8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2013 8:18 AM by léonie
Brandon Krieger Level 1 (10 points)

Good morning,



Does anyone here know how to make a background soundtrack for a Tai Chi Video in Garageband. I have been looking around at the different sounds and music in Garageband but I have not been able to find anything that would go with the video.


Here is an example of a Tai chi video if you were wondering




I want to create something like this for a video I did for a fitness gym for a Yoga instructor and Tai Chi instructor.


Any tips would be appreciated.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    Do you have the Jam Packs? I'd use the loops from the percussion section and strings in the "World" music jam pack.


    If you do not have the Jam Packs, you can buy them as a part of MainStage 2.

  • Brandon Krieger Level 1 (10 points)

    No I don't see Jam Packs in the list, how do I purchase it?


    Will MainStage 2 have more sounds/music as well?


    I need more to be able to play with.


    Oh is it a plugin for Garageband or a different application all together?

  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    MainStage 2 is a different Application. It will let you arrange your instruments and effects for live performances. I never used it once, but bought it, because it will install all five JamPacks (the loops and instruments) in exactly the location in the Library, where Logic and GarageBand are installing their instruments and loops.


    So when you buy and install MainStage 2 (priced about 30 $ US), you will have plenty of new instruments and loops, more than GB of additional effects - Remix Tools, Rhythm Section, Symphony Orchestra, World Music, Voices. The World Music JamPAck has many asian sounding instruments - percussion, flutes, strings, even tibetian singing bowls!

  • Brandon Krieger Level 1 (10 points)

    oh I was hoping to stay with one application.

  • HangTime Level 9 (50,490 points)

    Brandon Krieger wrote:


    oh I was hoping to stay with one application.


    that is exactly what she is suggesting.


    buy MainStage for $30 and only use it to download the $500 worth of instruments and loops for use in GB at no additional cost.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)

    oh I was hoping to stay with one application.

    If you simply ignore MainStage once you installed it, it will be o.k. It will have served its purpose as an installer for additional instruments and loops.


    You only need to run it once after installation. Then it will download a lot of additional content. The 3GB worth of audio files cannot be downloaded in one go.

    Open the "Mainstage" application menu and select "Download additional content".

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    That's it.

  • Brandon Krieger Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Hangtime and LeonieDF,


    I'm new to the music creation and it took me a while to figure out Garageband and how I can work with it. That is why I was mentioning I didn't want to add another application to the mix that I would have to learn how to use.



    From what you guys are saying and correct me if I am wrong.


    I install "MainStage" download the additional content and then I am figuring I can import it into Garageband and use it from there, is that what you are saying?



  • léonie Level 10 (90,876 points)


    you will not have to do any importing in GarageBand. Intalling Mainstage will extent GarageBands Loop Library and Instruments Library.


    After you installed MainStage the additional loops and Instruments will show in GarageBand just like all other Loops. you will simply see more loops.

    For example:

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