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

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Moving GarageBand and projects to external HDD

After some major issues with my MacBook, I have to rescue my GarageBand and session projects. I know it probably isn't as easy as simply copying the .band files, so I've copied the following folders ...
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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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Slow down tempo not changing pitch and smoothing out sound

Normally when I slow down the tempo without changing pitch I load an AIF file to GarageBand, press a button that looks lika a dubble helix (show/hide flex). It then analyses the transient and after ...
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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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Volume keeps returning to zero in GarageBand

I am editing a podcast in GarageBand. Strangely the volume automatically drops to zero in one segment of a track whenever I do anything. Completely baffled - every time I reset the volume it drops ...
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Recover a GarageBand song on iPad?

Short: How can I recover a lost recording in GarageBand (on iPad)? Long: First, I am new to the GarageBand app, so maybe this is trivial, please bear with me. What happened: I opened the GarageBand ...
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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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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 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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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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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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