Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Add loops to your project and customize them, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
- [Instructor] All right, so now let's start building a song…using loops.…Now I think in most situations, you'll be using loops…to add to a song in which you'll also be playing…an instrument or singing.…But it's also quite possible to build a song entirely…from pre-recorded loops, which is what we'll be trying…to do here.…So first let's create a new empty project.…And since we have to choose a type of track, I'll…just choose software instrument, and I'll close the…musical typing window, and I'll close the library…and smart controls and open up the loop browser.…
While I'm at it I'm also gonna turn off the metronome…'cause we won't really need that here.…All right so as a general rule, most recording artists…start the process by recording the song's…rhythm tracks first.…In most pop or rock recordings usually goes drums…followed by bass, then guitars, then lead guitars…and then vocals.…Of course it's totally up to you to decide the order…in which you create your song.…But I'm gonna start by looking for a drum track.…
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Working with loops
- Recording software instrument tracks
- Getting real sounds into your Mac
- Recording and compositing multiple tracks
- Arranging, editing, and mixing your project
- Sharing your music with others
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Songwriting: GarageBandwith Garrick Chow1h 36m Beginner
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recordingwith Larry Crane2h 21m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Loops and Drummer
3. Working with Software Instruments
4. Working with Real Instruments
5. Arranging, Editing, and Mixing Your Project
6. Exporting, Sharing, and Archiving Your Project
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