5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2012 1:26 PM by jimbro
Greg Beaton Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

This is so basic that its not covered in the help. My first attempt to use Garageband on the iphone was to record some conversation and it stops at 8 bars (about 16 seconds). I can't get it to record beyond this default limit. How do I get it to just keep recording?

 

Sorry, I just got it working but can't delete this post.


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: Why can't I record more than 8 bars
    tristyn1415 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Go to setting by tapping the cog in the top right corner of the screen while in the main view of your recorded tracks. From the settings menu, go to Sections and you can make sections for your song to easily distinguish between different "sections" of your song. These sections' lengths can be edited with the blue arrow next to the Section A tab, and you can add more by clicking Add at the bottom right after scrolling down.

     

    I STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT USING SECTIONS because once you make a section and set its length, and then fill it up with one or more recordings or tracks, if you change the length forward or backward, it will cut off the following or previous sections. Basically, it's set in stone (unless you want to lose some of your recordings) once you set the length. I just make Section A 150 bars and lengthen it once I fill that part of it up.

     

    Hope this helps!

  • 2. Re: Why can't I record more than 8 bars
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    Hmm, resizing one section shouldn't have any effect on the others, assuming of course you don't exceed the 320 bar maximum song length. If you want long recordings then use something like iTalk Recorder.

     

    tt2

  • 3. Re: Why can't I record more than 8 bars
    jimbro Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    I can't find sections when I tap the cog. Only when I tap the playhead area.

  • 4. Re: Why can't I record more than 8 bars
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    It's now a plus symbol at the right-hand end of the timeline. Was changed in the last update.

     

    tt2

  • 5. Re: Why can't I record more than 8 bars
    jimbro Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    phew! thanks vy much!