3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2011 9:30 AM by BenB
Texas_Man_Luvs_His_mac Level 1 (15 points)
I have a track that has some backwards talking, I think. I want to use soundtrack (or really, anything) to play it backwards. I figured soundtrack would have some kind of play reverse option or ability to make a clip play backwards, is that possible?

Can garageband do it?

I looked in the manuals for help, didn't see anything there. Searched this forum, didn't see anything here either under the keywords.


PowerMac G5 2.0 dual, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 12 GB ram
  • nolanscott Level 3 (605 points)
    As far as I know, using Soundtrack 1.5 and GarageBand 5.1,
    there’re no reverse-tools available...?

    Either, try QuickTime...
    Go to the end of the track, then command+left arrow to reverse playback...
    (works with QuickTime 10 and QuickTime Pro 7)

    Or, export that song and use an external Audio Editor...
    e.g. Amadeus Pro can do it... Audacity might be able as well...?

  • russtafa Level 1 (15 points)
    Audacity definitely does this..
    Then reverse
    A really good audio editor for simple things to do quickly
  • BenB Level 6 (8,980 points)
    Directly from the online Logic user manual:

    Reversing an Audio File Selection in the Sample Editor

    The Reverse command is most commonly used on an entire audio file—to reverse a cymbal sound, for example. It can also be used as a creative option on selected portions of audio files. For example, the reverb tail at the end of a file can be reversed, copied, and pasted to the beginning of the file.

    To reverse the selected area of an audio file
    Choose Functions > Reverse (or use the corresponding key command, default assignment: Shift-Control-R).