Chapter 12. Editing and Mixing Music

Understanding the GarageBand Workspace

GarageBand lets you assemble songs from prerecorded audio loops and music that you record yourself. You can adjust the volume and stereo placement of each instrument, also known as mixing a song, add special effects, edit individual notes, and more. Before starting a GarageBand project, familiarize yourself with the program workspace.

Understanding the GarageBand Workspace


The timeline is where you arrange music loops and recordings to create your GarageBand project. Each row in the timeline represents a track where you can place a different instrument. When you play a project, a vertical line called a ...

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