GarageBand Podcast Setup and Overview

Go to the Dock and click the GarageBand icon. If GarageBand is not in the Dock, go to the Applications folder and launch GarageBand.

You will see the GarageBand splash screen. Choose Create New Podcast Episode.

intro window for garageband

Name the episode and save it. Use a simple naming convention, for example "birds episode 1" for your first podcast episode on birds.

Overview of GarageBand

The GarageBand Window includes the Timeline of tracks; the Editor for detailed editing of individual tracks; the Track Info pane, where you can configure some details of individual tracks; and the Media Browser, which is used to find audio files and other media that you can import into your podcast. overview of garagebandSome of these windows present different information based on what task you want to perform. For example, if you press the Eye icon, the Editor area will turn into the Apple Loop selector. In the Apple Loop selector you select music tracks and sound effects that you drag into a track.

 the apple loop selector

Tracks in a Podcast GarageBand includes default podcast tracks. This default track setup works well for most podcasts.default track layoutAt the top, you will see the the Podcast Track. This track allows you to add images to create enhanced podcasts or video to create video podcasts. Those images or video appear if the listener plays the podcast through iTunes, on a video-capable iPod, watches the podcast through AppleTV or plays the enhanced podcast on any computer using QuickTime. You do not need anything in the Podcast Track in order to create an audio podcast. Below the Podcast tack are blank tracks set up for male or female voices. Below the male and female voices tracks is a Jingles track. Clicking a track name or track icon selects that track for recording or editing.Changing the default track setup You can use the default setup, or, if you prefer, you can delete the default tracks (click on the track head and then choose Track>Delete Track from the GarageBand top menu or use the keyboard shortcut: Command-Delete) and create new tracksCreate and Name a TrackTo create a new track from the menu select Track:New Track, then choose Real Instrument Track, and press Create. A fast way to create a new track is the keyboard shortcut: Command-Shift-N.Label the new track by double clicking the "No Effects" name in the track head and typing in a new name.track with new nameThe Playhead 

Click the ruler at the top of the Timeline. You'll see a triangular playhead with a red line that runs down through all tracks window. You place the playhead at the moment on the timeline that you want to play or record by either clicking the ruler where you want the playhead or by dragging the playhead to the desired location. If you want to the playhead tojump to the very beginning of the project, press the letter z key, or the Return key, or the Enter key any time. Press the Spacebar to start or stop the playhead. 

 the playhead on the timeline