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How can I create custom drum beats in GarageBand?

GarageBand's main solution for adding drums and rhythm to songs appears to be through pre-made drum loops and the new session drummers. I desire more customizability with the beats I add to my songs. ...
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Changing drum layout in GarageBand

I'm plugging my Alesis DM6 drum kit to GarageBand. It works without any problems. However, even if I change my ride cymbal with crash in Alesis kit, it still sounds like ride in GarageBand. Can I ...
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Using an electric guitar with GarageBand

To use an electric guitar with GarageBand, is a USB cable necessary?
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Finger picking styles used in garage band app

Can anyone provide me with some help on how to play finger picking styles used in Garage Band application in "smart guitar" mode. I would like to learn to play this on real guitar. Update: I've ...
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How to learn to create the right tone for my guitar?

This is quite a generic question. Since the day I started learning guitar, I have been lazy and never tried to understand how sound really works. I plugged the guitar in the amp and just turned the ...
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Replacement on Reaper for garageband's virtual drummer?

Recent versions of garageband have a "virtual drummer" that can "follow" a midi song and provide accompaniment in one of several styles (e.g., "rock", "pop", "reggae", ..), and with a 2-dimensional ...
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Edit decay of hi hat on garage band

I have a hi-hat cymbal sound I like from the retro rock kit on garage band, but it decays too fast. Is there a way to make that particular sound last longer and leave the rest of the drums the same?
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Can you send a Start, Stop and Set Time MIDI messages to GarageBand?

While standard Start/Stop/"Set Time" MIDI messages work with Logic Pro, sending them to GarageBand doesn't do anything (I only see GarageBand getting MIDI messages, but it doesn't do ...
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Recording two mics in garageband going out of sync

Not sure if this is the right place so please let me know if not. I'm attempting to record two USB mics into garage band on a macbook pro. I've created an aggregated device with the two mics in it ...
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How can I download the GarageBand program on my HP laptop? [closed]

How can I download the GarageBand program on my HP laptop? I need to send a score to my friend in another state for his next album, and I am using my Roland Juno DS 76 keyboard.
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Newcomer to mixing - what levels should I set for each track?

Ok so I been rapping for almost a decade, so naturally I have no problems putting together a pretty decent hip hop beat/instrumental. Recently I have decided to better well-round my hip hop and ...
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Garage band: how to add marks to tracks?

I would like to add some marks (sort of annotations) at some points (more than one) of my track. Something like the arrangements marks, but on a per-track basis. I think I can't, since I can't find ...
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Record with Multiple Midi-Controllers/Tracks in GarageBand

I have two midi controllers and I would like to record two software instruments (e.g. piano and drums) at the same time. When I record the two tracks, a midi signal triggers both instruments at the ...
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BPM matching pre-recorded vocals in GarageBand

I have some recorded track vocals that I would like to work with in GarageBand. For example, add a beat soundtrack to it. The problem is I fail at exactly matching the bpm of the vocals track. I try ...
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How to improve upon a vocal recording in GarageBand? (Sample vocal attached)

As an amateur music enthusiast, I like recording vocals for songs I like to sing in GarageBand. I have a Blue Yeti condenser mic for this purpose. However, being the amateur that I am, I have to set ...
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How can I use GarageBand as a simple drum machine to play against?

I am after a simple drum machine I can just set playing and then play along to, not to record and just to improvise. GarageBand is something I have but don't know well, it seems to force me to work ...
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FL Studio vs GarageBand

I am trying to start making music, and although it's a bit confusing, I'm learning. I have a Mac, and so my first thought was to start using GarageBand, as it was already downloaded (and because of ...
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Recorded track is fractionally ahead of the beat

I've got a drum track in Garageband and been trying to record verses/choruses individually, copy and paste good versions around, etc. However I've noticed fairly consistently, my recorded vocal and ...
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How to record Roland Juno DS sounds onto a computer

I've been able to connect my JUNO DS-88 to my computer and can play and record sounds that GarageBand gives me. But I want to record sounds that my JUNO gives me, so if someone could tell me how in a ...
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How can I make a note repeat endlessly when I hold down a key in Garageband?

I have a MIDI keyboard connected to the Apple GarageBand DAW (digital audio workstation) app. Is there an effect setting where I can have a note repeat at a set interval (or tempo) when I hold down a ...
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Why does Garageband play my recorded audio at the wrong pitch?

I was recording my bass in Garageband. After some recording, I created a new track, and the new regions in the track started playing in the wrong pitch (but at the correct tempo). I was able to make ...
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Mapping Arturia's MiniLab Mk II to GarageBand

I bought the Arturia MiniLab Mk II for my son's birthday next week. I wanted to prepare the mapping using Arturia's own MIDI Control Center. It kinda works, but I have trouble mapping (knob) controls ...
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Garageband 10 pitch correction

I am mixing some vocals (live recorded) with a backing track in GarageBand 10 - and there is a falsetto vocal that has a slight 'wobble' half way through. I know you can use the pitch correction ...
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How to learn the Smart Guitar of GarageBand for iPad?

Anybody know what's the best way to learn the Smart Guitar feature of GarageBand for non-guitarist? Specifically in these areas: What note does each string play? (a screen reference that says "tap ...
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Does GarageBand let me record my own vocal/instrument region as a loop?

