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Q. How do I install SoundFonts for use in Apple's GarageBand?
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A. First you must make sure the SoundFont is not compressed. If the name(s) of the file(s) ends with .zip or .sfark they are compressed files. Use Stuffit Expander on the zipped files, and get sfarkxt for the arked files.

Unfortunately there is no Macintosh decompressor for files ending in .sfpack so do not bother to D/L those files on your Mac.

Once you’ve decompressed the files and their names end in .sf2, drop them into your Mac's Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks/ folder (this is at the root level) and they are ready for use in GarageBand.

For a full indepth Tutorial see: All About SoundFonts
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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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