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Can I Load Apple Music to GarageBand to Edit?


GarageBand is Apple's digital audio workstation and music sequencer. It enables people to record and play back multiple tracks of audio. In order to use GarageBand, you will need an Apple device that is capable of running GarageBand, including Mac desktop computers, MacBook, iPads and iPhones.

GarageBand has a lot of features and tools. Even you are newbie, you can use GarageBand’s loops to create a compelling score. Besides, you can add any compatible audio file and create to your own ringtones. And if you’d like to try your hand at playing guitar or piano, GarageBand includes introductory lessons for doing just that.

Load Apple Music to GarageBand

As we all know, Apple Music is a music streaming service developed by Apple Inc. You can share directly from GarageBand to Apple Music Connect, but you can't load Apple Music files including downloaded Apple Music files to GarageBand. That's because Apple Music files are protected so as to users can't freely copy or transfer Apple Music files. Unless you can record the Apple Music files, and then you can easily add Apple Music to GarageBand or other App or devices as you like.

Part 1. Record Apple Music files and Save to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV

To convert Apple Music quickly, you need an Apple Music Recorder to help you. Macsome iTunes Converter is the right audio recorder that you need, which is designed to help Windows or Mac users to convert downloaded Apple Music files to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV format with fast conversion speed and almost 100% output quality.

This guide will give you the detailed guide on how use Macsome iTunes Converter, and help you get songs from Apple Music to GarageBand. First of all, go to download the latest version of Macsome iTunes Converter, and run it on your Mac.

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Step 1. Import Songs from Apple Music to iTunes Converter.

Firstly, click "+" button, you will find all the music files are in the Music library including Apple Music files and iTunes Match music files. Select the songs you want to add to GarageBand.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 2. Set Output Format for GarageBand.

Now you can set the output format and output folder by clicking the settings icon. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

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Now the output formats have MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV formats, you can just choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

Step 3. Simply click the "CONVERT" button to start the music converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Part 2: Step-By-Step Guide to Add Apple Music Songs to GarageBand

After the conversion, you can find the converted Apple Music songs in history folder. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use Apple Music into GarageBand. Before we get started, you’ll need to make sure you have GarageBand on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

On Mac:

Run GarageBand on Mac, then click Media icon button at the top-right corner of the interface and all audio files including the converted Apple Music files will be shown on the right panel, and you can choose any one from the panel to start composing.

On iPhone/iPad:

At first, you need to open iTunes on your computer to add these converted Apple Music songs to iTunes library. Open iTunes and go to "Menu" bar - "File" - "Add to Library" to import the converted Apple Music songs stored on your local computer.

Note: Click "Edit" - "Preferences" - "General" to check the box of "iCloud Music Library", and on your iPhone, please tap "iCloud Music Library" on, so that you can access the converted Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad via iCloud Music Library.

Step 1: Launch GarageBand on iPhone or iPad, tap the Tracks View icon button to open Tracks view, tap the Loop Browser button in the control bar, then tap "Music" tab to browse the converted Apple Music Songs.

Step 2: The converted Apple Music file would be shown on the list and you can drag & drop it to Tracks view. The greyed ones are protected Apple Music songs without conversion, and you are not allowed to add these music files to GarageBand.

Now you have loaded Apple Music tracks you want to edit with GarageBand freely and just go to make your own music and share with your friends.

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