I know this has been asked.
How the heck to I get Ivory into Garage Band?

Also this isn't quite so dumb. Hopefully won't waste a thread because I couldn't find the above.
I'm considering getting Reaper.
I could get the book for Garage Band.
I do want to end up doing some serious recording.
At least three tracks.
Maybe a couple Ivory piano's on top of each other.
One track for microphone. Maybe two for stereo?

I could spend the money on the Garage Band book.
I could save that money and apply to Reaper. They have a good manual included.

To be honest. I'm up to my ears studying music. I can't just go trying out and reading books that won't get me to my end result. I don't have enough time in the day.
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