MacMost Now 601: Changing the Tempo Of Tracks in GarageBand 11

It is difficult to change the tempo of an individual track in GarageBand because all tracks will match the tempo of the song by default. But if you copy tracks into new loops, you can hold the speed of those tracks steady as you adjust the tempo of the song.

Comments: 14 Responses to “MacMost Now 601: Changing the Tempo Of Tracks in GarageBand 11”

    Kevin Shepardson
    8 years ago

    I teach dance & just want to slow down some of our favorite waltzes so everyone doesn’t have to dance so fast. The music is good.. just to fast.

    While I am here I have an unrelated question…

    I love my mac but speakable items seems useless. Especially if you compare it with seri. Do you think there will be something like it for the i-7 or macbook pro? Or am I underestimating speakable items?

    Thank you. Kevin

    jay
    8 years ago

    awesome! thanks! really really helped

    CC
    8 years ago

    I realized why this is not working for me, it is because the button for “Loop” is grayed out and not available no matter what I do. “One shot” is automatically chosen for me. How do I enable the “Loop” button?

      8 years ago

      Hard to tell where you might be going wrong. Play around with it. Try a new project. Try different things.

    Justin Carrion
    8 years ago

    Im trying to change the tempo & pitch of one of my tracks and,I cant. My follow tempo & pitch tab is grad out, even if I press control option G. I was able to do this before. Im still able to do it to some projects, but if I make a new one It won’t work. Please help me I would like o make songs for my movies.

    THANKS FOR TAKING MY COMMENT

      Bob Smith
      8 years ago

      DON’T YOU MEAT INSTED OF GRAD GRAYED AND O TO

    Justin Carrion
    8 years ago

    Yes I do thank you Bob

    jhon
    8 years ago

    And Bob it’s MEAN not MEAT

    Rohan
    7 years ago

    This was really, really useful. Thank you!

    sara
    7 years ago

    Even when I un-follow tempo and pitch it still changes everything… what do I do?!?!?

    Jim M
    7 years ago

    Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the lesson!

    Ownbey
    7 years ago

    I experienced what Sara said- I restarted the project made an individual adjustment on a loop that didn’t follow tempo and it still adjusted tempo on all my tracks. Also if you have 2 loops that don’t follow tempo can you theoretically have multiple tracks that have different tempo? Can you recommend another easy-to-use audio editor that allows this function?

    Jeremy Rose
    7 years ago

    It appears that if the loops original tempo is not half of the tempo you want to use, this won’t work. I keep trying this with “Synth Array 19” and I can’t get it to line up with the measures if the project tempo is 120.

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