As we all know, GarageBand is an excellent app for creating music, and if you are a beginner, it is essential to know some basics. Now, A question may be put up in your mind: Is it easy to create a beat? Well, The answer is a big Yes, It is damn easy to create a beat. You don’t need any specialised music knowledge or training to create your beat; You just need passion to create music. A big thanks to GarageBand’s easy to use and simple interface made it really easy for the beginners to develop their music and share around the globe. If you have a passion regarding music, no one can stop you! Our step by step guide will help you out to create your first beat so let’s get straight into it.
Here’s how you can make beats in Garageband
To create a beat Firstly, you have to open GarageBand for PC, and after opening, you have to click on the “File” icon from the menu and choose “New” from the drop-down menu.
After selecting your project, You have to choose a song tempo for your project and choosing tempo mainly depends on your needs, whether you want to create a fast beat or a slow one. ( You can choose from 40 to 270 Bpm( beat per minute). If you are creating a slower beat, then I will recommend you to choose between 35 to 165bpm and If you are creating a fast one then you can choose from 140 to 270 bpm.
Then you have to select a track for your beat, to do so you have to click on the “+” option (This is usually located at the bottom left corner). After clicking, you will see a new screen containing many tracks; You have to choose “Real instrument track” from the provided options.
Then, you have to select loops for your beat. For this you have to select “loop browser” this option is located just at the side of + button. After clicking you will get different types of loops options, you can select Hip hop drum loop to create a rap beat, and if you don’t find it in the list, you can search on the search window of the loop browser. After searching you will get different sorts of loop options, You can check each loop by listening to it and find out the perfect fit for your beat.
After selecting your desired loops, You can drag and drop at the beginning of your audio track using your mouse.
After that, you have to repeat your loops as many times it is needed, you have to do it until a circular arrow appears. After that, drag and drop your audio to the right. Keep moving it until you are not satisfied.
After that, You can also add secondary audio tracks and loops and add them beneath your original ones. Your audio will overlap for a custom beat. To make it more clear to you lets take an example, you can use a drum loop for your first track and bass loop for second track It will provide you with a full drum and bass beat ( ready for your rap).
If needed, you can also add additional layers (Adding more layers will create a cool effect in your beat). Note: Be careful while adding more layers as it is a bit complicated task. You can also use third-party loops which you can download from any browser.
Well, that’s all for this article, and If you are using GarageBand for the first time, then I will not recommend you to follow the last step as it is a bit complicated. You can also try out other features of GarageBand to polish your skills.