our podcasts and YouTube videos.
  • It definitely has reduced costs since it's completely free.
  • Having the mobile app also increases the efficiency in our workflow.
  • We get great feedback on our videos and podcasts because of the audio.
  • The lack of effects and pre-sets lets our audio quality down a little bit, but it's manageable.
Adobe Audition is another great audio editing/recording software, in fact it is much better compared to GarageBand and has much more effects. However, it has a pretty large price tag while GarageBand is completely free. Also, Adobe Audition has a very steep learning curve which makes it hard for our staff to get used to the software. Considering all this and after deep analysis we decided to opt for GarageBand, well at least for now. We may change in the future depending on our needs.

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GarageBand is great for any student, beginner, or any average person wanting to start something. Maybe a YouTube channel or a podcast... endless possibilities. But you must have an Apple device to get GarageBand. Also, using it on an iPhone doesn't give as many features as in the Mac version.

I totally recommend GarageBand for anyone, but if you are a professional music producer or singer, I would suggest you go for a better quality paid audio editing software since GarageBand wouldn't really be sufficient. Also, if you have a Mac with a small storage, don't just save all your GarageBand projects as they take up a bunch of space.