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  • BryanH
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    Joined: May 25th, 2007
    importing .wav files to Garageband
    Hi... very new to GB, still haven't really used it beyond messing around with it a little. I mostly use my home recording setup for demos, and do my "real" recording at my friend's professional studio. I'm wondering if it's possible to import/export .wav files to/from GB from other setups, that are in a multi-track format. Example: my friend's studio uses the RADAR recording system - would I be able to work on a song at home on GB, then export it to his device? Or vice versa, could I import a multi-track song from his RADAR to my GB, to work on at home? My friend mentioned "Broadcast Wave" as the .wav file format usually used for such situations. Does GB support that kind of file? Or, are you only able to import the regular 2-track .wav files to GB? Thanks in advance if anyone can answer this for me!
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  • Christian L
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    Hi Bryan, It is possible to import wav files into GarageBand... you only need to drag and drop the file into your GB timeline. GB can export to AIFF when exporting to iTunes. Then you could convert it to a wav file (iTunes-Preferences-Advanced-Importing-Import using Wav encoder). However, these wav files won't be Broadcast Wave Format.
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  • BryanH
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    Joined: May 25th, 2007
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    thanks Christian... I knew you could import a .wav file into Garageband, but wondered if you could import a multi-track file of a song you're working on from a different machine/format, and "see" the multi-tracks, for want of a better way of putting it. Or vice-versa, for that matter. As in, say, I start a song in GB, do a few tracks - drums, bass, keyboard and guitar, let's say - then export that to a different system being used in a studio to finish up the song. It sounds to me like that's a "no," but if you can clarify that, I'd appreciate it!
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  • Christian L
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    Yes you can. Just import all the wav files one by one on different track. You can export them from GB by soloing the track you want to export. You repeat the process for each track. You will need to rename the track each time in iTunes, if not all the tracks will have the same name (the name of your song).
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  • Rich Ridings
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    Joined: Sep 5th, 2006
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    hi Bryan It may be too expensive a route for you to go - but Logic opens Garageband songs and then gives you access to a much more extensive list of i/o options. I love this feature. Just a thought. Rich London
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  • Problems
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    Joined: Aug 8th, 2007
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    Hey to whoever, I have purchased some organ "samples" off the internet. I have intended to create those samples into instruments that i can manipulate. They are .wav files. How do i make these .wav files into an instrument that i can play inside garageband?
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  • Meadowlark
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    Joined: Oct 12th, 2007
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    Hi On the lines of importing wav files, how can I do the same and import midi files from a Korg PA 50 into Garage Band without messing up the original tracks. Basically I want to break down every instrument from the midi file that came out of the Korg and work witn it in Garage Band. Didn't know where to post this. Thanks
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  • Christian L
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    Do you have the MIDI files on your Mac ? Try dragging the MIDI files directly on a GarageBand software instrument track. Tell me if it works... or not. Take care!
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  • Meadowlark
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    Joined: Oct 12th, 2007
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    Hello Christian Labbé, Was wondering if you speak French with a nice French name like Labbé? Thank you for your speedy reply. No my files are not on my mac. They are inside the sequencer of my Korg PA 50 keyboard (the keyboard has a floppy disk drive into which I save my songs). Therein lies part of my problem. Don't know how to get them properly into Garage Band. Have tried sending them through midi as well as loading them into my mac using an external floppy disk drive. When I look at my Garage Band song, that accompanyment appears only on a single Garage Band track and the resulting sound is terrible and the instruments are indestinguishably jumbled up. For example, a rhythm section style (which I chose from a style bank in the Korg ie: guitar, bass, drum. piano accompanyment, which I can edit, add to or delete from, within the Korg keyboard) won't allow itself (the style that is - with the instruments I just mentioned in it) to be broken down and assigned to individual tracks in Garage Band. Hence the rhythm section is transferred to Garage Band all on one track. Don't know if it s Korg problem or a Garage Band problem. Let me know if you can figure it out, and where to go from there when you have the time. From Le Grands Nords, Thanks.
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  • Christian L
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: importing .wav files to Garageband
    Hi Meadowlark, Yes, I live in Montreal and I'm French Canadian. Your from Canada too ? I think part of your problem is that all your tracks are on the MIDI file. Would you mind uploading the .MID file on the web using [url]http://www.sendspace.com/[/url] and posting the link on the macProVideo forum ? I would then be able to try to help you more.. Christian
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