Help with Garageband:

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Hey folks - I need a little help with a quick project I'm working on and I didn't know whether here or Yack Fest was the best place to ask. I've got it mostly done, but there's a part where I need to modulate tempo every few measures as well as pitch (a "rising in keys and tempo simultaneously" deal). I've got the pitch down, but I can't figure out how to modulate tempo.

I've got the "open the master track" part down, the problem is that when you try to modulate tempo is happens gradually, so that it rises up to a tempo and then slowly falls back - what I want is an immediate change, where the region snaps away and moves to a different tempo all at once.

Infuriatingly, when you modify pitch it automatically snaps and transposes everything behind it (or at least to the next track point), but tempo doesn't work that way and doesn't seem have an obvious toggle in which you can make it that way.

So... help?
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2 inane24219th Mar 2012 02:46:02 PM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
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You can't do that in Garageband.
You could've searched the forum titles for "Garageband" and find the solution.

edited 19th Mar '12 2:50:16 PM by Litis

^^ You can modulate temp in Garageband 11. I've done it. What you can't change is time signature. Essentially, you're not changing the pace of the song, you're speeding up or slowing down certain sections.

Likewise, I have made the tempo continuity snap away accidentally (pretty often, actually), but I don't know how I did it and thus can't actually do it the way I want to.

Essentially, my problem is essentially making "right angle" modulations. Every place I've gone online to find out how either says "it's the same way as if you were altering real instruments" (which means nothing to me) or "look at the help file" (which says the previous).

Addendum: I figured it out... sorta. In any case, I made the song I was putting together work. So don't worry about it. wink Thanks anyway.

edited 19th Mar '12 8:41:24 PM by KnownUnknown

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- Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
5 JHM20th Mar 2012 08:22:58 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I'm a bit annoyed that I wasn't here for this discussion...
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