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Creating and Adding White Noise to GarageBand 10.3.3 Projects

May 17, 2024

You can also use a MIDI controller or the on-screen musical typing keyboard to play the white noise sample.t's quite simple to create and add white noise to your projects in GarageBand 10.3.3. Follow these step-by-step instructions to enhance your audio tracks with white noise using GarageBand's built-in options.

Step 1: Open or create a new GarageBand project
Launch the GarageBand app on your Mac and open an existing project or create a new one.

Step 2: Add a software instrument track
Press the + button in the top-left corner of the GarageBand window to add a new track. In the track selection window, choose the Software Instrument option and click on Create.

Step 3: Choose a synthesizer
Open the Smart Controls panel by clicking on the View menu and selecting Show Smart Controls or by pressing the B key on your keyboard. Next, click on the Instrument dropdown menu and select AU Instruments > Apple > AUSampler > Stereo. This will load a blank sampler.

Step 4: Create white noise
Click on the i icon at the bottom of the software instrument track's smart controls to open the AUSampler window. Once there, click on the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Add Samples.
In the dialog box that opens, browse to the /System/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Sampler/Sampler Files/Chillescape/Noise4 file and click Open.
Note: If this file is not available in your system, you can search for other white noise samples or use third-party audio samples to import them into the AUSampler.

Step 5: Adjust the white noise to your liking
Adjust the volume, attack, and release of the white noise in the AUSampler software, as well as any other desired changes, to customize your white noise sound.

Step 6: Record the white noise in your project
Now that the white noise is set up in the AUSampler, record the audio by pressing the red Record button on the transport controls (or press the R key) and play the white noise using the software instrument track. You can also use a MIDI controller or the on-screen musical typing keyboard to play the white noise sample.

Step 7: Edit and mix the white noise
After recording the white noise, you can edit the audio clip, apply effects, and mix it with the other tracks in your GarageBand project.

That's it! You have successfully created and added white noise to your GarageBand 10.3.3 project. Using these techniques, you can further experiment with sound design and enhance your audio projects in GarageBand.

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