To export the file from Garage band click on the Share drop down menu at the top of the screen and select "Export Song to Disk". From there you can name the track, pick the location where you want to save it and select the format (for this exercise MP3 is more than adequate).
Thanks Paul,Paul Janssen wrote: ↑Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:40 amTo export the file from Garage band click on the Share drop down menu at the top of the screen and select "Export Song to Disk". From there you can name the track, pick the location where you want to save it and select the format (for this exercise MP3 is more than adequate).
As for the Internal Mic, I totally believe it. I have never had good results using the internal microphone however have had excellent results using an external microphone with a seperate audio interface. It's worth noting that the microphone is actually located at the top bezel of the iMac (above the camera) so it doesn't point towards your sound source.
Stephen, thanks for helping! I do not have "ambient noise reduction" in my sound preference.Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:03 pmI don't think there is any built-in compression that would cause the kind of effect you are looking for, unless its something to do with the ambient noise reduction that is defaulted on in my machine; go to System Preferences -> Sound, select Internal Microphone and uncheck the Use ambient noise reduction, assuming it is pre-checked - see if that makes a difference. The only other system element I am aware of is in Applications -> Utilities, its called Audio Midi Setup - check there's nothing there to affect anything, there's nothing in my copy but that's OS 10.11.6.
I have GarageBand version 10.3.1bert wrote: ↑Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:54 amIt sounds as if there's still a setting somewhere that automatically boosts the volume when there's little or no input. How does a voice recording sound? I must say I found Garageband version 10 pretty bad after the nice version 6. Hope it got better again.
Maybe you could try to make a recording with another program, like Audacity, to compare the results.
I bought the iMac mainly to help improve my guitar playing. I have used my phone to record, which sounds a million times better than the 2017 iMac with internal mic. The iMac sounds with the wow wow warble and compression is so bad I can't listen to it, I'd give up and stop playing if I have to listen to it.tormodg wrote: ↑Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:25 amWhile I also recommend getting a decent microphone, have you tried recording with your phone? Depending on which phone you have, you might get better results than you're getting from the computer mic.
Personally I use a Zoom H5 for mobile recording and a Røde NT1-A for home recording. Very happy with both.
I did not get a chance to make a recording last night. The Samson Go Mic is arriving tomorrow. I will make the recordings after I get it. In the meantime, I should have the same audio issues if I play my guitar while using FaceTime w internal mic?Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:13 amSo Apple changed the Preferences there, and I would assume they wouldn't leave the ambient thing on anyway...or perhaps they did, because it defaults on in the earlier versions. Either way you need a separate microphone to hear yourself decently. The software will not be doing anything wrong here. Meanwhile do upload the clip with the artifact and then using the Samson in due course.
Per https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204392#2017 , the location and number of internal mics depends on year and model.