Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording a Software Instrument track, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
Now let's take a look at how you actually record a software instrument in GarageBand.…I'm going record a basic electric piano part, so with this one…software track selected, I'm going to switch this from piano to vintage electric piano.…And I'll select the classic electric piano.…And it sounds like this.…And I'm going to record a very brief chord progression…just to show you how GarageBand records software instruments.…First of all, when you're recording 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 you think you might be changing the tempo of the song.…
If you're not in sync with GarageBand's tempo, it will 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 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.…
- 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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