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« on: March 29, 2013, 11:01:04 pm »

How Apple could make GarageBand better for podcasters


In 2006 Apple introduced GarageBand 3, an update that put features for podcasters at the fore. In the intervening seven years, GarageBand has reached version 6 (or, if you prefer, ’11), but Apple has done little to make it more useful to creators of spoken-word audio.

I’ve spent hundreds of hours editing podcasts in GarageBand, including Macworld’s own. And I’ve met countless podcasters, with audiences both large and small, who rely on GarageBand to create their shows. Every Mac comes with the wood-grained multitrack audio editor, and that’s awesome. But it could be better—a lot better.

Learning from Logic

Recently I started editing podcasts using Apple’s $200 Logic Pro, and I’m vastly more productive as a result. Logic Pro is overkill for most podcasters, but if GarageBand could pick up just a few new features, it could become a podcaster’s dream.

A keyboard shortcut to select all following segments, as in Logic, would be a boon to GarageBand.
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