That sounds like a lot of fun!Are you playing along with the 'band' or are you adding the band tracks in afterwards?As a non-Apple person, please tell me what you had to do to make this recording, and what hardware/software would be needed.Thanks in advance,Don.
And here's my efforts using Garage Band' software:https://soundcloud.c...der-hornpipe-gb
I'll come back later with more of a reply, but for now, the short answer is:
1.) I made a .mp3 as usual -- which is the original concertina file with Wonder Hornpipe as a single-line melody, with nothing else. (As far as I know, any typical .mp3 file will be compatible with Garage Band. -- I recorded using a Sony voice recorder, edited using Audacity, converted to Mp3 using yet another program, though Audacity could have done that, too.)
2.) I opened the Garage Band program that's on my Mac Mini (came with it) -- it's Garage Band '08. I may update it sometime, but I just started figuring it out and haven't been sure if I want to. Clicked 'create new track' or whatever, and onto the track, 'dragged & dropped' the MP3. Created more tracks to add stuff, which in my case is so far all done by using a little midi keyboard (very small, maybe 13 inches) that plugs into the computer. The midi 'piano' is an AKAI LPK25. Pressed piano keys translate into whatever sounds you have chosen for them -- drums, bass, etc..
I played back the concertina track and at the same time recorded a new track (then another). When done, you just click to export it, etc., etc.... I'm going to stop there for now....
I assume that a more current version of GB would likewise also allow drag/drop of MP3s, but I haven't been able to get anyone with a newer version to actually give it a try for me and let me know (I've tried!).
For the record, I am very uninformed when it comes to technology. So, if I sound kinda bumbling.... it's because I am!
My Mac mini doesn't even have internet anymore. I use Bluetooth to send stuff to my phone, or I go use my husband's computer and a flash drive, and so on.
Edited by bellowbelle, 12 July 2013 - 10:12 PM.