AMG Garage Band ExpansionPack Review

AMG GarageBand ExpansionPackAMG’s ExpansionPack for GarageBand is a diverse collection of instruments for GarageBand.

The collection promises 92 brand new instruments for GarageBand, including brass, vintage synths and keyboards and Celtic instruments.

While the collection is promising, it’s let down by the quality of the sampling and sample editing. Some of the samples are very noisy – especially the Mellotron samples. Other samples have clear looping artifacts.

In addition, the virtual instruments in this collection don’t take advantage of modulation options, like the virtual instruments that are available in Apple’s own GarageBand Jam Packs.

While AMG’s ExpansionPack for GarageBand is fairly inexpensive at $49.95, its value is let down substantially by the quality of sample editing and the limited expression options for its virtual instruments.

Contents:

  • 2 – Accordions
  • Alto Sax
  • ARP Solina
  • 4 – Bagpipes
  • 9 – Brass Sections
  • 1 – Misc Organ
  • 2 – Clavinets
  • 4 – CS80 Sounds
  • 2 – DX7 Electric Piano Sounds
  • 2 – Fiddles
  • 14 – Hammond Organs: Jazz, Classic, Rock, Hollow, etc.
  • 2 – Harpsichords
  • 4 – Pianos
  • 3 – Mandolins
  • 9 – MiniMoogs
  • 3 – Mellotrons
  • 12 – Rhodes: Classic, Driven, Transistor, etc.
  • 6 – Trumpets
  • 2 – Uillean Pipes
  • 2 – Whistles
  • 7 – Wurlitzers

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