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Keyboard Issues Garage Band

Alright so I've been working in Garageband for about a month and have made a few tracks, but I've just come across a problem that I have yet to encounter, and I can't find anything about it online. ...
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Midi import into GarageBand

I recorded a midi file on my electric piano. When I import it into GarageBand, the tempo is changed and the instrument tracks sound different. The music sounds terrible after being converted into ...
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How do I restore lost Garageband instruments?

I opened Garageband after a long time and noticed that all my instruments are lost. The .exs and sampler files are still where they are supposed to be: /Library/Application ...
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How do I stop GarageBand from always popping up with the message “The Number of Midi Inputs Have Changed”

How do I stop GarageBand from always popping up with the message "The Number of Midi Inputs Have Changed" Every time I unplug or plug-in my Midi keyboard GarageBand always pops up with this message ...
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Garage band doesn't get the “note off signal” when using the pedal on my keyboard. What can I do?

I'm connecting my nord stage piano via USB to my laptop for midi recording with garage band, but for some reason it doesn't get the "note off" signal when I use the pedal. The notes just keep ringing ...
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samples on Garageband on the iPhone?

Is it possible to import samples into the iPhone version of Garageband? I have see that its possible to do this on the iPad & mac version but I am not sure if I can do it on the iPhone.
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Will iRig connect my electronic guitar to my MacBook Pro?

I know Apogee iJam can do this, but it's a little expensive for me. iRig can connect a guitar to iOS devices, but will iRig connect a guitar to a MacBook Pro?
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Asking QuickTime Player 7 to play MIDI files through GarageBand

By just launching a MIDI file it will play by default using QuickTime Player 7, but the volume is rather low and the sound is far from polished. How can I ask QuickTime player 7 (or any other ...
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Why does GarageBand have the older window control buttons?

This isn't a huge deal, but it is kind of bugging me since I actually like the smaller ones that were introduced in Lion better than the bigger ones. In all other apps, the "traffic light" window ...
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Garageband only recognizes one plugin of three installed

I have three plugins installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components however Garageband only finds the first one I installed, Crystal. The others, Synth1 and TAL-Bassline are ignored, even when I ...
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Displaying 'note keys/labels' on Garageband for iOS (specifically iPad)

I'm wondering if there is a way to display all the 'note letters' on the keys in the Keyboard on GarageBand for iOS. At the moment it only displays the 'C notes' - for example C2, C3 and C4. I ...
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Why won't my files import into garageband?

I'm attempting to import an mp3 into garageband for some basic editing. I used the media browser to locate the file and then I 'dragged and dropped' main area ('drag apple loops here!')- a quick ...
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Using GarageBand + Jam Packs in commercial games for iPhone

I already read this : http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201808 But I have a question... 1.Are we allowed to use sound effects from GarageBand as sound effects in our game without any modifications of ...
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How to get iMovie, iPhoto & garage band back after rebuilding system?

My hard drive malfunctioned and I had to have it replaced with a new one and reboot my Mac. Now iPhoto, iMovie and garage band have all disappeared and are no longer on my Mac. Is there any way to get ...
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iPad problem with overweight GarageBand

GarageBand occupies 13 gigs, but the app itself is only a couple hundred megs. How can I delete whatever files, etc are bulking it up?
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Clean install of Mavericks via Snow Leopard using Time machine dat recovery

When purchased, my iMac came with Snow Leopard, plus installation disks, but I recently upgraded the OS to Mavericks, in order to use the latest iteration of Garageband, i.e. Garageband 10.1. ...
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Does an old Intel Core Duo Mac Mini have enough performance to run the latest Garageband?

I am getting a used Mac Mini primarily so I can record music using Garageband. Will the 2007 or 2009 models have enough performance to run the latest Garageband and latest OS X? I will at most ...
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GarageBand - volume maxing out

I have a multi-track mix in GarageBand. Each individual track has been recorded without clipping, and at no point during the song do any individual track volume levels go into the 'red area'. ...
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Why aren't all my garageband loops present?

It says I have to update the software but there isn't an update for garageband on the App store.
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How do I move GarageBand to a new Mac?

I have a copy of GarageBand 4 (I think it's branded as "iLife 08" in the retail box) on an old Mac. I bought a new Mac, and want to transfer the app to it. (By my reading of the license, this is ...
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Soundfonts in GarageBand: where can we select the .sf2 files?

I am trying to use soundfonts with GarageBand '11 (version 6.0.5). I downloaded 2 files from HammerSound, I put them in Library > ...Banks, and, in GarageBand, I created a new project, went to the ...
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Export from garageband to audacity

I want to export ALL the audio tracks from garageband to audacity. I searched on the internet and it is apparently not possible ( here for instance), or better it is possible but one track at time. ...
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Adjusting the scale in GarageBand track visualization?

I've recorded some audio from an external mic and an acoustic guitar with a mic. I can hear it just fine when I play it back, but in the visualization it is almost invisible. There are just some ...
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Strange issues with garage band 10 and sound fonts sf2

I'm having issues with Garage Band 10, when trying to set up custom sound fonts. I installed them in /Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks Then I opened the MIDI file, doing these steps: I select my track I ...
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Where can I find and download of old Garageband loops online?

