Why does GarageBand only record 8 bars? (3 talking points included)

I’ll be answering why does GarageBand only records 8 bars.

I’m a recording artist myself, and have used the program plenty of times.

So hopefully we get to a point that helps you on the post with whatever problem you may be having with the app.

But without further ado, let’s get into it.

Why does GarageBand only record 8 bars?

You have to add more sections. There’s actually been a few issues with GarageBand, especially when it comes to using on an iPhone. Maybe you’re having trouble opening the app on iOS 14. You also might be dealing with a loss of sound. But most of the time it can be fixed by resetting the app.

Trouble opening on iOS 14

GarageBand should be one of the top programs to record, play and share music, with or without an instrument.

It has features that would prove helpful even for DJs, all at the tip of your fingers.

You can use it to create beats, connect your own instrument and combine it with the amp feature.

And that’s only a few tools I mentioned.

It’s digital workspace makes it easy to write new tunes.

It requires a firmware of at least iOS 13 in order to operate.

It makes it hard to compete with such a multifaceted program, but there are some alternatives such as Spire in order to get by.

But with that said, it’s still a program that’s well worth the download.

So if you’re having trouble opening it, make sure you at least have iOS 13 on your phone

Sound lost

Now this is for the users of GarageBand that’s having trouble hearing the sound.

There’s usually a select amount of issues that’s preventing you from experiencing this important aspect of the program.

It could be AU plug-ins, device, or software compatibility issues.

Maybe it’s an issue with updating your software, checking your volume and output, or just simply restarting the app and device.

I rarely experience these issues myself, but they’re all real reasons that you could be dealing with this issue on your app.

But try troubleshooting with these points of reference and it should help narrow down your issue.

Resetting GarageBand on iPhone

Resetting GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad should be a fairly quick and easy process.

If you follow the steps above, you should be done in under 10 minutes.

You can find a bunch of different videos on YouTube to help you do it, like the one provided above.

I’ll be lying to you if I say that I’m an expert.

But with that said, at least one of the talents we take pride in at Real Talk is being able to point you in the right direction.

Final Thoughts

These points made in the discussion today should help you at least understand the program a little better. If you’re familiar with the way the program functions, and how basic software maintenance works, you’ll be fine. Again, these are the things you should look for when using the app:

  • iOS version
  • Sound settings are correct
  • Possibly resetting the app if necessary

But what are others issues or troubleshooting methods that I may have missed on this post?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

See you on the next post!

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