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Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
3:50 pm
[shadowtherat]
Getting a hell of noise using a Lightsnake cable
Hi, I figured some community existed for Garageband, best program I've ever used, but I've gotten myself a bit of trouble.

I bought a guitar and a Lightsnake cable and when I go through the setup to get it to work in GB I get this very annoying howl coming through. It's not the guitar, that worked fine on other amps, and when the guitar is unplugged and the cable is still plugged in, the sound remains. Sometimes the noise gets louder than the guitar on certan settings.

I can somewhat fix this by changing the Gate settings on the track in GB if I turn it up enough, but then it cuts out the guitar if I hold a note for too long.

Using OSX 10.4.10 and GB 2.02 (50)

Edit: And if I turn off the pickup volume it is constant static. Is the cable bad? The static and noise seems related to the top pickup knob, but if the pickup was off in some way it would have been doing the same in a normal amp?
Monday, October 1st, 2007
3:57 pm
[gaypray]
Free Soft Synth Sounds For Apple! (donationware)
I just found this and these sounds are just what I needed:

http://benboldt.spymac.com/instruments.html

Click Here For More Love (of music that is)

Let me know what you come up with!

Jason

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, September 30th, 2007
8:07 pm
[gaypray]
New Guy Here...
Hi folks,

I just joined this community as well as MacJams.com. Hope to find others to share my recording experiences with.

Jason
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
2:04 am
[stuartzobel]
Ok so garageBand is really cool and all.....
and it supposedly "democratizes"music a little bit, but we don't see many new tunes in hear. I hope it's not that we are not producing. I say each one of us posts a new recording by December 23rd. I am sure it will be an interesting mix. And what the hell, we might start listening to each others music.

Current Mood: optimistic
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
1:27 am
[infamous_tim]
Howdy folks, new member. Wanted to share a song and ask a question.

I've had this bass line in my head for about two weeks now, so I finally sat down in GarageBand and wrote it out. After that I penned a pretty fun drum beat to go with it. Then I couldn't stop, so I wandered through GB's built-in loops and threw down some on top. Check it out:

http://www.gearblock.com/music/drumbass110.mp3

I tried writing a horn section for the song, but I don't have a real keyboard to play on, just the Powerbook. Is there a way to manually add a pitch bend, or can you only adjust what's coming from the MIDI stream? Does the same apply to modulation?

Current Mood: satisfied
Monday, November 27th, 2006
1:15 pm
[stuartzobel]
Music for a documentary
Hi, I recorded the following with he same set up as the bumper sticker tune. There is some empty space at the beginning of the track, BTW, does anyone know a way to solve this problem in GarageBand?
I usually leave a long quiet space at the beginning of my recordings - to give myself time to make it to the drums or listen to the click for a bit before playing, various reasons. Then, when I am done recording, I mix. The problem it that if cut the lead time off of the front of the file and drag the tracks to the beginning, all the volume and panning "curves" stay in place, obliterating any mixing I have done. It seems to me that exporting to iTunes and reimporting to garageBand to clip the beginning off is the only solution, but does hat not degrade the quality? Is there a way around this?

Theme to the documentary "Threatened"


x-posted

Current Mood: determined
Saturday, November 25th, 2006
10:45 pm
[stuartzobel]
New member, a song, and driving advice
Hi I just found this community but it looks as if noone is here anymore, just in case....
Here is a song I recorded useing GarageBand with a sure BG4.1 mic and an Maudio duo (oh yes, and on a mac mini)
The song (jingle really) is for a bumper sticker campaign aiming to eliminate traffic jams through better driving habits.

The song is here
comments appreciated

Current Mood: blah
Sunday, February 19th, 2006
10:24 pm
[ripnj]
I use GarageBand a lot for converting cassettes into mp3s/CDs. Mostly local bands from my high school days that only had cassette demos out. I have been doing it one song at a time, but there has to be a better way. Is there? Is there a way that I can record an entire side of a cassette, and then cut it up into regions and export each region as its own song? I also have Soundtrack. Yes? No? Am I doomed to doing this 1 track at a time?
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
10:23 pm
[slumberingblue]
posting for an associate who had this occur while running garage band?

