3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 2:49 AM by Christoph Drösser
Cjsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The background static in Garage Band is so loud and distracts entirely from the track.  How do I turn it down/off?

 

Thanks!


MacBook
  • 1. Re: Background static on GarageBand
    Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,275 points)

    GB itself doesn't create any static. You must have picked it up when you recorded your track. But we can't help you unless you tell us how you recorded!

  • 2. Re: Background static on GarageBand
    Cjsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use a back instrumental track and sing with it, using a Vocal track, that's all.  Does that help you?  It didn't used to be this bad, but as of lately, it's really loud and noticeable.

  • 3. Re: Background static on GarageBand
    Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,275 points)

    Since you don't provide more information about how you are recording, I assume it's through the internal mic of your laptop. This mic is sitting right next to the computer's fans, so as soon as they start up, you will pick up their noise - that's the most likely source for your "static" that I can think of. Have you tried recording when the computer is still cold enough so the fans are off? In the long run, you might consider getting an external microphone to record.