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Q. Which is the newest version of GarageBand? Answer

Q. Why is version 6 of GarageBand still on my computer? Should I keep it? Answer

Q. Where are Magic GarageBand, and the Podcasting tools in GarageBand version 10? Answer

Q. I just upgraded to GarageBand version 10 (GBv10), can I "downgrade" back to the old version? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. What is the new GarageBand 10 interface like?Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. What happened to keyboard shortcuts for things like Delete & Move, or locking automation curves? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. What happened to Audio Unit (AU) plug-ins in GBv10? Can I still use them? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I create an Mp3 file using GBv10? I don't see an export option for it. Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. One or more of the controls in GarageBand version 10 are missing, how do I get them back? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I change the Tempo of a file I've imported into GarageBand version 10? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. I can't find the ~/Library folder (in my Home directory) under Mac OS X 10.9, “Mavericks,” where is it? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I set the Time Signature for my project in GarageBand version 10? Answer

Q. Does GarageBand support multiple time signatures in a project? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I record on multiple tracks simultaneously? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. How do I set keyboard sensitivity in GarageBand version 10? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. I imported a file into GarageBand version 10, and it plays too fast, and at a higher pitch, how do I fix it? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. I used the track popUp menu to delete a track and it deleted the wrong track, what happened? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. Where do I find the Track Effects like I had in GarageBand version 6 ('11), in GarageBand version 10? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. The smart controls are a little too restrictive in GarageBand version 10, how can I get back some of the missing effects similar to what I had in GarageBand version 6 ('11)? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. Is it possile to use more than the 4 plug-ins plus the smart controls in GarageBand version 10? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. How can I use multiple USB mics or audio interfaces with GarageBand? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. Sound recorded from my Mic/Guitar/etc is only coming out of one speaker, how do I make it come from both speakers? Answer

Video Tutorial Icon Q. How can I split a stereo track into two mono tracks, or two mono files? Answer

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Q. What's new in GarageBand '08? Answer

Q. What's new in GarageBand '09? Answer

Q. What's new in GarageBand '11? Answer

Q. What's new in GarageBand for iPad? Answer

Q What's new in GarageBand 1.1 (for iOS 5)? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I lock tracks in GB 6 ('11), the little Lock Icon is missing? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I make selections in the Editor Pane without initiating the Flex Time tool? Answer

Q. What are the new Guitar Amps included in GarageBand '11? Answer

Q. What stompboxes are included in GarageBand '11? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. Can I add an Effect like the ones for a Real track onto a Guitar Track? Answer

Q. Are the help files for Apple's GarageBand 6 ('11) available online to read in a web browser? Answer

Q. Can I turn the Flex Time tool off? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. Can I change the tempo of an imported audio file in GB6 ('11)? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. Were the Tempo and Key columns removed from the GarageBand 6 ('11) loop browser? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I rename a region within a track (not the track itself) in GB 6? Answer

Q. What does it mean when GarageBand displays a Dash instead of a CheckMark? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I make the automation (curve) points move with my recorded regions? Answer

Q. What setting do I need to change so that other programs can play the .band files that GarageBand saves? Answer

Q. Can I add my own templates to the new version of GarageBand? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I add an effect to a track in the new version of GarageBand? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I create my own presets and instruments in GarageBand? (video-only entry) Answer

Q. No matter how I set the volume of my project, the export is too loud. Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I change the parameters of an effect in new versions of GarageBand? Answer

Q. After installing Logic the templates/loops/instruments are missing. Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I display both the Bass and Treble Clefs, just the Treble Clef, or just the Bass Clef in notation view in GarageBand? Answer

