Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding loops to your project and customizing them, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
…All right.…Now let's start building our 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 doing here.…So first let's create a new empty project.…Now, we do have to select a track type,…so I'll just go with software instrument for now.…Let's close that, and I will close the library.…Now as a general rule most recording artists…start the process on recording by recording the songs' rhythm tracks first.…And most pop or rock recordings it usually goes drums followed…by bass then guitars and maybe lead guitars and then vocals.…
Of course it is totally up to you to…decide the order in which you create your song.…But I'm going to start by looking for a drum track.…Now, you can start this process with the…rhythmic feel for your song already in mind.…Or, you may just prefer to listen to a…bunch of drum loops to see if anything inspires you.…
- 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 the Share menu
- Controlling GarageBand remotely from an iPad
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/24/2014. What changed?
A: We added one new movie ("What's new in GarageBand 10.0.3") and revised three others ("Customizing the bass sound," "Using Audio Unit and third-party plugins," and "Using the Share menu") to reflect the changes in GarageBand 10.0.3.
Q: This course was updated on 8/03/2015. What changed?
A: We added two new movies, one covering the general 6/30/2015 update to GarageBand and one at the end of chapter 3 on working with and automating the new synth sounds and Transform Pad.
Learning Songwriting: GarageBandwith Garrick Chow1h 36m Beginner
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixingwith Larry Crane1h 51m 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
7. Other Features
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