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Q. Why does the file I imported play too fast (or too slow) in Apple's GarageBand?
[Related Entries : Change Import Tempo , Change Tempo Increments , Change Tempo , Import Formats , Import From Itunes , Import ITS ]

 

A. GarageBand plays everything at a sample rate of 44.1K. If you import something recorded at a sample rate of 48K it will play slower and at a lower pitch in GB. If you import something sampled at a rate of 22K, it will play faster and at a higher pitch in GarageBand.

If you are familiar with Vinyl Records then...

a simple analogy would be like taking a 45 record and playing it at 331/3 (that’s the 48K sample played at 44.1K), or taking a 331/3 LP and playing it at 45 (that’s like taking the 22K file and playing it at GarageBand’s rate of 44.1K.

You can solve....

this issue by converting the sound in iTunes with the Never-Fail™ method.
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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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