Q. How do I import an audio file? Answer

Q. How can I remap the notes my controller sends to GB? Answer

Q. I'm using an older version of GarageBand (pre-GB4) with Mac OS 10.5.x (or later) and the tracks are messed up. Answer

Q. I'm using an older version of GarageBand (pre-GB4) with Mac OS 10.5.x (or later) and can't create more tracks. Answer

Q. How Do I install a Jam Pack under Mac OS X 10.7.x (or later)? Answer

Q. Every time I try to record to my external Hard Drive, GB locks up for a while, how can i fix this? Answer

Q. How do I set the tempo for my project? Answer

Q. How do I do a "Custom Install"? Answer

Q. Where are loops I've added to my library stored? Answer

Q. The Musical Typing keyboard is missing in my project, how can I get it back? Answer

Q. How can I split a stereo track I have in GB into 2 separate Mono files? Answer

Q. How can I optimize GB's performance? Answer

Q. How do I plug my MIDI Controller/Keyboard into my MIDI interface? Answer

Q. How can I optimize GB's performance and reduce latency (Delay)? Answer

Q. My timeline no longer scrolls when I play, record, or drag the playhead in my project, how do I fix this? Answer

Q. How come my GarageBand songs exported at "Best" Quality, won't play on my iPod? Answer

Q. Where can I get the MIDIO AU Plug-in? Answer

Q. I'm trying to create a Loop, but that option is disabled, only One Shot is enabled, how do I make a loop? Answer

Q. I have my MIDI controller connected, but GB won't record it on real instrument tracks. Answer

Q. Can I use the Buttons/knobs/sliders on my Control-Surface/Keyboard/etc, with GarageBand? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I remove a portion of a recording without leaving a space from where the cut came? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I remove a portion of a recording using the Track Editor pane, without leaving a space from where the cut came? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I remove a portion of a recording using the Track Editor pane? Answer

Q. How do I add a folder of loops to the Loop Browser in Apple's GarageBand? Answer

Q. How do I add third party loops to the Loop Browser in Apple's GarageBand? Answer

Q. After installing Logic, my GarageBand loops vanished, how do i get them back? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I Cut/Copy/remove a portion of a recording? Answer

Q. What are the Clip LEDs, and where are they located? Answer

Q. GarageBand gives me an error that says I've reached the Maximum number of tracks. Answer

Q. How can I burn my song/podcast to CD so that each chapter is a separate track on the CD? Answer

Q. When I export, or burn, my GB projects, the volume is too low, how can I fix that? Answer

Q. Can I keep my old version of GarageBand when I install the new version? Answer

Q. How can I select alt SoundBanks in SF2s with my Keystation 49e? Answer

Q. How do I get my PPC Mac to use the internal Mic with Apple's GarageBand? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. Is it possible to duplicate automation curves? Answer

Q. How can I send a suggestion, or report a problem to Apple? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I get a more detailed view of my regions in the timeline? Answer

Q. How do I get the Radio Sounds "Software" track in GarageBand 08? Answer

Q. How do I create a ringtone with GarageBand? Answer

Q. How do I reinstall GarageBand, or parts of it? Answer

Q. GarageBand opens every time I log in to my account, how can I stop that? Answer

Q. How do I "Zap" (Reset) the NVRAM/PRAM in my Mac? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I duplicate a track? Answer

Q. Is it possible to open a project from a newer version in an older version of GarageBand? Answer

Q. After deleting a lot of the recording in GB why does the project's file size stay the same? Answer

Q. Where are my Apple Loops stored? Answer

Q. How can I make the default volume of a software (MIDI) Instrument Louder? Answer

Q. How can I hear what I'm playing/recording with my computer's speakers/headphones /speakers plugged into my computer or interface? Answer

Q. Is it possible to record multiple times within a region to build complex sets of notes, one pass at a time? Answer

Q. When I play software instruments with my computer keyboard there's a delay, how can I fix this? Answer

Q. With my Audio Interface/USB Mic/USB Guitar hooked up, how can I use my computer's speakers/headphones/external-monitors? Answer

Q. Since my MacBook Pro only has one jack for Input and Output, how can I monitor what I'm recording? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I export SECTIONS from a GarageBand project? Answer

Q. How do I export an EXACT length from GarageBand? Answer

Q. How do I "Force Quit" an application? Answer

Q. Why doesn't Snap To Grid work anymore? Answer

Q. I'm finding serious system slowdowns with the latest update to GB on my Mac. Answer

Q. How do I record Audio in GarageBand using my Audio Interface? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I make very fine adjustments to the position of a region? Sometimes it won't move just a little bit. Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I change the tempo during a song in smaller increments? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I change volume in GarageBand in smaller increments? Answer

