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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Look no further than YouTube! Personally, I like CSGuitars' channel. His first video about metal tones specifically is here, though there are plenty more that cover issues like "Overdrive vs Distortion vs Fuzz: What's The Difference?" "Do I need a compressor?" etc. There are also plenty of other channels that will probably show up in the suggested videos.


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I think some of these answers are making what you're after seem overly complex. Want a metal sound? Try adding a distortion effect to your guitar track, or maybe even several in succession. Experimenting is important - be patient. With that out of the way, understanding EQ is important. You mentioned treble. Treble refers to the high frequencies of an ...


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So the DM6 module should be outputting General MIDI on Channel 10, which is received by Garage Band and mapped to the selected synth kit. The MIDI note output for the cymbal might be C4 (middle c on keyboard) or D4 or whatever, but its important to note that it won't change when you change the voice on the Alesis kit. Garageband should display the actual ...


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This is probably the best way. _ Then you can name any of the clips whatever you want. You could even make an extra track with empty (silent) clips and use them just to write in.


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While iRig is a nice piece of kit, and GarageBand is okay I would not suggest it will let you create an amazing metal sound. Really, what everyone does is try effects. Loads of them. Physical stomp boxes, software effects etc. Work out which ones you like and if necessary tweak them. Don't try and create one from scratch as there are too many things to ...


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I'm not entirely sure but I have more than a comment's worth to share. I think you're looking to find the files themselves where they are stored on your computer and delete them. This could be as simple as doing a spotlight search for the sample names you see in Logic (cmd+space is a quick shortcut to spotlight search). Projects that contain samples ...


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Despite the commented objection to the answer above from @robert winsly, he may have the right idea. It seems that your vocal track wasn't recorded at a constant tempo. In fact, unless it was specifically recorded against a click, it's almost certain its tempo varies. It IS possible to align a sequencer tempo map to such a recording, either manually, by ...


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Can you slice your drum track into individual hits and then place them manually, maybe phrase by phrase? Do you have a midi keyboard or pads that would allow you to create a simple beat along with your vocals? You could then try matching the one you want to use to the simple one you created. The other option would be to try editing the vocal to match the ...


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I also had this question, and as far as I understand from my research: To properly import 3rd party sampler instruments into Ableton Live, you need the instrument "Sampler" which is included in Suite, or can be bought extra. "Import third-party libraries or create and edit your own multisamples." https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/sampler/


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You could try using some sort of a Bluetooth or Wireless MIDI adapter. For example: https://9to5mac.com/2015/08/09/logic-pros-midi-wireless-bluetooth-puc/ The one used in the article is: https://www.zivix.co/ I haven't used one of those before so I can't tell how good they are.


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