How do I save Garageband projects? — 2022

Apple is a company that not only gives people tools to develop their creativity through its different products, but also through software, that is, through different programs. One of them, and also one of the most prominent, is GarageBand, where you can create authentic musical works of art. For this reason, in this post we want to tell you everything you need to know when exporting your project, the last step to be able to show it to the world. Let's go there.

Ways to export in GarageBand

GarageBand is a program that has been and is used by many users, which means that it is capable of meeting the expectations and needs of different professionals. On the one hand, it can be used to create a song and, on the other, it is also one of the programs most used by podcasting professionals. To achieve this, one of the points that has to be met is to put enough alternatives on the table when it comes to being able to export a project in the most appropriate way depending on the product that the user has created. Here we tell you what these options are.

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song in music

Surely at some point you have had the need to make some modification to a song that you really like to listen to, or even make a fantastic mix of songs yourself. Well, if you have enough knowledge to be able to carry out the entire process of carrying out an action like this, you have to know the possibilities that this alternative of exporting your musical project gives you.

With export Song in music, what you will be able to do is directly send the project that you have created and that you have finished in GarageBand to the Apple music application, so that, in this way, you can listen to it directly both from your Mac and from any device where you use the Apple Music app.

When exporting your project in this way, there are a series of parameters that you will have to modify according to your taste or needs so that the final result is exactly what you want and are looking for. It is important to fill in these parameters so that, when exporting the song to the application, it has enough information to later be able to catalog it correctly. The parameters to fill in are the following.

  • Title.
  • Artist.
  • Composer.
  • Album.
  • Play list.
  • Quality.

Export song to music

Song on SoundCloud

In the same way that in the previous section we have told you that you can export your song or your audio project directly to the Apple music application, GarageBand also offers the possibility of exporting directly to one of the largest music platforms, SoundCloud, where a multitude of music professionals share their creations.

Without a doubt, this is a fantastic option for all the artists who use SoundCloud to publicize all their musical creations, in this way they can directly upload the song from GarageBand, something that will make this task much more efficient and comfortable for all the artists who use SoundCloud. this Apple program to carry out its productions.

Export song on SoundCloud


One of the highlights that every user who has an Apple ecosystem enjoys is AirDrop. It is a connectivity that allows content to be shared between devices of the Cupertino company that are within a short distance, but with the difference that with AirDrop, these files do not lose quality when they are sent.

Well, once again, Apple wants to save steps for its users and make things very easy for them, for this it allows that once you have finished your project and want to share it, you can do it easily using AirDrop directly, with the certainty that the file you are going to to share will not lose an iota of quality when it is sent. When sharing it you also have to choose different parameters, they are the following.

  • Share as a song or project.
  • Title.
  • Quality.

Sharing on AirDrop


One of the most common ways that most people use to share files is email. Once again, Apple, through its audio editing and production program, GarageBand, makes it easy for the user so that they don't have to carry out more steps than they should to be able to share their audio file via email.

You just have to worry and put all your energy into producing your audio file, whether it's a song, a podcast or a short message. As soon as you have it, you can send it via email directly from the GarageBand application itself. That if, before you will have to fill in the following parameters.

  • Share as a song or project.
  • Title.
  • Quality.

Share to Mail

Burn song to CD

The world of music is fully involved in the online world, however, until recently most people used the typical CDs to listen to their favorite songs. Apple continues to take into account these more purist users and also gives the possibility of being able to directly record the songs you create in GarageBand on a disc.

However, the Cupertino company hasn't included a CD player in its computers for a long time, therefore, if what you want is to record your song on a disc, you'll have to buy an adapter that allows you to carry out this action. Although it is an alternative that fewer users use every day, it is good that Apple continues to take them into account.

Export song to disk

This alternative is, without a doubt, the option most used by most users who use GarageBand. This is due to the fact that it is the option that will allow you to choose the format with which the audio file that you want to export will be generated, being able to adapt it to your needs, something fundamental especially if you are going to share your creation on other platforms that have specific requirements. very concrete.