Q. How do I go about deleting all traces of GarageBand? Answer

Q. The steps for "Oddball" problems have not solved my issue, what is the next thing to try? Answer

Q. I've repaired permissions and deleted GB's prefs, but it hasn't solved my issues, what is the next thing to try? Answer

Q. How do I create a New User Account? Answer

Q. How do I get my intel Mac to use the internal Mic with GarageBand? Answer

Q. When I'm recording and click on the record button again to stop recording, the playhead continues to move, how do I stop the playhead from scrolling? Answer

Q. What is FireWire Target Mode? Answer

Q. What are the minimum System Requirements for installing and using iLife '08? Answer

Q. What are the minimum System Requirements for installing and using iLife '09? Answer

Q. What are the minimum System Requirements for installing and using iLife '11? Answer

Q. Can I open a GB4 file with GB3? Answer

Q. What are Regions, and what types are there? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I select Multiple Regions? Answer

Q. How do I split up a region in a track? Answer

Q. What is the GarageBand "Playhead"? Answer

Q. Why won't GarageBand import an AIFF file I have? Answer

Q. Why can't I plug my Professional (XLR style connector) microphone into a standard 1/4" or 1/8" jack? Answer

Q. What is "Mastering"? Answer

Q. How do I email a song to someone? Answer

Q. I have Logic 8, how do I import a GarageBand '08 project?? Answer

Q. How do I find the Arrange Track? Answer

Q. How can I do a complete re-index of my loops? Answer

Q. When I export my PodCast, the resulting file is empty, how can I fix this? Answer

Q. Can I delete GarageBand without breaking my other iLife apps? Answer

Q. How can I move my Loops to an external Hard Drive? Answer

Q. How do I import a song from iTunes? When I drag it into GB it bounces back to the iTunes window. Answer

Q. Can GarageBand play my Keyboard's sounds? Answer

Q. How can I open my GarageBand projects in Protools? Answer

Q. When I change the tempo of my project, several tracks don't seem to change, they just take up more or fewer bars, why is this? Answer

Q. I plugged the Line-Out of my Instrument into the Line-IN on my Mac (or audio interface), but GB won't record the sounds on a software track Answer

Q. Why won't the Mp3s I create on my portable digital recorder import into GB? Answer

Q. Can I export my project as an AIFF instead of an AAC? Answer

Q. How can I convert my export to an AAC? Answer

Q. I copied and pasted regions from one project into another, then deleted the original regions/Projects, and the regions vanished from my new file as well! How can I prevent this from happening? Answer

Q. The Save As Archive checkBox is disabled, how can i enable it? Answer

Q. Why are some of the buttons in my Loop Browser disabled? Answer

Q. How many tracks can GB utilize? Answer

Q. Monitoring Stops after several seconds, is there some way to fix that? Answer

Q. What are the control codes used by iControl to operate GB's various parameters? Answer

Q. How can I capture audio from a device that GB won't recognize as an input device (for instance, something that sends a DV stream instead of an audio stream)? Answer

Q. Where are the recordings I make with a Microphone (or guitar, etc) stored? Answer

Q. How can I record the audio from my keyboard/Drum Machine/Technopipes, etc? Answer

Q. Where is the End of Song (EoS), or End of Project, marker? Answer

Q. How do I delete a GB song? No matter what I do it shows in the Recent menu. Answer

 

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Q. I have oddball problems with GB. What can I do? Answer

 

 

Q. I accidentally deleted GarageBand, how do I get it back? Answer

Q. I have my MIDI instrument connected and working, but I can't get my instrument's sounds to play on the software tracks. Answer

Q. Can I make my own Instruments for GarageBand? Answer

Q. Are there any keyboards with serious GB issues? Any I should just stay way from? Answer

Q. How can I add text to the timeline, for instance to mark off the Verse, Chorus, Bridge, etc? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I add notes to a new Software track I created? When I Command-Click in either Piano Roll or Staff view in the editor, nothing happens. Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How can I add notes to a new Software track? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How do I create a Blank MIDI Region? Answer

Q. I tried to reinstall GB, but the option is disabled, or the Mac App store just says "Installed"? Answer

Q. I bought an Audio Interface (USB Mic, USB turntable, etc) and GB doesn't seem to record from it. Answer

Q. I seem to be lacking some loops and/or instruments, many are disabled, how do I get them? Answer

Q. I'm getting an error that tells me that I have no loops (or instruments), how do I get them? Answer

Q. I can't seem to download and install the extra GarageBand Loops/Instruments, what can I do? Answer

Q. Some (or all of my) Loops don't show up in the Loop Browser, how do I fix this? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. What does locking a track actually do? Answer

