Smart Controls is a brand new feature in GarageBand for Mac that adds a unique set of controls to your song. These controls differ depending on the instrument, and offer effects ranging from EQ and compression to de-esser and reverb. This video tutorial talks about how to shape your sound with Smart Controls in GarageBand for Mac.
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As I touched on earlier, GarageBand now includes a feature called Smart Controls.…Which is a broad term for the collections of controls and settings you…can adjust the each track to manage the sound of that selected track.…Smart Controls like Drummer, are another set of features that have…been borrowed from Apple's professional audio editing software Logic Pro X.…So if you have ever played around with Smart Controls…there, you should have no problems in using them in GarageBand.…Let's use the songwriter project for this…example again.…So the Smart Control pane will appear…at the bottom portion of the GarageBand window.…Right now, I'm looking at the Drummer…controls by default in this particular project type.…
To view the Smart Controls for this track, I can either click the…Smart Control button up here, or we can use the keyboard shortcut of B.…And now we're looking at the Smart Controls for the Drummer track.…The look of the Smart Controls is going to vary…greatly depending on the track and instrument type you have selected.…
Note: You must have upgraded to OS X 10.9 Mavericks to download the latest version of GarageBand, but both updates are free.