I had an old macbook for a while and that thing crashed, along with some of my music. I got a cheap toshiba for a couple years, saved up for a Macbook Pro. I bought the Pro in 2013, didn't much of the ...
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Downloading a garageband virtual instrument onto my korg keyboard

I have a Korg Mini Workstation that can play on its own as well as function as a controller for garageband. Is there a way to save a virtual instrument from garageband onto the Korg so I don't have to ...
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I can't download garageband sounds I purchased

I installed Garageband 10.0.3 on my MacBook Pro 2013 when it was running Mavericks. I then purchased the additional sounds. I delayed downloading them all because at the time I didn't need them right ...
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how do I make my new track start at zero on garageband?

I have a track recorded and imported to garageband that is 40 minutes long with several songs recorded live. I want to seperate a song from that and assign it to its own track and have it start at ...
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Recording multiple midi inputs to separate tracks on garageband

Is there a way to record multiple midi inputs to separate tracks simultaneously using garageband? I'm holding an interview tomorrow and want a microphone for the subject and myself. I need to ...
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Recommendations for inter-app audio apps for GarageBand?

I have so far learnt to use Apple loops and thirsty to learn more: more loops, try some inter-app audio apps and so on. Please recommend inter audio apps for GarageBand. Thank you.
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Restore GarageBand song from iCloud backup

I've just been editing a song using GarageBand on my iPad Air 2 and I've made a mess of things. I have a recent complete iCloud backup of the iPad that should contain the good version of the song. How ...
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Garageband Drum Question - half measures

I have a song that is primarily in 4/4 but has two places where I had an extra half measure. So for part of the song where I go from the verse to the chorus it is on the 3rd beat (half was in the ...
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How to get more Apple Loops to iPhone Garageband?

I want more Apple Loops (ready common sounds like nature sounds, galloping, animals and so on) to my iOS. Does Apple sell the Loops or can I get them from the App store somehow without manually ...
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Apogee Jam 96k versus previous model for GarageBand

EDITED The Apogee Jam 96k seems like an appealing upgrade from the previous model with 44.1k sampling rate. I'm trying to decide how much upgrading would benefit my playing and recording. I ...
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GarageBand not starting after Snow Leopard upgrade

Starting four days ago, I wasn't able to open any of the icons at the bottom of the page of my MacBook. I downloaded Snow Leopard, and now I can open all but GarageBand. This is a complete mystery to ...
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garage band imports are playing at unintellible tempo/pitch

garage band imports play at unintelligible slowed down pitch so editing is impossible. I have tried different file inputs: aiff, mp3. All results are the same. When I export the pitch is normal again. ...
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adding a new sound to garageband

I just downloaded a software instrument sound. What do I do to get it into Garageband? Do I have to install it first? I have Mavericks. thanks
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How do I make a video of me playing guitar while using the garageband effects

I want to make a video of me playing an electric guitar with a macbook pro retina 2012 with all the effects running through it. How do I go about it? ps:- I am using garageband 11 I believe.
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Is there a way to set up a personal drumkit in GarageBand?

I would like to set up a personal drum-kit using my own sounds, instead of using the ones that come by default. So, Is there a way to build this in Garageband? The goal would be to assign a different ...
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Which instruments will other GarageBand users have?

I have GarageBand 9, GarageBand 10, the additional content package for GarageBand, and Logic Pro X on my computer. I'm working on a project using GarageBand 10 so that I can share it with some ...
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Record in Tracks View in GarageBand for iPad

Question about GarageBand for iPad: When recording a track using Audio Recorder (for voice or acoustic instrument), can I keep the iPad screen on Tracks View? That is, I'd like to see all the other ...
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MIDI drum machine as Garageband controller: works then stops

I just hooked up an old, but perfectly working, Roland DR-660 drum machine to my Mac using a MIDI to usb cable (oddly, I had to plug the "in" to the "out" and the "out" to the "in" to get it to ...
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GarageBand drums and verse

What is the best way to add drums after I played my guitar and also what is the best effect for a verse in GarageBand Thank you
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Sound Output from Garageband (on iPad) using Bluetooth

Is it possible to use bluetooth to listen to the sounds of Garageband on iPad? I don't succeed to do it. I hear the sound from the ipad's speaker... But I can do it when I listen to iTunes for ...
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GarageBand copied from another Mac

I just copied Garageband on a memory stick from a friends new iMac to my older Macbook Pro which I recently updated (clean install) to Mountain Lion. Unfortunately, during the upgrade I lost ...
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Can't burn podcast sounds to disk

I am trying to burn some sounds and a recording of my voice to a disk using GarageBand. It is set on podcast. When I click burn to disk, it looks like is working, but then it says it can't burn to ...
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Can I import songs I downloaded into garageband on my iPad, with no laptop fileshare?

Im a rapper, so all I want to do is import a beat onto garageband and record my vocals over that. Problem is I don't have a laptop, just the iPad. I have downloaded instrumetals on other apps. Is it ...
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Can GarageBand's yellow edit bar be shortened to less than 5 seconds?

I'm trying to export a 2 second sound from GarageBand, and I've seen other posts here (please link to them) that recommend turing on the cycle region button and adjusting the yellow bar that appears ...