Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2012 11:09 PM (in response to Jayme Halbritter)
Ok ok ok... I figured it out... but I seem to remember doing it... a more complicated way... :^)
You just click on that repeat looking icon to the right of the play button! Oy!
Basically I'm trying to be able to loop keyboard parts... so, record say a three note thing, and be able to loop it when playing live... I'm sure there's an easier way to do that... but, I'm hunting and pecking at this point... :^)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to Jayme Halbritter)
The feature you are refering to is called "Cycle Mode"
You can toggle the Cycle Mode by clicking on the Cycle Mode Button in the Control Bar (it turns blue if activated) or by using the Key Command C. (you can also drag the yellow Cycle Range up, to turn off Cycle Mode)
When you turn on Cycle Mode, two things will happen in the Timeline Area:
- The single Time Ruler on the top becomes a double Time Ruler.
- On the second Time Ruler appears a yellow bar that marks the Cycle Range.
Modify Cycle Range
- Click-drag on the yellow Cycle Range to move it along the Time Ruler. This changes its position while maintaining its relative length.
- Click-drag the left or the right edge of the yellow Cycle Range to change the position of the Left Locator or Right Locator. If you drag the right edge towards the left beyond the left edge, then the Right Locator becomes the Left Locator. Play with it and you quickly get the hang of it.
- You can change the Cycle Range only if the yellow bar is visible which is, when Cycle Mode is activated.
- The Snap to Grid function, if activated, applies to the dragging of the Cycle Range.
- When you start to play or record while the Cycle Mode is active, then GarageBand will not start at the current Playhead position but moves the Playhead position to the beginning of the Cycle Range first. GarageBand doesn't have any memory locator, so you could use this behavior as a "Play from Left Locator" function. Just press the C key before hitting the Space key.
- The Cycle Range is also used to define the range of your song you want to export.
Hope that helps
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