Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Record a software instrument track, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Now let's take a look at how you…actually record a softer instrument in GarageBand.…I'm gonna record a basic electric piano part here…using the classical electrical piano default instrument.…And I'm just gonna record a very brief…chord progression just to show you…how GarageBand records softer instruments.…First of all, when you record in GarageBand,…keeping in time with the tempo you set…is very important, especially if you plan on…adding loops to your song later…or if you think you might be changing…the tempo of the song.…If you're not in sync with GarageBand's tempo,…you'll be all out of sync with every loop you add…and your song will sound like a mess.…
To help you keep time, GarageBand has a built-in…metronome to help click-off beats for you.…Whenever you create a new project,…the metronome is on by default, as it is here.…The metronome provides a click that falls on…each beat to help you keep time.…You can also select this counting option,…which is also on by default,…and which I highly recommend you use.…
- 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
Learning Songwriting: GarageBandwith Garrick Chow1h 36m Beginner
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recordingwith Larry Crane2h 21m 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
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