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JamesTV277 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
To me the first one sounds like GMB does Wimbledon.

Probably because of the trumpet instrument in Garageband. I have tried to mix in some synths and strings to reduce the effect but then it sounds too light. I had the exact same problem recreating the ITV News music in Garageband.

I'm sorry but the first thing I thought of when I heard these was the old polyphonic ringtones you used to get!

My remake of the GMB 2014 music may sound slightly like that due to the poor brass/trumpet instrument selection in Garageband. I don't think my GMB 2015 music remake does though.

I am currently looking at different software at the moment, so hopefully I can fix this issue soon.
JamesTV277 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
I'm sorry but the first thing I thought of when I heard these was the old polyphonic ringtones you used to get!


Yeah that's been said on these posts countless times and nothing changes.

Nothing can change. I've made the best remakes that I can using Garageband. There are limits as I can't use any plugins to get more instruments to create a more authentic sounding remakes.
It is quite obvious that music made in Garageband isn't going to sound exactly like the original, especially advanced music such as GMB. Garageband doesn't have a trumpet sound similar to the one in the GMB theme, so I have to work with what Garageband does have. The Garageband version I use is from 2010, so is probably missing modern features and instruments.
Like I say, I am looking into different music production software for Windows at the moment as soon I will no longer have access to a Mac.
Nicky (previously BBCNicky) 2,902 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'm sorry but the first thing I thought of when I heard these was the old polyphonic ringtones you used to get!


Yeah that's been said on these posts countless times and nothing changes.

Nothing can change. I've made the best remakes that I can using Garageband. There are limits as I can't use any plugins to get more instruments to create a more authentic sounding remakes.
It is quite obvious that music made in Garageband isn't going to sound exactly like the original, especially advanced music such as GMB. Garageband doesn't have a trumpet sound similar to the one in the GMB theme, so I have to work with what Garageband does have. The Garageband version I use is from 2010, so is probably missing modern features and instruments.
Like I say, I am looking into different music production software for Windows at the moment as soon I will no longer have access to a Mac.


James I do think you really need to stop blaming the tools and start thinking about how you're using them. With persistence it's not hard to create something that sounds good in GarageBand. I understand you won't be using the program anymore but it's a shame you didn't experiment further and push to get as much out of the software as possible.

Here's an excerpt of a recreation of the News at Ten closing theme. I made this way back in 2009 using the same (?) version of GarageBand you've been using. It's not brilliant but it's a hell of a lot better than my early attempts. Hopefully it will give you an idea of what can be done using even limited software. All the usual instruments and a couple of additional AUs.

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JamesTV277 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight

Here's an excerpt of a recreation of the News at Ten closing theme. I made this way back in 2009 using the same (?) version of GarageBand you've been using. It's not brilliant but it's a hell of a lot better than my early attempts. Hopefully it will give you an idea of what can be done using even limited software. All the usual instruments and a couple of additional AUs.



That sounds really good. It sounds like the trumpet instrument in your recreation is an AU though? As I have said in the past, the main thing I'm getting wrong with my GMB remake is the trumpet sound. There are things I can fix without AU's if I spend more time, but the melody would probably require an AU to perfect the piece.