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Audio Recording and Editing: GarageBand

Resources for creating audio projects, from simple recordings to more complex files.

Why Use GarageBand?

GarageBand can be used on Mac computers and on iOS devices such as iPhones or iPads. GarageBand offers the ability to play digital versions of musical instruments, from drum kits to guitars.

The program also provides sample audio tracks for manipulation, and allows the user to voice record Like Audacity, GarageBand can overlay multiple audio tracks.

One of the biggest advantages to working with GarageBand is integration with iMovie, video editing software for Apple products.

GarageBand Links

Workshop Files

Read handouts and resources specific to WIC workshops on GarageBand.

About GarageBand

GarageBandGarageBand is part of Apple's iLife suite of software, enabling music creators to record, edit, mix, and share audio tracks. Create your own songs from scratch, or make combinations using GarageBand's digital samples.

All Macs in WIC come equipped with GarageBand. For faculty members interested in the iPads in the Classroom program at WIC, the GarageBand app is installed on all lendable iPads.


The Interface


GarageBand screen

A number of different digital instruments, beats, and voice recording options are also available with a similar interface to the example shown above.




If you are using GarageBand ‘09, you can find instructions on creating a podcast in the GarageBand '09 manual starting on page 102.  You can find additional tutorials on Lynda by signing in with your PennKey at



LinkedIn Learning @ Penn

LinkedIn Learning provides over 77,000 training videos related to new technologies and software. Faculty, students, and permanent staff can access LinkedIn Learning through Pennkey access.

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