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

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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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GarageBand play head not visible when streaming

When recording in Streamlabs OBS window capture I do not see the play head It should look like this: However you can see the play head when using display capture
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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 do I use sf2 sound packs in GarageBand?

So I've been looking for an answer to this in other's question threads, but I don't think they mention the use of sf2 sound packs. I'm kinda new to this so I'm not familiar with the Soundfont thing. ...
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Why is the GarageBand recording level greyed out and how to fix it?

Has anyone who has experienced this problem found the actual answer to how to unlock the recording level settings? Audio interface is set up correctly, system settings recognize and are set to the ...
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Garageband soundfonts don't work and glitches out

When I go to AU INSTRUMENTS > APPLE > AU SAMPLER > STEREO and select the file where I keep my sound fonts in, and click the sound font I chose, It doesn't work. Sometimes the sf2 file plays the ...
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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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I can't get my Hammond keyboard to play through garageband

I'm trying to record my Hammond keyboard into garageband. I've connected a quarter inch cable from my keyboard to my interface, then connected my interface to my computer with a USB chord. In my Audio ...
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Shure Sm58 xlr Microphone into GarageBand audio recorder

I have a Shure Sm58 dynamic Microphone which I’ve never plugged into a computer or device before. I wanted to use a microphone on GarageBand with my iPad so did some research and found a xlr to 3.5mm ...
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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 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).