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This tutorial will show you how to record audio with GarageBand in your newly created podcast project.

Select a Track

The new podcast that you’ve created will open with two tracks. The first one will be selected by default. To select the other, simply click on it. The track will be highlighted in light gray once you’ve selected it.

Audio tracks
To create additional tracks, click the button with the “plus” symbol.


  1. Press the Record button with the red circle on it to begin recording. You can now begin speaking.
Record button
A red bar with Waveforms appear as you record.
Red bar with waveforms
  1. To stop recording, press the Stop button with the square on it.
Stop button
  1. You can use the stop button to pause your recording and then resume by clicking the record button again.