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GarageBand employs loops as one way of creating drums, but you're right, it is very limited especially if your interested in keeping up to date with pop music (trap, EDM, etc). There are a couple of solutions: Drummer Tracks This was originally a feature with Logic Pro X and has since migrated to GarageBand (OS X only). As Dave mentioned in the comments ...


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Another tip in GarageBand is to set up the Drummer to play something close to what you want. Then you can copy that track that it creates into a new Software Instrument Track. You can then edit that as you would like. This gives you a lot of flexibility, but also gives you a nice full sound to start off with.


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You can't install the official GarageBand on a Windows PC; it only exists for macOS and iOS. Fortunately, there are countless alternatives; this article lists some of them which you can maybe use. You can either have such a program export a MIDI file (which records the notes you play, how long they are and with which velocity, but not the sound of your ...


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If you were to compare music creation programs with video editing programs, it would go something like this: You could think about Garage Band as the equivalent to iMovie. A simple consumer-grade program that produces good sounding music without much effort. It's not a program professionals use for music creation, though, since it's very limited compared ...


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This is probably a latency issue. DAW audio works by filling up buffers with a small amount of PCM-sampled audio, sending that to the computer, which does some processing and mixing, filling up another buffer which is sent to the sound card / interface, which then converts it to analogue that you can hear. So, this response is not speed-of-light like in ...


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I've tried lots of DAWS and Fl studio was the easiest to understand at first use. So that is what I use till date. Here are the benefits Fl studio has over other software: Free life time updates. It has the most video tutorials online You can set it to act like any other software because of its very flexible workflow. The Mac version of Fl studio ...


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In the end, the relative levels of the different tracks (instruments) in a mix is a matter of taste and it's an artistic decision. However, as you are just getting started, there is one basic skill that, if you master it, will help you acheive whatever relative levels you want to have in a mix. The hardest mix to make is one where all the instruments have ...


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I'm assuming that you are currently using a USB cable to connect the keyboard to the computer. When you hook it up this way, you are using the keyboard as a "controller" - that is, you are sending MIDI information from your keyboard to control the digital instruments in GarageBand. Your Juno DS-88 can also send audio over that USB cable (not all keyboards ...


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Per Apple - GarageBand plays everything at a sample rate of 44.1K. If you import something recorded at a sample rate of 48K it will play slower and at a lower pitch in GB. If you import something sampled at a rate of 22K, it will play faster and at a higher pitch in GarageBand. Try this: Drag the sound file into the iTunes window, if it isn’t already there. ...


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Keep in mind that though there are a ton of different programs out there for this sort of things, they have many things in common -- virtual instruments, tracks, piano rolls/midi editing, audio effects chains... Much of the difference between them could come down to personal preference on their workflow/layout instead, or as mentioned in another answer, ...


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To a great extent, what the Garageband fingerpicking simulations are what's known as "rolls". To perform a roll, you hold down a chord shape, and pick the strings in a particular order. For example, hold down an open G chord, and pick: G on the low E string for a crotchet G on the high E string for a crotchet B on the A string for a quaver B on the B ...


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Em Am Dm G C F Bb Bdim these are chords that are (with the exception of Bb) diatonic to the key, meaning they are chords that are made from notes in the key of C (the c scale notes). for example Em is E minor, or an E minor triad and contains the notes E, G, B. C is C major, C, E, G. It is also common to assign numbers to these chords' root notes. So C ...


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If all you want is eighth notes on the snare drum, then don’t use Drummer at all. Create that specific part yourself. Just create a drum track and do one of the following: record a bar of yourself tapping eighth notes on the snare drum record an empty bar, then tap the bar and choose “Edit” and in the drum editor, pick up the pen by sliding the pen slider ...


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GarageBand is a bit limited compared to Logic Pro X, but there's a hack that you can use. It's sort of cumbersome though, but it should work. Essentially, you're going to create 2 software instruments and add the AUPitch plugin to one of them detuning it by a quarter tone (up or down, doesn't matter). Create 2 tracks (of the same instrument) Move to one of ...


