GarageBand is software exclusive to Mac OS X and iOS that allows user to create music and podcasts. This post will provide a quick overview of how to record your voice and share the voice track with others.
After opening GarageBand, you will be welcomed by a window that will prompt you to choose what kind of project you would like to create. Since we will be recording voice we will actually select “Empty Project.” Note: do not select “Voice” unless you are a seasoned user.
In the new window, make sure the microphone is selected. Also be sure the appropriate options are selected for the input. For the sake of this post, we will be recording “Input 1” through the “Built-in Microphone.”
A new window will appear (see below) for you to change the input and output devices. After you’ve finished making changes, click the red “X” in the top left-hand corner of the window to return to the previous screen.
GarageBand has many other features and capabilities that we did not review in this post. For more information on how to use GarageBand, please view this list of tutorials. If you have any questions, or difficulty duplicating the steps in this post, please contact the Digital Education Collaborative.
This post was drafted by Xavier Harrison, a former Instructional Technology Collaborator (Longwood ’16)