GarageBand Editing Existing iTunes songs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dslynch, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. dslynch macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008

    I'm new to macs (but NEVER going back - I ***** love this mac!).

    Anyway, I'm trying to use GarageBand to edit a song I have in iTunes. I'm putting together a CD, and want to edit out about 5 minutes of crowd interaction in the middle of a song from a live CD.

    I should be able to use Garageband for that, right? When I go to file/open/my library/itunes/itunes music, none of the songs in my itunes library are available? They're all visible, but shadowed/grayed/whatever-you-call-it.

    What am I doing wrong? This song is fully purchased and legal, I just want to edit out useless crowd interaction so that the song takes up less space on the cd I'm going to burn for myself.

  2. apple. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    at my desk in, CA

    you go go onto the right bottom and click the media browser, and then iTunes > Music > THE SONG YOU CHOOSE

    if you need help, you can comment back.

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  3. dslynch thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    Geez, I always feel like an idiot when the answer is SO easy. Thank you.
  4. apple. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    at my desk in, CA
    nono, thank you.
    im glad to help.
  5. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    You can also just drag a song directly from iTunes or the finder into Garageband.
  6. kwissylawrencek macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2007
    yeah, i always drag it from finder. I kept having problems with the media browser in garage band. But remember, if you are just going to drag it into garage band, you need to drag it into the grey space beneath any existing tracks (including the first initial empty track).
    Very handy for making ringtones without putting the whole song on your phone.
  7. shirleejen macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2011
    Editing itunes in GarageBand

    I have no trouble bringing itune songs into GarageBand. But I don't have a clue as to how to edit them. I have no trouble editing itune music in iMovie, but it doesn't seem to work the same way in GarageBand. I am trying to create a medley of songs for an iPhoto slideshow. Any pointers would really be appreciated.

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