Garageband: 11 Things You Should Know! (2021)

GarageBand is a digital music workstation developed and sold by Apple Inc. for its macOS and iOS operating systems. The application allows users to create music or podcasts by recording or sampling and playing back different instruments and sounds. GarageBand currently comes pre-installed on all Macs that have a built-in microphone. The application is also available as an iOS application, which can be used in conjunction with the GarageBand app on Mac or on its own.

There are many tutorials on the internet, but many questions have not been answered clearly about Garageband. So I have compiled 11 different FAQs on Garageband and will also include some new facts that I have discovered to help you advance your production skills.


1. Are Garageband loops royalty-free?

GarageBand loops are royalty-free, which means you can use them without paying any royalties to Apple or any songwriters and publishers. However, you cannot distribute the loops on a standalone audio CD or digital file—you can only distribute the loops when you are using GarageBand in an album, project, or song.

2. When Did Garageband Come Out?

GarageBand was introduced in January 2004. It is a music composition and recording software application developed by Apple for its macOS and iOS operating systems.

It was updated in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2012 and so on. The current version is 10.4.2, which was released in December 2020. The software features a 12-track virtual recording studio.

3. How Much is Garageband for Mac?

GarageBand for Mac is a free recording application created by Apple for Mac computers to help you easily make music. It includes a collection of built-in instruments, and you can use loops and templates to get started quickly.

4. How to Save as mp3 in GarageBand?

Saving an audio file as an MP3 in GarageBand is relatively straightforward, but there are a few different ways to do it.

In the GarageBand toolbar, you’ll see a series of icons in the left-hand corner. Click the “icon that looks like a circle with a line through it.” When you click this icon, GarageBand will display a menu with several options. Choose “Export,” and then choose “Export Audio,” and finally choose “MP3” from the list of formats.

The next screen will allow you to name and choose an export location for the file.

5. Why Does Garageband Keep Crashing?

Garageband is a piece of software that can be used with the Mac to create music. The app has been on the market for quite some time, and it does have a few glitches from time to time, most of which are fixable.

Some of the reasons that people might experience Garageband crashing are: there is a problem with their computer’s hardware, they are running out of disk space, or they have too many applications open at once in general. This last one is common for those who multitask often.

6.Where Does Garageband Store Files?

Garageband files and all related data are stored in your user/library folder. This also applies to any files saved from other apps you installed or any web pages you’ve opened in a browser.

7. How Many Gb Is Garageband?

GarageBand 10.4.2 requires about 2.5 GB of storage space, and it doesn’t eat up much memory either. If you run with high-end audio equipment, this app will eat up less memory than other audio apps such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Pro Tools.

8. Can Garageband Open Logic Files?

Yes, if you have Logic Pro X, there’s an option in the Garageband window (the same place where you open your project) to allow you to open Logic Pro .logic files.

9.How Many Tracks Does Garageband Have?

Garageband has 32 tracks, which is a fairly generous amount if you’re making music for free. In fact, only Logic Pro X (now called Garageband) has more tracks with the new Racks feature.

10. Will Garageband Work on Windows?

The short answer is no. Garageband is made by apple and is designed for Mac and IOS. But there is still a way to use Garageband on windows. You just need to install software like bluestacks or other virtual apps, which will allow you to use GarageBand on windows.

11. How Does Garageband Work?

GarageBand is a complete solution for creating a song from start to finish. It is a professional-level application that allows musicians to record and arrange loops, add virtual instruments, and mix, as well as edit your song.

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you probably have Garageband in it. If you don’t have it, you can just download it from the App Store for free. If you open it up for the first time, you might need to download some additional sound files. After the download has finished, you can start making your own music from Garageband.

First, you need to create a new project. There will be many options, but if you are starting from scratch, you can select Empty Project. 

Then click Choose button, you will see the Garageband main window, and you’ll be asked to add a new track. You will see software instruments, audio, and drummer option. Choose which program you want, and you will be able to start making music. 


GarageBand is a little bit more complicated than doing things by hand, but if you take the time to learn how to use it, you can save a lot of time and get great results. If you’re going to be doing any sort of work in GarageBand, you first need to choose what you’re making. Are you going to be recording your own music? Creating a podcast? Doing a podcast production? The type of work you plan to do in GarageBand will make a big difference in what you do in each step of the process.

Jacob Miller

Hi, I'm Jacob Miller, and welcome to AudioOver, a platform designed to help aspiring music producers create music from home. With a musical background inspired by my award-winning father, I've been passionate about music since I was young.

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