How to Freeze Tracks to Improve System Performance


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Freezing tracks to improve system performance

The number of tracks that GarageBand can have is directly proportionate to the amount of processing power and RAM your computer has. Modern Macs are powerful enough that you almost don't need to worry about track count anymore. If your Mac is a little older or if you're working on a project that has a lot of tracks so the lot of different effects on each, you may start running into some responsiveness problems. If your processor is working too hard, the top of the playhead will start to glow yellow, orange, and then red if things are getting really tight. Luckily there is something you can do when this happens. You can lock a track or freeze it.

This protects a track from being edited, but also it renders the track to the hard drive and plays that fully rendered version back while you play your project. This frees up system resources and in many cases allows you to keep working. From the Track menu, you'll need to select Show Track Lock and then on all of your tracks in the t...

Freezing tracks to improve system performance
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Freezing tracks to improve system performance provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Todd Howard as part of the GarageBand '11 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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GarageBand
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