8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 11:17 AM by léonie
arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

Anybody out there know why I recorded a song on garageband. Then one day I opened it up and it only plays in the left signal volume output.? What didi I do and does anyone know how to render this.  It has not happened to any of my other saved projects?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • HangTime Level 9 (50,490 points)

    arifromnyc wrote:

     

    Anybody out there know why I recorded a song on garageband.

     

    probably because it's such easy to use software

     

     

    arifromnyc wrote:

     

    one day I opened it up and it only plays in the left signal volume output.? What didi I do

     

    if you're using a magic mouse (or mighty mouse) here's a guess:

     

    place the cursor in the header of the master track where the pan knob exists in the other tracks. there's actually an invisible pan knob there, and using the touch interface of the mouse, for instance, you can adjust the pan on that invisible knob. see if you accidently panned the Master Track fully left.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,815 points)

    place the cursor in the header of the master track where the pan knob exists in the other tracks. there's actually an invisible pan knob there, and using the touch interface of the mouse, for instance, you can adjust the pan on that invisible knob. see if you accidently panned the Master Track fully left.

      Are there any more such undocumented surprises?

  • HangTime Level 9 (50,490 points)

    leonieDF wrote:

     

     

      Are there any more such undocumented surprises?

     

    off hand I'm not sure, Léonie, i really just remembered this one after reading the question

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    Honestly. I don't see any invisible knob for Master Track in Garage band??  There is no pan knob or volume knob for Master. If you switch on automation it lets you access the inserts you've added to Master track in your Edit list. That's it. No Master Pan. And all reg Chanel heads are panned in center. In Garage Band.

  • HangTime Level 9 (50,490 points)

    arifromnyc wrote:

     

    I don't see any invisible knob for Master Track in Garage band??

     

    that's the point, it's invisible

     

     

    arifromnyc wrote:

     

    There is no pan knob

     

    slowly move the cursor around the spot and you should eventually see a number popUp near it. that's the spot to change the pan by dragging your finger up or down the magic mouse (or track pea)

     

     

    arifromnyc wrote:

     

    or volume knob for Master.

     

    there is a slider for the Master Volume

  • léonie Level 10 (90,815 points)

    I made a screenshot of the invisible button - it took some fiddling:

    invis.png

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    No. Master Track Automation only controls Volume, Pitch & Tempo. There is no pan option. And theres no number popping up like you said. I didn't Automate anything with the master track. I can only adjust the effects in the edit master track. And none of them have anything to do with panning. I am still stuck ??

  • léonie Level 10 (90,815 points)

    No. Master Track Automation only controls Volume, Pitch & Tempo.

     

    It is not the master track automation. It is a hidden "Easter Egg" that should not be there. If you look at my screen shot you see that the Master Track automation is not enabled, but still the control shows that the pan is set to "+20".

     

    This invisible control - undocumented and impossible to deactivate - is a dangerous pitfall, that should be removed immediately. I find it particularly irresponsible to place it directly beside the "Help" button. You can accidentally activate it and never notice that you panned your master track. There is no visual indication of it, unless you manage to find the sweet spot that brings the control forward. I needed ten minutes to find the invisible slider.