Region Fine Adjustment

In this episode of Minute GarageBand, we’re going show you how to make finer adjustments in time to regions in a GarageBand track.

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Two features in GarageBand that can make the adjustment of regions very accurate, can also restrict very fine adjustments.

More often then not, in music, timing is critical.

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GarageBand Tutorials

If you move a region even a fraction of a second out of time it can sound terrible, leave a gap, or overlap another region erasing part of it.

With GarageBand’s Snap To Grid feature placing one region next to another is somewhat automatic.

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GarageBand Tutorials

Drag it close and, much like the feature’s name suggests, the region will snap to the nearest measure marker.

In circumstances where you don’t want to move onto an exact measure, you can turn off the Snap To Grid feature, but you still might have trouble if you’re working near the edge of another region as the Alignment guides perform a similar function With snap turned off you can freely move a region along a track unless it nears the edge of another region, at which time it will snap to the end of that region.

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GarageBand Tutorials

So in order to have complete freedom of movement of a region, enabling tiny changes through time, you must also hide the alignment guides.

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