BBC News is quite simple. A bassline, some percussion, and some strings and PIPS. ITV News is slightly more complex and Garageband doesn't offer a massive range of instruments, thats where the challenge comes in. Trying to produce something great in limiting software
Definitely not as good as your BBC News remakes. If you can't get significantly better with GarageBand, then don't bother at all. Good luck though.
After comparing it to the real one side by side, I understand what you mean. I'll look into different software for this one. GarageBand is almost perfect for the BBC News theme but sadly not as good for the ITV News theme
No offence JamesVids - I agree that your BBC News recreations are better than this one - but I don't think you should be blaming GarageBand here. It's all about how you're using the software in order to develop your skills. I was making music of the very same calibre as the work you're posting here back when I was a teen. I persisted with GarageBand over the (many) years since then and have actually managed to create a number of decent sounding compositions... and recreations, of course! Do keep at it and you'll end up being surprised at what you can do with what you're calling a 'limiting' software.
Here's version 2. It's been a few weeks but I've worked on this a little more, to try and move away from the National Lottery style music. Stripped back most of the synths and made it sound a lot more Newsy (technical term)