Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Understand the difference between Software and Real Instrument loops, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
- [Instructor] In the first chapter, I talked about…the difference between audio or real instrument tracks,…and softer instrument tracks.…To quickly recap, softer instrument tracks…are MIDI tracks that contain not audio files,…but data files that tell GarageBand what notes to play,…how loud to play them, and so on.…Because they consist of data,…softer instrument tracks can be easily edited note by note,…and you can completely change…the type of instrument playing those notes.…Audio tracks on the other hand,…are for recording real instruments like electric guitars,…wind instruments, vocals, and so on.…
Real instrument tracks are actual sound recordings,…not data files, so they can't be altered…like softer instrument tracks can.…The concept of real instruments and softer instruments…also applies when you're working with loops.…For example, if I look through the piano loops,…and let me browse through here, here we go, you'll notice…that the loops are colored either blue or green.…Like I previously mentioned, blue tracks like this one.…
- 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
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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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