Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Automating volume and panning, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
…As you're probably aware of by now, a large part of mixing your…project involves finding the right level for…each track by adjusting the volume faders.…But you're not always going to want to have certain tracks be the…exact same level through the entire song or project you're working on.…There may be tracks where the sound level is uneven…in certain places where it gets too loud or too quiet.…Or maybe you want to bring an instrument up for a…solo and then take it back down to its original level.…Garage Band includes a powerful automation lets you specify exactly…when you want a fader to move, how far it moves, and how long it stays there.…And it's not just volume levels that can be automated.…
You can also automate things like the…track panning as well as Smart Control settings.…Let's use the Rhythm Guitar track again for this example.…going to solo that, and I'm actually going to open up…my smart controls for a second and just get rid…of the audio unit's effects that we added in…the previous movie so we can hear it as is.…
- 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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