Originally Posted by burton167
I'm not sure that I fully understand your concept, spam. Can you expand on that?
I do think that GarageBand could be spiced up a bit. Maybe make a GarageBand Pro or something.
It should be possible to provide within GarageBand a construct that simulates jam sessions with (for lack of a better word) A.I. (no, I'm not talking about AppleInsider!) backup musicians which follow the conventions of music theory and song construction. Beginners with little or no knowledge or seasoned players would be able to provide some basic definitions of what they want to play... example: I want to create an up-tempo pop song (about 3 minutes long), with some jazz elements, and for my backup musicians I want a rhythm guitarist, funk bass player, solo flautist, chamber orchestra, and virtual plug-in Bill Bruford on drums. I will provide the piano track.
With all of these elements in place, GarageBand would count off 'four' and the jam session would begin. Your choice of notes and chords would influence the direction of the session, so no two recordings would ever be the same. It would be the ultimate for music production!
It should also be possible for GarageBand to create the entire track (with no musical input from the user, other than by selecting variables, emotional content, duration, tempo...). I know there's software out there now that does something like this. It creates a temp tracks for filmmakers.