How Do I Use Samples To Make Tracks In Garageband

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    pounjii : Sat 17th Jun 2017 : 2 months ago Just taught myself how to use the basic AU Stereo Sampler in Garageband. I really want to use the song Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang as a basis of an original track. It's been sampled dozens of times and I really want to use this song for my first time with experimenting with sampling.

    However, there isn't much I can do in terms of picking out certain parts of the track to sample. I can sample the entire beat but that's kind of useless and it's not gonna be any different at all.

    for example, the guitars in the song can't be taken out and used as a separate sample. The only way to 'sample' is to just record the whole thing in a different transposition.

    Does anyone know to to effectively use the AUSampling in Garageband?
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    JosephFunk : Mon 19th Jun 2017 : 2 months ago There are many ways to accomplish this. One of the best free ways is to use Soundflower. Soundflower is an open source kernel extension for the MacOS, designed to create a virtual audio output device that can also act as an input device. This will give you the ability to sample anything from any audio source on your system directly into GarageBand. You can make as many clips as you want from one sample (or song) and as long or as short as you want. You must pay strict attention to the configuration details and naming process of the virtual audio devices to avoid a NO AUDIO SOUND problem or issue.

    (Disclaimer: Be sure to get the appropriate clearance if you plan to sample commercial or intellectual copyright material that is not yours. Legal problems may result upon sampling something that is not yours including fines and legal penalties.)

    I cannot offer you any support on this because I no longer own a Mac. A good tutorial video to see is:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZIRWn4j_2s
    or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7zZbXQkZMg

    Download Soundflower (freeware):
    https://github.com/RogueAmoeba/Soundflower-Original/archive/master.zip

    As I said your inquiry can be accomplished in many different ways. But this is one of the most common methods. Good Luck!
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