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Saturday, December 24th, 2016
12:20 pm
Loading Sound Samples into Garage Band
Hey guys, I'm new here and new to GarageBand. I'm going to buy a Macbook Air soon. I'm going to use the GarageBand (the Macbook Air already comes with the GarageBand in it) to compose some great music which I wish to license and sell and earn some money.
I have a Kurzweil PC3 LE7 syntheziser which I'm going to connect to my Macbook Air not only as a MIDI keyboard, but also I would like to load some programmed and modulated sound samples from my Kurzweil PC3 LE7 into my GarageBand so I can use them and play them in the tracks I'll be composing. So is it possible to load the sound samples straight from my Kurzweil PC3 LE7 into the GarageBand? Or do I need to some other external software to do so?

Please reply ASAP. Thanks :)
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
8:03 pm
Does anyone know where I can find handclaps in GB?
Friday, November 25th, 2005
3:20 am
Exporting to mp3 + Mono?
Hey, first time poster in this community.

I've just started teaching myself how to use GarageBand, I had to give myself a crash course as I've gotten myself involved in an online karaoke group and I need to regularly submit lines for song projects.

Anyway... my problem is this, I'm told by the group's leader that my recordings have to fulfill these requirements: "Record in 44100hz, Mono, 16-Bit, mp3."

The 44100Hz and 16-Bit part is fine, since that seems to be GarageBands's default setting(where can I actually check if this is true?), my trouble is to get my track to stay in mono when I export it to iTunes to later convert it to mp3.

I set the new track (in GB) to be mono, but after exporting it to iTunes and checking the info of the track, it says stereo :S What am I supposed to do?

Another question. I need to record one line at a time when I do songs (I'm sending the lines to another person who will mix my lines in with other people's lines), is there a way to have multiple tracks in one project but save/export each track of the project separately? That would really make things a lot easier for me.

Thank you so much for your time, thanks in advance for any help!

Current Mood: confused
Friday, October 7th, 2005
9:26 am
Dylan inspired song
Following a viewing of No Direction Home I had to get my Danelectro U2 and Garageband out! Here's the result - "Rain Comin' Down" - available for download here:-

http://www.t3kton.com (Music Section)

Please feel free to comment.
Friday, June 10th, 2005
3:03 am
whos gonna hook me up with a copy of garageband remix tools ? do it .. do it..
drop me an email. infectedby3dathotmaildotcom
Sunday, May 29th, 2005
12:02 pm
i'm using an m-audio mobilepre usb and garageband to convert my vinyl records into mp3s. my recordings have constant feedback in them, and apple's help says to turn off monitoring to fix that, but i turned it off and it still records feedback. i was getting a lot of distortion in the beginning, but i fixed that by just turning the volume down on my record player, so i'm wondering if the feedback is related to a level somewhere too, i just don't know what. can anyone else think of any reason for the feedback??
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
11:11 pm
how do you convert a garageband file into an mp3 file? (save it as an mp3 file)
9:12 am
i'm a music student at asu. jazz studies: drumset.
i would like to record drums and vocals onto my powerbook using garageband.
a few questions:
1) how do i record them on seperate tracks?
2) what interface do i need to get to use my vocal mic with the powerbook?
3)is the sound quality decent with garage band?

thanks so much:)
Thursday, February 10th, 2005
11:38 am
no more ilife 04?
i had the recent desire to put garageband back onto my imac. i have my ilife 04 dvd & i put it in to install but it gives me an error saying that one of the following programs are going & to shut them down. itunes, iphoto, idvd, quicktime, or garageband.
now i actaully dont have any programs running at all when im trying to install. i dont get it.
anyone bothered with ilife 04 & get the same problem? does it just not work with the updated version of Panther? does itunes 4.7.1 have anything to do with the error?
as it stands right now ive no idea what on earth to do to make it stop thinking ive got something running when i dont.
Monday, February 7th, 2005
5:02 pm
hey folks,

quick garageband2 question (also applies to soundtrack, i suppose):

whenever i drag an AIFF file into a track, garageband always speeds it up, apparently to match the BPM set in the project. the documentation, however, says it is not supposed to do this for AIFF files recorded elsewhere.

