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The Essentials of Mixing and Editing in GarageBand

In iLife, GarageBand and its many tools can mix and edit your tracks until you’ve got the best possible recording. Mixing is the process of controlling and balancing the volume of all tracks and adding track effects while combining all tracks into a final song. You recombine them in such a way as to bring out subtleties in the music.

How to Add Loop Regions in GarageBand in iLife ’11

In iLife '11's GarageBand, you can create a track for one or more loop regions by dragging a loop into an empty space on the timeline. Follow these steps to repeat a track in a loop sequence: [more…]

How to Arrange the Timeline in GarageBand in iLife ’11

GarageBand '11 offers a visual depiction of a song using a timeline. When you drag a loop to the timeline, or record into a track, iLife's GarageBand represents the music with a region in the timeline [more…]

iLife '11: Select, Copy, and Paste Regions in GarageBand

In iLife, being able to copy and paste regions in GarageBand is useful: You can perform a task once and repeat it thousands of times. You can even copy multiple regions in different tracks at one time. [more…]

iLife '11: How to Use the Arrangement Track in GarageBand

In iLife '11, GarageBand offers a special Arrangement Track for defining vertical arrangement regions in a song, just as an arranger would define sections in a chart, and use labels such as Verse and Chorus [more…]

iLife '11: Record into a Cycle Region in GarageBand

Overdubbing occurs when you record directly over a part of a song, replacing the instrument part with a new part. With GarageBand in iLife '11, you overdub by creating a [more…]

iLife '11: How to Mix Tracks in GarageBand

Creating a mix of a song with iLife's GarageBand '11 isn’t always complicated. You may simply need to raise or lower the volume of the individual tracks by using the track volume sliders. If it sounds [more…]

iLife '11: How to Edit Tracks in GarageBand

Using the GarageBand Track Editor in iLife '11, you can view the music in a region as though you’re seeing it in a microscope, viewing either the actual notes in a Software Instrument track or the waveform [more…]

iLife '11: Use the GarageBand Master Track Controls

Using a separate track for each instrument and vocal performance is necessary in order to create the best results with your sound when recording with GarageBand in iLife '11. However, controlling all these [more…]

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