GarageBand: record electric guitar – how it works

The app Garageband android is a huge program with which you can also record your electric guitar professionally. We show you how to do this in this guide.

Record electric guitar with GarageBand: Equipment for Mac recording

In addition to a Mac and an electric guitar, you also need an amplifier:

  • If you have a guitar amplifier, connect it to the audio input of your Mac via line-in via a jack cable.
  • If you don’t have an amplifier yet, you need an audio interface or a multi-effects device. It is important that the device has a USB or FireWire connection.

Prepare Mac and garage tape for recording

When everything is ready, connect your guitar to the Mac. Optionally, you can connect headphones or speakers to the audio output. Now open the Garageband program. 

  1. In the “New Project” tab, select “Electric Guitar” as the instrument.
  2. In the next window, choose the name and location for your project. With the speed slider you regulate the speed, as a signature you have various options for the clock. You can freely change the beats per minute (bmp). You can also set the desired key here. Then click on “Create”.
  3. In the “GarageBand”> “Settings” menu, you can see under the “Audio / MIDI” tab whether your audio interface has been correctly recognized. If the settings were not made automatically, you have to enter them manually.
  4. If you click on the small note symbol in the blue window at the bottom center, you can also switch from here to the project settings and change the tempo.

Let’s go – recording with GarageBand

Make sure you have activated your guitar track. You can recognize this by the red dot under the track name.

  1. Configure your virtual guitar amplifier for the desired sound yourself or select one from the list. You can find them by clicking on the selection list below the “Guitar Track” button.
  2. Click on the red recording button to start recording.
  3. If you want a high-quality recording, you can use “Fade In” and “Fade Out” effects. To do this, press the [CMD] + [B] buttons to show the master track. Here you simply set two or more control points that activate the effect.
  4. When the piece is finished, stop recording and save the file using the “File”> “Save” menu.
  5. If you’d like to upload your recording to iTunes, choose File> Share and the options to play it instead.

TubeMate YouTube Downloader – Android App

The “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” lets you download YouTube videos from any Android device.

The free app “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” allows you to download any clips from the YouTube video platform with any Android device.

As soon as you have found the video you want on the mobile YouTube platform, one click is all it takes to save the video to the SD card in the quality (resolution) that is optimal for you. If you only want the soundtrack – for example with a music video – that also works. “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” also loads only the MP3 on request. To do this, however, you have to download the additional MP3 Video Converter app.

YouTube Downloader for Android: legal or not?

YouTube downloaders are widespread on the PC: In the CHIP download charts , several tools have made it into the top 100. A completely different picture, however, in the App Store for Android: Hardly any YouTube downloader can be downloaded as an app here. The reason: Google regularly removes apps that were developed for this purpose in order to protect its video platform.

But that doesn’t mean you have to do without YouTube Downloader on an Android phone. Many developers of such applications offer the apps as an APK file for download on their own website. One of the most popular YouTube downloaders for Android is the “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” offered here.

If you have always wondered whether it is legal to download videos and especially music from YouTube, you should take a look at the assessment of the well-known media lawyer Christian Solmecke in the video. There Solmecke will provide you with comprehensive information on whether you have to worry or can safely empty the YouTube database.
What is TubeMate?

TubeMate is a very popular YouTube downloader for Android, which is also available in a modified form for Windows. Due to Google restrictions, TubeMate for Android is not available in the Google Play Store, but only as an APK. In addition to the version 2 of TubeMate available here, there is also a version 3 that has been completely redesigned.