when i try modifying the BPM settings, it does not affect the playback rate of the sample in question.

any ideas on how to prevent this speed up? i am recording the audio in reaktor and it plays as it should in other apps such as amadeusII, but not in garageband.

any help is greatly appreciated!
Friday, January 28th, 2005
4:15 pm
Shameless plug
Hey, come have a listen. Just click on the pic.
Monday, October 18th, 2004
11:35 pm
I just started with Garageband - but it seems like the drum tracks are really... overdone. Are there simple drums available? Am I missing something?
Friday, May 7th, 2004
8:53 pm
Transport via MIDI
Is there a way to control the transport functions from MIDI? To turn on/off loop, to do play/record/pause/back/forward via MIDI? Has anyone figured this part out? Or is it simpmly not possible with current version of Garageband?

As well, is there a way to "touch" record instead of "punch", essentially to "add onto" a track instead of deleteing and redoing it? If I play the drums, I have to play all at once, I can't just play first base and snare, then cymbals...etc.. unless I use multiple tracks, which is annoying.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2004
9:50 pm
Tuesday, April 6th, 2004
1:38 am
Question about virtual amps in Garage Band
I was trying out the guitar amp sounds the other day and noticed I was getting a /ton/ of background noise with just about all of them. They sounded fine besides that, but the noise when I wasn't playing was amazing.

I'm using a PowerWave USB audio device and I tried plugging my guitar directly into the microphone input on that, and also tried piping it through my little Eurorack board, which then fed into the RCA jacks on the PowerWave. It sounded the same either way.

I guess my question is: Is it supposed to be noisy like that, or am I missing something?
Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
11:04 am
Ready to fire up GarageBand
Hey all,

I finally have a spare machine on which to install GarageBand. I want to know if what I have will be sufficient. I already have most of my songs written and arranged, so I will be recording most of the instruments live with GB serving as a sequencer and drum machine (since I don't play drums).

450mHz G4, 1GB RAM, 2 HDs (total of 90 GB), FireWire.

The machine will be used exclusively for GarageBand. The 10GB drive will be used for the OS and GarageBand only, while the 80GB drive will be for data. I've got a Tascam USB PreAmp that I will use for mic, guitar and keyboard inputs.

Is there anything else I should know or is there anything additional I need? Any advice is appreciated.


Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"</span>

Current Mood: lazy
Friday, March 26th, 2004
5:45 pm
Greetings fellow Garage Band-ites!
I discovered this community through the user info of a friend of a friend and was like, "Whoa, all these people using Garage Band. Cool!" and so now I'm posting.

I've done some test recordings with the software and this latest one I'm pretty happy with. It's a song called High Adventure I wrote nearly ten years ago in high school, and since I'm so familiar with it I use it for test recordings. I used a $70 Russian (seriously, the manual was all in Russian) condenser microphone to record the accoustic guitar. The bass I put through a little Eurorack mixer thingy, and that went via RCA jacks to a PowerWave USB audio device.

Anyway, here is the result. Feedback is appreciated. :)
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004
11:50 pm
New works
I posted a couple of takes of a new piece to the garagemusic community. Seems to be a bit more life over there at the moment, though this group seems to have more members and watchers...not sure wassup with that.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
10:03 am
Another Wander
Been kinda quiet in here lately. What are folks up to?

I cooked up this this morning - it's another of my "one minute wanders", a spacey little synthy thingy. Some of you may also see this in garagemusic.
Sunday, February 29th, 2004
11:55 pm
First Garageband Efforts
I've posted my first GB compositions to my music web site (reposted this entry with corrected links):

Blues Wanderings - a bassline. and me noodling on the Telecaster. Basically just an experiment at getting sound in.

First Song - the first musical-sounding thing I threw together in GarageBand. All loops, no real instruments. My finger-picking ain't as good as what you hear here.

The Last Tree is Burning - inspired by a title suggested by 1handsomedevil. The synth sounds are from my DX7; the fiddle, bass and gamelan are all GB loops.

Long Time On A Hard Toilet - inspired by a title suggested by tamago23. All GB loops.

Constructive critiquing is welcome.

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