Garageband us Audacity files?

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  1. Smileyboy macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    I'm trying to edit a file recorded in audacity in Garageband. is there a way to do this?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Is it an Audacity file or have you exported it as mp3/aiff etc?
  3. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    If it's in Audacity format and you want discrete tracks, I would export the tracks individually as AIFF files, then import them into Garageband.
  4. Smileyboy thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    Thx. It's an audacity file. I'm trying to make the audio cleaner and filter out the background noise. What is a discreet track?

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  5. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    (pardon the tl;dr)

    A discrete track is an individual recorded track. This term is used in the context of multitrack recording, which is what is done in music studios. For example, vocals would be on one discrete track, guitars on another, etc.

    Some versions of Audacity have multitrack recording ability within the same file, to simulate a multitrack recording studio. I would guess that mchalebk mentioned discrete tracks because the default export for Audacity assumes you want any and all discrete tracks mixed down to one stereo AIFF or WAV file. If you want to preserve the ability to manipulate those individual tracks inside GarageBand, you will have to export each of those tracks separately.

    However, if all you're doing with Audacity is on one stereo track, then export the whole file to a stereo AIFF file, and import that AIFF into GarageBand.

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