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As a novice to DAWs I recently put together a recording of a song in Garageband. I wanted to record say 'chorus acoustic guitar' once and build the song structure using this multiple times. All I could find was the ability to copy-paste it manually to each bar location - each copy was separate so if I wanted to re-record it or change the levels, I had to repeat the entire process.

Is this a feature I'm missing? I know 'loops' is a feature of GB but I have no experience with electronic music and am not sure if you can do this with custom recorded audio?

I am considering upgrading to a more serious DAW so as a side-question, do more powerful DAWs provide this?

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    idk Garage Band well enough, but many DAWs can use 'ghost' copies, so if the original changes, so do all the ghosts [or at least ask you keep/overwrite] See if a cmd drag or ctl or shift… changes the resulting copy.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 11, 2020 at 11:15

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This link explains how to make an audio or software instrument region into a loop in GB. I tested it and it works:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25033?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US

After creating one, it will appear in your library under the name you assign it.

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  • Thanks John I had not realised you could do this. I'll investigate.
    – Mr. Boy
    Nov 12, 2020 at 17:39
  • Just open the loop browser first then drag the region towards it and it’ll open up the window. There’s also an option to do it with a menu selection. If you click the loop box at the top the loop will tempo adjust to whichever song you import it into. Nov 12, 2020 at 17:43
  • Also, if GB does everything you need there’s no reason to change for now. Logic Pro is a full featured extension of GarageBand (GB even looks like Logic with a bunch of buttons and sliders missing, lol) but do some homework, there are a lot of great DAW’s available these days. Nov 12, 2020 at 17:51

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