GarageBand lets you create amazing music and sound effects. Use this instrument to learn the basics of music composition and recording. You can record your voice, guitar, or keyboard directly into GarageBand and make your own songs!
The violin is one of the most common instruments in the world. It is an instrument that is played by using the bow and plucking the strings. When you play a violin, you are using a variety of techniques to play it, including vibrating the strings, adjusting your body position, adjusting your bow and changing how you move your hand and fingers. With GarageBand, you can play the violin even just using your smartphone or PC, and make a recording of it!
How to Plug in Electric Violin to GarageBand
If you own a brand new electric violin, it is perfectly fine for you to play with headphones or even with a small amp at home. If you want to make music with your electric violin, you will need to connect it to a computer. Someday, you will be playing with other people in a live music venue or a recording studio. If you want to record yourself playing a certain part of the violin to learn how to do it better or to learn how to play a new tune, you will need to connect it to a computer.
Maybe you have only a USB port on your Mac (regular USB type A or USB type C) that connects to a USB cable that you have attached to your computer. You may need to set up an audio card for your electric violin before you connect it to your computer.
GarageBand was not designed with electric violins in mind, but it suits that purpose very well. When playing an electric violin, its sound is typically higher in the upper registers of its notes; it has more natural harmonics that help it to sound rich and interesting. So when you think about your equalizer settings later on, you should always keep that in mind.
How to Tune GarageBand Violin Sound
Tuner is located in the control bar on top of GarageBand. Tuning your instrument is as simple as clicking the tuning fork on the top right of the screen. You can tune an instrument that does not have a physical button, by tuning it with a microphone.
Tuning your violin involves clicking the tuning fork on your instrument and then plucking a string with it. You can also adjust the pitch of a track by sliding a slider to cause it to sound like you are playing a different song, but that will affect all strings. You can limit the number of keys that you can play.
GarageBand Violin Plugins
There are several plugins that can be used to help you make a great sounding violin sound on GarageBand. They’ll help give you more variety in your music, as well as possibly help make the process easier. These include the following:
- DSK Strings
- DSK Overture
- Bigcat Cello
- Sample Science French Violin