Jun 24, 2011

GarageBand: May unexpectedly quit when changing input

GarageBand: May unexpectedly quit when changing input


When adjusting the input level in Learn To Play guitar lessons, GarageBand may unexpectedly quit if you are using an Apogee Duet 2.

Products Affected



Adjust the guitar's level on the Apogee Duet 2, or in the Apogee Maestro 2 software.


GarageBand for iPad: Backing up your songs

GarageBand for iPad: Backing up your songs


When you create songs with GarageBand for iPad, your songs are saved within the app. Deleting the GarageBand for iPad app from the iPad will also delete your songs. Although an alert will inform you about your files being deleted, it is a good practice to back up your songs when possible.

Products Affected

GarageBand for iPad, iTunes 10 for Mac
You can back up your songs by sending them to iTunes.
Send a GarageBand song to iTunes:
  1. Tap the My Songs button, then tap the Export Song button:  
  2. Tap Send to iTunes.

  1. 3. Do one of the following:
  • To send the song as a GarageBand song, tap GarageBand.
  • To send the song as an audio file, tap AAC.

The next time you sync your iPad, the exported song appears in the GarageBand Documents list under File Sharing in iTunes. 


Garageband Hints and Tips - What's new in GarageBand for iPad 1.0.1

Paste an audio file from the clipboard

You can paste an audio file from an app that supports copying audio to the clipboard. GarageBand for iPad supports uncompressed audio files with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and 16-bit depth (the standard for audio CDs).

Audio files copied from another app can be pasted to Audio Recorder or Guitar amp tracks.

Import an audio file

You can import an audio file from your computer into Tracks view. GarageBand for iPad supports uncompressed audio files with a 44.1 kHz sample rate and 16-bit depth (the standard for audio CDs). You can also import Apple Loops. If the audio file is an unsupported sample rate or bit depth it will be unavailable in the import window. 

Use GarageBand with external output devices

You can use GarageBand with external devices, including AirPlay, Bluetooth, and HDMI-equipped media devices. When using any of these devices there is no support of audio input. This means that you cannot record sound with the Audio Recorder or Sampler, and cannot play a guitar with the Guitar Amp Touch Instrument.

After you connect an external device to your iPad, you must set GarageBand to send audio to the device.

When you are finished using GarageBand with the external device, tap the switch Off.

While the "AirPlay - Bluetooth - HDMI" switch is on, an alert appears if you try to record an Audio Recorder or Guitar Amp Touch Instrument, or if you try to record a sound with the Sampler. You can turn the switch off from the alert.


Logic 9.x: Sound differences with GarageBand for iPad projects opened in older versions of Logic

Garageband Hints and Tips


Songs from GarageBand for iPad that you opened in Logic 9.1.4 and saved as Logic projects may sound different when opened in Logic 9.1.3 or earlier.


The best way to avoid this issue is to open projects in Logic 9.1.4 or later. To update from an earlier version of Logic 9.x:
  1. Choose Software Update from the Apple  menu.
  2. Install the latest version of Logic offered. 
If you need to work with an affected project in an earlier version of Logic, first export any tracks using Logic 9.1.4 that use GarageBand instruments as audio files to use in the earlier version:

  1. Click the track header to select all regions of that track.
  2. Choose Region > Bounce Regions in Place
  3. Set the options as shown here:
  4. Repeat for each GarageBand for iPad track.
  5. Save the project.

Jun 20, 2011

Garageband Hints and Tips - using your Garageband preview file.

Garageband Hints and Tips - using your Garageband  preview file.

Go to preferences and tell Garageband to save a preview of your song when saving your file. This allows you to go to the finder and click the file once, and then hit space bar to preview your song. Much quicker than opening the file in Garageband! And another cool option this gives you is an AIFF file you can import right into iTunes!

Click your garageband file in finder, and right click file to show contents. This will open a new window, where there is a folder called MEDIA. Open up this folder and there is a file called OUTPUT... and this is your AIFF preview file! Drag it into iTunes and rename and you have an easy way to import all your songs into iTunes vs, opening each song in GB and outputting to iTunes (much more time!)

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