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  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: cello is missing
    The MainStage manual mentions the Studio Strings instrument, which [according to the manual] 'provides a collection of highly expressive single and section stringed instruments'. So I guess you'd get that with MainStage. HOWEVER, I DO have those instruments installed and they DON'T show up in GarageBand on my system, so I don't know if that would work for you -- it seems that [despite what that guy in the video said] GB might not actually support all the instruments that come with Logic or MainStage.. Btw - AFAICT that Smart Strings feature you saw in the video is a GarageBand iOS [iPhone & iPad] feature -- I can't find any indication anywhere that it was ever added to GB macOS. You might want to look around for third-party string instruments that you can use -- as long as they include an AU [AudioUnit] version they should open and play in GarageBand macOS. If you search 'virtual strings' and virtual strings free' you should find a whole lot of virtual string instruments that start out at around $30-$50 [and up], including a bunch of free string instruments from companies like Spitfire and others..
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  • Student492426
    Posts: 100
    Joined: Mar 5th, 2022
    Re: cello is missing
    thanks again for the help, Joe. I won't risk it then, because.. who knows. I found this site: https://musictech.com/guides/buyers-guide/best-string-virtual-instruments-libraries/ They are mostly quite pricey. Not sure what to do to be honest, nor do I know for certain if they are compatible with garage-band. Any pointers? I don't mind using a free virtual instruments, as long as it is of quality.
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  • Student492426
    Posts: 100
    Joined: Mar 5th, 2022
    Re: cello is missing
    Joe, I found this: https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/?sortBy=prod_products_labs_popular&page=2 and the strings part more specifically, https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/strings What are your thoughts? Thanks again man, I really appreciate all your help.
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  • Student492426
    Posts: 100
    Joined: Mar 5th, 2022
    Re: cello is missing
    The recording they have of the cello in that website is quite impressive and beautiful and moving too. gosh, how I love the cello. I play guitar and piano and drums a little bit, but the cello is out of this world. maybe in another world, I would be a celloist.
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  • Student492426
    Posts: 100
    Joined: Mar 5th, 2022
    Re: cello is missing
    I also found this: https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/cello-moods very beautiful as well
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  • Joe A
    Posts: 1834
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: cello is missing
    Spitfire usually makes good instruments. Download their free instruments (and/or trials?) and check them out..
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  • Student492426
    Posts: 100
    Joined: Mar 5th, 2022
    Re: cello is missing
    Thanks again Joe. All the best to you. You are a good guy.
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