Chapter 5. Working with Apple Loops
GarageBand 3 Lessons > Lesson_05 > 5-1 Loops start; 5-2 IvoryDreams start; 5-3 IvoryDreams melody; 5-4 IvoryDreams draft; 5-5 IvoryDreams final
This lesson takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
Understand the rules for combining Real Instrument and Software Instrument regions and loops
Resize the Loop Browser
Move keyword buttons to a different position in the Loop Browser
Change the keyword on a keyword button
Mark favorite loops
Duplicate, resize, split, and extend loops to build a song
Draw and edit notes in the editor
Convert Software Instrument loops to Real Instrument loops
Reset the Loop Browser to its default settings
Apple Loops are prerecorded music files that are designed to repeat (loop) over and over seamlessly as a pattern. Loops are commonly used for drumbeats, rhythm parts, and other repeating musical sections within a song. GarageBand comes with over 1,000 prerecorded Apple Loops.
Apple Loops are incredibly flexible instrument regions that can be cut, copied, pasted, edited, transposed, and repeated to create a song or enhance your recorded tracks.
To extend your loop library, you can add third-party loops, as well as Apple Loops from Soundtrack Pro, Logic, or the Jam Pack expansions for GarageBand. You can also save your own recordings (Software Instruments and Real Instruments) as loops in your loop library.
In this lesson, you will learn how to customize the Loop Browser, mark and find favorite loops, and explore the differences between Software Instrument and Real Instrument loops as you build a song. Along the way you'll also learn more advanced music arranging techniques to turn your GarageBand music into professional-sounding songs.