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- Category: Music
- Updated: 16 October 2014
- Version: 10.0.3
- Size: 1.17 GB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Developer: iTunes S.a.r.l.
- © 2004-2014 Apple Inc.
Rebuilt from the ground up with a fresh new look and amazing new features, GarageBand is the easiest way to create a great-sounding song on your Mac. Add realistic, impeccably produced and performed drum grooves to your song with Drummer. Easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls. Crank up the bottom end with Bass Amp Designer, or mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard. Control GarageBand and play any software instrument wirelessly on your iPad using the Logic Remote app. Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects updated across multiple Mac computers, or even import GarageBand for iOS songs directly from iCloud.
• A fresh new look, designed for easy music making
• Stay in perfect tune with a larger, more responsive Tuner
• Find the sweet spot in every track with the all-new interactive visual EQ
• Enable Quick Help and get useful hints wherever you hover your cursor
• Add a virtual session drummer to your song that takes direction and plays realistic beats
• Choose among 18 players from rock, alternative, songwriter, and R&B genres
• Use a simple set of controls to shape your drummer’s performance
• Each player can perform over a million unique groove and fill combinations
All-new Sound Library
• Get inspired with a fresh new collection of sounds and instruments
• Explore new Apple Loops covering the latest electronic and urban genres
• Easily shape any sound in the library with a custom set of knobs, buttons, and sliders
• The look and personality of Smart Controls changes with each instrument
Amps and Stompboxes
• Use Bass Amp Designer to dial up classic and modern tones
• Build your own guitar rig with Amp Designer using 25 legendary amps and cabinets
• Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of 35 fun and creative stompbox effects
Record. Mix. Master. Share.
• Create a song with up to 255 tracks
• Quickly change the timing of an audio recording using Flex Time
• Use Groove Matching to align the rhythm and timing of all your tracks with a single click
• Choose your best performance with multi-take recording
• Create a ringtone, export to your iTunes library, or share directly to SoundCloud
• Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects up to date across your Mac computers
• Start a song anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then import it wirelessly to your Mac to take it even further
Works with Logic Remote for iPad
• Use your iPad and Multi-Touch gestures to wirelessly play any GarageBand instrument on your Mac
• Access Smart Controls on your iPad to shape any sound while you’re playing
• Navigate your song and browse the Sound Library from your iPad
Learn to Play
• Get started with 40 Basic Lessons for guitar and piano covering classical, blues, rock, and pop
• Artist Lessons show you how to play a hit song taught by the artist who made it famous*
• Play along with any GarageBand Lesson and use How Did I Play to get feedback on how accurately you played
* GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available directly through the GarageBand Lesson Store in select countries.
What’s New in Version 10.0.3
• Adds support for OS X Yosemite
• Access audio effect plug-ins for more detailed control over the sound of your tracks
• Build your own bass rig with Bass Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics
• New Voice Template for fast and easy vocal recordings
• Share GarageBand projects with Mail Drop
• Vertical zoom automatically adjusts the height of your tracks
• Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility
You can add a Real Instrument track and use it to record sound from a microphone.
To add a Real Instrument track:
- Click the Add Track button on the left side of the control bar, or choose Track > New Track.
- In the New Track dialog, select Real Instrument.
- Click the triangle next to Instrument Setup.
- Choose the type of input for the track from the upper-left pop-up menu. If you are using the microphone built into your computer, choose Built-in Microphone; if you are using a microphone connected to your computer’s audio input port, choose Built-in Input.
- Choose the input channel from the lower-left pop-up menu. If you are using a stereo microphone, choose a Stereo input channel pair; otherwise, choose a Mono (monophonic) input channel.
- If you want to turn on monitoring for the track, select the “I want to hear my Instrument as I play and record” checkbox.
- If you want to use a different audio device to hear your project, choose an audio output from the upper-right pop-up menu.
- Click Create.
The new track appears in the timeline, and the Track Info pane opens.
- In the Track Info pane, select an instrument category from the list on the left, then select the instrument you want to use from the list on the right.
- To change the default track name, click the name in the track header. When the name appears highlighted, type a new name.
In GarageBand, a recording from a microphone or an electric musical instrument is called a Real Instrument. GarageBand lets you use the following:
- Real Instrument tracks: Where you record Real Instruments, and arrange Real Instrument recordings and loops. The track header of a Real Instrument track appears blue when you select the track.
- Real Instrument loops: Prerecorded audio files you can add to a Real Instrument track from the loop browser. Real Instrument loops appear blue and have an audio waveform icon.
- Real Instrument regions: Your audio recordings in a Real Instrument track appear as purple Real Instrument regions.
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