Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a click track, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
- [Instructor] One of my biggest pet peeves…with GarageBand, and this is something I've been wishing…they'd improve since the first version,…is that as you're recording your tracks…it can become increasingly difficult…to hear the metronome.…Now as we've heard the metronome in GarageBand…sounds like this,…(clicking)…so first of all it's not the most distinct sound…and secondly, there's no way to adjust…its volume up or down.…It can be really hard to hear this short clicking sound…when you're recording a loud instrument…like drums or guitar.…
So what I'd like to show you here is how to create…your own loop that you can use as a metronome,…also known as a click track.…To start with we wanna find a sound or sounds…that will be easy to hear over the music you're recording.…With a softer track selected, I'm gonna open up…the library, go into drum kits and I'll just choose…a drum kit here.…Now I still have my MIDI keyboard connected to my Mac…so now I can start searching for sounds to use…for my click track.…(light drumming)…
- 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
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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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