My guitar amp simulation software of choice has been BIAS FX 2 on my iPad (https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-fx-mobile/) and it's pretty great, but I'm starting to get the point where I'm outgrowing the iPad for what I want to do, I think. I've bought a selection of BIAS FX 2 stuff on desktop, and it comes with Audio Units plugins that you can use in GarageBand and such.
It turns out you can get a 90-day trial of Logic Pro, so I'm giving that a red hot go and we'll see if I can manage to make some sort of song! I recorded some drums earlier today but my biggest issue there is keeping in time, even with a metronome going. 😛
Good lord, I just spent the last hour and a half figuring out how to get the drums I'd recorded as MIDI in Logic Pro recorded again as just regular audio using the drum effects that the controller itself has in it (as opposed to using the drum effects that come with Logic Pro). That is not a simple piece of software.
Got there in the end though, and wrote copious notes for future me so I remember for next time. 😛 (It involves sending the output of the MIDI track to a Bus, and then having the input of that audio track set to that same Bus, then pressing Record and it'll play back the MIDI track through the drums and record it.)
I ordered a laptop stand so I could have my laptop hooked up to my drums in a more useful position, it arrived today and fits perfectly! So much better than having it dodgily perched on the luggage to the left there. 😛
I also discovered that Logic Pro has a thing where it can pick up the tempo of what you're playing and it lets you adjust it after the fact! I'm a bit shit at keeping time, but I recorded a section by trying to keep a count in my head ("ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR and") and I actually ended up surprisingly close to 120bpm the whole time.
@virtualwolf Logic Pro is renowned for its complexity. I have to relearn Cubase every time I go near it, so please believe when I say that the grass is no greener elsewhere.
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