In this first section we will help you with some of the tips and other peculiarities that you must know before moving on to recording a song. But before all that, you have to convert your audio file into Apple-compatible format. The DRM protection may also pose a problem especially if you have purchased your file from Ovi, Zune Media store or the like.
In most other screens, tap the word Instruments in the upper-left corner to open the browser. Test-Drive the Touch Instruments Allow me a moment to extol the virtues of GarageBand before we jump into building a song out of loops.
If the app were just an instrument synthesizer, that would be fine. This makes it impossible to play a wrong note!
Tap the Scale button to the right of the screen, above the keyboard. It shows two musical notes. Slide your finger back and forth along the keyboard and the piano plays a jazzy scale that sounds like a smoky St. Louis bar in the s.
Tap the Grand Piano icon in the top half of the screen to change to a different keyboard instrument; on the iPhone, tap the triangle in the upper left and then tap Grand Piano.
To find the synths, tap one of the category tabs such as Classics or Bass. Each reveals a different species of synth sound. Try out a few and see what they each sound like. Some of the synth sounds have a Pitch option enabled that lets you slide your finger across the keyboard to bend from note to note.
Spectrum Echo, under the Classics tab, is a great example. While GarageBand on the Mac lets you change the ruler to show minutes and seconds, the iOS version does not. If you know you have, say, 8 seconds of video to fill, and you need to create a piece of music to fit, the trick is figuring out how many measures and what tempo your song needs to be.
Fortunately, an app called Audiofile Calc can calculate this for you. The app conveniently includes a song length calculator.GarageBand for iOS has everything you need to play, record, and share incredible music on your iPad or iPhone — now including Sound Library.
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