MacMost Now 639: Using GarageBand To Apply Audio Effects In Videos

While iMovie doesn't really have any audio effects, its sibling app GarageBand allows you to take video clips, or an exported iMovie video and apply all sorts of effects. You can change voices, echo, distort, and so on. You can apply the change to the whole video, or only a portion. You can use the same techniques in regular audio projects.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 639: Using GarageBand To Apply Audio Effects In Videos”

    Charles
    8 years ago

    Thanks for the videos. I had no idea this was possible – very cool!

    Jason
    8 years ago

    Gary,
    You may already know this but theres an easier way to use Garange Band to edit videos while they are still in iMovie. I’m using 09′. I wanted an orchestra loop for my ending credits. I started a new project in Garage Band and dragged the loop into the editing field. I then simply saved the project and named in. I went back into iMovie chose music and clicked on the drop down until I got to my Garage Band folder with all my saved projects. I finally dragged this loop onto my ending credits on my movie and edited there. Obviously you cannot do extensive editing as you would if you exported the movie to Garage Band and then edited but if you only need some snippets of music as I did it works great and you can keep the movie in iMovie.

    I am making this movie to put on DVD for a christmas gift. I know that DVD’s are all SD but whats my best option for exporting? And finally will the project still be saved in iMovie once I’ve exported or “shared” it.

    Thanks,

    Jason

    Jason
    8 years ago

    I forgot a step. When you click to drag the saved loop onto your movie in iMovie it will prompt you that you didn’t save the project with an “iLife feature” and do you want to be directed to Garage Band to save it correctly. I clicked yes and it did not send me to Garage Band but “converted” the saved project and the icon changed to a guitar and was then available to use in iMovie.

    Bob Fox
    8 years ago

    Great tip! Loved the interactivity of mac apps and your tips.

    mike arzan
    8 years ago

    very nice videos.they helped me a lot to learn and doing my projects.
    what kind of screen capture app. you are using.

    mike arzan
    8 years ago

    thanks.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    8 years ago

    Is there a tutorial for beginner`s about Garageband. I used it for the fist time,and it was great. I was only trying the guitar`s and i created by accident a peace that really sounded good to me anyway. I saved it. I tried it again,but this was a disaster ,and it just got worse.

      8 years ago

      You can always click on the “Videos” link at the top. Then look for a video by category. In this case you would come to a page that would list all of the MacMost GarageBand videos:
      http://macmost.com/tag/garageband

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