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an application for iOS and macOS that allows users to create music and podcasts

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Lost garage band files can I build my project on Xcode?

So it’s been a year since my computer crashed and corrupted my hard drive. I lost most of my audio files on GarageBand. I have one project I really want back and in the file it has 2 audio tracks ...
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Can't use a file stored in my Mac as a ringtone

UPDATE : Changed the title of the question, since I realized that the current title is a bit misleading. I have: iPhone 14 Pro Max running iOS 17.3 Garage Band on the iPhone has version 2.3.15 I ...
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Garage Band live transposing MIDI input | Double Midi In signal

I use a Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 with Garage Band and Milky. I have set this up with Milky and now have the problem that I have two simultaneous midi in events when playing. Garage Band ...
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Garageband recognising both key up and key down on MIDI controller

I recently upgraded from Venture to Sonoma and now my MIDI keyboard is registering both on key down and key up in Garageband (10.4.9). A few other observations that seem odd: Garageband now says 3 ...
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MacOS keeps reinstalling iMovie and GarageBand

I want to uninstall iMovie and GarageBand. But each time after I uninstall them, they are automatically reinstalled (without any message and notification). I tried to uninstall them directly (click ...
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Mouse issues on second screen

I recently started facing a weird bug on my macbooks. Whenever I connect an external screen through a hub there are issues with the mouse. In some apps (Descript) I can't 'click' certain buttons ...
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Install GarageBand on my son's iPad mini running iPadOS 15.x

My son has expressed an interest in using GarageBand on his iPad mini. It is an older model, upgraded to the most recent version of iPadOS it can run, 15.7.8. However, the current latest version of ...
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How do I write AppleScript to perform the actions on the main window of GarageBand?

I am an applescript noob and and I am hoping to control GarageBand with my MIDI foot control so I can play my electric guitar as I press the foot control to stop, start recording etc. on GarageBand. I ...
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3.5mm jack on 2021 MacBook Pro stopped taking line-in input

I have a 14" MacBook Pro with M1, 2021. Last week I had my electric piano plugged into the Mac via the 3.5mm cable and the Mac was receiving the audio stream from that input just fine. (I used ...
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Unable to connect 3 USB mic Inputs to MacBook Pro M1

I have been looking at how to connect multiple Mics to my Mac. So far I have followed tutorials on YouTube which guide me towards creating an aggregated device on the Audio MIDI utility. I do this and ...
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How to digitize old cassette tape audio using the 1/8" headphone port on a 2021 MacBook Pro?

I have a 16" 2021 MacBook Pro, a cassette tape player, and a bunch of old cassette tapes with family audio recordings on them. I want to digitize them by connecting the tape player to my MBP's 1/...
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will I get garageband back if I factory reset my ipad AIR 2

as I recall, my old ipad air 2 came with Garageband. I made the mistake of leaving automatic app updates on and now, since it cannot update to ios 16, it cannot open Garageband either (since it is ...
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MacBook Pro Laptop toolbar in all programs freeze up...can't use; even on the web and the apple itself. I have to restart after 20 min. to use again

I have had a MacBook Pro for a little over a year. Ever since I've had it, I can work in any app for 20 minutes and then I won't be able to open any option on the toolbar, like "Edit", &...
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Where are User Patches stored for GarageBand?

I have created some nice guitar patches (combination of amp, effects, etc.) and I want to save them so I can reuse them in other songs. I click the Save button at the bottom of the Sounds pane and the ...
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How to open file saved in newest GarageBand on another computer with an older GarageBand

I have iPhone se2 with the latest GarageBand version. I have an old MacBook 2010, El Capitan 10.11 with an older version of GarageBand (10.2.0). I can’t update the GarageBand on this MacBook because ...
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Poor recording quality

I'm experiencing poor recording quality with an old iMac (see below) on which I recently installed High Sierra. Here is a recording. Live acoustic/electric guitar. No effects. I have a Scarlett 2i2 (...
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GarageBand is unusable - "Maximum number of tracks (1000)"

Only weeks after getting it, I can no longer use GarageBand on my brand new MBP 14" M1 Pro (macOS 12.1) because any attempt to create a new project immediately results in the error "Maximum ...
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Can't select a SoundFont instrument in GarageBand

I want to use the SGM SoundFont in GarageBand for my recreation. However, when I try to load it onto my AUSampler, the dropdown menu next to Options > Instrument Name is greyed out and not ...
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Numbers on MIDI Tracks in Garageband

I'm trying to use a SoundFont with a midi track but for some reason I see a number surrounded by a box at the start of the midi track. Is there any way to change the value of this number in ...
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GarageBand Plugins won't work because developer is not certified

So I was downloading plugins for Garageband. They were Audio Units, so they work with Garageband, and I was also able to drag and drop my Component files into the Components folder, my usual process ...
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Options to download Garage Band app for macOS unsupported in App Store?

Apple dropped support for my Mac Mini Late 2012 to upgrade to BigSur. With it I can't download GarageBand (I already have iMovie) software compatible with my macOS version Catalina. "We could ...
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Does Logic Pro X require GarageBand's instrument library?

I've formerly have GarageBand and its instrument library installed, but since then I have "upgraded" to Logic Pro X and uninstalled GarageBand. Recently I've been running low on storage and ...
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Can Garageband Loops be removed after removing Garageband?

I have just removed Garageband Loops via System Information > Manage; these remained after I'd uninstalled Garageband using AppCleaner. Can I remove them manually or will this impact other ...
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How to get GarageBand on MacOs to recognize external MIDI Device?

