8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2007 11:04 PM by Suzanne Butz
Suzanne Butz Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
Newbie to GB but have read the Apple GB help info and am stuck.

I recorded a choir session on my iPod. Imported it to iTunes and then tried to burn it to CD. The 1hour29minute session is apparently too large to burn to CD (even though it says it is only 128Mb in size). Even converting the .wav file into an MP3 file did not help.

So, I thought that if I took the recording into GB I could delete all the chit chat and warm up exercises and spaces between the actual singing to reduce the size and then try and burn that. It would be a better recording this way, anyway.

However, now I have dragged the .wav file into GB and am trying to edit the track (I have tried splitting the track and it removes everything other than the place where the pointer is, or cutting parts of the track - no result). The Apple Help file says that I am not able to edit imported audio files (my track is coloured ORANGE which apparently indicates that I am unable to edit it).

I am guessing this is a user problem. Can someone please give me an idea of what I should be doing here. Or, is GB not the appropriate place to try and do this? Maybe it is simply that I am doing something wrong in the first place in trying to burn a CD in iTunes? Although I now would like to delete the extra bits from my track to create a 'clean' recording of the choir's singing.

Any pointers gratefully received. Thanks!

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10), GarageBand 3.0.4