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Noise when joining two tracks?

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larissaswayze Calculating status...
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Nov 19, 2012 9:07 PM

Hello all,


I'm relatively new to using Garageband and I'm wondering if there's any way to eliminate noise when joining two tracks. I have a piano track that I recorded myself, essentially a loop, and I've copied it and joined it to itself so it's twice as long. The problem is, at the part where it joins there is a soft clicking noise and the transition doesn't sound seamless. I've done the same thing with drum tracks and it works beautifully, but I'm wondering if that's because the piano plays consistently and thus, when there's a break, it's more noticeable. Is there any way to get rid of this noise and make it sound seamless? Or am I doomed to have to record the entire piano part for the song from beginning to end (which I'm willing to do - I was just hoping there was an easier way!)




GarageBand (Mac) '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to larissaswayze)

    larissaswayze wrote:


    wondering if that's because the piano plays consistently and thus, when there's a break, it's more noticeable.


    you pretty much guessed the answer. in order to have a seemless transition you need to cut the audio at the "zero-cross" line, where it's neither peaking above nor below the zero amplitude line. GB isn't the best thing for editing audio as it doesn't offer the depth of zoom a dedicated audio editor will give you:


    (Let the page FULLY load. The link to your answer is at the top of your screen)



    that said you're also trying to loop your audio the hard way. once you have a perfect loop in the timeLine, simply grab the very top right edge of the region and drag to the right to loop it as far as you wish.


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