I am using Macos 10.15.7, and Garageband 10.3.5. I have a MIDI keyboard plugged in via a USB cable. I configured the MIDI device using "Audio Midi Studio.app". I added my keyboard, and ...
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How does one edit high-octave notes in the score editor?

I shifted some notes several octaves up using the Piano Roll view (after finding no way to do it in the Score Editor), but as a result of doing this, it is now impossible to edit the notes from the ...
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GarageBand - Recover .band file

Many years ago I had an iPhone with GarageBand. I found in my iCloud account a .band archive which I downloaded. It's a folder with a few folders (Contents, Media, Output) and a file named projectData....
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App restoration on Macbook Pro - will these apps be reinstalled whenever Big Sur launches?

Before I delete iMovie and GarageBand on a shared MacBook Pro (I'm the admin), if I upgrade from MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 to Big Sur (whenever it launches), will they auto-restore on Big Sur being ...
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How to access Garage Band stock sounds?

I have used stock sounds from iMovie (where they are called "sound effects") and would like to browse more, for example footsteps or rain to add on a podcast. Apple allows the use of loops ...
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How can I prevent Garageband from removing downloaded sound library installation files after installation?

Garageband will download full sound library when requested, install them, and then delete the installation file/package. Sometimes, I want to be able to install those again without having to download ...
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How to use .sf2 files in garageband?

I'm trying to get the soundfont from New Super Mario Bros. to work in garageband, because somebody ripped the midi files from the game. Except when I go to the Audio/MIDI tab, there aren't any ...
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record in Garageband with iRealPro

I want to record my guitar in Garageband with tracks from iRealPro on my iPad. I plugged my guitar into my iPad audio with a guitar interface adapter. IooAn article says there are small ways to do ...
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How does one send MIDI files from iOS Garageband?

There's already info for Garage band as a target of sound but what about source? How does one send MIDI files from iOS Garageband?
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How to normalize volume across regions in a Garageband track?

How can I normalize the volume across various regions in a track in Garageband? Each region in my track has been recorded separately by a speaker with varying distances to the microphone, some are ...
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How do i change GarageBand Keyboard Notes Label?

i want to change my keyboard note labels, my label is here.But i want "d e f g..." note labels. Thank in advace
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How can I use the output sound from GarageBand as my 'mic' for Skype or similar?

I run GarageBand on my MacMini with a simple USB audio interface. I want to be able to play my electric guitar through GarageBAnd so the sound with SFX is what is fed into Skype and other video chat ...
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Mix two audio tracks - stretch one to sync with other

I have two music tracks of the exact same music (I have rights to it) but each is incomplete. One is missing the start, the other is missing the end. Both were recorded from the same source, except ...
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Garageband is *always* recording internal computer audio

I'm making a very simple recording using the built-in microphone. However, even though I'm wearing headphones, garageband is recording the internal audio along with the microphone input. That means, ...
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GarageBand doesn't let me import a file [ipad]

The file is grayed out and it doesn't let me drag it in, it only lets me delete it.
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GarageBand for iOS 13.3: how to make mono synths polyphonic?

I want to use one of the Bass settings from Alchemy Synth as a pad in its upper registers, but that's a problem, because the Bass sounds all act like mono synths and if you write two+ notes in a track ...
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Correct settings to record computer audio with Garageband, internal mic and ishowYouAudio

I have the following aggregate device to record audio on the computer however I am sometimes getting some very bad feedback buzzing noise can be heard in this podcast episode. https://cafe....
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I can't import photos in GarageBand

Every website or video tutorial about adding artwork to my projects shows that the media browser has tabs/buttons for Audio, Photos, Movies. My GarageBand has only Audio and Movies. If I try to ...
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Garageband 10.3 learn to play lessons playing previous attempts when I record another one

I recently upgraded to the latest release of Garageband (10.3.2) and when I try to play a piano lesson, I can hear my previous attempt played back to me as I try again. This is very distracting. The ...
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Playing a 3 note chord on GarageBand performs an UNDO function

I have a 1st edition iPad Pro 12.9" and I opened GarageBand. It loaded an old song automatically, and the instrument was a synth. I switched it to a Grand Piano and began to play a 3 note chord. As I ...
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GarageBand iOS on iPad Air, MIDI cable, Roland/Wurlitzer: How do I make something out of this combo?

I just got a 3.5mm to MIDI adapter so I can use it with my Roland EXR-3 Interactive Arranger or use it with my Wurlitzer Omni 3600, which both have in and out MIDI ports. I just want to use the cable, ...
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How to know missing sound libraries when moving garage project to new device

I have a GarageBand project, created on my iPad. I have moved the project to my iPhone, but it says that I am missing sound libraries - but it does not tell my which one? I would expect to be told ...
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How to move/copy a ringtone created with GarageBand from one device to another

I have created a ringtone using GarageBand on my iPad. How do I copy or move it to my iPhone?
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Adjusting velocity range of note input on GarageBand iOS with MIDI controller

I am trying to get the best possible results in the realm of note velocity with my keyboard MIDI controller in GarageBand. The keyboard itself is touch sensitive, but the velocity sensitivity is very ...
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How do I select part of an audio track in GarageBand 10.3.2?

I'm using GarageBand 10.3.2 on Mojave. I want to extract part of an MP3 file but I'm having trouble figuring out how to select the part I want. When I open my track I see the below. I want to ...
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How to delete Music Creation?

I followed the guidelines here by doing the following: 1) Delete the GarageBand app from the Applications folder 2) Check the ~/Library folder for these files: /Library/Application Support/...
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Garageband pan won't stay put

I am trying to record and play back tracks on GarageBand and the pan feature on the tracks keep turning fully right or left without prompting. I re-set them and the same problem arises. So far this ...
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