If you've ever used a sampler before, it's pretty standard. Download First you will you need an app that lets you download assets (like audio files) from websites. Sonimus SonEQ GarageBand includes the facility for adding custom samples to create individual software instruments. Unlike the Mac app, GarageBand for iOS has a limited range of built-in sounds, so this tutorial shows you how to grab what you need from free-to-download websites like freesound.org. It’s been a good old while since Apple last dropped a new Sound Library pack in GarageBand for iOS, but last week Vision and Verse, a classic hip hop pack appeared in GarageBand user’s Sound libraries. I like nearly all of Apple’s $99 Jam Pack add-on sound libraries for GarageBand (Voices doesn’t do a lot for me), but I also like free. The idea is that you create a new track, make the instrument the sampler, then drag the sound files into the sampler. GarageBand for Mac OS comes loaded with a hefty number of plugins and effects that you can use to shape your sounds and mix your projects to a professional level. Blue Cat; The Blue Cat audio plugin comes with a range of different modulation effects, including a 3-band equalizer, a gain-suite, a chorus, phaser, flanger, and a frequency analyzer. From what I understand, it’s not compatible for Mac’s that are 10.10 and higher, unfortunately. 4 Drum Kits. When you create a new midi region, you can control-click in the editor to add notes and find your samples. Apple includes more than 1,000 loops files with GarageBand, and you also add thousands more by purchasing optional $99 Jam Packs (covering Remix Tools, Rhythm Section, Symphony Orchestra, World Music, […] And it is not just GarageBand’s versatility but also the fact that this virtual audio recording studio is an easy-to-use tool. If you don’t want to start entirely from scratch you can add Apple Loops to your track, and build your beat around that: Click on the GarageBand icon, select file and then choose ‘NEW’ to create a new project. To add an existing loop, tap the loop icon (like a loop of rope), and you’ll see the list. and 2 live loop grids In the NEW PROJECT window that opens, type in the tempo of your beat, depending on whether you want a slow or fast song. GarageBand loops are professionally recorded (and royalty-free) musical snippets that supply drum beats, rhythm parts, melody lines, bass sections, and so on for your music. Import other types of media on Mac. So there you have it – the very best free GarageBand instruments on … 1) Click the Media Browser button on the top right of the GarageBand window. But I’m sure there is a way to make it work. 3) Browse for your item, select it, and click Open for the iOS song or Import for the Music Memos file. In the video below, I share four of my favourite instruments that you can add to GarageBand on Mac – without spending a single penny. It goes a little something like this. With your song open in GarageBand, do the following to import music, audio from video, or similar items. 26 Keyboard instruments. Included in the Vision and Verse Sound pack are: Over 400 Apple Loops.