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Slim has provided a good answer. I would suggest learning what garage band is playing by ear. Depending on your level of skill as a guitarist this shouldn't prove too difficult. If you have any knowledge of music theory, you can also analyze it and find why you like the way that it sounds, and from there you can come up with similar finger picking patterns ...


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Logic Pro X + Flex Pitch: If the wobble in the note is vibrato, try dragging the upper-mid hotspot vertically - this will straighten out the wobble. If you can split the note after the wobble without artifacts, you could then treat the wobble as pitch drift and straighten that out using the upper-right hotspot. Try treating the wobble as a formant shift ...


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FL Studio is cool. It is fundamentally different from garage band because garage band is an arranging and composing tool for live feeds of instruments or making drum loops and adding samples. FL Studio has a beat matrix (starts as 16 boxes each representing one beat) and you can build up custom drum loops this way. It is also possible to arrange in FL ...


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MIDI isn't sound, it's just information about when keys were pressed (and some other info). If you're connecting via MIDI then you can't get the on-board sounds. If you want the sound off the keyboard, you need to connect via audio connections.


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If the cymbal is synthesized, you should be able to adjust the ADSR and add a little S (sustain) to the note. But, AFAIK garageband doesn't let you mess with the tone generator on those internal midi patches. You can definitely do that with the instruments in Logic Ultrabeat or Drum Machine Designer. But don't go shelling out $200 for Logic until you try a ...


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The tone of electric instruments, especially distorted guitar, is driven by harmonic saturation. Consider a sine wave at 440 hz. There is no harmonic complexity, only a single tone. Compare that sound to a plucked A string on an instrument, and the plucked string contains a greater variety of frequencies, creating a more complex sound. Different instruments ...


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Will the same GB file work in Logic Pro or do I need to start with the beginning with all arrangements from scratch? You don't have to start from scratch. You can import your Garage Band files into Logic Pro and they should open up pretty much exactly how they were in Garage Band. Note: You can't go back. Once you make changes in Logic, you won't be able ...


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I don't know what the virtual drummer does, but the new Band-in-a-Box 2019 has a DAW plugin (VST/AAX) that might do what you want. Update 11/2019: there now seems to be a VST/AU/AAX plugin version for the Mac as well, though apparently only 64 bit https://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.htm Here it is demonstrated in Reaper: Some ...


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Something like this is easy (ish!) to set up in Logic, GarageBand's older sibling, as you can assign different tracks to "listen" to different MIDI channels. As Tetsujin suggests, this would mean you simply have to get each MIDI controller to send on a different channel. However, it's unlikely you'll be able to do this in GarageBand, as you can't ...


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I opened up GarageBand 10.3.4 and played around with the Airship Rising software instrument. I can clearly hear a “tapping” sound as you describe, but I believe it is an intentional part of the sound. This sort of sound is characteristic of what an analog synthesizer user would call a “filter ping”: any resonant filter, if it receives a sharp edge on its ...


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These sorts of issues are often caused incorrect sample rate configurations. If your audio interface records the incoming signal at 44.1 kHz but your DAW believes that it is using 48 kHz, the pitch and tempo would be wrong. You mentioned that the tempo is correct in your case so the cause might be something else, but it's worth checking the sample rates in ...


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In a nutshell: Garageband doesn't support this type of mapping...


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Not a complete answer, but it might help you a bit further? It seems you can send start and stop midi signals from a controller to Garageband, e.g. here in the Nektar GX 61 manual p.12 (http://support.nektartech.com/Downloads/Impact_Guides/Nektar_DAW_Integration_for_Impact_GX49_and_61_English.pdf) it shows how you can use the transport buttons on the ...


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The difference in quality depends on a few factors, of which you listed the major ones: microphone, interface and processing unit (sound card in this case). Using a 3.5mm mic-in or line-in means the sound card in your computer must transform the analog signal from the mic into a digital signal that the CPU can understand. It does this with the help of an ...


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