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Chapter 5. Working with Apple Loops

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withover1,000prerecordedAppleLoops.

AppleLoopsareincrediblyflexibleinstrumentregionsthatcan

becut,copied,pasted,edited,transposed,andrepeatedto

createasongorenhanceyourrecordedtracks.

Toextendyourlooplibrary,youcanaddthird-partyloops,as

wellasAppleLoopsfromSoundtrackPro,Logic,ortheJam

PackexpansionsforGarageBand.Youcanalsosaveyourown

recordings(SoftwareInstrumentsandRealInstruments)as

loopsinyourlooplibrary.

Inthislesson,youwilllearnhowtocustomizetheLoop

Browser,markandfindfavoriteloops,andexplorethe

differencesbetweenSoftwareInstrumentandRealInstrument

loopsasyoubuildasong.Alongthewayyou'llalsolearnmore

advancedmusicarrangingtechniquestoturnyourGarageBand

musicintoprofessional-soundingsongs.







PreparingtheProject

Open5-1LoopsstartfromtheLesson_05folderinthe

GarageBand3Lessonsfolder.Youwillstartwithaprojectthat

hastwoemptytracks.



UnderstandingAppleLoops

Asyouhavelearnedsofar,AppleLoopscomeindifferent

shapes,sizes,instruments,andcolors.Beforeyoubuildasong,

let'sexaminesomeoftheuniquecharacteristicsofthe

prerecordedAppleLoopsthatcomewithGarageBand.

Inthepreviouslessons,youdiscoveredthatthegreenloopsare

SoftwareInstrumentloopsandcanbeeditedjustlikeany

SoftwareInstrumentregion;youcaneveneditindividualnotes.

Likewise,theblueloopsareRealInstrumentloopsthatcanbe

editedlikeanyRealInstrumentregion.

WhathappensifyouplaceaRealInstrumentloopintoa

SoftwareInstrumenttrack,orviceversa?Let'stryitandfind

out.ThefirsttrackinthecurrentprojectisaSoftware

Instrumenttrack.ThesecondtrackisaRealInstrumenttrack.

1. ClicktheLoopBrowserbuttontoopentheLoopBrowser.

2. Inthelower-leftcorneroftheLoopBrowser,clicktheButton

Viewbutton(iftheBrowserisnotalreadyinButtonview).

3. ClicktheResetbuttontoclearanycurrentresultsinthe

browser.

4. ClicktheGuitarsbuttontoshowtheGuitarsloopsinthe



resultslist.



TheAcousticNoodlingguitarloopsshouldbeatthetopof

yourresultslist.Ifyou'veinstalledtheJamPackexpansions

orotheradditionalloops,theAcousticNoodlingloopsmay

befartherdownintheresultslist.Noticethatallthe

AcousticNoodlingloopsareblueandhaveawaveformicon

intheLoopTypecolumn,indicatingthattheyareallReal

Instrumentloops.

5. DragtheAcousticNoodling02loopfromtheLoopBrowser

totheGrandPianotrackintheTimelineandreleasethe

mouse.

Thetrackremainsemptyafteryoureleasethemouse

becauseyoucan'tputaRealInstrumentregionina

SoftwareInstrumenttrack.SoftwareInstrumenttrackscan

onlyplayregionsrecordedusingMIDIsamplesandnote

events.

6. DragtheAcousticNoodling02loopfromtheLoopBrowser

tothe1stmeasureoftheNoEffectstrackintheTimeline.



Agreencirclewithaplus(+)signappearsifthetrackwill

accepttheloop.Ifyoudon'tseethegreenplussign,you

willnotbeabletoplacetheloopinthattrack.

ThistimeitworkedbecausetheAcousticNoodling02loopis

aRealInstrumentrecording,thesameasthetrack.

7. Intheresultslist,clickthetopoftheLoopTypecolumnto

movetheSoftwareInstrumentloopstothetopofthelist.

Dragtheverticalscrollertothetopofthescrollbartoview

theSoftwareInstrumentloopsatthetopofthelist.



8. DragtheSouthernRockGuitar05loopfromthebrowserto

the1stmeasureofthetoptrackintheTimeline.



TheSouthernRockGuitar05loopregionappearsinthetop

trackasagreenSoftwareInstrumentregion.Thisis

predictablesinceallyoudidisputaloopintheappropriate

typeoftrack.



OK,sothisallseemslikeoldnews,right?Well,we'renotquite

donewithourloopexperiment.

WhatifyouputaSoftwareInstrumentregioninaReal

Instrumenttrack?



1. DragtheSouthernRockGuitar05loopfromthebrowserto

thesecondtrack,nexttotheAcousticNoodling02region.

TheSoftwareInstrumentlooptransformsintoaReal

Instrumentregion.



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AsaRealInstrumentloop,theSouthernRockGuitarregion

nowshowswaveformsintheTimelineinsteadofMIDI

information.

2. SelectanddeletetheAcousticNoodling02regioninthe

secondtrack.

3. PlaytheTimelinetohearthetwoSouthernRockGuitar05

regions.

WereyousurprisedtoheartheSouthernRockGuitarsound

likeagrandpiano?

