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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops Apps
GarageBand lets you shorten Real Instrument loops by moving the start and/or end point. This works for the end point with Software Instruments, but not the start point. It seems immovable. I found a simple way to beat this using another feature of GarageBand for cutting loops:
  1. Place the loop (whose start position you want to change) on the timeline (let's call it LoopA).
  2. Listen to and identify where you want to start LoopA from.
  3. Get any other Software Instrument loop (let's call it LoopB); drag and drop LoopB onto the LoopA's track on the timeline, away from LoopA. You need this step so GarageBand will show you LoopB's endpoint in the next step.
  4. Now drag and drop LoopB onto LoopA so that the endpoint of LoopB matches the new start point you want for LoopA.
  5. Discard LoopB and any other remnants of LoopA.
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one...]
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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: schneb on Feb 12, '04 11:33:25AM

I reported this as a bug to Apple. This hint does work.



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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: schneb on Feb 12, '04 11:37:53AM

The title "How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops" is misleading and should read...

"Trimming the Start of a Software Instrument Region"



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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: zef on Feb 12, '04 12:14:27PM

Just use the track > split command from the menubar.
Works for all kind of loops.



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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: schneb on Feb 12, '04 01:47:06PM

That is a very good way to do it, however, the trouble with this and the original Hint was that it deletes the region sequencing. What Apple needs to do is fix this bug so that you can shorten the start with the ability to lengthen without information loss.



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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: jjardoino on Feb 14, '04 12:41:59AM

No, we can keep "cut", because there is a more simple solution than the hint : you can place the timeline cursor at the point you want and use Command T to cut the loop and get two parts. Then you delete the first part and keep the other.



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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: 153957 on Feb 12, '04 01:32:18PM

My solution would, in first case, be more like:
- place LoopA
- Show Volume control or something
- then lower the volume line to mute at the start, and raise it at the place where you want it to start...

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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: schneb on Feb 12, '04 01:42:52PM

That will work unless you want to butt a region just before it. It should have the ability to be shortened from the start area.



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hmm.. loop editing...
Authored by: lipids on Feb 12, '04 06:35:26PM

See, while this might be interesting, it is ineficient and from the sound inaccurate and time consuming. Frankly, I would just use a different audio editor with better looping capabilities. But, that is me, to each their own.



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How to cut GarageBand Software Instrument loops
Authored by: osxguide.com on Feb 17, '04 06:54:05AM
Hi -- it's Miguel from MacJams.com. I actually noticed this little bug this weekend as well. I've found a simple solution that seems to get the job done with fewer steps than the posted Hint (which doesn't seem to work for everyone, based on comments).

I've posted the workaround in our weekly roundup article, here:

MacJams Weekly Roundup 2/17/04

Hope that's helpful!

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