Garageband question: RT effects?

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Garageband question: RT effects?

I'm looking into purchasing a mini, and had a question about Garageband.

Are the effects it can apply - for example, the vocal pitch correction or pitch shift - applied and output to speakers in real-time?

Another way of asking the question is, could I sing into the mic and hear myself pitch shifted in the headphones at the same time. I haven't found this out from Apple's site.

As far as the mini goes, I am grumbling about the lack of built-in audio input. This is only going to get sound recording at a hobby level, so that's really all I would have needed. Now if i buy a mini, I've got to spend extra on an iMic or equiv.

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The effects are applied in re

The effects are applied in real-time, but only to already-recorded tracks. Simply put, you can't apply effects *while* recording, but when you're done, you can.

iMics are pretty inexpensive and for hobby recording, should do the job nicely.

You probably wouldn't want an audio-input on the Mac mini anyway, as Apple's built-in sound hardware has been in significant decline for the past few years.

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Just what I needed to know. T

Just what I needed to know. Thanks, Doc.

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