When comparing MuTools MuLab vs GarageBand, the Slant community recommends GarageBand for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” GarageBand is ranked 32nd while MuTools MuLab is ranked 34th.
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Pro Allows creating own synths and effects patches
MuLab includes MUX Modular, a modular synth and effect engine, that can be used to create and edito own synths and effects patches.
Pro No-clutter interface
MuLab has a clean, minimalistic interface that uses highly distinct icons sparingly making it easy to overview. Much of the functionality can be found in right-click menus.
Can be installed and run on a portable device such as a USB stick.
Pro Free version and affordable full version
MuLab is available in a free version and the full version is highly affordable at only 69 euro all in.
Pro Integrated multi-functional browser
Pro Capable oscillators
MuLab includes oscillators with 300 selected waveforms and support for user waveforms.
Pro Low system requirements
In addition to having generally low resource consumption, MuLab is capable of taking advantage of multi-core CPUs and relieving the strain on machines even further that way.
Pro REX file support
Works on OSX and Windows.
Pro Multi-screen support
Pro Comes with high-quality synths, samplers and effects
Having a variety of integrated synths, samplers and effects removes the need for new user to search for and buy extra VST plug-ins in order to make sound.
Pro Good MIDI editing with quantization, piano roll and notation
Pro Easy automated drummer
Pro Great sounding instruments
Pro Free if you have a Mac
Pro Extremely easy
GarageBand is one of the most basic and user friendly DAWs, making it very easy to learn.
Con Platform dependant
Only for Mac