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Q. Do I need to convert my Mp3s/AACs/WAVs/etc to AIFF files in order to import them into GarageBand?
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A. No, these older versions of GarageBand will automatically convert Mp3s that are in the correct format to AIFFs as it imports them. If an Mp3 refuses to import because it’s in the wrong format, use the Never-Fail™ method of converting it first.

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These newer versions will aso convert the mp3s to AIFFs, however if you import an AAC file into GarageBand, it will remain compressed rather than decompressing it and converting it into an AIFF, This can save both time, and disk space (of course using an AAC file to begin with is not the best choice if the goal is a high quality final output, you'll in essence be double compressing the file). For the best sound possible, always use uncompressed audio (AIFFs)
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GarageBand from Apple Computer uses audio loops and MIDI loops in Apple Loops format. It can work with Audio Units plug-ins. Apple Macintosh Compatible FireWire and USB interfaces can be used to connect Audio and MIDI instruments to your Mac, and be recorded into GarageBand.

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