How To Move Projects From GarageBand To Logic Pro

Moving from Apple's free GarageBand to the much more advanced Logic Pro can be easy if you know the tricks of the trade. Booker Edwards Jr. explains how it works.  

GarageBand is a great tool for making music on your Mac, but there may well come a point where you want to "move up" to Logic Pro, which is a much more advanced tool. This course from expert trainer Booker Edwards Jr. shows you how to do just that and in this six minute video, he explains the process of opening your GarageBand projects in Logic Pro. 

Booker walks through the process of saving a version of your GarageBand project out and then importing this into Logic Pro. Since both applications are made by Apple, the process is pretty seamless but there are still important things to know about transitioning from one to the other. Check out the rest of the course to learn more about taking the step up to Apple's pro app!

Watch the full course GarageBand 202: GarageBand to Logic Pro in teh Ask Audio Academy here.

GarageBand 202: GarageBand to Logic Pro

Preinstalled on every Mac, GarageBand is one of the most popular music creation apps in the world. Maybe you’ve been using it for a while now, and you’re starting to run up against its limitations. Or you may be wondering if jumping over to its bigger brother, Logic Pro, would be worth the price of admission. Or maybe you just switched over to Logic, but you find the learning curving a bit too steep. No matter where you're coming from, this course by Logic Certified Trainer Booker Edwards, is here to show you what benefits you get by upgrading to Logic, and how you can make a smooth transition from the entry-level GarageBand to the pro-level Logic Pro!

Booker starts the course by explaining how to easily import your GarageBand projects into Logic Pro, and how Logic’s interface is both different and similar to GarageBand’s. Next, he dives into the powerful pro features Logic has to offer. He explores the advantages you get from using Logic’s synths and effects, the flexible ways you can edit your drum performances, the fully-featured mixer, MIDI FX, and more.

You also discover how Logic’s Flexible Time and Pitch gives you the ability to quantize and repitch your audio in ways impossible in GarageBand, and how much editing power you get with Logic’s arsenal of flexible tools. You even learn how to use Logic’s advanced Automation features, and how Logic gives you everything you need to create a professional mix.

As a bonus, the course closes by switching everything in reverse gear by explaining how to take a Logic Pro project back to GarageBand for iOS, and why you would want to do such a thing. So watch this course by Certified Logic Pro trainer, Booker Edwards, and learn how to make a smooth transition out of the garage into the pro universe of Logic!

Watch the full course GarageBand 202: GarageBand to Logic Pro in the AskAudio Academy here.

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More

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