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telefan
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Registered: 11/29/07
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Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 02:10 AM CST

Does anyone know if it's possible to bounce tracks down to fewer tracks in Garageband?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Ed
rover101
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Registered: 12/05/05
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Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 02:37 AM CST

Export as AIF, drag back in.

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telefan
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Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 02:44 AM CST

I'm REALLY new at all this stuff. Can you give me more specifics as to how it would be done?

Thanks.

Ed
lengold
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Registered: 02/05/05
Posts: 710
Location: London, United Kingdom
 
Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 04:55 AM CST

Hello Ed,
At the top of garageband under the share heading 'send to itunes' - send to itunes. Then the song that has been created in itunes can then just be dragged back into a new track in garageband. Hope this helps.
Cheers
Len


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telefan
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Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 11:19 AM CST

Wow, this works great! Thanks so much to both of you for your help!

Ed
lostsongs
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Registered: 11/04/07
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Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 11:43 AM CST

Are you doing this to save memory or take the strain off your processor? In GB4 you can lock tracks which saves processor usage. Otherwise you don't really need to bounce - unless you're like me and are used to the old 4 track days and like working that way.

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Jim Bouchard
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Registered: 02/12/04
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Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 12:14 PM CST

Actually, locking tracks saves processor usage for just the software instrument tracks or to some degree for real instrument tracks that have a lot of effects. If you have a number of real instrument tracks and want to make your project file size smaller, bouncing tracks will accomplish that, if you are ditching the originals from the file or creating a new GB project from the bounced tracks. And locking tracks makes the project size HUGE, so there are times when bouncing is to be preferred. It is helpful to rename the bounced track in iTunes to prevent confusion later on if you are bouncing several times, since they will all have the same name in iTunes, the name you've used for your Garageband project that you are bouncing from. Trust me, I've learned this by experience! LOL

Hopefully that's not too confusing! Big Grin
telefan
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Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 12:34 PM CST

I'm approaching it exactly the way that Jim is describing. When I was using a DAW I became very used to bouncing tracks, with all of it's advantages and risks. It's the one thing I've missed when working with Garageband.

Again, all of your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Ed
michael2
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Registered: 03/18/07
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Location: Los Angeles, Cali USA
 
Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 01:18 PM CST

heres a question for someone: do you have to save to iTunes, or is there a work around so you can just have it go to your desktop? it would be nice to skip the iTunes compression on a bounce.
 
J.A.Stewart
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Re:Bouncing tracks in Garageband?
Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 03:48 PM CST

Quote by: michael2
heres a question for someone: do you have to save to iTunes, or is there a work around so you can just have it go to your desktop? it would be nice to skip the iTunes compression on a bounce.


There's no compression if you save it as an AIFF file... but I believe all roads lead to iTunes from GB.

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