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GarageBand for Windows

GarageBand for Windows 8.1/7/xp | How to Install and Use


GarageBand is one of the Mac OS X and also an iOS program from Apple which makes it possible for users to make music, podcasts, audio album audio tracks and find music. It is loved by the Majority of the music genre creators for its Characteristics including virtual music instruments, tailor-made loops and voice recording. You may find music out of this program if you've got an Apple personal computer, iPhone or even iPad. But to see this excellent program on Windows Operating System environment? Follow this guide to understand how to install Garageband for Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and 7.

Since the original GarageBand created by Apple to their devices just, installing it onto Windows 8.1 or 7 is not straightforward. The primary process we will be using is, install Mac OS X on a virtual machine in Windows OS physical computer and then install the original GarageBand store. The next method with all the GarageBand for Windows.

GarageBand for Windows as Virtual Machine

As we said earlier, the installation is not straight forward, but following this guide will ensure that GarageBand works fine on your Windows computer.

Firstly we need to set up a virtual machine of Mac OS X. VMware or VirtualBox is suitable for this task. This guide goes with VMware workstation and the easy method to have working Mavericks Mac OS X 10.9 Windows OS computer with pre-installed VMware image.

1) Follow this guide to download pre-installed Mac OS X 10.9 VMware image which can be imported and used quickly.

Now you would have a working Mavericks OS X as below on your Windows computer.

2) Open the Apple App store and search for GarageBand.  You may need to pay before downloading the app with your Apple ID inside a virtual machine. I prefer VMware workstation virtual machine because of the sound and display quality in Mac VM better than other virtualisation products like Oracle VirtualBox.

You can upgrade the Mavericks OS on VMware to latest Yosemite as shown in this guide.

It is recommended to check the sound of virtual machine (the music should be playing through the speaker/headphone which connected to your physical computer).

If you need to use original GarageBand from Apple on your Windows computer, this above method would be the ideal way to use the original app. Though it will not look like using it on real Apple hardware, at least you will get some ideas and working experience with this app.

Alternatives for GarageBand for Windows

There are just a few similar goods like GarageBand which could be installed on Windows Operating System computers. It's possible to mix, write and set your soundtracks with all these goods on Windows 8.1 or even Windows 7. Mixcraft along with StageLight would be the best alternatives GarageBand for Windows. Both are paid along with professional audio mixing/editing applications which fully compatible with Windows operating systems.