Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Locking tracks to improve system performance, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
…As you work on mixing your project, you…might want to make sure you don't accidentally…change, move or otherwise alter an edit that…you've spent a lot of time working on.…In those cases, you can lock down anywhere from…a couple to several of your properties of your project.…The lock button is not part of the default toolbar, but you can easily…enable it by going to Track > Track Header, and > Show Track Lock.…Right-clicking on any track control area will get you there as well.…And then you can click the lock on any track to lock it.…For example, let's say I just spent a lot…of time getting the sound of the rhythm guitar part.…Maybe I applied some EQ, and I adjusted the Amp settings, I fixed…some timing issues, and I chopped up a couple takes into a single take.…
I don't want to accidentally have these regions be selected off-screen…and then accidentally move, delete, or change it in any way.…So, just click the Lock button.…Now, locking actually happens in two steps.…First, you click the Lock button to indicate…
- 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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