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GarageBand '08 (Mac OS X)



GarageBand ’08 is a full-featured audio recording program capable of creating professional sounding Podcasts with jingles, pictures, and movies. GarageBand ’08 is included with Apple’s computers released after October 2007, and is available as an upgrade with the iLife ‘08 software package for $79.



  • Built in Mic or External Mic
  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 processor.
  • 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended.
  • Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later.
  • 3GB of available disk space.
  • DVD drive required for installation.
  • QuickTime 7.2 or later.
  • 24-bit recording in GarageBand ’08 requires a Mac OS X compatible audio interface with support for 24-bit audio.


  • Professional audio recording
  • Jingles/Loops
  • Enhanced Podcasts
  • Advanced editor
  • Mp3 Export
  • Dedicated Podcast creator


  • Mac Only
  • AAC for Enhanced Podcasts
  • Very large program
  • Slight learning curve for advanced options.