ThisisjustareminderthatSoftwareInstrumentregionswill

alwayssoundlikethetrackinstrument,regardlessofthe

instrumentsoundusedintheoriginalrecording.Onthe

otherhand,RealInstrumentregionswillalwayssoundlike

theinstrumentthatoriginallyrecordedtheregion,

regardlessofthetrackinstrument.Youcanaddeffectstoa

RealInstrumenttrack,butyoucan'tchangetheinstrument

foraregionbychangingthetrackinstrument,asyoucan

withSoftwareInstruments.



TheSouthernRockGuitarregionintheRealInstrument

tracksoundslikeaguitarbecausetheMIDIdatainthefile

containsinstructionstoplaythenotesbackusingguitar

sounds.ThefactthatthetrackisnamedNoEffects,

implyingthattherearenoeffectsonthetrack,hasnoeffect

(punintended)ontheinstrumentsoundfortheregionin

thattrack.

4. Double-clicktheGrandPianotrackheadertoopenthe

SoftwareInstrumentTrackInfopane.

5. SelectGuitars>SteelStringAcousticforthetrack

instrument,andthenclosetheTrackInfopane.



TheinstrumenttrackheaderchangestoSteelString

AcousticGuitar.

6. Playtheregioninthetoptracktoheartheinstrument

change.

7. Double-clicktheNoEffectstrackheadertoopentheReal

InstrumentTrackInfopane.

8. SelectVocals>FemaleBasictochangetheeffectsonthe

track,andthenclosetheTrackInfopane.



BeforeyouclickPlay,seeifyoucanpredicttheoutcomeof

youractions.WilltheSouthernRockGuitarloopsoundlikea

femalevocalist?Willitstillsoundlikeaguitar?Perhapsit

willsoundlikeasouthernfemalerockvocalist?

9. ClosetheTrackInfopane,thenplaytheregiontohearthe

SouthernRockGuitarintheFemaleBasictrack.

Youprobablyguessedit.Itstillsoundslikeaguitar

(althoughIhavetoadmitIwascurioustohearsomeofthe

otheralternatives).Allyouchangedwasthepreseteffects

oramplifiersoundstoenhanceRealInstrumentrecordings.

Ifyouareplanningtorecordabasicfemalevocalpart,this

mightbeaterrificchoiceforyourRealInstrumenttrack.



Note

GarageBand3comeswith30presetvocaleffects.

Therearebasicpresetsfornormalrecording,and

vocaleffectstosimulatealivesetting.Therearealso

morecreativepresets,suchasMouseVoiceand



HeliumBreath,whichturnnormalvocalsintohighpitched,comicallydistortedvocals.Thesepresetscan

alsocomeinhandywithvocalrecordingsforyour

podcastsorfornarrationyourecordforyourmovie

projects.



Sonowthatyouhavereviewedtheseloopbasics,let'sget

readytocomposeanewsong.







ListeningtotheFinishedSong

Beforeyoustartthenextseriesofexercises,it'sgoodtoknow

whatyou'reaimingfor.Followthesestepstohearthefinished

songyouwillbecreatingwithAppleLoops.

Thesongyou'llcreateiscalledIvoryDreamsandisaboutakid

sufferingthoughboringpianolessonsbutalwaysdreamingof

beinginabandthatmakesittothetop.Iusedthecreative

energyofalivemusicjamsessionasatemplateforthemusic.

InthemanyjamsessionsI'veexperiencedovertheyears,

somebodyinthebandhasanideaforariff,andinamatterof

seconds,othermusicianscatchthegrooveandjoinin.In

IvoryDreams,asyou'llhearinamoment,somethingsimilar

happens.Thepianocomesin,thenthestringsdouble-uponthe

melody,thenthebasicpercussion,bass,anddrumscomein,

andfinallythesongendswithacymbalcrash.

Keepinmind,ajamsessionislivemusiciansjoiningintoplay

anunrehearsedpieceofmusicandtoseewhereitgoes.In

someways,writingasonginGarageBandistheoppositeofa

jamsessionbecauseyouhavetothinkandplaneachpartto

addittotheTimeline.Ontheotherhand,sinceyourmusical

choicesinGarageBandareunlimited,theessenceofajam

sessionliveson.

1. ChooseFile>Openandselect5-5IvoryDreamsfinalfromthe

Lesson_05foldertoopenthesong.

Don'tsavethechangestothepreviousproject.

Theproject5-5IvoryDreamsfinalopensintheTimeline.The

songiscomposedoffiveSoftwareInstrumenttracksandsix

RealInstrumenttracks.



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2. PlaythesongfromthebeginningoftheTimeline.



Note

Ifyouarerunningaslowercomputerandarehaving

troubleplayingthissong,trylockingtheSoftware

InstrumenttracksbyclickingthesmallLockbutton

oneachtrack.Notonlydoesthislockthetrackto

preventunwantedchanges,butitalsorendersthe

tracktothecomputer'sharddrivesoitwon'tneedto

beprocessedbyGarageBandasitplays.g

3. ChooseFile>Openandopentheproject5-2IvoryDreams

start.

4. ChooseFile>SaveAs,andsaveittoyourMyGarageBand



Projectsfolder.







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