Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing audio tracks, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
…In addition to working with GarageBand's built in loops, another way to…add prerecorded sounds and music to GarageBand is by dragging in audio files.…This is useful if you, say, found a sound effect somewhere that you…want to add to your song, like screeching tires or a plane going by.…You can also add musical audio files, but they're…a little trickier to work with because you probably won't…know the key and most likely 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…match them with the track you brought in. But it can be done.…Now you can import all sorts of audio file formats…into GarageBand including AIF files, wave files, mp3s and even the…iTunes AEC files as long as they're not the copy…protected AEC files you might have purchased from the iTunes store.…
For this example I've copied the file called…funky_guitar.m4a to my desktop from the GarageBand exercise files.…Now before I bring that in I'm going to switch this project back to the original…
- 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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