Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to txroger)
What exactly do you want to do? If you just want to cut out certain parts of the recording, an audio editor like Audacity would be the better tool.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to Christoph Drösser)
Just get rid of some dead space. I assumed that since musice, etc. can be edited in Garage Band that I could do the same with any audio? However, when I use either 'cut' or 'delete' on part of the track I have marked, it seems to delete the entire memo....still shows it's there, but no audio??
I also just downloaded a trial version of Final Cut Pro X, but am even further behind the learning curve on that than on Garage Band.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to txroger)
To remove the silence from a region, don't use cut. Position the cursor at the beginning of the section that you want to remove, then use "Edit > Split ⌘T"; then split again at the end of the section.
Then delete the section you cut out.
Afterwards drag the remaining segments to join them again.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 9:14 AM (in response to léonie)
Thank you very much....I really appreciate your help!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to léonie)
Just noticed that you are in Hamburg.....an awesome city!
Most of my family immigrated to the U.S. from Germany. I have family tree documentation going back to the mid-1400’s!
I was stationed in Stuttgart in the early 1970’s and toured most of what was then West Germany, Berlin and much of Europe. I did not find out until a few years ago that much of my German family lives in the Karlsruhe area! I hope to visit there next year.
Nochmals vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 10:16 PM (in response to txroger)
You are welcome, Roger.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to léonie)
I have a voice memo I recorded on iphone 5. I want to 'fade out' the end of it. Can I do this with garage band... I went into finder and copied it and put on desk top... but I can't find a way to import it into GB. I have never once used garage band. I simply want to fade it out for a few seconds and then reimport the clip into itunes.
Thanks for any help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to Tigervision)
These are the simple steps:
* Open GarageBand
* From the Project Cooser, choose the "Voice" project
* Drag your audio file from the FInder onto the GarageBand's Track Lane
* Edit the Audio Region (move, trim)
* optional: apply any signal processing
* Select "Fade Out" from the Track Menu
* Select any option from the Share Menu where you want to export
More details about each steps are found under the Help Menu
Hope that helpsEdgar Rothermich
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to Tigervision)
- Open GarageBand.
- In the welcome splash screen select "New Project".
- Select to create a "Voice" project.
- Choose a file name to save the project. Ignore the other options: Key, signature.
- Drag your voice memo to one of the tracks "Male basic" or "Female basic".
- Listen to your memo by pressing the "play back" button. ▷
- Trim the clip (position the mouse cursor to select where to cut off the silence), press ⌘T to cut
- Go to the main menu bar, select the "Track" menu, enable the "Fade Out" option
- From the "Share" menu use the command "Send song to disk".
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to léonie)
Many many thanks!!! Did it!
Another slightly more complicated question. I have a voice memo with some music in the back ground.... anyway to lower the sound of the music portion and maintain the voice?
I suspect not huh?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to Tigervision)
There is not much you can do in GB to unmix tracks. You could try to use the audio effects:
- Click the blue "i" button in the lower right to reveal the Inspector and select the track with your voice memo.
- Click the "Edit" tab.
- Click an empty brick to add an effect. Selct to add a speech enhancer.
- Click the microphone to reveal the settings and experiment a little.