Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the difference between Software and Real Instrument loops, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
…In the first chapter, I talked about the difference…between audio or real instruments and software instrument tracks.…To quickly recap, software instrument tracks are mini…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, software…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 software instrument tracks can.…The concept of real instruments and software…instruments also applies when you're working with loops.…For instance, if I look through the piano loops over here in my browser.…Let me just raise up the height of the lower…pane so we can see more of the loops at once.…You'll notice that the loops are colored either blue or green.…
- 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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