- Don't wait for the 'right' time to record your ideas; use GarageBand for iOS on your mobile device ASAP
- Use Tap Tempo and the Metronome to set the pace for your song
- Use the Record Enable buttons to record a scratch/tracking vocal and guitar or keyboard simultaneously
- Use the Editors or Guitar Tuner to show which notes you've already played
- Add grooving keyboard, bass, strings, or guitar tracks with Smart Touch Instruments
- Instantly fix timing issues with Groove Tracks
Use the Record Enable buttons to record a scratch/tracking vocal and guitar or keyboard simultaneously
In GarageBand for Mac, you can record multiple tracks simultaneously. First, right-click the track headers and choose Track Header Components > Show Record Enable from the shortcut menu (see Figure 7).
Once the Record Enable buttons are showing, you can arm the tracks you want to record. Click the Record Enable button so it turns red (see Figure 8).
Make sure that the input settings are correct for that track. You can change the track input in the Smart Controls inspector or the Audio/MIDI preferences in GarageBand. For detailed step-by-step instructions for multi-track recording, see Lesson 4, “Recording and Editing Software Instruments,” in my book Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand.
Okay, you’ve recorded your scratch vocal plus guitar or keyboard; now you need to add bass, keys, guitars, and/or strings.