Tips & Tricks for Garageband
Today, we have decided to let you guys know about some helpful tips and tricks for your Garageband for Windows app.
If you have any issues understanding any of these tips, then be sure to get in touch with us and let us know.
Anyway, on with the show…
GarageBand remains silent
You have opened your song and start playback. All the metering indicators fidget lively, the head moves along the timeline, everything looks normal, only one thing is uncomfortable: You hear nothing. Absolutely no sound can be heard That’s a pleasing way to easily solve it: just press the volume keys on the Mac keyboard and GarageBand will finally start ringing again.
Unfortunately, that does not always help. A look at the sound system settings would be there a hint. Is the correct device selected under Output? This setting is also in the settings of GarageBand itself. Both details should be correct and agree. In the system settings at the bottom, you can also adjust the overall volume. Is the controller may be on the left? Or is possibly “sound off” ticked?
Loops are not audible
You want to listen to a song in a loop in the browser and although the speaker icon lights, you can hear nothing. No matter how many times you press the volume buttons, nothing happens. Maybe the master track may be at fault here. If you have hidden the sound in the master track and the sound head is at random at this point, the playback from the loop browser is also muted.
In the exported song the end is cut off
After the export to iTunes suddenly missing the end of the beautiful song with such great effects? The last sound is there, but the effects are cut off. That should not be like that. What then all the effort? Only a trick helps. For GarageBand, the song ends with the last note of an instrument in the timeline. Punktum. How should GarageBand know that something is coming? The effects do not show up in the timeline “visible” for the program.
The problem is actually quite simple. One loops the playback. Then you click into the loop symbol in the transport functions and pull the yellow bar a bit beyond the end of the song. Listen again, whether now in the selected area all effects and also not forget the beginning of the song. For the next export, GarageBand takes the loop as a guide.
See more loops
If the list of keywords in the Loop Browser is too small for you, you can enlarge it. To do this, move the mouse along the bar with the control elements. Between the buttons for LoopBrowser / Editor and the Transport functions, as well as between the time display and the level meter, the mouse pointer turns into a hand. If you click here, you can drag the bar up (or down). Already up to 54 keyword keys appear 24 of which have hitherto only hidden well.
For more tips, you can watch the video below. We found this video a few days ago and found it very helpful (it even showed us a few things that we didn’t know)