7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2012 5:22 PM by HangTime
cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is this even possible?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Merging projects within Garageband?
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    cauchy wrote:

     

    Is this even possible?

     

     

    possible, yes.

     

    easy:

     

    you could export each project and drop the resulting audio files into the timeline of a new project

     

    slightly more complex, but more flexible and easier for a project on which you intend to keep working would be to copy all the regions from each project and paste it into another.

     

    this tutorial about rescuing damaged projects will give the background info that you can apply to merging two or more projects:

     

    http://www.bulletsandbones.com/GB/Tutorials.html#allaboutrescuinggaragebandfiles

    (Let the page FULLY load. The link to your answer is at the top of your screen)

  • 2. Re: Merging projects within Garageband?
    cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!

     

    Great tutorial under the "slightly more complex" option. . .but I am totally lost after reading it.

     

    I like your first option better. But, how do you drop the resulting audio files into the timeline of a new project? I thought you had to bounce your audio files in order to export them. The only option I see in the menu bar for GB that applies is Export to Disk. 

  • 3. Re: Merging projects within Garageband?
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    cauchy wrote:

     

    how do you drop the resulting audio files into the timeline of a new project? {...} The only option I see in the menu bar for GB is Export to Disk.

     

    that's it, export each project to your hard drive, then drag and drop the exported files into a new project

  • 4. Re: Merging projects within Garageband?
    cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just to clear things up for myself, that is. . .I thought when you bounce [export] a project of so many tracks then the bounced project becomes a single track and impossible to edit? I want to import each track individually. . .so I can further work on them and incorporate them into one final project (song).

     

    Am I making any sense?

     

    Thanks.

  • 5. Re: Merging projects within Garageband?
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    cauchy wrote:

     

    .I thought when you bounce a project of so many tracks then the bounced project becomes a single track and impossible to edit?

     

    yes, that's why it's less flexible, though not impossible. you can edit the original projects, export and re-import (rinse; repeat)

     

     

    cauchy wrote:

     

    I want to import each track individually

     

    the tutorial explains the easiest way, and would retain MIDI tracks as such, but you could solo each track one at a time and export, then drop all the files into a new project

  • 6. Re: Merging projects within Garageband?
    cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Cool!

     

    Thanks for your help.

  • 7. Re: Merging projects within Garageband?
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    you're welcome, good luck