Q. Should I record Wet or Dry? Answer

Q. If I add an effect to a track, or cut some of a region, then change my mind later, am I SOL (So Outta Luck)? Answer

Q. When I try to change GB's Input options, the only choice I have is "Built-In", I want to use the Line-IN/Mic. Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. What is the easiest way to duplicate a region? Answer

Q. Can I plug a turntable into my Line-IN? Answer

Q. Can I plug my Mic into the Mic Jack on my Mac? Answer

Q. What USB and FireWire interfaces are available? Answer

Q. How long can a GarageBand project be? Answer

Q. What is EQ? Answer

Q. I keep getting a warning about feedback even though there is none, how can I stop that? Answer

Q. Why does the file I imported play too fast (or too slow) in GarageBand? Answer

Q. Why are GarageBand's Echo and Reverb effects disabled in every track? Answer

Q. How do I convert a sound with iTunes? (The Never-Fail method) Answer

Q. Do I need to convert my Mp3s/AACs/WAVs/etc to AIFF files in order to import them into GarageBand? Answer

Q. My AIFF/AAC/Mp3/WAV file works in iTunes, but wont Import/Play in GarageBand. Answer

Q. Every time I record I hear a Click-Click-Click how do I stop it? Answer

Q. Where is your website? Answer

Q. Why does your "hangtime" domain have the the in it? Answer

Q. Can I record sound from a cassette deck, CD Player, MiniDisc, etc? If so, how? Answer

Q. How can I reverse a sound in GB so it plays backwards? Answer

Q. Can I record from my earphone jack to my Line-IN? Answer

Q. My singing sounds terrible, what effect can I use to improve it? Answer

Q. Where can I get these AU Plug ins? Answer

Q. Where can I get this 'Stuffit Expander' thingie? Answer

Q. How do I convert the GarageBand song I exported into a WAV file? Answer

Q. What Audio Editors are available for the Macintosh? Answer

Q. How do I convert the AIFF file GarageBand exported into an Mp3? Answer

Q. What is the upgrade price from an older version of iLife to the latest version? Answer

Q. Can I buy GarageBand alone? Answer

Q. Do you ever sleep? Answer

Q. My timeline appears to continue past 3 minutes, but I cant scroll further than 3 minutes. Answer

Q. How do I record using the Line-IN? Answer

Q. How do I make the digital readout display Absolute Time instead of measures? Answer

Q. Can I jump to a specific point in the timeline? Answer

Q. Why is the volume slider/auto level control in Track Info, Create Track dialogs, and/or Guitar tracks disabled? Answer

Q. Why has no one answered my question? Answer

Q. Can I release my GarageBand songs/videos/creations commercially (or non-commercially)? Answer

Q. I'm trying to record with a microphone, but I get feedback from my speakers. How can I stop that? Answer

Q. Im trying to record from my Interface/Line-IN and Im getting feedback. How can I stop it? Answer

Q. Can I change tempo mid-song? Answer

Q. The new version of iLife wont install over the old version I have, it says an application is running. Answer

Q. How do I open the "Track Editor" Pane? Answer

Q. How can I turn an Orange region into a Purple region? Answer

Q. How Can I change the Tempo/Pitch of an Mp3 (AIFF, WAV, etc) file which I've imported into GarageBand? Answer

Q. How much is GarageBand for Windows? Answer

Q. How many tracks can GarageBand record simultaneously? Answer

Q. What resolutions does GB support? Answer

Q. How do I install an AU plug-in? Answer

Q. What is this FAQ thing? Answer

Q. How do I access my SoundFonts? Answer

Q. Can I remove a guitar/drum/etc track, or create an acapella version, from an Imported file? Answer

Q. How old are you? Answer

Q. Can I remove vocals from a song? Answer

Q. Can I create my own Icons for instruments in GB? Answer

Q. Can I import songs I bought at the iTunes store? Answer

Q. What formats can GarageBand import? Answer

Q. How do I install SoundFonts? Answer

Q. I just recorded my guitar/Mic into GB and it only comes out of the left (or right) speaker, how do I make it come out of both? Answer

Q. Do you hide messages in here? hidemessage

A. Don't be silly, I'd never do such a thing. Why that would just be goofy, and heck, just plain wrong. Hide messages ... hurrumph. Like I don't have better things to do with my time, ya know? You think I could just sit here typing in useless information and then coloring it black so no one can "obviously" see it? Listen, Buddy, I've got music to write, bands to record, party's to hit, and there's this little redhead over at ... well never mind that, just trust me, I don't have time for that.

