Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

GarageBand

Quick Start Guide

DirectionsExample
1. Navigate to the Applications folder in the toolbar. Select the GarageBand application icon. Vocal Booth - GarageBand - Shortcut
2. In the Choose a Project window, select Empty Project. Select Choose to continue. Vocal Booth - GarageBand - Empty Project 
3. In the Choose a track type window, select the microphone icon beneath the Audio section. Check to make sure the following settings are displayed under details:
  • Input: Input 1
  • I want to hear my instrument as I play and record: Checked (recommended)
  • My instrument is connected with: Universal Audio Thunderbolt
  • I hear sound from: Universal Audio Thunderbolt
Select Create to continue.
Vocal Booth - GarageBand - Choose a track type 
4. Use the tools in the display option toolbar to show or hide various windows. Select the question mark button to turn on Quick Help. Vocal Booth - GarageBand - Display Toolbar 
5. You most likely will not want the metronome or count-in features running while you record. Deactivate these feature by selecting these buttons. Purple = Active; Grey = Inactive Vocal Booth - GarageBand - Metronome 
6. When you feel comfortable, record a brief, 10-second test run. Remember to speak closely into the microphone. When you are finished, click the stop button. Rewind and listen back to your recording to make sure you're ready to start your project. Vocal Booth - GarageBand - Play, Stop, Record, Navigate 

 

Last Modified:   Wed, June 17, 2020 4:02 PM CDT