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  • KnightInExile
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hi Joe. I attempted to do as you instructed but to no avail. I have attached a brief video to show you what I did. Perhaps by watching it, you can provide me with some instructions in terms of how to save an audio file from FL Studio to Garageband. Is there some way I can attach a video I made for you to see?
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hi Knight - No, there's no way for you to attach images or a video here. If you want to provide a link to YouTube or DropBox or the like I could check it out there..
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  • KnightInExile
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hi Joe. Sure, you can see the video on my YouTube Channel "Julian Schecter" under the title "attempting to transfer an audio file from FL Studio to Garageband". Were you able to access the video? Please let me know and I will attempt to upload it again, thanks!
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hi Julian - Ok, now the video is up there (it wasn't before). It looks like you're exporting the audiofile correctly (though 16-bit rather then 24), but when the video switches to GarageBand there's nothing showing the steps you took to import it (drag it) into GB. The missing steps would be locating the exported audiofile (on the hard disk) and dragging it into GB (below the last track or onto on audio track)..
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  • KnightInExile
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hello Joe. I attempted to drag the audio file to the audio track of GB, but it didn't allow me to do that because it stated that it is not an audio track and I did save it as a WAV as you instructed. What am I doing wrong?
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hi Julian - Hmm.. Try opening (and playing) the WAV file in Quick Time Player and then open the Inspector window (Command-I) -- that should confirm if it is in fact a wav file. Copy the text in that window into a post here. Does the file play in iTunes, or do you have any other DAW installed that you could try importing/opening that file with, to see if there's an issue with the file or with GB..? Do other audio files (not from FL studio) import ok into GB? Are you sure FL isn't exporting the file as a 32-bit file (instead of 24-bit or 16-bit), which GB probably wouldn't recognize)..?
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  • KnightInExile
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hello Joe. Yes, I saved the audio file as a 32-bit but the sample is not playing either in GB, Quick Time, or iTunes. Could the reason why the sound sample is not playing is because I have to play a tone in FL, record it, and then save it as a 32-bit audio file prior to transferring to GB?
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hi Julian - Don't save it as a 32-bit file. 32-bit floating point resolution is the standard *internal processing* resolution in all DAWs, but 32-bit is *not* a standard file format, and the majority of DAWs (or audio applications) will not import or play 32-bit audio files. Save/export the audio file(s) as 24-bit file(s) -- 24-bit is the current standard. If a 24-bit file still won't import/play in GB, go to GB Preferences->Advanced and enable 24-bit Audio Recording Resolution.
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  • KnightInExile
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hello Joe. I tried saving the audio file as a 24-bit and there is no change, it didn't work. Plus, I checked the GB Preference under the Advanced section and it was already selected as 24-bit by default. The "export projects at full volume" under the Auto Normalize section was also checked by default. Should the "export projects at full volume" under the Auto Normalize section be checked? In addition, please check out my Julian Schecter YouTube Channel where I uploaded a new video under the same title, "attempting to transfer an audio file from FL Studio to Garageband". What's the next step?
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Garageband not saving my work
    Hi Julian - Ok, if the file is 24-bit and that option is enabled then it's not a bit-resolution issue. The next things I'd try would be: - When the imported empty Region shows up in the new audio track in GB, try trimming the Region (drag it by the lower left or right corner) to see if there's any more audio there than is initially showing in that short Region - Check the Sample Rate of the file (and the FL session) -- apparently some older versions of GB might have only supported audio at a 44.1k SR; if your FL session is set to 48k (or higher) then the file would likely be exported at 48k. However, GB 10.3.2 here accepts either 44.1k or 48k audiofiles (assumedly converting the SR to 44.1k) - Try exporting a different audio file from a different FL session (In case the problem is with a particular FL session) - Try importing a different WAV file from a different source (not FL) -- if a WAV file created in FL won't play anywhere, then there could be something about FL's export function (or that particular FL session) If an audiofile won't play anywhere then it would seem that the problem is with the file, or with FL's export function, rather than with GB. Those last two troubleshooting steps should determine if that's the case. - If exported WAVs from other FL sessions work, then the particular FL session may be corrupted - If WAVs from other sources play everywhere and import/play in GB, but no WAVs from any FL sessions work, then FL is most likely the source of the problem. Try the above tests and let's see if you can pinpoint the source of the problem..
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