Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Import audio tracks, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
- [Instructor] So, another way to add…pre-recorded sounds and music to your GarageBand…project is by dragging in audio files.…This is useful if you, say, found a sound effect…on the Internet that you wanna add to your song,…like screeching tires or a plane going by.…You can also add musical audio files,…but they're a little tricker to work with…because you probably won't know the key…and most likely you won't know the exact tempo…of the music when you bring it in.…So you'll have to spend some time experimenting…with the tempo and key settings to try to…match them to the track you brought in.…But it can be done.…You can import all sorts of audio file formats…into GarageBand, including AIF files, Wav files,…MP3s, and even the iTunes AAC file format,…as long as it's not a copyright protected…AAC file that you bought from the iTunes store.…
For this example, I have the file in my GarageBand…exercise files folder…called funky.guitar.m4a.…And this file is basically identical to the guitar track…that's already in the song because I wanted…
- 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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