Effects are common between both of GarageBand's types of instruments as well as with the master track.

Each Real Instrument, Software Instrument, and master track in GarageBand has a set of either four or five professional-quality effects, including:

  • Gate (Real Instrument tracks only)

  • Compressor

  • Equalizer (EQ)

  • Echo

  • Reverb

Besides these effects, which all of the instruments include, there are two additional effect slots, in which you can choose from 12 GarageBand effects and another 12 Audio Unit effects that Apple has included with GarageBand to add to instruments.

Let's take a close look at all of GarageBand's included effects.


First, let's take a look at the four effects that are common among Real Instruments, ...

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