GarageBand

How to reverse a track in GarageBand on Mac and iOS

Reverse Track GarageBand iPad

When you’re creating or editing a song in GarageBand, you might want to add something unique to it by reversing a track. Playing a track backwards can give you an unusual sound that you might not be able to replicate another way.

Here’s how to reverse a track (or region) in GarageBand on Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

How to share a song in GarageBand on Mac and iOS

Share a song in GarageBand on Mac

Whether you’ve completed music mastery or are seeking some help with your song, you can share a tune that you create in GarageBand easily and in a variety of ways.

Want to share it to your iTunes library and listen to it daily? Want to send it to your friend for their input? Want to export it to a disk for a physical copy? We’re here to help; here’s how to share a song in GarageBand on both Mac and iOS.

How to show and adjust the keyboard in GarageBand

GarageBand Show Keyboard Mac

While you can add Apple Loops and import samples to use in your GarageBand creations, you can also use an onscreen keyboard to make music.

On Mac, you can use the keyboard as it appears on a piano or organ in addition to musical typing with your computer keyboard. And on iOS, you can tap to open the keyboard and adjust its settings easily.

For making music in GarageBand your way, here’s how to show the keyboard on Mac and iOS.

How to show, add and edit musical notes in GarageBand

Score Editor GarageBand Mac

If you want to work with the musical notes in GarageBand for your song, you can show, add, and edit notes. In GarageBand on Mac, you can work with notes for MIDI regions and on iOS, you can work with them for green touch instrument regions.

Here’s how to show, add, and edit musical notes in GarageBand on Mac and iOS.

How to adjust track volume in GarageBand on Mac and iOS

GarageBand Adjust Volume Points iPad

When you’re making music in GarageBand, you’re mixing regions and tracks to create your song. Whether you’re using vocals or instruments, not every track needs to have the same volume. You might want an instrument to play subtly in the background while emphasizing vocals, for example. Or you may want the volume of a track to increase and decrease at certain points.

Here’s how to adjust the track volume in GarageBand on Mac and iOS.

How to change the tempo in GarageBand on Mac and iOS

GarageBand Change Tempo Track Add Points Mac

The tempo in GarageBand is expressed in beats per minute and is set to 120 by default. But you can change it to match the tempo you need for your song.

On iOS, you can change the tempo for your song to a specific value. And on Mac, you also adjust it for the entire song or add tempo points to the Tempo Track so that the tempo changes throughout the song.

This tutorial shows you how to change the tempo for a song in GarageBand.

How to add fade in and fade out to songs in GarageBand

Fade Out Fade In GarageBand Mac

Fading out of a song is something that we hear all the time when listening to our favorite tunes. As the song begins to come to an end, you’ll hear it slowly fade away to silence. If you’re creating your own music in GarageBand, you can add this effect as well.

While fading into a song isn’t as widely used, we’ll show you how to do that on Mac as well. So open up GarageBand on Mac or iOS and then follow our tutorial to add fade out to your songs.

How to work with Regions in GarageBand on Mac and iOS

GarageBand Regions Mac

When you’re ready to compose music in GarageBand, it’s important to become familiar with Regions. Regions are the foundations of your musical creations. Whether you add an Apple Loop, record an instrument, or insert a media file, it creates a Region.

Each Region displays at the top of your GarageBand screen in the Tracks area as a rounded rectangle. And as you have probably guessed, Regions can be manipulated. This tutorial walks you through how to work with Regions in GarageBand including cutting and pasting, joining and splitting, and more.