Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Digital Audio

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 2, 2007, 12:59 AM   #1
gvdv
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Can Garage Band Export .WAV's?

Can Garage Band export .WAV's?

I'm going to start with Garage Band for recording my music (because my Mac Pro and RME Fireface 400 audio interface purchase will break the bank) and will work my way 'up' to Logic, I think. Or I might go for Logic Express first, depending on how much better it is than Garage Band.

I'd like to be able to export .WAV's so that I can take those over to my friend's PC and he/we can import the tracks into his audio sequencing program. I know that Garage Band exports to/through itunes, but does this mean that one cannot export the tracks as separate .WAV files?

GVDV
__________________
"If The Beatles or the '60s had a message, it was 'Learn To Swim'. And once you've learnt - swim".
John Lennon.
gvdv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 2, 2007, 09:28 AM   #2
c-Row
macrumors 65816
 
c-Row's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Germany
Send a message via ICQ to c-Row
You can export your song or it's tracks, but it's m4a only - couldn't find a quick way to change this to AIFF or WAV. A 192 kbps m4a is pretty high quality, though.
__________________
"For a forum on a supposed tech website with supposedly tech-savvy readers,
you donkeys have stuffed an awful lot of stupid into a very small space."
c-Row is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 6, 2007, 10:12 AM   #3
Rob Hicks
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bristol, UK
Send a message via AIM to Rob Hicks
Use the "share" function in your top menu to share to iTunes. A bounce down of your composition in GarageBand will be sent to iTunes as a AIFF file. In iTunes convert the tune to a WAV under the advanced section of the preferences menu.

This is the only way to grab a WAV file out of what you've composed. If you're getting serious about making music, upgrade to Apple Logic Express which will allow you to master to most file formats including WAV directly. Unless you have this king of app, I would say iTunes is the best place to get the file into the desired format.

Hope this helps

Rob
Rob Hicks is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 26, 2007, 12:07 PM   #4
gvdv
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Hi Folks,
Thanks for your replies.

All the best,
GVDV.
__________________
"If The Beatles or the '60s had a message, it was 'Learn To Swim'. And once you've learnt - swim".
John Lennon.
gvdv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 1, 2007, 11:00 PM   #5
TastyCakes
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Converting from iTunes is most definitely not the only way you can change formats. Switch is a fine program and it's free and it handles m4a and aiff and a multitude of other formats and will output into a variety of other formats as well.


I use it constantly. Switch
TastyCakes is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 1, 2007, 11:05 PM   #6
Nermal
Moderator
 
Nermal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Whakatane, New Zealand
I could've sworn that GB could export directly to AIFF. Granted I haven't used it since version 1, did they change it to AAC since then?
Nermal is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2007, 10:55 AM   #7
grum
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
I could've sworn that GB could export directly to AIFF. Granted I haven't used it since version 1, did they change it to AAC since then?
It does export directly to iTunes as AIFF as standard whenever I've used it.
__________________
Macbook Core 2 Duo 2Ghz
2 Gigs Ram
80 Gig HD
grum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2007, 11:26 AM   #8
gvdv
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Hi Everyone,
Thanks again for the suggestions.

I will check them out.

GVDV.
__________________
"If The Beatles or the '60s had a message, it was 'Learn To Swim'. And once you've learnt - swim".
John Lennon.
gvdv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2008, 05:47 AM   #9
richh58
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Can Garage Band export WAVs?

There is actually a very easy workaround for this problem.
If you want to import individual audio tracks from Garageband onto a PC, just save the Garageband file onto the PC.
Windows will see it as a zip file/folder, even with the file extension .band . Open that zip folder and within the Media subfolder are all your audio recordings, as AIFF files.
If your software won't import AIFF files, Audacity from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ will convert them for free!
Richard
richh58 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2008, 10:51 PM   #10
thevibesman
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
I don't use GarageBand, but here is a general time saving tip if other posters are right about it exporting AIFF to iTunes: try just giving your friend an AIFF. I don't know what software you friend is using on Windows, but in any of the teaching I was (unfortunately) forced to do in Windows-based music studios I have been able to open both AIFF and WAV without a problem. Also, any of the Windows users I have collaborated with have been able to open AIFFs I have sent them.

