Garageband built in keyboard samples

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by SocialistFish, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    Windsor Ontario Canada
    Hello all!

    I have been using garageband for quite a few years now and love the option of the 'type to play' keyboard.

    I've never really thought of the option of adding additional samples to the set list though.

    so my question:

    is it possible to add other trigger samples (be it MP3 or WAV files or whatever) to the built in garageband keyboard? If so, how and is there a free online resource that i can download from?

    Thanks for any and all help
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2007
    yes. it is.
    make a new software instrument and then make it a sound effect file. from there go into the musical typing thing. Then you can drag in sounds. and play them with your keyboard. This does however get rid of your sound effects for that file. so if you used the comedy sounds, to input something else, you wont be able to acces them throughout that file. IT wont delete them of garageband tho.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    Windsor Ontario Canada
    so, if i understand correctly, I have to sacrifice a pre-fab setting to make my own? i suppose i could do that, but there isn't other way?

    I would really like to use this set up live, so i would need to have my instruments saved... hmmm... is there any other option?

    thanks for your answer
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    You can keep the ones that are there...

    Simple open comedy noise, then in the edit part where the effects are, there should be Instrument generator : and under that should be Sound Effects > Comedy noises.

    Click on the pencil at the right. Essentially, edit the instrument. In this new window, click on comedy noises in the pop up selection menu click make preset. It'll essentially make a copy of comedy noises so you can put what ever samples you want in it without loosing comedy noises.

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