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 ...
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How do I make the snare drum identical every single hit? (Garageband)

I've created a track which involves the Brooklyn drumset's snare (to be more specific the G#0 on the piano roll). My problem is that the sound varies between 2 different sounds randomly. One is more ...
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The Chord Display Changed Automatically in Garageband

I'm just starting to produce music and am loving the chord display on Garageband. The first track I made I used the chord display to keep track of what chords I was playing. Hours later I went back to ...
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How can I remove sounds under legacy in Logic Pro X's library?

I couldn't find an option on Logic Pro X to remove the legacy stuff in the library. The only options available are for installing new sounds. Also I'd like to know whether those projects that make ...
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How can I transfer GarageBand software instruments or find equivalents in Ableton Live?

I'm switching from GarageBand to Ableton Live Standard for music production and live performance. However, I'd still like to perform songs I've made using GarageBand. I figure I can export loops or ...
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How to access the “Airship Rising” synthesizer/mode in GarageBand iOS (iPhone)?

Around a year ago my friend and I were using GarageBand on their MacBook with a MIDI keyboard attached to it. I believe there was a GarageBand synth mode named "Airship Rising". After ...
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Adding lyrics and/or chords as written text along a track in GarageBand 10

I am using GarageBand 10, and I would like to add some written notes, along a track (an analog track, imported from an aoudio file), to mark where the chord changes occur. Similarly, I would like to ...
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Garageband - Importing mp3 at correct tempo

I am trying to import a song (mp3) into garage band, to use as a backing track. I managed to get it in, but it is super sped up. Like chipmunks on steroids. The whole track looks squished together ...
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How to input quarter tones in Garageband

How can one play an instrument in Garageband but with quarter tones instead of the usual ones? On my keyboard I can change the scale and it works, but this is not recognized by Garageband and it ...
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Changeover from Garage Band to Logic Pro

Currently,i am using Garage Band to do my arrangements for the songs I've composed. I have four songs completed with all the arrangements and accompaniment. The only thing left is to record the vocals....
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How can I record as MIDI track a live performance in MainStage 3 (MIDI piano)

I usually use Garageband as piano sequencer but Mainstage 3 has a much better piano so I want to try recording and reproducing my piano MIDI tracks using Mainstage 3. What is the recommended approach ...
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Guitar Drummer Pa system

So me and a friend have got a partial band lol. Its me on guitar and vocals and him on the drums. My question is how should we set up. we usually play in my shop metal walls and concrete floors. I ...
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Change GarageBand key pitch/scale

I am very new to GarageBand and music in general, so please excuse me if this is a noob question. I can display the virtual keyboard and play it. There is also an option to do pitch bend the keyboard, ...
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I can't find the old Garageband loop “Adrenaline Electronica”. Where did it go?

I redownloaded Garageband earlier, but I can't find the loop called "Adrenaline Electronica". Has Apple removed some of their old loops?
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Garage Band automatically decrease down the volume in MIDI tracks

I'm trying to use a MIDI Controller M-Audio Keystation 49e (connected via USB) in Garage Band but when I start playing, the volume is automatically decreased down Is this normal? Is this a problem ...
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print full score using Garageband

I've been using Garageband on Mac to view and print scores track by track. But is there a way to print multiple tracks together for the conductor?
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Garageband with UVI Grand Piano

I'm trying to play a software instrument track on GarageBand and I want to use the excellent UVI Grand Piano for that. The problem is I could not get GaragaBand to recognize it as an external ...
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Understanding key signature in garage band

I am relatively new to understanding key signatures.I understand the basic difference between scales and key signatures. I have come across the following set of notes for C major key signature in ...
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Tapping noise when using airship rising (Garage Band)

When using the following sound airship rising I hear a tapping noise, which I am sure is not part of the synth sound, at the audio peaks (I don't hear at lower volumes) and I think it's something to ...
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Basic editing a piano score in garage band

I played a piano solo ‘ oh canada’ on my digital piano and imported the track into GarageBand on ipad. I would like to perform basic editing, correct a few wrong notes, add some dynamics and maybe ...
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Singing, Reording, Mixing, Mastering

Do I need a audio interface for my laptop to use USB mic? I'm about to buy Blue Snowball iCE for recording my vocals to mix and master with karaoke tracks. But, when I was using same headphone mic ...
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How to use sound library from a yamaha keyboard

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to garageband, and everything works fine except that the sounds effects are totally strange: they are neither what I select on the keyboard nor those ...
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Garage Band: how to have a drummer play only a steady snare drum on all the eighth notes?

As for the title... I can't figure out... I can have drummers play only snare drum, but not when I'd like. I just want every eighth note, nothing more... update: as suggested, I tried either to ...
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how can you put samples together and make a drum machine out of them for midi instruments?

how can you add samples together in garageband to make a drum set on a midi? I want to group my samples of 1 beat drums into an instrument so I can play the midi like a drum machine. Lmk
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Import instrument libraries into GarageBand after 10.3.2?

As of version 10.3.2, GarageBand appears to have lost the ability to import other instruments or libraries. Is there a way to import third party instruments into GarageBand in 10.3? Along those ...
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How to make a MIDI keyboard to work wirelessly with a Mac mini?

I recently purchased a M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKIV MIDI keyboard for my 14 year old son and we connect it to our Mac mini and it works fine. Is there something I can buy to make the keyboard wireless? ...