Garage Band is an audio editing software available on Apple’s App store for Macintosh computers. It has a variety of features to fit the needs of various audio projects from short recordings to elaborate multi-track projects to incorporate audio to other sources.
What can it do?
- Live recordings with the computer microphone or connected micrphone
- Editing audio recorded from a sound studio, MP3 file, or other resources
- Mixing multiple tracks various audio sources
- Filters and tools to improve sound quality
- Special audio effects
- Export to WAV and MP3 file formats
Uses in a Course
- Record and edit a podcast episode for a class project
- Record a narration or introduction
- Create audio review materials
- Edit raw interview recordings to create a polished final product
- Digitizing cassettes or CD audio to share as course materials
- Combine multiple recordings to create a singular audio file
- GarageBand is available on the CoRE and Digital Studio Macintosh computers in Andrews Library.
- Student Technology Assistants are available to help at the Digital Media Bar in Andrews Library in the CoRE.
- CoRE Consultants can help in the sound studio at the Digital Studio in Andrews Library.
- Educational Technology can assist in recording, editing, and publishing audio in Garage Band.
- Apple has official documentation on Garage Band.
- Our wiki has documentation on Garage Band.
- The Garage Band Guide’s YouTube channel has a playlist dedicated for beginners to reference for specific topics.
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