Garageband/Logic wav file import problem

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by TheCommish, Jan 13, 2008.


  1. TheCommish

    TheCommish Supporting Member

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    Hi

    I have been trying to import the individual track files from a gig my band played. They were recorded onto a PC computer (don't know which program) and saved as WAV files, each file is 52 minutes long/about 450MB, and when I tried to import them into my Mac a couple of things happened.

    With Garageband, I successfully imported 2 tracks and then it basically wouldn't import any more. The 'importing file' window would either just disappear after a couple of seconds, or it would say that there was an error.

    I then tried Logic Express, which imported the files without issue, except that the files played back slow and at a lower pitch than the original music.

    Any ideas as to fix these issues? I would much rather use Garageband than Logic to compile and mix these tracks. Garageband is version 4.11 on Mac OSX v10.4.11 running on a dual G4 tower.

    Cheers,
    Richard.
     
  2. slhguitar

    slhguitar Member

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    I have also had problems importing .wav files into garageband. You might try converting them to a different file type, then trying again. I've never had problems with mp3 or aiff files, so maybe try that. Good luck.
     
  3. scottlr

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    They need to 44.1kHz to play back at the correct speed. I'd convert them to .aiff files in iTunes.
     

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