And another thing, what makes you think I'd tell you if I did anyway? I mean really, what good would hiding a msg be if I told you I hid it, huh? You'd go looking for it, and that's not very hidden then, is it? Right, so let's get off this hidden msg thing and get back to GB. I mean that is the entire point of this FAQ, isn't it? GarageBand? The Music? Making it?

Ya know, now it's really starting to P!$$ me off that you'd even imply any of this. Right! Well, that's the sort of philistine pig ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds, squeezing blackheads and not giving a tinker's cuss for us struggling artists. You excrement! You whining, hypocritical toadies with your color TV sets and your Tony Jacklin golf clubs. Well I wouldn't hide a msg here now if you got down on your lousy, stinking, purulent knees and begged me! You useless tosser.

Geeze, I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition! <insert jarring chord here>

Q. What is an HT-SWAG? Answer

Q. When I record with my MobilePre interface I hear a very loud crackling noise. Answer

Q. The Metronome isnt loud enough, can I make it louder? Answer

Q. Can I play software instruments with my computer keyboard? Answer

Q. Does Musical Typing in Apple's GarageBand always have so much latency? Answer

Q. Can I print GarageBands Notation? Answer

Q. How do I rename a GarageBand project? Answer

Q. Can I install GB if I don't have a DVD drive? Answer

Q. Can I plug my electric guitar into my Mac? Answer

Q. How you doin'? howyoudoin A. How YOU doin'?!

Q. Can GarageBand burn CDs? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. Is there a handclap I can Download? Answer

Video Tutorial IconQ. How about a headslap? Answer

Q. How do I find GarageBands guitar Tuner? Answer

Q. The Pan knob on a track is disabled, how do I enable it? Answer

Q. The Volume fader on a track is disabled, how do I enable it? Answer

Q. Why cant I get my songs as loud and crisp as commercial CDs? Answer

Q. Can I download GarageBand? Answer

Q. Is there an online upgrade from an old version of GarageBand to a newer version of GarageBand? Answer

Q. Can I plug my Guitar Amps Line-Out into my Macs Line-IN? Answer

Q. How can I create my own loops? Answer

Q. What are Echo and Reverb on the Master Track for? Answer

Q. What instruments are in Jam Pack 1? Answer

Q. What instruments are in Jam Pack 2: Remix Tools? Answer

Q. What instruments are in Jam Pack 3: Rhythm Section? Answer

Q. What instruments are in Jam Pack 4: Symphony Orchestra? Answer

Q. What instruments are in Jam Pack: World Music Instruments? Answer

Q: How Do I set up a FirePod (now known as the FP10) to work with GB? Answer

Q: How do I copyright my songs? Answer

Q. How can I open my GarageBand for iOS file with GarageBand for OS X? Answer

Q. How can I change the Touch Sensitivity of the Play Area on my iPad? Answer

Q. I can see how to UNDO in GarageBand for iOS, but how do I REDO? Answer

Q. Is there a manual for GarageBand for iPad? Answer

Q. How can I completely quit GarageBand for iPad, not just put it into the background? Answer

Q. How can I restore the Demo Song that came with GarageBand for iPad? Answer

Q. Is there a way to split a region into multiple pieces in GarageBand for iOS? Answer

Q. How do I transfer a GarageBand for iOS project to my Mac? Answer

Q. How do I transfer a GarageBand file for my Desktop Mac to GarageBand for iOS? Answer

Q. How do I record more, or less, than 8 measures in a section using GarageBand for iOS? Answer

Q. How can I get GarageBand for iPad to play all the sections of my song instead of just section A over and over? Answer

 


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