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How do I remove GarageBand?

I'm nearly out of space and ~/Library/Application Support/GarageBand is taking up 1.5 GB and GarageBand.app is taking up 381 MB of my hard disk space. Can I simply remove the app itself and this ...
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Remove seconds of silence at end of GarageBand exports

Whenever I export a song to disk from GarageBand, it automatically adds a few seconds of silence to the end. I don't want that silence, as the files I'm exporting are sound effect mixes to be played ...
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Mac App Store update stuck (Installing - Calculating…)

I opened GarageBand for the first time, to find that most of the loops required me to download the Apple Loops from Software Update. I agreed to this. The App Store opened and gave me the option to ...
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If I remove GarageBand and iMovie from my MacBook Air, can I restore them later?

I have just bought a new MacBook Air 13" (2013). It comes pre-installed with GarageBand and iMovie. I don't really need these applications and I want to save my disk space, so I was thinking about ...
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How can I transfer songs between Garageband for iOS and OS X?

I have Garageband on iPad, iPhone and OS X. How can I transfer the music between them? I have enabled iCloud with iPad and iPhone but cannot understand how to get the music from there to OS X? I have ...
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Where does GarageBand put its downloaded instruments and loop libraries?

I've been using the new(ish) GarageBand on Lion for a month or so now. Early on, it prompted me to download instrument sample libraries and loops of around 1.5 GB which were not included in the ...
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How do I import files into GarageBand on iPod touch?

I'm trying to import the m4a files that iTunes synchronized from the Voice Memo app, but the files are not showing up in the GarageBand app in iOS when I open it. Any idea how to import these sound ...
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You have updates available on another account

I received this Mac as a gift. Everything worked fine, now in the App Store the default applications GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto refuse to update, since it asks for the Apple ID of the previous ...
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Using Garage Band sounds for commercial purposes

Im making a Drumming app for the iphone and the ipod touch. I was searching for good drum samples around the internet, but couldn't find anything fitting. Then i thought of garageband and its drum ...
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Adjusting the beginning of a track on garage band

I would like to remove several seconds from the beginning of my garage band project. There are several tracks and when I delete this portion off each track I end up with 5 seconds or so of just ...
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How to fix Magic GarageBand missing files?

I hadn't used the Magic GarageBand feature before today (I generally don't use GarageBand that often) and when I went to try it, everything seemed to work until I clicked Open in GarageBand in the ...
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Garageband - Unable to complete In-App Purchase

I would like to buy more instruments, loops and so on in the new Garageband. The problem is that if I choose Garageband → Purchase more sounds click Continue when it told me what I'm going ...
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Old GarageBand had a legit drum roll; can't find it in 10.0

I've written quite a few tunes with older versions of GarageBand, and I always use the MIDI editor / piano roll (or whatever that note-by-note editor is called) for creating drum tracks. In the older ...
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Having trouble restoring individual GarageBand projects from Time Machine

I am trying to grab some old GarageBand project files from my live Time Machine backup that lives on an external drive that was formatted by Time Machine, and move them to my main desktop drive. I can ...
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Where is “Voice” on New Projects in GarageBand now?

In my old GarageBand App under New Projects there was a "Voice" tab. How do I locate that or is it no longer in the app?
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How to make my Garage Band '11 ringtone louder?

I created a ringtone using Garage Band '11 and my bass directly inputted to my MAC. I was able to create the ringtone I wanted, and selected the 30 second loop, however the volume is really low. I've ...
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Can I play along to Garageband lessons with an instrument which isn't connected to the computer?

When I try launching a piano lesson in GarageBand '11, it says the following: GarageBand has detected that you don to have a musical keyboard attached. Please connect your USB or ...
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How do I use piano pedals in Garageband?

I created a new piano project in Garageband. When I click the on-screen keyboard, it plays notes. On a normal piano, one of the pedals causes notes to continue playing even after they are released (I ...
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Recording audio (book) and creating useable chapters to send via email using Garageband. Help!

My son has learning disabilities, he is in college, and there was no audiobook available for one of his textbooks. I have spent hours recording the book for him, creating chapters as I went along. I ...
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No More Vocals Instruments in GarageBand '11?

