GarageBand question

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  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2007
    I have a large .mp3 file that I want to cut down into many seperate .mp3 files does Anyone know if that can be done easily in GB? If so how?

  2. Arrandale macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    1. open a new project in garageband.
    2. drag mp3 into timeline area - a new track is created
    ... wait for import
    3. click on the region of the mp3 to select it, if it isn't already selected
    4. position the playhead at the start of the section you want
    5. press command-t to slice the region
    6. position the playhead at the end of the section you want
    7. press comand-t to slice the region
    8. click anywhere else to deselect the region
    ... your mp3 should be split into 3 parts now, the part before the desired section, the desired section, and the part after the desired section
    9. holding down the command key, click on the 2 parts before and after the desired section
    10. press the delete key
    11. select the desired section (this is all that remains)
    12. drag it leftwards until the start of the timeline
    13. export as mp3

    repeat the above for as many sections you want

    alternatively (and I just realised this is much easier)

    1. open a new project
    2. as above, drag your mp3 into the timeline to import it
    3. enable "cycle region" by clicking on the loopy arrow button on the far right of the player (transport) controls. It should turn blue, as in the image below.

    .. you should also see a new strip of yellow appear at the top of the garageband window. This strip demarcates the cycle region and can be modified by dragging the edges left or right.

    4. modify the cycle region to encompass the section of your mp3 you want
    5. export as mp3. only the stuff included in the cycle region will be exported to the new mp3
    6. repeat by changing the cycle region as desired.

    hope that helped

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