Saving Files in GarageBand

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JacksonBlue, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. JacksonBlue macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    I am having a frustrating time with one aspect of garageband I can't seem to resolve. Here is the situation - if I record a multitrack live performance and save the entire 60 minute+ file it is 3.12GB in size.
    If I then edit the file down into 7 minute, and 5 minute sections from the master file - they are still saving as 3.12GB files. It is as if I can't get rid of all of the contents of the master file when I edit down shorter i.e. smaller sections.
    any ideas? this is a real hard drive space killer. I have 12+GBs of data if I save 4 smaller files from the master.
    thanks for any and all help!
  2. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2007
    Shanghai, China
    when you shorten the lengths your not destructively editing the files, just shortening them with the garageband app.

    i know how to do this with logic but never tried with garageband
  3. JacksonBlue thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    Thanks ashjamben,
    So how is this done in Logic - I have converted the files from GB into Logic and I can see that the region has been selected but the rest of the file remains. Can you tell me, how do I destructively edit the rest?
  4. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    It's might be easier in GB than in Logic. I think so anyway. ;)

    It's just:
    1) Export Song To Disk
    2) Load back into GB and select the track (it's now a single track, right?)

    3) Position at split point
    4) Split (Command T)
    5) Goto step 3 until it's all chopped up nicely. (Undo as needed)

    6) Select the "region" you want to save,
    7) Edit-->Add To Loop Library
    8) Click Create
    9) Goto Step 6 until all are done.

    Now go look in ::Library:Audio:Apple Loops:User Loops:SingleFiles:
    And they will all be there in aif format individually named.

    In fact if you open that folder 1st you can watch them appear and you'll know the last region number you saved in case you get lost. :)


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