I'm trying to change my voice on Skype using this tutorial http://www.erzsabet.com/mySLSound.html, which I got working with GarageBand '09. However, I just bought GarageBand '11, and there doesn't ...
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connect speaker and guitar to macbook with only one 3.5 mm jack

I want to connect eletro acoustic guitar and a speaker too to my Macbook. My Macbook has only one 3.5 mm jack and for connecting 2 devices simultaneously I need to have two 3.5 mm jacks. Is there any ...
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How can I get more keyboard software instruments for GarageBand?

I've been using GarageBand to play my MIDI keyboard for a few years, just because of its built-in software instruments for keyboards. Now I'm thinking about purchasing some jam packs only for the ...
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Can I have custom GarageBand track icons?

Is it possible to manually define a custom icon on track in GarageBand? Having something like a usericon I see on web sites makes knowing whose track I'm editing much easier than having to read ...
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GarageBand multiple takes doesn't work

I'm trying to simply record multiple takes using GarageBand 11. I enable cycling, record once, the hit stop, rewind, record again... BUT NO TRIANGLE APPEARS on the track folder. Also, while the track ...
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Installing GarageBand on OS X Mountain Lion?

I've recently downgraded to 10.8.5 as I had been having trouble getting Mavericks to work with my TASCAM US-1641 audio interface. I tried to reinstall GarageBand and try out my interface again only to ...
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Re-Installing GarageBand from iLife '11 DVD (Guitar Tracks Issue)

Due to an issue regarding the creation of Guitar Tracks in GarageBand '11, and that none of the reported fixes (here and here) have worked, I am looking to re-install. However, I don't appear to be ...
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Use GarageBand's metronome for practice

In GarageBand '09, I find that the Metronome plays only when I'm recording. How do I use the Metronome just for practice?
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Installed GarageBand Jam Pack 2 Remix Tools but can't find it

The installer installed it to my hard drive but I don't see an icon that I'm supposed to click on to access it. Can anyone help me understand this
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Garageband on 10.4.11: which version and where to find it?

I'd love to install garageband on an old mac mini... Which version will it run on 10.4.11? Can I download it from apple site or any other source?
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How can I change sound depth and frequency characteristics in GarageBand?

How can I change depth (bits) and frequency (kHzs) characteristics when recording session in GarageBand? If I can't then what are the default values?
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Remove silence from end of GarageBand track

I have just edited a song in GarageBand on OS X. At the end of the music I discovered that I have almost 5 minutes of silence at the end of the track after the music stops. I know how that track ...
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I can't hear sound from one Garageband project

My sound works perfectly on everything except one Garageband project. Everything runs normal but I can't hear anything (Including the metronome.) If I go onto media I can listen to a iTunes song but ...
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Constant message from GarageBand saying “Keyboard shortcuts changed”

GarageBand constantly fires off the following message when not the foreground app. It's extremely distracting. The messages appear in the Growl dropdown, and continues to cycle between these two ...
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Score Corrections in Garageband. Notes on '& 2 &' are showing up as triplets

I am trying to arrange Canon in D. I have some music on " & 2 & & 4 &". The GarageBand auto score is displaying it as triplets. I am trying to get it as close as possible so that way ...
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Stuck Notes with a Midi Controller and GarageBand 10.0.1

In GarageBand 10.0.1 (2013), I frequently will get "stuck notes" (i.e., a certain key will continue playing as if held down when it is not) when playing my Akai MPK 25 connected via USB. I have ...
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Remove bars at the end of the song to create a loop to the begining

I have empty bars at the end of the song, as some instruments finish before others. How do I delete these bars after I've recorded the instruments so the song starts again at the begining to create a ...
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How To Duck Audio in Logic Pro X

In garageband ducking audio was a one-click operation. However I cannot find how to preform the same action in Logic Pro X.
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Garage band app-file recovery?

I dropped my iphone4s in water and when I got a new phone and brought back the GarageBand app none of my songs were there. Is there ANYWAY I can recover these files?
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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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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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How do I move GarageBand's Lessons and other libraries to another drive?

I'd like to move GarageBand's lessons ("Learn to Play") to another drive. How do I tell GarageBand where to look to find the files? Some context : I removed my Late 2009 MacBook's SuperDrive and now ...
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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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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?