You might have come across this like I did that when you start to record in garageband you can only record for about 8 seconds. For the musical types this might make sense but for those like me who pick up and fiddle about with things, its confusing. Here’s how you increase the recording time in Garageband.
It’s a mystery why Garageband limits recordings by defaults to 8 bars which just happens to equate to 8 seconds of auto.
Ready to record your first Podcast in Garage Band that’s longer than 8 seconds? Right then, fire up garageband and get the recording screen. On the top bar where the slider moves along at the top, tap the nicely hidden + button. This brings up the song sections dialogue.
The guide has been updated for the latest versions of Garageband for iPad and it applies to the Mac version of GarageBand as well.
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Tap on the area that says “Section A 8 Bars” or whatever you have there if you’ve already been tinkering to get the below options.
Slide Automatic to the right and Garageband should look like this.
Tap anywhere on the screen and start recording. You can now record for more than 8 seconds.
The same also applies when trying to increase the recording time for garageband on your iPhone. Did you know that it’s easy to hook up a decent microphone to your iPad or iPhone in the guise of a 3.5mm jack to XLR box which will allow you to use a condenser microphone if you do podcasting.