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Deleting purple real audio loops doesnt erase the sound

368 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2013 5:43 AM by glosackmd RSS
glosackmd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 8, 2013 3:59 PM

Any one of you please respond to this endless question i have


i use all up to the date top of the line equiment

OS up to date


if i delete audio it still plays does not get erased

why is this?


happens on all my macs


it cant be me

it cant be the MACS


why am i the only getting this



iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.0.1
  • Edgar Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    Can you be more specific what you mean with "doesn't erase sound".

    Are you in the Project or Loop Browser, are you deleing Regions? Audio Loops are blue and not purple.Regions of new recording are purple. So which one are you trying to delete.

    Are you saying the Regions are gone but GarageBand still plays that "ghost" Region? Are you sure you don't have other tracks playing?


    Make sure you are clear on the color code for Regions





    Hope that helps


    Edgar Rothermich

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  • Edgar Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    Let me get this straight:


    For example, you have one Audio Track. You record 4 bars of vocals (or anything else) which creates a 4 bar (purple) Audio Region. You play back that Region and you can hear your vocals. Now you delete that 4 bar Region, nothing is on the Track, the lane is empty and you still can hear the 4 bars vocals. Is that your phenomena?


    One thing to remember.

    Audio Regions and MIDI Regions are completely different.

    MIDI Regions are the actual container that contain the actual MIDI data. Audio Regions on the other do NOT contain an audio signal.

    Audio Regions are a visual reference to the actual audio file on the hard drive. The Audio Region contains only the following information.

    • Link to the referenced audio file
    • Information from where to start that audio file
    • Information where to stop playing that audio file
    • Display of the waveform of the section of the audio file.


    About deleting Audio Regions

    When you copy an Audio Region, GarageBand create another reference to the same audio file. If you delete one Audio Region but have other Audio Regions referencing to the same audio file, then only that Audio Region is deleted from the Arrange Window. The audio file is NOT deleted. Only if you delete an Audio Region and the audio file it is referenced to has no other related Audio Region, then (and only then) will the audio file deleted from the hard drive.


    Hope that helps


    Edgar Rothermich

    'I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.'


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