How to Use Garage Band : Recording In Garage Band: Part 1

How to Use Garage Band : Recording In Garage Band: Part 1

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Hey everybody, my name is Matt and I am speaking
to you on behalf of Expert Village. Okay, now that we know how to play music in garage
band and how to select our instrument, the next thing we are going to want to do is actually
chord our music but before you can do that, you are going to need to set up a couple of
different options in a garage band. I am going to go down here and select my instrument.
I am going to start off with a drum kit. I am going to select the rock kit here. As you
can see I’ve got the rock kit selected and like I said before you actually start recording,
you are going to need to set up a couple of things. So if you go up here to control at
the top, you are going to want to select snap to grid. What that does is when you actually
start recording it is going to snap your notes to the closest beat. Next thing you are going
to want to do is go back to control and click metronome and that is going to turn on your
metronome so you can play along too. You are going to need that at least for recording
drums. You can probably turn it off after that. If you go up here to the top left and
click garage band, you are going to want to go preferences next and you will see where
it says metronome here, you can just select during recording. The metronome is only going
to play when you are actually recording there and if you go and select the audio/MIDI tab
up here at the top, you are going to see optimize 4 down here. Right now it is at the maximum
number of simultaneous number of tracks. You are going to want to select below that where
it says minimum delay when playing instruments live. What that does, you may have noticed
a little bit of a delay. When you play your instrument and hear it in your headphones.
If you select that, hopefully that will cut down if not, cut out that. In the future when
we are recording actual live instruments or vocals, hopefully you won’t hear the delay
when you do that either. After you do that, go ahead and get out of there and we are actually
ready to start recording.

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