Creating Drum Patterns and GB use in studio

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cartel, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. cartel macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2004
    I have 2 questions....
    1. How would I import say a kick and a snare from my current sound libraries, assign then to a key on a keyboard, and then record them in GarageBand in order to create my own drum patterns.

    2. Lets say I've created some really hot hip hop tracks with Garage Band on my computer that I've let some artist hear. And let's say they decide to use my track on their album. What do I need to do to get the track from my computer and into a say, Sony Studios, so that the artist could record there. I guess basically what I'm asking is how could I transport my music in a format that would be easy enough to take into another studio?
  2. antsterr macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2004
    Edmonton AB
    I don't think you can assign them to keys, but you can copy and paste and arange them in the time line (as well as adding effects and such). I've been quite impressed by the Midi drum selection they have, you might try some of them.

    you can export as AIF and it goes right into iTunes, you can then convert it to mp3 or wave if those work better for you. press Command L when you have the track selected in iTunes to find it on your hard drive. or you could drag it from itunes to the desktop to creat a copy of the file.
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    You'll probably be required to present the track in multi-track format, so you'll need to export the tracks individually by muting all the tracks except one and then exporting, then mute that one and unmute a second track, then export that etc.

    Name the tracks in iTunes so you'll know what they are, then drag them from the iTunes folder to Toast and burn them to a CD. You can import them into ProTools or Logic etc. once in the studio.

    That way the engineers will be able to control the track better.
  4. cartel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2004
    thanks for your help....
    i like some of the instrument sounds and loops in Garageband and I've exported them into itunes and saved them as aiff files and then brought them into Reason.
    I was hoping that Garageband was going to be a simple solution where I wouldn't really have to use Reason for the loop based hip hop production that I do (though I create my own loops), and I could do vocals in as well. I guess I expected alot from a app that comes bundled for $49. I think Garageband is really cool but I'd like to see an easier way to create loops within the app.

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