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

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Problem with importing mp3 into GarageBand

When I import my mp3 music track into Garageband it imports two wave files in the one track. The song sounds crazy. How do I import the mp3 so that it just has one wave file.
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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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GarageBand 10.3 (Mac OS): Loops dragged to workspace not shown

In GarageBand 10.3 for macOS, loops dragged to the workspace (tracks area) won't show - the area remains black. So you can't do anything there. Hovering the mouse over the window reveals the begin ...
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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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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 do I stop unwanted randomization of GarageBand software instrument output?

Obligatory version information: GarageBand 10.0.2 on Mac OS version 10.9.5. Various software instruments in GarageBand projects tend to become unstable for unknown reasons. When this happens, they ...
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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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How can I delete a custom ringtone exported from Garageband, after Garageband has been reinstalled?

A year ago, I downloaded the Garageband app to my iPhone 6S for the sole purpose of exporting a custom ringtone. I followed the instructions listed on Apple's website and then deleted GarageBand, as I ...
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Where can I download the Learn to Play lessons in Garage Band 10.3.2 on Mojave?

I am using the latest version of garage band I keep looking around the menu and online help, but I cannot find out a place to download the lessons. Where can I download the lessons again?
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Garage Band live transposing MIDI input

I have a MIDI instrument whose input I'd like to transpose live (ie. so the sound synthesized for it is transposed up a third from the actual input, for example). I tried adding an AU Pitch Shift ...
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USB 3 Lightning Camera Adapter to Roland MIDI UM-One interface on iPhone with iOS 12

I am running iOS 12.1.2 on my iPhone X. I am trying to use GarageBand with a Microkorg synthesizer, and am connecting them using a Roland UM-One Mk2 MIDI interface and a USB 3 Lightning Camera Adapter....
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Getting GarageBand after restoring MacBook [duplicate]

So I recently purchased a MacBook Air. I had initially set it up without an Apple ID, and I saw GarageBand on my machine. I had to reset the MacBook for certain reasons afterwards, so I erased the ...
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If I delete the sound library from GarageBand on my Mac, can I reinstall it later for free?

I have a MacBook Air and it doesn't have very much storage so I want to delete the sound library from garage band (not the whole app, just the sound library). if I do this, will I be able to reinstall ...
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No audio going into GarageBand

I just got a Blue Snowball iCE, plugged it in and my Mac recognized it fine. In System Preferences > Sound > Input, Blue Snowball shows up and is selected and I see the input level meter moving in ...
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GarageBand stopped recognizing my piano/keyboard after installing MacOS Mojave

I have a piano/keyboard (HP 137R Roland Digital Piano) hooked up (via MIDI to USB) to my Mac Mini computer and it has worked fine with GarageBand (10.1.6) and Synthesia (10.3.4077) for years. Then ...
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GarageBand recording level stuck

I am recording an audio track in garageband 10.3.1.. I want to adjust the recording levels, and the slider is greyed out: Why can't I slide it? How can I adjust the volume?
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Garageband additional software download status in Mac

Where Can I see about the Garageband additional software download status, when it got opened for the first time? And how to stop it manually? version detail: mac os high sierra 10.13.4 garageband 10....
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Does Garageband update with High Sierra updates

I am running Mavericks om my Mac and using Garageband 10.1.2 . I want to update my computer to MacOS High Sierra, but I do not want to change my Garageband version Does Garageband get updated along ...
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Garageband workaround: Tempo change post-recording?

Is there a way to change the master tempo in Garageband after you've already recorded some audio tracks? Use case: Create analog audio tracks (e.g. record guitar, voice, etc.) Manually figure out ...
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Controlling a microphone connected via combo jack

Short verstion (TL;DR) I have a microphone connected to my new MacBook via a splitter adapter (see the picture below), in which you can use the multifunction jack separating the input and output ...
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Track volume keeps resetting itself

I'm using garageband, and I am trying to lower the volume of one track. I adjust the volume slider to where I want it (-13.8 db) , but when I start playing the song, the volume slider for that track ...
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Garageband still taking up space in High Sierra

Garageband is taking up nearly 25 GB of space under Music Creation when I look at "Manage" storage on my Macbook Air running High Sierra. I have deleted every file for Garageband, including Apple ...
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Can /Library/Audio/ be safely deleted?

After looking at How to completely remove Garage Band from macOS?, I was able to found /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/ and /Library/Audio/Apple Loops Index/ using ls and deleted them using rm -rf. But I ...
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Retrieve iOS GarageBand projects on Mac

I created a few projects on an old iPad 2 years ago. The iPad broke down and I have had no more Apple products since then. Now I've set up an installation of macOS High Sierra in VMware, and I want to ...
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Purchasing all instruments doesn't work in GarageBand 10.0.2

GarageBand version 10.0.2. I haven't upgraded since getting this computer because I keep reading nightmare reviews about incompatibility with earlier project formats and more recently in versions 10.1 ...
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How to repeat the sound clip to the entire length of the video clip?

As you can see in my screen shot I have a movie clip that is much longer than the auto clip. The audio clip is just some generic background music created in Garage Band. I would like to keep repeat ...
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Is there a way to remove custom ringtones from an iPhone without using a Mac or PC?

This question has good answers on how to remove ringtones that one may have installed using iTunes on a Mac or PC. However, it appears to be possible for iPhone users who do not have a Mac or PC to ...
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Spotify to audio CD workflow

I have several Spotify playlists that I would like to burn to audio CDs, after doing some light editing on the song transitions. I would value some advice about my draft workflow below: Record the ...
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Is it possible to install a ringtone on an iPhone using Garageband?

Can a custom ringtone be created or installed on an iPhone using the GarageBand app from Apple on the iPhone? (and without using a Mac or PC, and without buying the ringtone using the Music App).
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How to use SoundFonts in GarageBand 10.2?

There are many tutorials that show how to use SoundFonts on GarageBand. (Source) However, when I do step 5 on this page, no dropdown menu appears (and nothing happens). How can I install SoundFonts ...
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How to save/export as a MIDI file in GarageBand

Opening a midi file (.mid) in GarageBand is the easiest thing ever, but how do I go the other direction? I want to take a piece I recorded as a midi performance in GarageBand and turn it into a midi ...
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I can't record my voice using GarageBand, but can still record instruments

I installed v2.0.7 of GarageBand to my iPad a few months ago. I've just tried recording my voice using the audio option and it told me I did not have enough free storage. However, I can still record ...
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Garageband—how to change volume of a region (not whole track)?

In garageband I have one audio track with many regions. I'd like to adjust the volume for each region. Is there an easy way to do that, or do I have to make a new track each time, and adjust the ...
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GarageBand auto stored wrong Apple ID

GarageBand was updated using a different apple ID than my own. Since then it will not let me use my own credentials to update. Once a new update came out for GarageBand it prompted me to enter in my ...
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In GarageBand, why does the damper/sustain pedal make the piano less bright?

When I depress the sustain pedal on my keyboard while recording or playing the piano sounds in GarageBand, the sound loses its "brightness." The attack seems to be diminished when the pedal is ...
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Apple Sierra deleted GarageBand still taking up 1.76G of space!

I have followed all of the other thread suggestions to remove the majority of GarageBand files from my MacBook Air (How to completely remove Garage Band from macOS?), short of reinstalling the app and ...
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Garage Band takes 46 GB? [duplicate]

I recently got a new MacBook Pro and it only has 120 GB on it. On the system information page, I saw that garage band takes a whooping 46 GB on my Mac! I don't know how this has happened! When I ...
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Change GarageBand recording directory

When recording audio in GarageBand (open GarageBand, New Project, Voice, then start recording). I would like to record to an external SSD rather than the system disk as I get occasional crashes that ...
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I just installed Garageband on my mac but I don't know if it charged my card

So, I wanted to use an app to edit some audio for a project. I have a mac but it does not have an in-built GB app, so when I looked for it online, it said that I had to pay $4.99. I did not want to ...
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Garageband speed up individual region

How does one speed up an individual portion (region) of a track on garageband without altering the tempo of other tracks or regions? Altering the song tempo changes everything's tempo.
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GarageBand not opening on MacBook Pro

When I try to open GarageBand it comes up with the error message 'GarageBand quit unexpectedly' as pictured. When I try to reopen it it bounces around for a bit and then comes up with this message ...
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Recover Files in iCloud

I uploaded a garageband song-file to iCloud on my iPad. Unfortunately i deleted it from iCloud (on my iPad) and its gone on both my iCloud drive and iPad local storage. Is it possible to recover my ...
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Garageband - Remove Dead Space at End of Track

I was sidetracked while recording something off of the internet into Garageband. How do I cut off all of the dead space at the end of my recording?