if this is not the community for trouble shooting info, my apologies:

g4 tower
OS 10.3.9

while trying to play a 30 minute project with 7 or 8 tracks
the warning appeared stating how she did not have enough processing power
she has a gig and then some RAM

it asked her to restart

she did

a gig of ram is now missing


any help or suggestions or links?

the PDF manual doesn't really discuss things like this

thanks!
Saturday, January 7th, 2006
4:18 pm
[menikmati]
does anyone know how to accomplish this? I installed the core audio and I can't find where to add applications for it to support- I installled the latest drivers and it kept looking for a mbox2 in system preferences- I set the inputs in system preferences: Sound to mbox and the input in garageband to mbox and the volume is ghosted out in the add track/real instrument tab..

says I need to use Digidesign CoreAudio Setup- but that thing doesn't exist anywhere on my computer after the install grrrr!
Friday, November 25th, 2005
3:19 am
[twissie]
Exporting to mp3 + Mono?
Hey, first time poster in this community.

I've just started teaching myself how to use GarageBand, I had to give myself a crash course as I've gotten myself involved in an online karaoke group and I need to regularly submit lines for song projects.

Anyway... my problem is this, I'm told by the group's leader that my recordings have to fulfill these requirements: "Record in 44100hz, Mono, 16-Bit, mp3."

The 44100Hz and 16-Bit part is fine, since that seems to be GarageBands's default setting(where can I actually check if this is true?), my trouble is to get my track to stay in mono when I export it to iTunes to later convert it to mp3.

I set the new track (in GB) to be mono, but after exporting it to iTunes and checking the info of the track, it says stereo :S What am I supposed to do?

Another question. I need to record one line at a time when I do songs (I'm sending the lines to another person who will mix my lines in with other people's lines), is there a way to have multiple tracks in one project but save/export each track of the project separately? That would really make things a lot easier for me.

Thank you so much for your time, thanks in advance for any help!
Crossposted.

Current Mood: confused
Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
11:04 pm
[methylparoben]
Has anyone tried the M-Audio USB Fast track? I'm looking for a cheap, easy to use pre-amp for my Ibook that doubles as an input for my guitar.
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
8:39 pm
[liquidrhythm]
imic issues and musical typing
i'm having imic issues in regards to volume. everything is recorded really low.
i can barely hear things when i play them back even if i have the volume up on the console on garage band.
musical typing: i can get the keypad to work but I hear no notes come out.
what's the deal?
Saturday, August 6th, 2005
11:19 pm
[_____hulaskirt]
Okay, so i made a song on GB and i want to put it up on the web [myspace]. how can I?

if i try to upload it onto the myspace music thing it says the file is too big.

???

sorry if this has been asked before.
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
11:31 am
[liquidrhythm]
slowing a pre-recorded song down
i want to transcribe miles davis' song straight no chaser. i tried putting the mp3 into garage band and slowing it down but it doesn't work, it just plays at the tempo the song was originally recorded at. then i made a new basic track and recorded the song playing from my itunes. slowing it down then also doesn't work. what should i do?
thanks so much:)
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
10:36 am
[grubi]
Free Tune: The Doctor
A little something I cooked up. I'm quite proud of this item, in which I take a television theme song (from one of my favorite shows) and twist it around to my own evil ends. I hope you like.

"The Doctor" 5:00 6.9mb mp3

Please feel free to offer feedback. Thank you.
Wednesday, May 4th, 2005
10:21 pm
[ivdied]
hows it going guys? i wrote a new track. all of it was written in garageband.
http://burque.info/song0937.php

let m eknow what you guys think, its a free stream/download
the blacklight zebras
"Wire Sex"

enjoy !
Sunday, May 1st, 2005
1:23 am
[ivdied]
Need more synths !
so, i love garageband but i need lots more synths. can anyone hook me up with some jam pack or synth pack dvd burns ? let me know, i have a few things i could trade to a fellow audio mind.

zebra
Saturday, April 30th, 2005
9:50 pm
[liquidrhythm]
question.
I have garageband, I need phantom power for my mic to hook that into my imic adapter to hook into my powerbook. I was told of a tascam product that might work. Anyone have any other ideas?
thanks:)
Saturday, April 16th, 2005
11:17 pm
[ivdied]
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post a reply if you are interested or want to make an offer.
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