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If you’re just starting out with GarageBand, please take a look at our interactive GarageBand modules. These interactive modules will teach you everything you need to know about GarageBand, from the beginning, and will give you a feel of what it’s like to work within GarageBand before starting your project.

Starting a New Podcast Project in GarageBand

To open GarageBand, click on the GarageBand icon on the dock at the bottom of the screen click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner of the screen and start typing “GarageBand.” When it shows up in the search, click on it to open. Once it opens, you...

Recording Audio in GarageBand

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. To create additional tracks, click...

Editing Podcasts in GarageBand

Once you’ve recorded your audio, you will probably want to edit it in some way, whether it’s fixing your mistakes or adjusting the volume. Once you’ve made a recording, you can play it back by dragging the playhead to the beginning and pressing the spacebar. You can...

Fades, Volume Adjustment, Music, and Sound Effects in GarageBand

GarageBand comes with a wide array of jingles and sound effects to make your podcast pop. This tutorial will show you how to use them in your podcast, and how to do fades and adjust audio levels of different clip segments. Add an Intro, Outro or Sound Effects Click...

Exporting a Podcast as an MP3 in GarageBand

This tutorial will show how to export a podcast out of GarageBand as an MP3. Once you’ve completed your podcast, exporting as an MP3 is extremely easy. First save your project. Click on File and click Save. This step only saves the data file of your recording and...

Setting up a Recurring Zoom Audio Interview Meeting

This tutorial will show you how to set up a recurring Zoom meeting in order to share a permanent phone number and meeting ID number with someone.  You will need to login to Zoom via the Penn State Video Conferencing link at https://psu.zoom.us...

Recording a Zoom Audio Meeting

This tutorial will show you how to record a Zoom Audio meeting.  If you need to set up a Recurring Zoom Meeting, we have instructions at https://mediacommons.psu.edu/2018/01/11/setup-recurring-zoom-audio-meeting/ Before you start your interview, you will want to...