GarageBand DRUMMER, Part3

Let's play with Marshmello!

Arrange Marshmello's ALONE!

Posted by Sponge K. on November 19th, 2019

In previous 2 articles, we learned how to use DRUMMER of "GarageBand for iPhone". In this article, we will play with many DRUMMERs.

Drum has a main role of rythm part and can affect mood of the music very well. So, if you understand DRUMMER function, you can arrange and generate your own remixes.

Today we will arrange "Alone" by Marshmello.

Here is the workflow.

  1. Download MIDI file to iPhone
  2. Import MIDI file to GarageBand
  3. Select DRUMMER & PRESET
  4. Play & Listen
  5. Save your project

1. Download MIDI file to iPhone

"GarageBand for iPhone" can import MIDI file. Many MIDI files are downloadable on websites by free/payment. Today we use free MIDI file.

There are several ways to download files on the web to iPhone, though. In this article we use SAFARI browser.

Marshmello ALONE (Download site)

Click "FREE DOWNLOAD".

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A few seconds later, memu pop-ups. Tap "Download".

Tap Download







2. Import MIDI file to GarageBand

Tap "Smart Piano" from "KEYBOARD TOP" page.

Tap Smart Piano from KEYBOARD TOP page.


Tap Icon to move to Track view.

Tap Icon to move to Track view.


Tap icon.

Tap icon.


Select MIDI (.mid) file.

Select MIDI file.


Drag to track area.

Drag to track area.


MIDI file was imported. Tap to select "Piano icon", which was created automatically by "Smart Piano".

MIDI was imported. Tap to selecy Piano.


Tap "Piano icon" again to show menu bar. Tap "Delete".

Tap to selecy Piano.


Tap Icon to move back to "Top page".

Tap Icon to move back to Top page.


3. Select DRUMMER & PRESET

Select "DRUMMER TOP" page. Tap "More Drummers".

Select DRUMMER TOP page. Tap More Drummers.


Select your favorite Drummer.

Select your favorite Drummer.


Select "PRESET" and tap "Follow". Tap Icon to move to Track view.

Tap Follow. Tap Icon to move to Track view.


Tap "Settings" icon. Change "Tempo & Key Signature".

Change Tempo & Key.


4. Play & Listen

Tap "PLAY" button to listen.

Tap PLAY icon to listen.

Listen Sponge K.'s Remix!


5. Save your project

Tap icon and select "My Songs" to save project.

Save project.


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