Forum Question: Bigger GarageBand Knowledge Base Needed

The MacMost videos relating to GarageBand have been very helpful.
But I’m wondering if there is a bigger and more comprehensive source to help me better understand how to use and create loops for my iMovie projects.
It’s not clear to me why some loops are defined in beats while others are in lengths of time.
GarageBand comes with some pre-composed loops that extend upwards of a minute or more. Perhaps if there was an extensive source for these ready-made mini songs I could dispense with the learning curve in GarageBAnd and get to my original purpose of just making movies. Any thoughts on this?

Rod T. Reed

Comments: 3 Responses to “Bigger GarageBand Knowledge Base Needed”

    11/15/10 @ 9:44 am

    There are many books on GarageBand (and iLife). Perhaps you should look into one of those.
    The loops that are defined in beats are usually loops — as in they can be looped over and over again to create a layer of music. The ones defined in time are usually not things that loop nicely — full jingles, stings, bit parts, etc. Try them out and you’ll see what I mean.
    Play with GarageBand a bit and have fun with it. It is pretty intuitive if you just let go and try things. Then, after a very short time, you’ll find you can do a lot with it.

    10/6/11 @ 11:14 am

    Hi… My students are working on an iMovie project. They were required to conduct an interview. We need to use only certain sections of the interview’s audio to incorporate into the iMovie production. We are trying to use GarageBand to get rid of the video, and cut 4 or 5 questions and answers from the audio. We CAN NOT figure out how to cut the desired clips, save them independently, and then incorporate them back into the iMovie production…. can you help?



      10/6/11 @ 11:15 am

      Don’t use GarageBand for that. In GB you can only edit the audio — make adjustments, etc. If you need to edit the video portion at all, or cut out parts of the video, you should use iMovie.

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