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How can I create custom drum beats in GarageBand?

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 ...
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How can I create custom drum beats in GarageBand?

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 ...
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How can I download the GarageBand program on my HP laptop?

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. ...
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FL Studio vs GarageBand

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 ...
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Recorded track is fractionally ahead of the beat

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 ...
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FL Studio vs GarageBand

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 ...
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Newcomer to mixing - what levels should I set for each track?

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 ...
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Changeover from Garage Band to Logic Pro

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 ...
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How to record Roland Juno DS sounds onto a computer

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 ...
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Garageband - Importing mp3 at correct tempo

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 ...
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FL Studio vs GarageBand

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 ...
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Understanding key signature in garage band

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 ...
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Mapping Arturia's MiniLab Mk II to GarageBand

In a nutshell: Garageband doesn't support this type of mapping...
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How to input quarter tones in Garageband

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 ...
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Garageband 10 pitch correction

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 ...
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Garage Band: how to have a drummer play only a steady snare drum on all the eighth notes?

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 ...
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How to use sound library from a yamaha keyboard

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 ...
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Edit decay of hi hat on garage band

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 ...
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FL Studio vs GarageBand

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 ...
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How to learn to create the right tone for my guitar?

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 ...
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How can I use GarageBand as a simple drum machine to play against?

There's are two really easy ways to create drums in GarageBand, especially if you're not sure how to create drum patterns. Drummer Tracks Create a Drummer Track Select the project tempo. Choose the ...
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Replacement on Reaper for garageband's virtual drummer?

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

Usually, depending on the velocity (how hard you hit your piano key), the sound changes. So a very hard hit would be triggering a different sound than a soft stroke. If you found a sound you like, ...
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Record with Multiple Midi-Controllers/Tracks in GarageBand

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 ...
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Tapping noise when using airship rising (Garage Band)

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. ...
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Why does Garageband play my recorded audio at the wrong pitch?

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 ...
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Can you send a Start, Stop and Set Time MIDI messages to GarageBand?

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....
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Connect iPad 5th Gen to Keyboard

The "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" can be used as a USB/MIDI input. I verified it works with Garage Band on the iPad Mini (5th generation, circa 2019 and first generation, circa 2012).
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