Voice recording in GarageBand

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Peter Griffin, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Peter Griffin macrumors regular

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    Can anyone tell me where I can record my voice in GarageBand through the built in speaker of my iBook?
     
  2. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Well, to start off with, you cant record through a speaker, you need to use the mic.

    Quality is typically poor through build in mics. Best to get an external, and run it through some pre-amp.
    M-Audio has some nice stuff. Here is a little USB pre-amp
    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MobilePreUSB-main.html
     
  3. Peter Griffin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry typo there. Anyway, I'm not looking into purchasing any other peripherials just yet. I'd like to test out the waters of GarageBand for now so it'd be great if you can tell me how to utilize the mic recording option in GB. Thanks
     
  4. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    ok add a new track using the track button at the top...then choose "Real Instrument" and then choose Vocals...from there you can add effects or just leave it how it is...and then hit create and your done! hit record at the bottom and start yapping away!
     
  5. Whigga Spitta macrumors 6502

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    if you record vocals while not playing music through the speakers, the quality can be surprisingly adequate.

    the next step after that (i would say) would be checking out a Griffin iMic with a standard microphone.
     
  6. Glial macrumors member

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    We use Garageband and the M-Audio Mobilepre USB for our podcast. Works pretty well once you figure out the quirks.
     
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Since were talking about garage band how do you lower the kbps of an mp3/midi file?
     

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