In this class, you’ll be working with the Sampler instrument – which hasn’t changed much at all since the first version of the Garageband App. It’s an instrument that can sample or load any sound you like and lets you play that sound on a keyboard at different pitches. There’s also a few ways that you can manipulate the sound including taking advantage of some Smart keyboard features like the chord strips and arpeggiator.
What will this class cover? Background and history
A brief history of sampling and how it came about.
Record your own sample
Have a go at recording your own sample.
Viewing and listening
Look and listen to your sample in the Sampler interface.
Change the start and end points of your sample.
Use the keyboard to play your sample at different pitches.
Reverse and Loop
Reverse and/or loop playback of your sample.
Work with the Sampler’s basic amplitude envelope.
Change the decay, attack and release time.
Tune the sampler to accurate notes on the keyboard.
Reset your sample by reverting it back to it’s natural state.
‘This song’ and ‘Library’
Understand and use the samples in ‘This song’ and the ‘Library’.
Also learn how to rename and delete samples.
Using other sounds
Importing samples iTunes and File sharing locations.
Copying audio from a region in a song.
Utilising the smart keyboard features.
Adjusting input level and monitoring.
Understand the limitations of the Sampler instrument.
Please note: All videos are optimised for full screen viewing on iPad devices in 4:3 aspect ratio. These tutorials are based on using GarageBand for iOS 2.3.