B06 Mixing Your Song 1:57

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Mixing your song

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When listening to your song 

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you often want to isolate
certain instruments or sections.

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You can silence a track
by clicking the mute button.

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[Music]

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To hear a track by itself

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click the solo button.

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[Music]

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To make the track louder or softer

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drag the volume slider right or left.

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[Music]

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While the song is playing

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watch the level meter above the volume slider.

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Be sure to keep it out of the red area

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to avoid distorting the sound.

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To position the track in stereo

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place the pointer over the pan dial.

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Dragging up or down move the track right or left.

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As you drag, the pan position
appears below the pointer.

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You can customize the sound of your tracks

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by adding audio effects,

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this add interest and excitement to your song.

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To start using effects

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double click a tracks icon
to open the track info pane

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[Music]

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and then click "Edit" to shows its effects.

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This instrument track has
a Gate and a Compressor,

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Visual EQ, Echo and Reverb

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which you can turn on by clicking this switch.

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Every effect in GarageBand includes preset

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so you can quickly get great results.

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To adjust the sound of the preset

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click the effect icon and then

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modified the setting to get the sound you want.

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[Music]

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To add an effect, click an empty slot

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and choose the effect from the menu.

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Newly added effects are on by default

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so you can instantly hear how
they change the tracks sounds.

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[Music]
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