Hi this is David Jackel on behalf of Expert
Village and I’m hear to talk to you about converting midi files and audio files in garageband.
Now the reason why you want to take a midi file and convert it to a audio file is that
it’s less of a drain to your computer. Because midi files are completely software instruments
there much more complex they eat up memory and they slow down a song. When you settle
on how you want the midi file to be convert it to an audio file to make it less of a drain
on your computer. So let’s say I want to add just another loop but I don’t want it to be
as a midi file what I do is I go into garageband select preferences, go into loops up here
and where it says adding loops to timeline. I select convert to real instrument now let’s
try it out, so there’s this loop that I want to use (playing) so I click it I drag it over
here and now as you can see it’s blue not green. Green means midi, blue means real audio
and that way as I continue to add loops I can do so in the way that it’s not going to
slow down my computer and make it freeze. So once you settle on how you want your midi
part to go use this technique to make things easier on your computer.