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Q. How can I create my own Apple loops for use in GarageBand?
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A. GarageBand 2 (And Later) will let you create Apple Loops from regions in the GarageBand Timeline, however if you want a little more control over the creation, or if you're converting some files that you downloaded (or if you use GarageBand 1 which doesn’t offer this feature), you can download Apple’s Loop Utilitynote. There is no charge for this application.

Its looping ability seems to be limited in either the length of time or number of bars it can handle. Processing anything too large will cause Loop Utilitynote to miscalculate the tempo (and the loop will play at the wrong speed in GarageBand [the pitch will remain unchanged, however]).

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Note: The most recent version available without purchasing software is 1.3.1, available from Apple's Developer web site. Version 1.4, which is the first Universal Binary version of the software, is available with Logic Pro or Express 7.2. Only version 1.4 will work natively with Intel Macs. Version 1.3.1 will appear to allow edits to be made and file information to be saved, but none of the essential tagging information will be retained on an Intel Mac.
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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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