How to Add Spotify Music to GarageBand for Editing

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jun. 26, 2019 3:35 PM.

Q: I am a big fan of Spotify and often listen to music on Spotify. I want to download my Spotify playlist to my Mac and add my Spotify music to GarageBand. But can I use Spotify with GarageBand? How can I add Spotify music to GarageBand? I'm looking for a good solution, if anyone has one, please leave a comment below.

Can I import music from Spotify to GarageBand? How can I edit Spotify music with GarageBand? Why I cannot directly input Spotify music into GarageBand? More than one people are involved in these issues. All Spotify and GarageBand users are extremely concerned about whether there is any solution.

Here we would talk about why you cannot directly input Spotify music into GarageBand and introduce the detailed method to guide you on how to download music from Spotify to GarageBand. Just as easy to solve the question.


Part One Whether can upload Spotify music to GarageBand
Part Two Step-by-step guidance for downloading Spotify music
Part Three Create your personal Spotify music with GarageBand

Can I Import Spotify Music to GarageBand?

GarageBand is a line of digital audio workstations for macOS and iOS devices that allows users to create music or podcasts. The music and podcast system of GarageBand enable users to create multiple tracks with pre-made MIDI keyboards, pre-made loops, an array of various instrumental effects, and voice recordings.

GarageBand is developed and sold by Apple for macOS, and it accepts various unprotected audio files including MP3, AAC (except protected AAC files), M4R, WAV, CAF, AIFF and iTunes music. However, all music from Spotify are encoded in the format of Ogg Vorbis with DRM protection.

So, the answer to that question is that you cannot directly add all Spotify music to GarageBand. On the one hand, GarageBand does not support the format of Spotify music; on the other hand, GarageBand does not work for the Streaming music from Spotify.

How Can I Convert Spotify Music to GarageBand Supported Audio Files?

As we all know, all Premium uses have the right to download music from Spotify. But all music downloaded from Spotify are still streaming music which are not suit for GarageBand. So, you need to download music from Spotify and convert Spotify music to GarageBand supported audios with the help of TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify. Then you can use GarageBand to play and edit Spotify music freely.

Best Spotify to GarageBand Converter You'll Need

TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify is a brilliant DRM removal tool for Spotify which is specially designed for downloading and converting all songs, albums and playlists from Spotify to many popular formats like MP3.

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TunesKit Spotify to MP3 Converter Key Features

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Follow the detailed tutorial to learn how to download music from Spotify to MP3.

Step 1Drag songs, albums and playlists from Spotify to the tool

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Launch TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify after you successfully install it on your personal computer. Spotify will be opened automatically. Search and find all playlists and songs on Spotify you want to apply to GarageBand. Drag those playlists and songs to the main page of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter directly.

Step 2Customize audio format and music preference as you like

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After successfully adding all playlists and songs to TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can set the output audio format for GarageBand. Except for the setting of audio format, you can adjust the music preference like audio channel, bit rate, sample rate and others according to your demand.

Step 3Begin to download music from Spotify in bulk at 5× speed

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Once all music preference has been set up, you can choose to download Spotify songs and playlists to MP3 or other formats suitable for GarageBand by clicking the "Convert" button in the bottom right corner. You can check the downloaded DRM-free Spotify music in the local folder and transfer them to GarageBand for creating new music.

How Can I Use Spotify Music in GarageBand?

Now all Spotify playlists and songs you want have been downloaded to the local folder on your computer, and you can freely transfer all music to GarageBand on Mac or iPhone for making your special music. Here we would show you how to compose new Spotify music with GarageBand.

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Step 1. Open GarageBand. Click the GarageBand app icon which resembles a guitar. The app may be on your dock. Or you can search "GarageBand" in the spotlight feature.

Step 2. Import Music. Click on the small "View / Hide the Media Browser" button at the far bottom right of your GarageBand screen.

Step 3. Drag Music. Drag the song anywhere onto the portion of the screen in the middle where it shows "Drag Apple Loops here."

Step 4. Output songs. Press the "Play" button to begin the song you have dragged onto the loop. Before splitting, make sure that the track with the song in it is selected. Click on the little music note button and select the GarageBand cursor around to every and any second of the song. Or go to add some effects and edit the track with other effects. Finally, output your customized music.

With the assistance of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can freely compose music downloaded from Spotify in GarageBand to create your favorite music. We need to remind you that the trial version of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter only can output one third of each Spotify song. For downloading the full version of each Spotify song, you need to purchase the official version to lock all functions of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. Maybe you are interested in the topic "How to Add Apple Music to GarageBand".

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