How to Change the Tempo of Separate Tracks in GarageBand





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Published on Jan 18, 2013

This is a step-by-step, in-depth tutorial on how to change the tempo of separate tracks in GarageBand '09. This tutorial explains how to sync tracks of different tempos and also how to change the tempo of a single track without affecting the tempo of the other track(s). This is also known as time stretching or resampling.
Here are the steps for syncing the tempo of tracks:
1) Open GarageBand, create a new project using loops, then decide your tempo and key.
2) Decide what tracks you want to change, and make sure you know their tempo. If you need help analyzing the tempo of a track, here is a link to a helpful software: http://download.cnet.com/VirtualDJ-Ho...
3) Change the tempo of your project to the tempo of the track you are about to import.
4) Import the track. Type Control Alt G, then click on the track, and it will turn purple.
5) Change the tempo back to the original project tempo.
6) Double click the track to open the editor. Select "Follow Tempo & Pitch". The track will now sync to the tempo of the project.
Here are the steps to changing the tempo of tracks separately from one another:
1) Change the Project Tempo to the desired tempo for only one track.
2) Select the track you want to change. Edit. Select Add to Loop Library. Be sure to save it as a One Shot and not a Loop!
3) Change the Project Tempo back to normal tempo.
4) Import your track from the Loop Library, and it will play at a different tempo than the other track(s).
The music in this video is by me. Here is a link to my SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/pkwiva
Here are the links to tracks used in this tutorial:
Blazing Swarm: http://soundcloud.com/pkwiva/blazing-...
Stars Under The Sun: http://soundcloud.com/pkwiva/stars-un...

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