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Tired of having to type in all of the notes...

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Zakiah J Calculating status...
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Jan 31, 2013 5:44 PM

     Before I got my Mac, I was on a Windows computer with the free version of FL Studio on it. When I made the switch, GarageBand was a sweet deal. The only complaint I have is that you have to type in every single note, and I was wondering if there is a way to click-to-write like FL Studio without making it sound very quiet? Other than that, it's great! It's easy to use and sounds way nicer than expected.



GarageBand (Mac) '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Edgar Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to Zakiah J)

    What does click-to-write do?


    BTW, you don't have to write MIDI notes, you can play them on a MIDI keyboard (connected toyour computer) or use the computer keyboard with the on-screen keyboard.

  • mdee Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Zakiah J)

    You want to pencil in the notes correct? If so try this.


    1. Create an new empty Midi Software Instrument Track

    2. Command Click in the Track Lane to reveal a Pencil tool

    3. This will create a Region that you can drag out to any Bar length

    4. With Region selected open the Midi Editor window and Command Click inside Grid to Reveal a Pencil tool

    5. Now Pencil in the Notes, Drum Beats etc.


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