Now I am not claiming to have been exposed to all Windows audio software, so maybe I'm wrong and your friend can't deal with AIFF, but really, there is no reason modern audio software shouldn't be able to handle both (no SD2 on Windows software sounds more likely). But if I'm wrong, sorry for the wasted post.

If he can deal with AIFFs, make sure he doesn't save and send you AIFC files--I had a friend doing that to me once. On the same note, stay away from RIFF WAV if you can, because like AIFC, they are both compressed formats.

And as Richard said, either way, you should have Audacity in your toolkit--it seems to be the most flexible software on any platform I have seen for opening audio files in that it even will open some improperly saved files and some interleaved surround sound files that I could not open (i.e. Digital Performer [pre-6 at least] doesn't like interleaved multichannel AIFF made in MaxMSP, but Audacity does not complain).
thevibesman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 4, 2008, 11:38 AM   #11
gvdv
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Thanks, Richard and thevibesman,
Lots of useful tips here.

Thanks, once again,
__________________
"If The Beatles or the '60s had a message, it was 'Learn To Swim'. And once you've learnt - swim".
John Lennon.
gvdv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2008, 06:41 PM   #12
reemrevnivek
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
GB doesn't do WAVs, but there are better alternatives than suggested above.

GB does export AIFFs (Apple lossless) which will play on many systems, by creating a song (Any podcast voice tracks will have to be hidden, as will special images etc.). Select Share > "Send SONG [emphasis added] to iTunes" to make an AIFF file. If it tells you something about a podcast, it won't make the AIFF.

Then, a more streamlined method of export would be to use iTunes (which comes up automatically with the exported song highlighted), right click, and choose "Convert to MP3", which is, despite its shortcomings, probably the best supported audio format. Done!
reemrevnivek is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 8, 2009, 08:16 PM   #13
margonaut
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mt. Elphinstone, British Columbia, Canada
how to export to AIFF?

The help file in Garageband says that it exports songs to Itunes in AIFF format however this does not seem to be true, how does one actually make this happen?
margonaut is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2009, 06:08 PM   #14
Mastersonics
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Can I export individual MIDI files or
convert individual MIDI to audio in GB?

please explain

thanks,
C
Mastersonics is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2009, 10:37 PM   #15
woodstockweb
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Gargage band has AIF files available on import

I found Gargage Band AIF files while in Flash and importing to Library. In the import dialog box an arrow appears next to the .band file. Clicking on that I found AIF files in the media folder. I was able to import.
woodstockweb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2009, 10:38 PM   #16
woodstockweb
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Gargage band AIF files

Weird how the media folder is invisible unless you are importing into a program.
woodstockweb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2009, 11:52 PM   #17
gvdv
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Thanks to everyone for the replies.
__________________
"If The Beatles or the '60s had a message, it was 'Learn To Swim'. And once you've learnt - swim".
John Lennon.
gvdv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2012, 01:54 AM   #18
Willus
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Try this!

control-click on the garageband project file and select "show package contents"

i discovered this here: http://www.delora.com/tips_and_trend...arageband.html

after selecting "show package contents", look in the folder "media". the audio files are in .aif (for real instrument tracks at least, not sure about other stuff) but i believe you can convert these to .wav (does the program Switch do this?)
Willus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2012, 01:56 AM   #19
simsaladimbamba
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willus View Post
control-click on the garageband project file and select "show package contents"

i discovered this here: http://www.delora.com/tips_and_trend...arageband.html

after selecting "show package contents", look in the folder "media". the audio files are in .aif (for real instrument tracks at least, not sure about other stuff) but i believe you can convert these to .wav (does the program Switch do this?)
QuickTime or Max can do that.
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 26, 2012, 03:35 AM   #20
amanda5356
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
How do I pause recording on garage band without creating a new file.

I have a question about garage band which I use for voice recording. How can I pause the recording and then start again without the programme creating a new file each time I pause?
amanda5356 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Digital Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with Garage Band chrismarle Digital Audio 3 Feb 28, 2014 07:43 PM
Question About Garage Band mikeguitar iPhone and iPod touch Apps 0 Aug 9, 2013 01:55 AM
Garage Band Help! eco7777 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 11 Apr 8, 2013 11:26 PM
Can you help with Garage Band? Dr.B. iPad Apps 2 Nov 16, 2012 11:07 PM
iOS6 Beta 3 - Garage Band Song Export issue? adajos12 iOS 6 2 Jul 18, 2012 09:46 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC