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I want to send garageband files to other macs?

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Jan 27, 2013 12:36 PM

I have a macbook pro mid 12' and an iMac mid 11', I want to send a gargeband file to my friend who has a mac himself, but all of the info that I can find says to control click the file and compress, or archive it, and I don't see that option. I think it's because I have a newer version of gargeband but I'm not sure.

GarageBand (Mac) '11
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)

    Two things:

    • Does your friend have the same JamPacks and loops installed as you? If not, save your project as an archive. This option will only appear with the "Save as" option, and only, if the project needs saving, because you edited a track. So edit something to force the "Archive Project" option to apear in the export panel.
    • Once the project has been exported, compress it: Select it in the Finder, ctrl-click it, and select "Compress xxxx.band"from the pop-up menu.

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    Then mail the compressed zip-file as attachment.

     

    However, your compressed file might still be too large to mail it. If your project contains a lot of real instruments track in high audio quality the project will be easily too large to send it by mail. Then it would be preferrable to upload it to server (Dropbox or similar), so that your friend can download it.

     

    Regards

     

    Léonie

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