In the same way that in the previous options you had to fill in and choose different parameters, with this alternative you will also be able to customize the export of your file according to your objectives. Next, we tell you what these parameters are that you have to take into account.

  • File name.
  • Labels.
  • Format.
  • Location where to save it.
  • Quality.

Share song to disk

Project to GarageBand for iOS

The Cupertino company is characterized by giving many possibilities to creators, in this way, in most cases the users of their devices can enjoy the same application in different operating systems. In this case, GarageBand is available for both macOS, iPadOS and iOS.

Therefore, with this alternative, what Apple provides is the possibility of exporting the project in such a way that you can import it on an iOS device and continue working on it on the project that you started creating on your computer from the Cupertino company. To do this you just have to fill in the following parameters.

  • Name.
  • Labels.
  • Location where to save it.

Share project for iOS

Types of formats with which to export your audio file

As we have mentioned before, with GarageBand you will be able to export your audio file in different formats thanks to the Export song to disk option. This gives the user the possibility of perfectly adapting the audio file to the format that best suits him for the purpose for which he wants to use it. Below we tell you what characteristics each of the available formats has.


This format uses an advanced audio codec in order to encode the information contained in the audio file in the best possible way. However, it is a lossy compression format as it is capable of generating very small audio files.

Even so, it has exceptional performance and the quality it offers is fantastic, in fact, the Cupertino company itself chose this format for iPods and the famous iTunes program. In addition, another of the advantages it has is that copyright can be included directly in it.


Surely this format is the best known of all those offered by GarageBand to be able to export your audio files. As we mentioned before with the AAC format, MP3 is also a lossy compression format, again, in order to be able to generate a file that weighs much less than the original audio file.

Obviously, when trying to compress the file size as much as possible, what happens is that the product loses quality compared to the original, although this is something that may vary depending on the binary speed of each of the files. At the time, it was a format that completely revolutionized the consumption of audio in digital format, in fact, today, it is one of the most used formats.

Apple Music on iPhone


One of the main attractions of this audio format is that it is capable of containing raw audio data, that is, it has not been compressed at any time. Evidently what this provides is that it is a very usable format to be able to store audio files in high quality.

It was co-developed by the Cupertino company itself in 1988 based on Electronic Arts' IFF format. At a professional level, it is one of the most used due to what we have previously mentioned, since in certain professional audio sectors, quality is prioritized over a smaller file size.


We finish with the last of the available formats to export your audio file. In this case WAVE or also known under WAV is the format developed, in this case, by Microsoft and IBM. In this case, it is a format that may or may not involve compression, depending on the user's needs.

Obviously, if you choose the uncompressed option you will gain in audio quality, however, on the other hand, you will obtain a much heavier file. Initially, this type of file was intended to be used on computers with Microsoft, however, its use has become so widespread that even Apple applications such as GarageBand use it.

GarageBand on Mac

Steps to follow to export your audio file in GarageBand

Despite the fact that to carry out quality work through this application you need to have certain knowledge, if we focus on the action of exporting the project as an audio file, the steps that you have to follow are really simple, in fact, you will to be able to check for yourself. Next, we will tell you what you have to do if you want to export your creation.

  1. Finish creating your audio file.
  2. Tap Share.
  3. Choose the option you want to use to export your audio file.
  4. Fill in the corresponding parameters.
  5. Depending on the option chosen, click on Share, Export or Save.

Share audio file

Save time by saving your projects as templates

One of the options that GarageBand provides to all its users is to be able to save the different projects in such a way that they can be used later as a template to create an audio file with similar characteristics. Obviously, each project has characteristic properties, a different tempo, the signature of the beat itself, in this way, if you always work with specific parameters, instead of having to manually modify them every time you enter the application, you can create a template to save you all that time.

To be able to save a project and have it as a template, all you have to do is select File and then click on Save. The first time you save a new project you will also have to fill in the different parameters in the dialog that will appear. In it you will have available to modify the name of it and the location where you want to store said project.

Save project