[SOLVED!] Know the ultimate ways on how to slow down audio in Garage Band?


Generally speaking, Garage Band is a no-nonsense program but how to slow down audio in Garage Band is still a question that trouble many people. Like other processes, slowing down in Garage Band requires users to go through a number of steps to achieve the desired result. Continue reading to be able to slow down audio and put Garage Band to good use.


Frankly speaking, Garage Band is one of the most popular digital lised audio editing software which was developed and marketed by Apple for their Mac OS as well as IOS range. It helps the customers to create various music and podcast related items and is incorporated with a wide range of numerous instrumental effects as well as audio recordings.

The software also allows users to create and edit pre-recorded music and audio clips on the IOS and Mac OS platform. Talking about its inception, Arage Band in the year 2004 and has been marketing it since then. One special thing about Garage Band is that it plle originally developed Ga also allows you to record the audio clips, which is quite a big difference when it comes to digitalised audio work.stations.

What is the tempo of a song?

Tempo or beats per minute is a parameter which is used to measure the tempo and speed of a particular audio clip. Basically, Tempo or BPM is the term which is used for the speed and pace of particular music. Thus, in musical terms, beats per minute are the standard unit for the measurement of tempo and pace of the music.

To be precise, one beat is the standardized measuring unit for the overall length of a certain audio clip. It has been seen that various audio clips are produced with different types of tempo and although they are a part of the same song, yet, the overall speed and tempo of each part are different. Hence, it is very important to adjust and change the beats per minute of certain parts of the music, so as to make the overall music very smooth and perfect to hear.

Most often, it has been seen that various parts of the same music have been written with reference to different time frames. Hence, in order to determine those perfect time frames, we will have to understand the beats per minute of that particular song. For instance, if the time frame of four by four states that a single quarter note is considered to be a full beat; then, there will be four such beats in total. Hence, a music clip which has been composed with variable tempo will tend to have a different speed and pace under certain frame of time and it will show different speed and pace when the music will be played under a different time frame, as the tempo and face changes in both the cases.

How to slow down audio in Garage Band?

Basically, the tempo in Garage Band has been set at a default value of 120 and is expressed in beats per minute or BPM. However, it is very easy and simple to change it and in the following tutorial, will be discussing how you can slow down audio in Garage Band.

However, one thing which you should note is, over here is that on the IOS platform, the garage band only allows you to change the tempo for the entire song to a predetermined value. On the contrary, if you use the Mac OS platform, you will have greater independence to change your tempo and you can alter the tempo of the audio in various steps so that you can get a variable tempo throughout the entire music.

Change the tempo of the audio in Garage Band on Mac

As we have mentioned earlier, the tempo of a song is already set to a predetermined value of 120 on Garage Band. So in order to change it on the Mac OS platform, you need to follow the following steps:

Step 1:

Open the Garage Band app on your Mac OS platform.

Step 2:

Now, you will need to go to the top of the window of Garage Band. Once you are done, you will need to click on the tab of Tempo and alter it by navigating up or down the arrow. Apart from this, you can also change it to any required value by double-clicking on the box where the numerical tempo is displayed.

However, if you want to change the tempo at various points, you will need to follow the following steps to get a variable tempo throughout the audio clip:

Step 1: Select the track

Firstly you will need to select the track from your library and then, click on the tab of Show Tempo Track from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Alter the tempo

Now, when you see the tempo of the track, you can monitor the certain portion of your song to alter the tempo of that particular selected piece and you can repeat this procedure to get variable tempo for certain parts of the audio clip.

Step 3: Set the rhythm

To set a beat point, double-tap where you need it and afterwards drag to set the worth. To set another rhythm point, double-tap the following spot and haul to set its worth. You can add numerous beat focuses to the Tempo Track.

Change the tempo in Garage Band for IOS

Like on Mac, the default beat for another Garage Band venture is 120 BPM. So to change this on iPhone or iPad, simply open your tune and pursue these means. 

Step 1: 

Open the Song Settings. On the iPhone, tap the rigging symbol and pick Song Settings. On iPad, tap the spanner symbol on the upper right. 

Step 2: 

Select Tempo.

Step 3:

Use the bolts to modify the number of beats every moment in the Tempo box and afterwards hit Tap to set Tempo. (On iPhone, tap Done).

How much does it cost?

Talking about the price of Garage Band, it is priced at an expensive side. Similar to most of the Apple products, Garage Band also guarantees you the most premium features and experience in its range. Most of the counterparts of Garage Band, such as Audacity and Final Cut Pro also provide similar features, but, the ones which are provided by Garage Band exceeds them all. Statistically speaking, Apple has priced Garage Band for 4.99 Euros and it is the same for all its platforms, such as Mac OS and IOS.