• Student490496
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Jan 17th, 2022
    Slow down song keeping a continuous sound
    Hi! I don't know much about GarageBand and have only used it to slow down songs in order to learn to play them. My problem started after I installed Monterey and reinstalled GarageBand on my mac. Normally I just open an AIFF version of a song, press enable flex (button that looks like a dubble helix) and slow down the the tempo, which gives me a slower and stretched out song without changing pitch. The difference now is that the song is not stretched but rather chopped up in pieces, or in other words, the song is slower without loosing pitch but interspersed with gaps. Everywhere I search on the internet I can only find the routine I described first. Would be very grateful for any help!
  • Joe A
    Posts: 1700
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Slow down song keeping a continuous sound
    Hi - What you're doing should work, unless there's some kind of Flex bug in GB under Monterey [which is still a relatively new OS version]. Keep in mind that processing like Flex may not work as well on all audio and Flexing in GB sometimes can sometimes be a bit glitchy, but if it worked as expected previously then it does sees like the issue is most likely related to the upgrade. You've probably already done some or all of these, but some of the usual troubleshooting steps would include - Do a hard shutdown/restart - Test with several Projects with the same audio files that worked [Flexed properly] previously; - Test with a new Project with new audio files, to see if it's a file-related issue or a GB-related issue - Try smaller Tempo changes to see if it happens at any degree of Tempo change or only at larger amounts of Tempo change - Double-check the Flex-related settings in GB: in the Editor panel at the bottom, make sure Enable Flex is checked [under Track] and Follow Tempo & Pitch is checked [under Region] - Make sure that the internal HD is not too full [it should be about 20% empty, ideally]; - If the GB Projects and audio files are on a different HD make sure that's not too full as well - Try reinstalling GarageBand again Here's a link to Apple's GB troubleshooting page as well.. Btw, I deleted the duplicate post in the other forum, since that thread was not really about the same thing..
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