Sometimes you’re on the go and a inspiration strikes. If you have an iPad or iPhone with GarageBand installed, you can tap out a quick drum beat or bassline. That’s cool, but if you are looking to do more with your music, you may want something with a little more power than GarageBand. Say hello to Logic Pro.
Logic Pro is a professional DAW (digital audio workstation). It allows for users and engineers to record, arrange and mix music. What’s very cool is that much of the code in GarageBand is based on Logic. Many of the instruments and effects in GarageBand are scaled down versions of those in Logic, too. This means that you can actually import GarageBand tiles to Logic.
First, tap the “Edit” button on the top-right.
Tap the “Share” icon in the top-left corner of the “My Songs” view of GarageBand.
The application will ask you how you want to share the song “Share Song Via” and you have several choices. Choose iTunes.
After that, GarageBand will ask you to choose a format. You can send the song to iTunes as an iTunes file (which is basically just an AAC for iTunes playback) or GarageBand. You want to choose GarageBand.
Sync your device to iTunes. This will import your file.
Under device’s Apps Tab (Note: Your device must be connected to iTunes and you must select it), you will see the GarageBand icon. Select it, and your file will appear under the GarageBand Documents list. Click on the file and “Save to…”. Save it to your usual music folder, or wherever you like to keep your song files.
You may have to download an update when you open the file:
The file will default to your installed DAW (GarageBand for Mac, Logic, Logic Express). Now you can edit and use the file in Logic Pro.