B03 Recording an Acoustic Instrument 1:37

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Recording an acoustic instrument

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GarageBand makes it easy
to record an acoustic instrument.

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To get started select "Acoustic instrument"
in the "New Project" dialog

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and then click "Choose".

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Type a name for your project and click "Create".

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GarageBand automatically sets up a new project

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with an empty track ready for recording.

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Choose your microphone input
from the input source menu,

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if you use headphones set monitor to "On".

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Now sing or play into the microphone
to hear how it sounds.

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[Music]

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The level meter and the tracks header lights up

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so you know that GarageBand
hears the signal from the microphone.

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You can modify the sound using
built-in effects call presets.

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To use a guitar preset

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click "Acoustic Guitars"

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and then select a preset from the list,

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you can hear the new sound instantly.

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[Music]

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When you got the sound you want

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you are ready to record.

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GarageBand includes a metronome
to help you keep time while you play.

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You can set the metronome to begin early

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by going to the "Control" menu
and selecting "Count In".

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Now you're all set,

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just click the "Record" button

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wait for your count in and play.

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[Music]
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