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How do you create short audio clips? say, 4 seconds

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Nov 8, 2012 10:15 PM

I can't export a 4 second clip in Version 6.0.5 b/c my end marker won't go shorter than 7 full measures. What's the trick?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), GarageBand '11 6.0.5
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)

    You can export a shorter clip by narking the vour measures with the cycle region. Only the cycle region will be exported.

     

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    For example, turning on "cycle" (click the button with the cicle of two blue arrows) and  marking four measures exported the four measures clip that I imported to the second track.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Edgar Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    The minimum cycle range is 1 beat. The actual length in time then varies on your selected Tempo in bpm which could vary between 0.25s and 1.5s).

  • slapagroov Calculating status...

    Hi, bringing up an old thread here!

    I'm a fairly experienced user of GB and Logic.  I am trying to export a short synth loop from GarageBand for use in Mainstage 3 as a backing track.  It's just a 4 bar loop at 70 BPM.  I've tried using cycle region markers and making the whole project only 2 bars.  Every time I share the song to disk or itunes, it gives me a couple extra seconds on the end no matter what i do.  Could the delay on the synth cause this?  I just want to be able to loop this track in Playback in Mainstage.  Thanks!

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