GarageBand V10: Finding Track Effect Eqivalents

In this episode of Minute GarageBand

we’re going to show you how to find the equivalent of some of the older Track Effects.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

One of the things that people have found difficult in transitioning from version 6 of GarageBandto version 10 of GarageBand is the loss of the Track Effects popUp menu.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

Version 10 has replaced the simple menu of track effects such as the Chorus, Distortion,

and Flanger with sets of “Smart Controls.”

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

These sets can be selected using GarageBand’s

Library button

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

The trick is being able to find the combination of effects you want from the many dozens of default presets, and we have a solution, the free GB Effect Finder

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

When you open the app you are shown all the various effects that are available in the different presets

GarageBand provides,

minus amp simulation.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

Flip any switch and the list at the bottom will show you which presets offer that effect.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

Don’t worry about the category,

that’s simply what the person creating the preset was attempting to tailor when it

was created.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

You can just as easily use a drum preset for a vocal, as you can use a vocal preset for a drum… whether or not it sounds right it depends on the parameter settings you decide upon using.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

Not only can you find a single effect, let’s say you wanted an EQ, ambiance, reverb, De-Esser, and an echo.

We find that there are 4 presets available under the voice category

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

Now comes the downside of this new arrangement in GarageBand,

let’s suppose you also wanted a

phaser.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

Unfortunately, none of the Smart Control presets offer all of these

effects at the same time, but all

is not lost,

and in our next episode, we’re going to show you how to replace many of the missing track effects.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

To end this episode, though, we’re going to show two more features

the Effect Finder offers.

GarageBand V10 Tutorials
GarageBand V10 Tutorials

Once you’ve found the list of presets you can use the Save As menuItem to save the list to disk or use the Copy menu item to copy the list to the clipboard (you can then paste that list into GarageBand’s

Notepad for future reference if desired).

That’s all we have for this episode We hope you found it useful